EWJ

iShares MSCI Japan ETF
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

EWJ Fund Description

EWJ tracks a market-cap-weighted index which 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.

PERFORMANCE [as of 05/17/22] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
EWJ -3.37% -11.45% -15.73% -13.32% 3.49% 3.14% 6.25%
EWJ (NAV) -4.34% -11.61% -15.89% -13.53% 3.32% 2.79% 6.05%
MSCI Japan Index -- -12.99% -- -13.78% 3.51% 3.04% 6.41%
MSCI Japan IMI -- -- -- -- -- -- --
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

EWJ Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
03/12/96
Open-Ended Fund
0.50%
$9.55B
$419.99M
0.02%

EWJ Portfolio Data

$52.77B
12.60
1.35
2.49%
06/09/22
262

EWJ Index Data

MSCI Japan Index
Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI Japan IMI

EWJ Portfolio Management

0.50%
-0.36%
2.10%
-3.67%

EWJ Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

EWJ Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
-- / --
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily

EWJ Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 05/19/22
5
4
3
2
1

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

7,305,077
$419.99M
6,133,189
$367.48M
0.02%
$0.01
0.05%
0.54% / -0.57%
None
0.00%
150,000
40.89
0.05%
0.07%
101,190
$56.35
5

EWJ Sector/Industry Breakdown


EWJ
Segment Benchmark
17.39%
--
13.03%
--
11.62%
--
10.57%
--
9.12%
--
5.82%
--
5.33%
--
4.73%
--
4.73%
--
3.91%
--

EWJ Top 10 Holdings[View All]

5.18%
3.39%
2.40%
2.10%
2.04%
1.72%
1.54%
1.52%
1.50%
1.50%
22.88%

EWJ Countries


EWJ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

EWJ Regions


EWJ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

EWJ Economic Development


EWJ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

EWJ Performance Statistics

1.00
1.02
1.02
1.01
0.06%
MSCI Japan IMI

EWJ Benchmark Comparison Holdings

262
1127
260
82.26%

EWJ Benchmark Comparison Summary


EWJ
Segment Benchmark
262
1127
$52.77B
$43.77B
12.60
12.70
1.35
1.27
2.35%
2.39%
Low
Low

EWJ Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


EWJ
Segment Benchmark
76.94%
63.27%
23.06%
23.99%
0.00%
11.20%
0.00%
1.54%