Japan ETFs: One Year After The Fukushima Disaster

March 12, 2012


Japan-based ETFs have begun to make a recovery a year after the massive Tohoku earthquake and the destructive tsunami and nuclear disaster that followed, according to an article at Zacks.

In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, the iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWJ) tumbled close to 10 percent and ended up falling as much as 20 percent at its lowest point last year. But, so far this year, EWJ is up almost 10 percent, the article said.

EWJ recovery notwithstanding, the Zacks report highlighted the WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) as a better alternative.

DXJ lost 9.3 percent over the past year, yet it has gained nearly 13.2 percent since the start of 2012.

The iShares MSCI Japan Small Cap Index Fund (NYSEArca: SCJ), the SPDR Russell/Nomura Small Cap Japan ETF (NYSEArca: JSC) and the WisdomTree Trust Japan Small Cap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DFJ) were mentioned as small-cap options, according to Zacks.

For the full story, visit Zacks.com.

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