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 21 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Japan ETFs have total assets under management of $20.40B. The average expense ratio is 0.50%. Japan ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Currency

The largest Japan ETF is the iShares MSCI Japan ETF EWJ with $9.48B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Japan ETF was YCS at 37.15%. The most recent ETF launched in the Japan space was the iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF EWJE on 03/05/19.

Top ETF Performers

EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 5.93%
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen 5.04%
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF --
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF --
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF --

Bottom ETF Performers

EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan -7.88%
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen -5.54%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -3.37%
JPXN iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF -3.22%
EWJE iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF -3.18%

Top Creations

EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF 175.33
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 50.13
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF 47.07
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF 7.88
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen 5.14

Top Redemptions

DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund -62.19
FLJH Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged ETF 0
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund 0
JPXN iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF 0
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund 0

AUM Winners

YCL ProShares Ultra Yen 88.99%
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen 75.31%
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 46.27%
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 6.86%
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund 5.01%

AUM Losers

EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan -8.53%
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF -6.31%
EWJV iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF -5.57%
FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust -5.14%
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF -3.62%

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