Japan ETF Overview

Japan ETFs provide exposure to the Japanese economy through its equity and fixed-income market as well as its currency. The largest Japan ETF is the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ), followed by the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ).

With 30 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Japan ETFs gather total assets under management of $33.12B. The average expense ratio is 0.58%. Japan ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Currency
  • Equity

The largest Japan ETF is the iShares MSCI Japan ETF EWJ with $21.55B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Japan ETF was the JPNL at 54.37%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Japan space was the VelocityShares Daily 4x Long USD vs JPY ETN DJPY in 12/12/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

DJPYVelocityShares Daily 4x Long USD vs JPY ETN13.68%
JPNLDirexion Daily MSCI Japan Bull 3X Shares10.90%
DXJFWisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials Fund9.97%
DXJSWisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund8.73%
HEWJiShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF8.24%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

UJPYVelocityShares Daily 4x Long JPY vs USD ETN-13.71%
EWVProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan-7.81%
YCLProShares Ultra Yen-7.68%
FXYPowerShares CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust-3.74%
JPMViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Japan ETF2.52%

top creations

DFJWisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund128.71
FXYPowerShares CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust31.88
FJPFirst Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund8.50
JPNXtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF1.46
HJPXiShares Currency Hedged JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF1.43

top redemptions

EWJiShares MSCI Japan ETF-1,002.95
DXJWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund-601.75
DBJPXtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF-136.03
HEWJiShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF-117.58
SCJiShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF-82.07

AUM WINNERS

SCJiShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF35.04%
SCIJGlobal X Scientific Beta Japan ETF22.60%
JPXNiShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF10.78%
FJPFirst Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund8.67%
HEWJiShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF5.91%

AUM LOSERS

EWVProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan-40.07%
DBJPXtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF-7.61%
UJPYVelocityShares Daily 4x Long JPY vs USD ETN-5.31%
DXJFWisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials Fund-2.90%
YCLProShares Ultra Yen-2.61%

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