Japan is a vital "cog" in the global economic engine. It's also saddled with huge debts and sluggish growth. In an effort to pay those debts and stimulate its economy, newly elected Japanese leaders are devaluing their currency (the yen) like crazy.
Below is a two-year chart displaying the handiwork of the new leaders. Late last year, the Japanese yen index sat at 127. Since Japan has cranked up its printing press, the value of the yen has plunged 23% against the dollar. One might think the "world of money" might be slow and boring... but in today's age of volatility, it's quite the opposite.