EWJ

iShares MSCI Japan ETF
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EWJ Fund Description

The iShares MSCI Japan ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of Japanese stocks. The fund covers roughly 85% of the investable universe of securities traded in Japan.

EWJ Factset Analytics Insight

EWJ provides broad exposure to the Japanese equity market. It was the first Japan-focused ETF to launch in 1996 and quickly became the bellwether for US-based investors wanting Japanese market exposure. The fund excludes the bottom 15% of Japanese companies by market cap, which tilts it slightly larger than our broad benchmark. Otherwise, EWJ is well aligned with the Japanese stock market.
While its headline expense ratio stands out as high versus segment peers, actual holding costs as measured by tracking data are more competitive. The fund is a titan when it comes to both on-screen and block liquidity. Ease of trading and massive AUM make EWJ a staple in the segment and combined with marketlike exposure earn the nod for Analyst Pick.

EWJ MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of January 15, 2018 the iShares MSCI Japan ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 5.49 out of 10.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. EWJ ranks in the 63th percentile within its peer group and in the 51st percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

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EWJ Summary Data

BlackRock
iShares
03/12/96
Open-Ended Fund
0.49%
$20.93B
$493.47M
0.02%

EWJ Portfolio Data

$38.52B
16.65
1.43
1.19%
12/19/17
321

EWJ Index Data

MSCI Japan Index
Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI Japan Investable Markets

Related ETFs to EWJ

FLJP, DBJP, HEWJ, HFXJ, FLJH
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EWJ Portfolio Management

0.49%
-0.43%
-0.36%
-0.49%

EWJ Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

EWJ Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
80% / 20%
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EWJ Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 01/16/18
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This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of EWJ. EWJ is rated a 5 out of 5.

EWJ Tradability

8,192,779
$493.47M
7,847,311
$468.97M
0.02%
$0.01
0.13%
1.82% / -1.90%
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0.00%
150,000
52.32
0.06%
0.07%
162,406
$62.75
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EWJ Sector/Industry BreakdownView All

EWJSegment Benchmark
26.40% 26.59%
19.76% 20.07%
16.09% 15.94%
9.47% 9.56%
6.40% 6.66%
6.52% 5.55%
1.54% 1.66%
0.98% 1.00%

EWJ Geographic Exposure

EWJSegment Benchmark
100.00% 100.00%

EWJSegment Benchmark
100.00% 100.00%
0.00% / 0.00% 0.00% / 0.00%

EWJ Performance Statistics

0.99
1.02
1.04
1.03
0.05%
MSCI Japan Investable Markets

EWJ MSCI ESG Ratings

5.49 / 10
62.71
51.17
9.51%
9.21%
123.72

EWJ BENCHMARK COMPARISON

    EWJ
    321 Holdings
    Segment Benchmark
    1254 Constituents
    Shared Holdings
    321 (Count)
     
    81.97% (Weight)
EWJSegment Benchmark
57.35% 70.05%
29.10% 29.88%
12.21% 0.07%
1.34% 0.00%
1.88% 1.92%