HEWJ

iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF
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HEWJ Fund Description

HEWJ tracks an index of large- and midcap Japanese stocks, while fully hedging out its exposure to the yen relative to the US dollar.

HEWJ Factset Analytics Insight

HEWJ is literally a currency-hedged version of iShares' blockbuster Japan ETF, EWJ. HEWJ holds EWJ and overlays the ETF holding with forward currency contracts to neutralize its exposure to the yen. EWJ is an exceptionally market-like fund with neutral exposures, so HEWJ's sector biases are minimal. It excludes small-caps and therefore tilts slightly large. Tradability is enhanced by the fact that EWJ is such a massively liquid fund, which makes it easy to trade in small or large blocks. HEWJ's tracking record is distorted by holding EWJ since the stocks in HEWJ's underlying index and EWJ itself (used in HEWJ's NAV) trade at different times and therefore can have very different end-of day prices. Overall, HEWJ gets the equity exposure that EWJ provides without the gains or losses from the yen.

HEWJ Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 09/16/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
HEWJ 7.64% 6.37% 13.30% -0.82% 10.51% 6.27% --
HEWJ (NAV) 7.79% 5.82% 12.84% -2.61% 10.78% 6.09% --
MSCI Japan 100% Hedged to USD 8.76% 5.46% 12.12% -1.48% 11.06% 6.60% --
MSCI Japan Large Cap Index 6.92% 5.56% 13.02% 0.83% 7.79% 5.81% 5.55%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

HEWJ Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
01/31/14
Open-Ended Fund
0.48%
$348.53M
$11.09M
0.04%

HEWJ Portfolio Data

$38.34B
14.14
1.21
2.04%
12/16/19
323

HEWJ Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI Japan Large Cap Index

HEWJ Portfolio Management

0.48%
-0.42%
4.33%
-4.33%

HEWJ Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

HEWJ Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
Yes
No
80% / 20%
N/A
N/A
Low
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Premium/Discount
Volume

HEWJ Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/17/19
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of HEWJ. HEWJ is rated a 4 out of 5.

HEWJ Tradability

378,968
$11.09M
320,297
$9.61M
0.04%
$0.01
-0.01%
1.21% / -0.22%
None
100.00%
50,000
6.41
0.01%
0.52%
1
$31.09
4

HEWJ Sector/Industry Breakdown


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
26.51%
26.25%
18.13%
17.87%
14.43%
15.32%
9.90%
10.18%
8.70%
8.23%
8.27%
8.64%
6.55%
5.44%
4.84%
5.56%
1.77%
1.61%
0.90%
0.90%

HEWJ Top 10 Holdings

0.21%
-0.16%
100%

HEWJ Countries


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

HEWJ Regions


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

HEWJ Economic Development


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

HEWJ Performance Statistics

0.02
0.15
0.47
-0.04
1.35%
MSCI Japan Large Cap Index

HEWJ Benchmark Comparison Holdings

323
1296
323
82.60%

HEWJ Benchmark Comparison Summary


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
323
1296
$38.34B
$31.98B
14.14
14.65
1.21
1.19
2.53%
2.50%
Low
Low

HEWJ Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


HEWJ
Segment Benchmark
68.90%
56.90%
30.70%
28.93%
0.40%
11.95%
0.00%
2.21%