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  • A Way for International ETF Investors to Keep Currency Risks in Check

    03-20-2017 03:23 PM by Max Chen

    Investors may have allocated a portion of their investments to international markets as a way to diversify their portfolios, but they will face currency risks when seeking foreign exposure. Nevertheless, there are targeted currency-hedged exchange traded fund strategies to di...

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  • More Reasons to Consider Japan ETFs

    02-06-2017 10:44 AM by Tom Lydon

    Japanese stocks and exchange traded funds are again proving to be prime destinations for investors look for ex-US developed markets equity exposure. For example, the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) is up about 4.5% to start 2017. There is growing, data-driven optimism a...

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  • Japan ETFs Are Standing out in Global Markets

    01-26-2017 02:28 PM by Max Chen

    Japanese markets and country-specific exchange traded funds continue to strengthen on improved risk appetite as investor sentiment improves on optimism over global growth prospects. "We have upgraded Japanese equities to overweight, as we believe they should disproportionately...

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  • Conditions Are Right for Currency-Hedged Japan ETFs

    01-09-2017 03:42 PM by Max Chen

    As many try to find ares of opportunities and diversify their portfolios, investors should take a moment to consider currency-hedged Japan exchange traded funds. "We see global reflation and a weak yen propelling Japanese stocks higher on a currency-hedged basis," Richard Turn...

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  • Japan ETFs Offer Opportunities in Global Markets

    12-29-2016 03:49 PM by Max Chen

    Attractive valuations and political stability may help draw global investors to Japanese markets, supporting Japan country-specific exchange traded funds. Foreign institutional investors are rushing to buy Japanese stocks given that Japan is politically stable and that the sto...

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  • A Legitimate Trump Bump for Japan ETFs

    12-20-2016 10:31 AM by Tom Lydon

    Following the U.S. presidential election, the CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) has been one of the worst-performing currency exchange traded funds while equity-based Japan ETFs have been among the best developed markets performers. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (...

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  • Japanese Financial Stocks, ETFs Are Outperforming

    12-09-2016 01:58 PM by Max Chen

    While Japanese stocks have rallied, Japan's banks and a currency-hedged financial sector exchange traded fund have been outperforming the broader market. The WisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials Fund (NYSEArca: DXJF), which tracks the Japanese financial sector and hedges against...

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  • Look to These International ETFs Under President Trump

    12-07-2016 10:43 AM by Tom Lydon

    Donald Trump's surprising victory in last month's U.S. presidential election has been widely cited as a catalyst behind the recent surge in U.S. stocks, a thesis that is a sharp reversal from pre-election speculation that stated Trump would harm an array of asset classes, includi...

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  • Yen Hedged ETFs Regain Momentum

    12-02-2016 08:59 AM by Tom Lydon

    The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) is in bad shape and that is good news for a group currency exchange traded funds. After tumbling nearly 9% over the past month, FXY resides just 7.9% above its 52-week low and more downside is seen for the Japanese curr...

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  • Japan ETF Rally has Momentum as Yen Slides

    11-25-2016 11:55 AM by Tom Lydon

    The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) was one of the best-performing developed market currency exchange traded funds for much of this year, but as a result of the dollar's recent resurgence, yen strength is a rapidly evaporating theme. FXY traded around $96...

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  • Currency Hedged Japan ETFs Are Back in Demand

    11-17-2016 03:47 PM by Max Chen

    Donald Trump's victory has been good for Japanese markets, with currency-hedged country-specific ETFs attracting greater attention as the yen currency weakens against the U.S. dollar. "We have seen big inflows to hedged Japan," Abby Woodham, ETF Strategist at Deutsche Asset Ma...

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  • Look to Currency Hedged Japan ETFs as Economy Expands, Yen Plunges

    11-14-2016 02:44 PM by Max Chen

    Japan currency-hedged, country-specific exchange traded funds have outperformed in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's victory as the U.S. dollar appreciated while the Japanese yen weakened. Over the past week, the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ)...

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  • Yen Currency Could Weaken, Support Currency-Hedged Japan ETFs

    10-14-2016 03:33 PM by Max Chen

    As markets anticipate a higher chance of a Federal Reserve rate hike, the yen currency has weakened against the U.S. dollar and bolstered export-heavy Japanese markets and country-specific exchange traded funds. Over the past month, the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund ...

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  • Japan Currency-Hedged ETFs Gain on Fed Speculation

    08-30-2016 05:27 PM by Max Chen

    Japan currency-hedged exchange traded funds are rebounding as rising speculation of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike sometime this year fueled a strengthening U.S. dollar and depressed the yen currency. On Tuesday, the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) ga...

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  • Government Stimulus Can Only Do So Much for Japan ETFs

    08-15-2016 03:53 PM by Max Chen

    Despite robust accommodative measures, the Japanese economy is suffering from slow growth and has been weighed down by weak exports and business investment, diminishing the outlook for Japan country-specific exchange traded funds. Japan's economy stalled in the second quarter,...

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  • ETF Investors Should Consider More International Exposure

    07-27-2016 03:46 PM by Max Chen

    Many have been U.S.-centric with their investment portfolios, potentially missing out on opportunities in overseas markets. With exchange traded funds, investors can tap easily diversify into international equities. On the upcoming webcast, It's a Big World - The Case for Inte...

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  • Currency-Hedged ETFs to Capitalize on Increased Japanese Stimulus

    07-27-2016 02:01 PM by Max Chen

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced an additional stimulus package to support the economy, sending the yen lower and supporting market gains, with currency-hedged Japan exchange traded funds leading the charge. On Wednesday, the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NY...

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  • More Downside for the Yen ETF?

    07-25-2016 10:56 AM by Tom Lydon

    Until recently, the CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) was one of this year's best-performing currency exchange traded funds, but that status started to change for the worse recently amid speculation that the Bank of Japan has more easing efforts left in its tank. ...

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  • Hedged Japan ETFs to Capitalize Off Additional Stimulus

    07-15-2016 03:54 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the Japanese yen weakening and speculation Prime Minister Shinzo will augment his administration's stimulus measures, investors interested in the Japanese equities market should consider a currency-hedged exchange traded fund strategy. The Japanese yen experienced one of ...

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  • Contrarian ETF Plays to Go Against the Grain

    05-18-2016 05:09 PM by Max Chen

    In anticipation of the summer doldrums, many have increased cash positions to sit out potential volatility ahead. However, increasing negative sentiment may signal contrarian opportunities for some areas of the market and exchange traded funds. A Bank of America Merrill Lynch ...

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  • Currency-Hedged ETFs Ebb International Volatility

    05-12-2016 03:59 PM by Max Chen

    When diversifying into international markets, investors are exposed to currency risks or the ebbs and flows in the foreign exchange. Consequently, one may consider a currency-hedged exchange traded fund to help remove the risks from the equation. "Currency risk can impact inte...

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  • 10 Best & Worst ETF Performers of the Day (May 11)

    05-11-2016 05:04 PM by Brenton Garen

    Welcome to the ETFtrends.com 10 Best & Worst ETF Performers of the Day for Wednesday, May 11, 2016. 10 Best ETF Performers: Sym Name Last Percent Volume UGA US Gasoline 27.57 +5.55% 93,722 SGG DJ-UBS Sugar TR Sub-Idx ETN Ipat...

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  • Japan ETFs Experiencing a Dead Cat Bounce?

    05-02-2016 03:59 PM by Max Chen

    Japanese markets closed lower Monday, but on the other side of the globe, U.S.-listed Japan country-specific exchange traded funds bounced as speculators tried to catch the falling knife. Japanese stocks plunged Monday, with the Nikkei 225 Index down 3.1%, on the yen currency'...

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  • BOJ Speculation Revives Currency-Hedged Japan ETF Trade

    04-22-2016 02:12 PM by Max Chen

    Japanese equities bounced Friday, with currency-hedged exchange traded funds leading the charge on a weakening yen, as speculators bet the Bank of Japan will give banks a helping hand. Currency hedged ETFs, which diminished the negative effect of a weaker yen currency, outpace...

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  • Why Currency Hedging Matters with International ETFs

    04-20-2016 02:25 PM by Max Chen

    With international equities bouncing back, exchange traded fund investors seeking to diversify into overseas markets should also consider the potential currency risks associated with foreign investments. On the upcoming webcast, Currency - Hedging Matters: Simple ETF Strategie...

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  • Japan, Europe ETFs Climb Above Long-Term Trend

    04-20-2016 01:42 PM by Max Chen

    After lagging behind other markets for most of the year, Japanese and Eurozone related exchange traded funds are gaining momentum and broke back above their long-term trend lines. Over the past three months, the iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca: EZU) added 10.9% and the SPDR EUR...

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  • Hedged Japan ETFs Strengthen as Yen Weakens for 7th Day

    03-28-2016 02:22 PM by Max Chen

    The Japanese yen weakened for the seventh day, bolstering export-heavy Japanese market and currency-hedged country-specific exchange traded funds. The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) dipped 0.5% as traders trimmed their safe-haven bets in light of an improvin...

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  • An Upbeat Outlook for Japan ETFs

    02-24-2016 03:19 PM by Tom Lydon

    Japanese equities and country-specific exchange traded funds have suffered through the recent global sell-off, but the developed Asian market could turn around and end the year on a high note. Year-to-date, the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) fell 10.6%, Deutsche X-trac...

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  • International ETFs: Currency Story Hasn't Changed

    02-18-2016 05:17 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the U.S. dollar has swung lower on the lower economic outlook, the greenback is still more likely to appreciate against foreign currencies than weaken ahead, potentially weighing on international stock exchange traded fund investments. "Fundamentally, nothing has changed...

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  • BOJ Surprise Pummels Yen, Bolsters Stock ETFs

    01-30-2016 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Bank of Japan unexpectedly implemented negative interest rates Friday in response to the volatile global markets that has added to its ongoing deflationary risks, bolstering Japan country-specific exchange traded funds and pulling the rug from under the yen currency. The i...

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  • How ETF Investors Can Tackle Rising Rates

    01-28-2016 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite the ongoing volatility, the Federal Reserve has not shifted away from an interest rate tightening cycle. Consequently, investors should understand the potential effects or rising rates on the markets and incorporate alternative exchange traded fund strategies to adapt to ...

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  • Where ETF Investors May Find Bargains

    01-26-2016 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    The equities market and stock exchange traded funds retreated in a violent start to a new year. As volatility dissipates, exchange traded fund investors should consider areas where selling may have been overdone. "In our opinion, much of the recent selling has been overdone an...

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  • Japan ETFs Roar Back to Life

    01-22-2016 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Hopes of further monetary easing helped Japanese equities and country-specific exchange traded funds rally Friday, with formerly bearish traders adding to the momentum on short covering. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) was 4.4% higher Friday after falling 10.9% year...

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  • Europe, Japan ETFs for Diversification

    01-05-2016 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the U.S. equities market expected to slow down this year, exchange traded fund investors may want to look to overseas markets, like the Eurozone or Japan. Citi strategists downgraded U.S. equities Tuesday, citing potential negative impact of Federal Reserve interest rate ...

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  • International ETFs to Diversify Ahead

    12-15-2015 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    As investors take a hard look at their investment portfolios to potentially rebalance positions for the year ahead, people may consider exchange traded funds to better capture value and diversify across the global market. The markets have seen benchmark equity indices flatten ...

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  • Japan ETF Outlook While Abe Battles Recession

    11-16-2015 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    While new economic data reveals Japan has entered its first technical recession in five years, Japanese country-specific exchange traded funds strengthened along with the broader market. Japan's gross domestic product shrank at an annualized 0.8% in the July-September period f...

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  • Central Banks Complicate Capturing Japan ETF Returns

    11-03-2015 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the Federal Reserve has signaled it is looking at a December rate hike, the Bank of Japan could extend quantitative easing to prop up growth and inflation. Consequently, investors may look to the Japanese markets with a currency-hedged country-specific exchange traded fund ...

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  • 2 Positions To Overweight In A Volatile Market

    10-27-2015 05:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    In response to ongoing global volatility, notably lingering uncertainty in China, international investors may want to stick to more stable markets, like Japanese equities and country-specific exchange traded funds. Dan Chamby, who helps manage a $90 billion BlackRock global st...

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  • Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Will Boost Japan ETFs

    10-05-2015 03:14 PM by Tom Lydon

    A historic Trans-Pacific Partnership pact will lower trade barriers around the Pacific, bolstering export-heavy Japanese markets and country-specific exchange traded funds Monday. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) was 2.7% higher Monday. EWJ gained 4.2% year-to-date. ...

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  • The ETFs Relying On Japan's New Plans

    09-25-2015 03:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    Japanese markets and country-specific exchange traded funds jumped Friday after Prime Minister Shinz Abe called for reforms that could bolster the economy and new inflation data added to speculation on further easing. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) rose 2.7% Friday...

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  • Options Traders Bet on Upside for Popular Japan ETF

    09-24-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds such as iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ), WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) and the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF (NYSEArca: DBJP) were dragged lower by the decline in Chinese stocks last month, but that has not sto...

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  • Another Reason to Consider Japan ETFs

    09-16-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds such as iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ), WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) and the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF (NYSEArca: DBJP) were dragged lower by the decline in Chinese stocks last month, but plenty of market...

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  • There's Still Something to See With Japan ETFs

    09-15-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ), Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF (NYSEArca: DBJP) and other Japan ETFs have been pressured by the yen's recent resurgence as a safe-haven currency, but catalysts remain for stocks in Asia's second-largest ec...

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  • Japan ETFs Rebound on China Optimism, Short Covering

    09-09-2015 02:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    Japan country-specific exchange traded funds jumped Wednesday after the Japanese Nikkei 225 surged on its largest one-day move since the financial crisis. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) rose 0.8% Wednesday. Meanwhile, the CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEA...

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  • As Investors Leave Japanese Stocks, Some ETFs Keep Inflows Going

    09-08-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Amid a surge in volatility that has stung global equity markets, the Japanese yen's status as a safe-haven currency has been restored, sending the CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSE: FXY) higher by 4.7% over the past month. The yen's spike has prompted global investors to...

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  • ETF Investors May Find Opportunity In Japanese Equity Pullback

    09-01-2015 03:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    Japanese markets and country-specific exchange traded funds retreated Tuesday, but contrarian investors may find that the pullbacks are opportune and cheap entry points into a growing economy. Poor Chinese data pressured Asian equities Tuesday, with the iShares MSCI Japan ETF ...

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  • Why Consider Currency Hedged ETFs

    08-31-2015 03:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    With U.S. equities coming off a multi-year rally, more investors are starting to look to overseas markets as a way to diversify their investment portfolio. However, some are beginning to see specific risks in foreign equities exposure, notably foreign exchange currency risks. ...

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  • Japan Equity ETFs to Capture Abe's 'Third Arrow' Corporate Reforms

    08-20-2015 04:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    Japanese markets and country-specific exchange traded funds could find further support as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe implements economic structural reforms. "After years of trekking through the economic doldrums, Japanese policymakers have signaled a renewed determination to en...

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  • Currency Hedged ETFs Power Deutsche AWM's ETF Ascent

    08-11-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    The increased prominence of currency hedged exchange traded funds has been well-documented this year and few issuers are benefiting from that trend in a manner similar to that of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Man (Deutsche AWM), the ETF issuing business of Deutsche Bank. Deutsch...

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  • Investors are Ditching U.S. Stocks in Favor of International ETFs

    08-06-2015 04:25 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund investors have been dumping exposure to U.S. equities in favor of overseas markets this year. According to Lipper data, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) experienced the largest amount of redemptions in 2015 of any one portfolio, bleeding $46.5 bill...

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  • ETFs to Access Stronger Overseas Developed Markets

    07-29-2015 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Developed international stocks and exchange traded funds are pulling ahead with the Eurozone strengthening on improved earnings and Japan finding support from domestic institutional investors. In Europe, with the Greek debt woes dissipating, investors have been focused on the ...

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  • Even After Strong Performance, Japan ETFs Look Attractive

    07-27-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Japanese equities and related exchange traded funds have outperformed, but some financial advisors and fund managers believe the market still has more room to run. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) increased 15.1% year-to-date. Meanwhile the Nikkei stock index gai...

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  • A New ETF for Japans Revitalized Equity Market

    06-24-2015 10:47 AM by Todd Shriber

    With the yen falling and Abenomics taking hold, Japanese stocks are among this years best developed market performers. Japanese stocks have been stellar performers for several years now as highlighted by a two-year gain of almost 36% for the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged ...

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  • ETF Investors Look the Other way as Hedgies bet Against Japanese Stocks

    06-19-2015 02:14 PM by Todd Shriber

    Call it a potential catalyst or problem. Either way, hedge funds are loading up on bearish bets against Japanese stocks, but investors in the corresponding exchange traded funds dont seem to mind. During Thursdays Asian session, the short selling ratio on Japans benchmark Nikk...

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  • Japan Stocks, ETFs' Outperformance Only Getting Started

    06-04-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Japanese equities and country-specific exchange traded funds have pulled ahead of U.S. markets and may continue to hold on to their lead. The non-hedged iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) rose 16.4% year-to-date. The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY), wh...

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  • Some Pros are Missing out on USD/JPY, Japan ETF Strength

    05-28-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY), which tracks yen movements against the dollar, is off 4% over the past month and was one of just eight exchange traded funds to print a 52-week low on Wednesday. Over the same period, the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fun...

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  • Bull Case for Japan ETFs Grows

    05-22-2015 02:41 PM by Todd Shriber

    Japanese stocks rose for a sixth day Friday with the Topix jumping to market capitalization record. Stocks in the worlds third-largest economy rest near 15-year highs, buoyed by solid first-quarter GDP report released earlier this week. U.S. exchange traded fund investors are ...

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  • ETFs to Capture a Stronger Japanese Economy

    05-21-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Japanese economy is growing more quickly than expected, bolstering the appeal of Japan country-specific exchange traded funds. Japan's economy expanded an faster-than-expected annualized 2.4% compared to the previous quarter, reports CNBC. The economy grew 0.6% in the firs...

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  • Investors Still Like the Japan ETF Trade

    05-18-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are adding on Japan hedged-equity exchange traded fund positions as a weaker yen currency helps energize the economy and more companies begin returning value back to investors. Since the start of May, the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) has attrac...

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  • ETFs Tracking MSCI Indexes see Assets Swell to $418 Billion

    05-11-2015 12:08 PM by Todd Shriber

    MSCI (NYSE: MSCI) continues bolstering its status as one of the premier providers of indexes for use by exchange traded providers as combined assets under management for ETFs benchmarking to MSCI indexes jumped 12% to a record $418 billion in the first quarter. Share of MSCI a...

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  • Asia Pacific ETFs for the Week Ahead

    04-07-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Overseas central bank action in Asia could drive markets and exchange traded funds this week as the Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank of Japan and Bank of Korea meet. On Tuesday, many anticipate the Australian central bank to cut its interest rates to help foster growth in respo...

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  • Dollar ETFs Have More Room to Run

    04-01-2015 01:11 PM by Todd Shriber

    The strong dollar theme was again prominent during the first quarter with the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), the U.S. Dollar Index tracking ETF, and the actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) gaining an aver...

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  • A Good Year for Japan ETFs

    04-01-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the Japanese economy strengthens, improving corporate earnings could lift risk appetite and help Japan country-specific exchange traded funds outperform. Japanese stocks have been outpacing U.S. equities so far this year. For instance, year-to-date, the WisdomTree Japan Hed...

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  • Currency Hedged ETFs, Rising Dollar Fuel Deutsches ETF Rise

    03-23-2015 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM), the asset and wealth management arm of German banking giant Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB), has been a known entity in the burgeoning European ETF market. Deutsche AWM, with its Deutsche X-trackers business, is the second-larges...

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  • Aggressive Easing Sustains Japan ETFs

    03-17-2015 03:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    A strong dollar and continued central bank stimulus are supporting the rally in Japanese equities and country-specific exchange traded funds. Year-to-date, the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) rose 13.1% and the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity E...

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  • Large Investors Keep Supporting Japanese Stocks, ETFs

    03-04-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Japanese stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds continue to advance as cheap valuations attract investors and the state and pension funds boost exposure to the domestic market. The popular Japan hedged-equity ETF plays that capture Japanese market moves while dimini...

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  • Capture Overseas Opportunities with These ETFs

    02-23-2015 03:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. money managers have been funneling more assets into overseas markets, hoping to capitalize on cheaper valuations. Retail investors can also diversify away from U.S. stocks with international stock exchange traded funds as well. Krishna Memani, chief investment officer at ...

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  • Japan ETFs: Rising Suns, Attractive Valuations

    02-18-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Although their thunder has been stolen by other developed market currency hedged exchange traded funds, such as the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) and the DeutscheX-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DBEF), Japan ETFs are still offering solid ...

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  • Simple Global Strategies in a Sophisticated ETF World

    01-15-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As investors diversify with overseas market exposure, investors can utilizes exchange traded funds to capture foreign equities and mitigate potential foreign exchange risks. On the upcoming annual ETF Virtual Summit, an online conference experience hosted by ETF Trends and RIA...

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  • Japan ETFs Can Grow Some More

    11-21-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    With some recent help from the Bank of Japan and Japans Government Pension Investment Fund, exchange traded funds with exposure to Japanese stocks have again been getting long looks from investors. Since the start of the fourth quarter, the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund ...

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  • A Cautious View of Japan ETFs

    11-20-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Late last month, the Bank of Japan wowed global investors by unexpectedly increasing monetary stimulus. Japans Government Pension Investment Fund added to the ebullience by doubling its exposure to equities while slashing its allocation to low-yielding Japanese government bonds. ...

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  • A Hedged ETF Provides a Better Way to Access Japan

    11-19-2014 03:57 PM by Tom Lydon

    With diverging central bank policies and major shifts in the the foreign exchange market underway, Japaneses equity investors should consider a yen-hedged exchange traded fund to access an expanding economy while limiting any Forex risks associated with overseas investments. O...

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  • A Currency-Hedged ETF for Pure Japanese Equity Exposure

    11-18-2014 06:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    After Japan revealed a weakening economy, observers are anticipating further stimulus to help right the market. In the meantime, investors who want to capitalize on any further expansionary policies should consider a equity-hedged exchange traded fund to diminish any negative eff...

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  • Japan ETFs Find Double Support From BOJ, Pension Fund

    10-31-2014 02:13 PM by Max Chen

    Japanese stocks and exchange traded funds reached new highs Friday, hitting a double bingo, as the world's largest pension fund shifts into Japanese equities and the Bank of japan unexpectedly increased monetary stimulus. Japan hedged-equity strategies, which hedge against a d...

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  • Japan ETFs for the Contrarian Investor

    10-29-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As short-sellers in Tokyo become increasingly bearish, the pessimistic outlook may indicate a potential buying opportunity for Japanese stocks and related exchange traded funds. Over the past week, the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) has increased 1.1%. Meanwhile, yen-h...

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  • These are the Days for Currency Hedged ETFs

    09-24-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    It cannot be put anymore simply than this: The U.S. dollar is strengthening while a raft of developed market currencies are weakening. With the end of quantitative easing near and some traders overtly pricing in higher U.S. interest rates in the months ahead, the dollar is in ...

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  • Most Investors Miss Out on Yen Slide, Japan ETF Rally

    09-11-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Since Aug. 7, the CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) has tumbled 4.5% as the yen has hit a series of six-year lows against the U.S. dollar. So precipitous has FXYs slide been that it was just one of 21 ETFs to hit a new 52-week low on Wednesday. Predictably, a s...

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  • A Quiet Comeback for Yen Hedged ETFs

    09-05-2014 11:17 AM by Todd Shriber

    When it comes to talk of currencies these days, plenty of attention, and rightfully so, is being heaped upon the U.S. dollar and the euro. The PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is up nearly 4% just this quarter while the euro and euro hedged ETFs took...

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  • Why Japan ETFs Have Been Unable to Breakout

    09-03-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Japanese stocks surged after the implementation of loose and stimulative policies through so-called Abenomics, but now, Japan's markets and country-specific exchange traded funds have been stalling due to a consumer tax hike. Year-to-date, the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca:...

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  • BOJ Cushions the Dips in Japanese Stocks, ETFs

    08-15-2014 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Bank of Japan is supporting Japanese stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds, helping to cushion falls in the market, with speculators pointing to increased purchases in domestic ETFs on the dip. Over the past three months, the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: E...

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  • Small Pension Funds' Buying Spree Supports Japan ETFs

    06-27-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Institutional investors in Japan have shifted into riskier equities, supporting the recent rally in broader Japanese markets and stock related exchange traded funds. Over the past three months, the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) has gained 10.7%. Meanwhile, yen-hedged ...

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  • Japan Hedged ETFs Get a Lift From Weaker Yen

    06-26-2014 02:05 PM by Max Chen

    As investors begin to utilize exchange traded funds to diversify away from domestic markets, more are beginning to understand how currency risk can affect equity portfolios. On the recent webcast, Have You Hedged Your Clients Japanese Equity Exposure?, Raman Aylur Subramanian,...

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  • Reduce Currency Risks with Japan Hedged-Equity ETFs

    06-23-2014 02:16 PM by Max Chen

    Investors are turning to Japanese equities as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aggressively pushes for economic reforms to weaken the yen and stimulate the economy. Consequently, investors can use Japan hedged-equity exchange traded funds to diminish their exposure to currency risks whi...

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  • Rising Inflation Could Bolster Japan ETFs

    06-19-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Japanese investors could shift from low-yielding bonds to dividend paying stocks as inflation expectations rise, potentially strengthening Japanese equities and related exchange traded funds. "As the signals are becoming increasingly bearish for its bond market, the trigger fo...

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  • A Sector ETF to Bolster Your Japanese Stock Exposure

    06-18-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors can utilize a relatively new Japan telecom, media and tech sector exchange traded fund to fill out their exposure to growth stocks in the strengthening Japanese markets. The WisdomTree Japan Hedged Tech, Media & Telecom Fund (NYSEArca: DXJT) provides exposure to ...

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  • Strategic Use of Country ETFs

    06-13-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    There are about 150 single-country exchange traded funds trading in the U.S., offering investors concentrated exposure to an array of developed and emerging markets. The single-country ETF space is rapidly expanding. Nearly 30 such ETFs have come to market within the last two ...

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  • Promise of a Pension Infusion Bolstering Japan ETFs

    06-11-2014 03:44 PM by Max Chen

    Japanese stocks and related country-specific exchange traded funds were shaking off the broad sell-off in the global equities market Wednesday, as Japan's $1.26 trillion public pension fund announced its intent to bolster stock positions. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: ...

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  • World Cup ETFs: The Pretenders

    06-08-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The 2014 World Cup kicks-off Thursday in Brazil, Latin Americas largest economy. Overall, there are 32 teams in the World Cup, 21 of which have at least one U.S.-listed country-specific exchange traded fund. Groupings for what is widely seen as the best World Cup field ever we...

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  • Japan ETFs Fly on Abenomics' Third-Arrow

    06-05-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With Japanese stocks and related exchange traded funds rebounding over the past couple of weeks, investors will look for Prime Minister Abe's so-called third arrow to support the market's next leg. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) is up 4.5% over the past month. [Ban...

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  • Positive Technical Signs for Big Japan ETF

    05-27-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have not been thrilled with Japan exchange traded funds to this point in 2014. Year-to-date, the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) and the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) have lost an average of 6.6% while DXJ has shed $1.1 billion in assets. ...

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  • Japanese Yen ETF: BOJ Governor Sees No Reason for Strong Currency

    05-25-2014 08:15 AM by Max Chen

    The Japanese yen, along with the related exchange traded fund, is weakening, as the Bank of Japan tells investors that they shouldn't bet on further strength. The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) was down 0.2% Friday. FXY dipped 0.2% over the past week, but th...

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  • Japan ETFs Could Strengthen As Institutional Money Pours Into Equities

    05-22-2014 03:26 PM by Tom Lydon

    Japan-related exchange traded funds have been flagging this year, but large institutions are starting to look at riskier equities as the so-called Abenomics fueled policies push Japanese investors to seek out higher returns. Year-to-date, the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: ...

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  • Japan ETFs Could Cure Summertime Blues

    05-21-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Investors looking to deal with the summer doldrums while remaining long equities might be able to do so with the help of familiar developed market and it is not the U.S. Struggling Japanese stocks and the corresponding exchange traded funds could be cures for the summertime bl...

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  • Overweighting Equity ETFs, Foreign and Domestic

    04-08-2014 04:27 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite an impressive run last year, the equities market and stock exchange traded funds will still be investors' best friend. "We expect stocks to grind higher, if unevenly, and continue to prefer them to the alternatives," BlackRock analysts said in a report. "While stocks a...

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  • Very Valuable Value ETFs

    04-08-2014 01:34 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the repudiation of the momentum trade, value stocks and exchange traded funds are attracting more attention. "It is not surprising that sentiment is shifting away from some of the growth segments of the market," writes Russ Koesterich, Managing Director, BlackRock Global ...

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  • The First Quarters Worst ETFs

    03-30-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the first quarter almost in the books, the S&P 500 will head into Monday with a gain of barely more than 1%. Given the start to the year for U.S. stocks, that performance could have been worse. Then again, after last years 32.3% gain for the benchmark U.S. index, investo...

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  • Currency Hedged ETFs on the Rise

    03-03-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    As advisors and investors have become increasingly aware of the potentially erosive effects of currency fluctuations on portfolios, currency hedged exchange traded funds have gained appeal. Not only has the population of currency hedged ETFs swelled, but so have assets allocat...

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  • Currency Hedged ETF Playbook

    02-20-2014 06:30 AM by Max Chen

    As investors become more comfortable with diversifying into overseas assets, some are beginning to take a closer look at currency-hedged equity exchange traded funds as a way to mitigate currency risk in foreign investments. In the simplest terms, a U.S. dollar-denominated ret...

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  • Despite Slow Starts, Japan ETFs Still Raking in Cash

    02-18-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Last year, the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) and the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) were not only two the top-performing developed markets ETFs, the two were among the most prolific asset-gathering ETFs of any type. The db X-trackers MSCI Japan He...

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  • Competition in Currency Hedged ETF Space Heating Up

    02-12-2014 04:03 PM by Max Chen

    Helping investors manage currency risk with overseas exposure, iShares recently launched its own line of currency-hedged equity exchange traded funds to provide an alternative to some of its existing global funds. The iShares hedged-equity ETFs tracks a combination of their re...

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  • Deutsche Pares Fees on Germany, Japan Currency Hedged ETFs

    02-10-2014 08:40 AM by Tom Lydon

    Deutsche Banks Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is lowering the expense ratios on the db X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DBJP) and the db X-trackers MSCI Germany Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DBGR) to 0.45% per year from 0.5%. The move brings the annu...

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  • Japan Stocks, ETFs Worst Among Developed Markets

    02-04-2014 02:45 PM by Max Chen

    After leading the rally among developed markets in 2013, Japanese stocks and related exchange traded funds are some of the worst this year, with the Nikkei leading declines on a 14% drop. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) , which tracks the MSCI Japan Index, has decli...

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  • iShares Tries Its Hand at Currency Hedged ETFs

    02-04-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    BlackRocks (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the worlds largest ETF sponsor, is finally throwing its hat into the currency hedge ETF ring with the debut of three ETFs Tuesday. The iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: HEWJ), iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Germany ETF (NYSEAr...

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  • Turn to Europe, Japan ETFs for International Diversification

    01-28-2014 03:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    The recent tumult sent equities reeling, providing a glimmer of market conditions ahead. In an environment of persistent volatility, investors should diversify to limit risk in the U.S., with developed international market exchange traded funds. The recent focus on emerging ma...

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  • Deutsche Expands Currency Hedged Lineup With 3 New ETFs

    01-23-2014 12:22 PM by Tom Lydon

    Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, the exchange traded funds unit of German banking giant Deutsche Bank, today expanded its lineup of currency hedged ETFs with the addition of three new products. Deutsche, which already has one of the industrys largest stables of currency...

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  • 2014 Will Be a Year of Moderation for Stocks, ETFs

    01-22-2014 03:20 PM by Max Chen

    The economy is moving along and the markets will continue to strengthen. However, exchange traded fund investors should not expect a repeat of last year as growth moderates. "We expect U.S. and global growth to pick up modestly in 2014 given stronger household balance sheets a...

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  • Japan ETFs: Down, but not Out

    01-17-2014 02:41 PM by Max Chen

    After a phenomenal year, Japanese equities started off 2014 weak, but exchange traded fund investors are still optimistic about the country's economic outlook. The WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) is down 1.7% year-to-date. DXJ gained 35.5% over the past yea...

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  • Evaluate Global Investments at the ETF Virtual Summit

    01-09-2014 03:53 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. equities market has made an impressive run but it only makes up a portion of the total picture. Investors can branch out into overseas exposure with exchange traded funds as a way to diversify a U.S.-centric portfolio. At the ETF Virtual Summit on January 15, the feat...

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  • Its in the Charts: It Could be a big 2014 for Japan ETFs

    01-03-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors holding Japan exchange traded funds were likely pleased with the performances those funds delivered in 2013. The db X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DBJP) and the rival WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) were among the top-performi...

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  • How to Bet on Asia in 2014

    12-30-2013 02:17 PM by Tom Lydon

    If the size is going to rise again, it probably will not happen in Asia next year. At least that is the sentiment of some global investors that advise betting on North Asian economies and maybe even India over Southeast Asian nations in 2014. A significant part of the Asian in...

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  • Global Investing Ideas for 2014

    12-30-2013 12:37 PM by Tom Lydon

    For much of this year, it has been said the U.S. is the cleanest dirty shirt or the best house on the block. Indeed, U.S. equities have impressed, but so have other markets and that list is comprised of more than just Japan. With an eye toward 2014, investors should start eval...

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  • Japanese Yen ETF Weakens on BOJ Policy Bets

    12-26-2013 02:01 PM by Max Chen

    The Japanese yen exchange traded fund continues to weaken, with the currency depreciating to a five-year low against the greenback, as traders speculate on more aggressive Bank of Japan stimulus measures. The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) is down 0.5% Thurs...

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  • Slumping Yen a Boon for Japan ETFs

    12-19-2013 03:22 PM by Max Chen

    After the Fed's $10 billion tapering announcement, the Japanese yen exchange traded fund pulled back, with the yen currency trading near a five-year low against the U.S. dollar. The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) is down 1.5% since the Dec. 17 close. FXY is ...

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  • Some International ETFs Topped the S&P 500 This Year

    12-16-2013 08:45 AM by Todd Shriber

    For a good portion of 2013, analysts, money managers and pundits made it seem as though as U.S. stocks were the only game in town. With few exceptions, Japan being one, global stocks and exchange traded funds spent most of this year not being viewed as credible complements or ...

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  • 10 Best Global ETFs of 2013

    12-13-2013 01:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    Although emerging markets, and for that matter some developed markets, have struggled in 2013, the year has not been a complete wash for investors that embrace global exchange traded funds. That is assuming the right global ETFs have been embraced. ETFs linked to some of 2012s...

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  • The Rising Popularity of Single-Country ETFs

    12-12-2013 01:36 PM by Todd Shriber

    When it comes to accessing global markets with exchange traded funds, diversified plays are still among many investors first choice. For example, the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEArca: EFA) and the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) are two of the four largest ET...

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  • Spending Package Could Stimulate Japan ETFs

    12-06-2013 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Japanese markets and related exchange traded funds could continue to strengthen after the government announced a new multi-trillion yen stimulus package to help lift the economy out of a prolonged period of deflation. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration Thursday unveile...

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  • Two Big Asian Markets Near Critical Resistance

    12-05-2013 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Buoyed by Abenomics and the slumping yen, Japan exchange traded funds are among the best developed market performers. Long-slumping China ETFs have caught a bid as the worlds second-largest economy has steadied and investors embraced low valuations and newly announced reforms....

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  • After Strong November, Japan ETFs Eye Year-End Rally

    12-01-2013 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Already among the best ex-U.S. developed market performers this year, exchange traded funds that track Japan are coming off some scorching performances in November that could set the high-flying ETFs up for further upside heading into year-end. Last month, the WisdomTree Japan...

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  • Yen ETF Investors Say 'Sayonara' in Risk-On Environment

    11-25-2013 01:58 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Iran nuclear deal helped alleviate some uncertainty in financial markets, bolstering risk-on action and pushing down the safe-haven Japanese yen exchange traded fund, with the currency depreciating to a six-month low against the U.S. dollar. The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen...

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  • Good News for Japan ETFs: Goldman's Still Bullish

    11-22-2013 12:40 AM by Todd Shriber

    The WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ), db X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DBJP) and other Japan ETFs do not need any help in calling this a successful year. Next year could bring more of the same if Goldman Sachs, the venerable Wall Street...

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  • Next Year Could be a 2013 Sequel for Japan ETFs

    11-20-2013 01:10 PM by Todd Shriber

    The db X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DBJP) is up 34.5% this year while the rival WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) has surged 30%. Asking for anything resembling repeat performances next year may sound greedy, but not impossible. Concern...

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  • Is This The Japan ETF Breakout Everyone Has Been Waiting For?

    11-14-2013 03:46 PM by Todd Shriber

    The U.S. Dollar has jumped above 100 against the Japanese yen for the first time since September and with USD/JPY up 0.81% on Thursday, this could be the start of a technical breakout for a broad swath of Japan ETFs that so many traders and investors have been anticipating. Pr...

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  • Japan ETFs: An Epic Move Could be Near

    11-14-2013 12:03 AM by Tom Lydon

    Saying U.S. stocks have been the only developed markets game in town this year is, well, wrong. In local currency terms, Japanesee stocks have been the best developed market equities and the race has not even been close. Regarding ETFs, the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund ...

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  • South Korea ETF Showdown

    11-12-2013 06:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    With over $4.3 billion in assets under management, the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWY) is the undisputed sheriff in the sparsely populated town of South Korea ETFs. Few rivals have mounted legitimate challenges to EWY, but a new South Korea ETF has the pote...

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  • 10 ETFs That More Than Doubled in Size

    11-10-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    And by that we mean the following slideshow will contain 10 exchange traded funds that have seen their assets under management tallies double (or more) this year. The law of large numbers might imply that as an ETF grows larger, particularly well into the $500 million in AUM o...

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  • WisdomTree South Korea Currency Hedged ETF to Debut Thursday

    11-05-2013 01:39 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds featuring hedges against foreign currency fluctuations have witnessed impressive growth this, led by the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) and the db X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DBJP). WisdomTree (NasdaqGM: WETF),...

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  • More to Come for Yen Hedged ETFs

    10-23-2013 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The hedged currency exchange traded fund movement continues to gain steam, but investors may not want to get too frustrated with the currency that initially put the spotlight on these ETFs: The yen. After touching a four-and-a-half year low at 103.73 in late May, the yen has g...

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  • Deutsche Eyes Another Currency Hedged ETF Expansion

    10-23-2013 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Deutsche Wealth & Asset Management, already one of the largest issuers of hedged currency exchange traded funds, could further expands that lineup with the introduction of three new funds. The firm has file plans with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to possibly...

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  • Currency-Hedged Equity ETFs for a Stronger Dollar

    09-26-2013 11:42 AM by Tom Lydon

    As overseas governments implement loose monetary policies and the U.S. dollar strengthens, currency-hedged exchange traded funds are becoming a popular, targeted play on international equities. Youre definitely seeing investment advisers become much more aware of the currency ...

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  • iShares Heats Up Competition in Currency-Hedged ETF Space

    09-15-2013 01:18 PM by Tom Lydon

    With prospects of higher interest rates and a strengthening U.S. dollar, investors are beginning to use currency-hedged equity exchange traded funds to mitigate currency fluctuations, and now BlackRock's iShares wants in on the space. BlackRock's iShares ETF arm is working on ...

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  • Small ETFs Pack a Big Punch

    08-26-2013 03:54 PM by Tom Lydon

    Some of the best things come in small packages. Exchange traded fund investors can find great momentum picks among products with lower assets under management, but you also have to be aware of the potential risks. So far this year, 33 of the 50 best performing ETFs are funds t...

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  • Japan ETFs Jump Back Above Short-Term Trend Line

    08-01-2013 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Japan-related exchange traded funds surged Thursday, climbing over their short-term trends, as the U.S. dollar appreciates against the yen currency and Japanese banks generate robust profits. Hedged Japanese-equity ETFs that diminish the effects of a depreciating yen led fund ...

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  • Deutsche Bank's Expanding ETF Presence

    06-19-2013 02:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund providers are leveraging their institutional investment background to grow. For instance, after bringing together its wealth and asset management units, Deustche Bank has increased its presence in the ETF space, expanding its line of passive investment strate...

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  • Why Retail Investors Still Like Japan ETFs

    06-14-2013 12:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    Japanese equities are moving into bear market territory but investors arent done with Japan exchange traded funds yet. The Nikkei 225 Index fell 6.4% on Thursday, a 24% drop from previous highs. When an index falls 20% or more from its high, it is considered "bear market terri...

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  • Yen-Hedged Japan ETFs Soar as Nikkei Tops 15,000

    05-15-2013 08:26 AM by Tom Lydon

    Japan's main stock index rallied more than 2% on Wednesday as the Nikkei 225 climbed above 15,000 for the first time since 2008. After years of languishing in stagnation and deflation, Japanese markets are back to financial crisis levels. With the Bank of Japan sticking to its...

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  • A Closer Look at Two Japan ETFs that Hedge the Yen

    04-09-2013 08:34 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the Bank of Japan committed to even more aggressive monetary policies, Japanese equity exchange traded funds that hedge their exposure to a depreciating yen have been on a tear. The WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) and db-X MSCI Japan Currency-Hedged Eq...

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  • Japan ETFs Rally on Further Monetary Easing Talk

    03-06-2013 01:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    The weakness in the Japanese yen has given strength to Japanese stocks with more monetary easing expected. Focused exchange traded funds are positioned to run-up as these equities are currently about 40% off highs seen several years back. "We're still about 40 percent below th...

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  • Japanese Yen ETFs and the Carry Trade

    02-05-2013 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Japanese yen and related currency exchange traded fund are depreciating in value as the government implements aggressive quantitative easing measures. Consequently, more currency traders are implementing carry trades to capitalize on the depreciated yen. For carry trades, ...

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  • Specialized Japan ETF Doubles in Size as Yen Weakens

    01-27-2013 06:21 AM by Tom Lydon

    After Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to pressure the Bank of Japan into an unlimited monetary easing policy, investors are positioning for a weaker yen and higher Japanese stocks. Consequently, one Japan exchange traded has doubled its assets in under a month. The ...

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  • Weaker Yen Gives Japanese Equity ETFs a Chance in 2013

    12-31-2012 08:52 AM by Tom Lydon

    A slide in the value of the yen gives Japanese equity-focused exchange traded funds a chance to rally in the new year, especially those that hedge their exposure to the weakening currency. The prominent investment bank Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is currently loading up on these sha...

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