EWJ

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

EWJ Fund Description

EWJ 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

iShares MSCI Japan ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 5.82 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

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. iShares MSCI Japan ETF ranks in the 60th percentile within its peer group and in the 73th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

EWJ MSCI FaCS and Factor Box

MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.

EWJ Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 12/04/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
EWJ 0.47% 10.36% 18.53% 7.95% 8.04% 6.41% 5.73%
EWJ (NAV) 1.69% 10.72% 17.69% 10.35% 8.13% 6.51% 5.90%
MSCI Japan Index 1.73% 10.79% 18.09% 10.78% 8.51% 6.86% 5.90%
MSCI Japan Large Cap Index 1.70% 10.28% 18.69% 11.38% 8.65% 6.92% 6.18%
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
0.47%
$14.57B
$374.89M
0.02%

EWJ Portfolio Data

$39.53B
14.84
1.29
1.49%
12/16/19
326

EWJ Index Data

MSCI Japan Index
Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI Japan Large Cap Index

EWJ Portfolio Management

0.47%
-0.33%
-0.26%
-0.44%

EWJ Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

EWJ Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
80% / 20%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
Cboe Book Viewer
Top Of Book
Last 10 Trades
Bats BZX Real-time Quote -

EWJ Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 12/05/19
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

6,417,004
$374.89M
6,328,874
$375.17M
0.02%
$0.01
0.03%
2.64% / -3.23%
None
0.00%
150,000
42.19
0.06%
0.08%
177,736
$59.72
5

EWJ Sector/Industry Breakdown


EWJ
Segment Benchmark
26.88%
27.64%
18.39%
17.83%
14.36%
15.12%
9.81%
9.97%
8.89%
8.23%
8.48%
8.64%
5.81%
4.75%
4.84%
5.45%
1.70%
1.53%
0.85%
0.84%

EWJ Top 10 Holdings[View All]

4.45%
2.28%
1.80%
1.75%
1.68%
1.66%
1.41%
1.36%
1.35%
1.28%
19.02%

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
1.01
1.02
1.00
0.06%
MSCI Japan Large Cap Index

EWJ MSCI ESG Ratings

5.82 / 10
72.93
59.98
7.89%
9.82%
101.34

EWJ Benchmark Comparison Holdings

326
1296
323
81.61%

EWJ Benchmark Comparison Summary


EWJ
Segment Benchmark
326
1296
$39.53B
$33.70B
14.84
15.67
1.29
1.28
2.41%
2.35%
Low
Low

EWJ Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


EWJ
Segment Benchmark
69.62%
58.06%
30.08%
28.74%
0.30%
11.31%
0.00%
1.89%