Samurai Market


DEFINITION of 'Samurai Market'

A slang term for the stock market in Japan. Samurai market is usually used buy non-residents of Japan, with a reference to the iconic Japanese warrior - the samurai.

BREAKING DOWN 'Samurai Market'

The term Samurai market was used in business slang but has become widely accepted, much like the "Yankee market" refers to U.S. markets and the "bulldog market" refers to the market in the United Kingdom.

  1. Market

    A medium allowing buyers and sellers of a specific good or service ...
  2. Bulldog Market

    A nickname for the foreign bond market of the United Kingdom. ...
  3. Stock Market

    The market in which shares of publicly held companies are issued ...
  4. Keidanren

    A Japanese abbreviation for the Japan Federation of Economic ...
  5. Samurai Bond

    A yen-denominated bond issued in Tokyo by a non-Japanese company ...
  6. Exchange

    A marketplace in which securities, commodities, derivatives and ...
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