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 34 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Japan ETFs gather total assets under management of $34.76B. The average expense ratio is 0.57%. Japan ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Currency
  • Equity

The largest Japan ETF is the iShares MSCI Japan ETF EWJ with $22.13B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Japan ETF was the JPNL at 60.78%. 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

UJPYVelocityShares Daily 4x Long JPY vs USD ETN27.96%
YCLProShares Ultra Yen9.21%
JYNiPath JPY/USD Exchange Rate ETN9.16%
EWVProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan7.40%
FXYCurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust4.62%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

DJPYVelocityShares Daily 4x Long USD vs JPY ETN-21.26%
JPNLDirexion Daily MSCI Japan Bull 3X Shares-14.60%
DXJFWisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials Fund-10.69%
DXJCWisdomTree Japan Hedged Capital Goods Fund-10.17%
DXJRWisdomTree Japan Hedged Real Estate Fund-9.90%

top creations

EWJiShares MSCI Japan ETF2,285.78
SCJiShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF108.60
FLJPFranklin FTSE Japan ETF85.32
DFJWisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund67.19
FJPFirst Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund40.48

top redemptions

DXJWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund-925.20
DBJPXtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF-212.59
HEWJiShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF-63.85
YCSProShares UltraShort Yen-25.32
HJPXiShares Currency Hedged JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF-1.56

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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