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 30 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Japan ETFs gather total assets under management of $14.84B. The average expense ratio is 0.55%. Japan ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Currency

The largest Japan ETF is the iShares MSCI Japan ETF EWJ with $9.10B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Japan ETF was the EWV at 19.53%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Japan space was the iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF EWJE in 03/05/19.

Top ETF Performers

EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 14.80%
FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust 0.34%
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen 0.07%
UJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long JPY vs USD ETN -1.54%
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen -2.14%

Bottom ETF Performers

JPNL Direxion Daily MSCI Japan Bull 3X Shares -37.93%
EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan -23.91%
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund -14.97%
EWJV iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF -14.48%
DXJS WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund -13.31%

Top Creations

FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust 27.14
HFXJ IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF 2.54
JPNL Direxion Daily MSCI Japan Bull 3X Shares 1.90
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 1.22
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund 0.57

Top Redemptions

EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -1,331.62
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF -311.36
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund -200.15
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF -66.14
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF -14.42

AUM Winners

HFXJ IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF 43.83%
FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust 13.56%
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 7.06%
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen 1.63%
UJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long JPY vs USD ETN -2.18%

AUM Losers

JPNL Direxion Daily MSCI Japan Bull 3X Shares -52.40%
EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan -38.30%
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF -27.85%
JPMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Japan ETF -26.09%
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund -23.54%

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