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 $26.18B. 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 $15.51B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Japan ETF was the EWV at 18.14%. 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 4.56%
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen 2.44%
JHDG WisdomTree Japan Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund 1.73%
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 1.31%
HJPX iShares Currency Hedged JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF 1.10%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

UJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long JPY vs USD ETN -4.75%
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund -3.92%
JPNL Direxion Daily MSCI Japan Bull 3X Shares -2.48%
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen -2.28%
DXJF WisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials Fund -2.10%

TOP CREATIONS

BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 429.06
FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust 240.31
JPN Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF 8.91
JPMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Japan ETF 6.49
EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan 0.63

TOP REDEMPTIONS

DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund -393.48
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -213.14
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF -106.90
SCJ iShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF -88.38
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF -30.64

AUM WINNERS

FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust 108.85%
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen 95.32%
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF 27.26%
JPMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Japan ETF 25.95%
JPN Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF 18.36%

AUM LOSERS

HFXJ IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF -71.15%
ZJPN SPDR Solactive Japan ETF -48.78%
SCJ iShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF -46.19%
SCIJ Global X Scientific Beta Japan ETF -39.28%
FLJH Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged ETF -30.94%

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