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 31 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Japan ETFs gather total assets under management of $28.95B. The average expense ratio is 0.56%. Japan ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Currency

The largest Japan ETF is the iShares MSCI Japan ETF EWJ with $16.81B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Japan ETF was the GSJY at 3.50%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Japan space was the JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF BBJP in 06/15/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

DJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long USD vs JPY ETN 4.67%
DXJF WisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials Fund 4.54%
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen 2.12%
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund 1.13%
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 0.82%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

UJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long JPY vs USD ETN -3.69%
JPNL Direxion Daily MSCI Japan Bull 3X Shares -2.52%
DEWJ iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF -2.50%
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen -2.03%
EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan -1.24%

TOP CREATIONS

DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 178.52
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF 88.19
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 66.32
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF 15.86
JPXN iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF 9.23

TOP REDEMPTIONS

EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -737.49
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF -58.82
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF -34.33
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund -26.02
SCJ iShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF -22.39

AUM WINNERS

JPN Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF 1,064.71%
SCJ iShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF 20.82%
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 15.19%
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF 12.10%
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 7.98%

AUM LOSERS

GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF -62.06%
DXJS WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund -8.52%
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF -5.13%
UJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long JPY vs USD ETN -4.15%
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen -3.89%

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