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 33 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Japan ETFs gather total assets under management of $32.48B. The average expense ratio is of 1.2%. Japan ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Japan ETF is the iShares MSCI Japan ETF EWJ with $18.22B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Japan ETF was the JPNL at 60.15%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Japan space was the Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged ETF FLJH in 11/02/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

JPNLDirexion Daily MSCI Japan Bull 3X Shares7.56%
EZJProShares Ultra MSCI Japan5.63%
FXJPPowerShares Japan Currency Hedged Low Volatility Portfolio4.11%
SCJiShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF4.01%
FJPFirst Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund3.98%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

EWVProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan-5.07%
DXJFWisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials Fund-2.40%
YCSProShares UltraShort Yen-1.33%
JYNiPath JPY/USD Exchange Rate ETN--
DXJRWisdomTree Japan Hedged Real Estate Fund0.33%

top creations

EWJiShares MSCI Japan ETF608.93
DXJWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund291.20
DXJSWisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund39.13
DBJPXtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF26.02
DFJWisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund15.20

top redemptions

HEWJiShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF-102.70
QJPNSPDR MSCI Japan StrategicFactors ETF-7.47
YCSProShares UltraShort Yen-7.43
FXYCurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust-4.26
SCIJGlobal X Scientific Beta Japan ETF-3.04

AUM WINNERS

DXJFWisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials Fund46.18%
DXJSWisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund23.56%
JPNLDirexion Daily MSCI Japan Bull 3X Shares12.47%
FJPFirst Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund11.64%
SCJiShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF10.96%

AUM LOSERS

YCLProShares Ultra Yen-51.21%
QJPNSPDR MSCI Japan StrategicFactors ETF-48.34%
DEWJiShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF-20.96%
SCIJGlobal X Scientific Beta Japan ETF-12.37%
EWVProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan-7.96%

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