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Sex Sells JGBs
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On November 20, 2012 @ 2:30 pm In Fixed Income/Interest Rates,Humor | Comments Disabled
This is one of those so bizarre you wonder if its real things:
Apparently, according to this Bloomberg article – Women Prefer Men Holding State Bonds, Japan Ad Says  — yes, it is:
Japanese women are seeking men who invest in government bonds, according to an advertisement being run by the Ministry of Finance.
“I want my future husband to be diligent about money,” a 27-year-old woman says in an ad being run in free magazines promoting a fixed-rate, three-year note that Japan started selling last week. “Playboys are no good.” She’s one of five women featured in the page, which says “Men who hold JGBs are popular with women!!”
Yes, its a slow holiday week . . .
UPDATE: November 20, 2012 3:20pm
Readers tell me it is pure photoshop 
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URLs in this post:
 Women Prefer Men Holding State Bonds, Japan Ad Says: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-09/women-prefer-men-holding-government-bonds-japan-finance-ministry-ad-says.html
 Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/JGB_en.jpeg
 Liberty Blitzkrieg: http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2012/11/19/real-men-buy-jgbs/
 Zero Hedge: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-19/monday-humor-sex-sells-japanese-bonds
 Jim Bianco: http://www.arborresearch.com/bianco
 pure photoshop: http://www.ritholtz.com/bloghttp:/asiajin.com/blog/2010/06/15/cnbc-pranked-by-japanese-photoshopper
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