ETF Resumé

DFJTicker Symbol

Japan Smallcap Dividend WisdomtreeFund

  • Where to Look for Small-Cap Value in ETFs

    10-28-2016 10:53 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. small-caps can be important parts of properly diversified equity portfolios, but the drawbacks to this asset class can include lofty valuations and volatility. Another developed market, that being Japan, could offer investors exciting potential with smaller stocks, partic...

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  • Why Japan ETF Investors Should Look At Small-Caps Category

    08-21-2015 04:25 PM by Tom Lydon

    While Japan's export growth is slowing, investors who still want to capture an expanding Japanese economy may want to take a look at the domestic market and small-cap exchange traded funds. Year-to-date, the WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DFJ) rose 14.9%, i...

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  • Japan ETF Falls Flat As Exporters Stumble

    08-22-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Putting a damper on Japan's recovering economy, the electronics export industry is slowing. Japan exchange traded fund investors may want to consider small-cap options to better focus on the growing domestic market. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ), which includes a ...

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  • Japan Small-Cap ETFs Shine as Large Exporters Face Stronger Yen

    07-30-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Accommodative measures could support the Japanese economy, but a strengthening yen currency will weigh on exporters. Consequently, investors may find better opportunities in investing in Japan's domestic market through small-cap exchange traded funds. The yen currency has hove...

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  • Big Upside for Small Cap Japan ETF

    06-26-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Some of the more impressive performances by non-U.S. developed market exchange traded funds in recent months have come courtesy of Japan funds. A declining yen has lifted the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) and the db X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity Fun...

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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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  • WisdomTree: Global Small Caps for Income

    11-11-2013 11:13 AM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree

    In todays low-interest-rate environment, dividend-paying equities have become an attractive alternative source of income not only because of the current income they provide but also because of their potential for growth. Unfortunately, when investors think of dividends, they tend...

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  • Latin America: A New Frontier for ETF Industry Growth

    11-06-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Exchange traded funds providers may have found a new region in which to shop their wares: Latin America and it is not even the regions largest economies, Brazil or Mexico, that is really helping facilitate ETF growth there. Rather, it is Chile. Chile is most frequently known a...

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  • A Look at Japanese Small-Cap ETFs

    06-17-2013 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Small-cap Japan exchange traded funds are slated to benefit the most from the Japanese economic recovery and a turnaround in the Nikkei. Many of the Japanese small-cap companies are focused on domestic growth rather than export industries. After the rally for the past six mont...

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  • Rising Rate Fears Keep Stock ETF Action Volatile

    06-14-2013 02:41 PM by Tom Lydon

    The equities markets and stock exchange traded funds experienced a tumultuous week on fears that central banks will cut back on their stimulus measures. The week started off quietly enough, but the lack of additional stimulus plans out of the Bank of Japan sent the Nikkie spir...

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  • Currency-Hedged ETF Falls with Japan Stocks, Higher Yen

    02-08-2013 09:02 AM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) has been getting a lot of press lately with the ETF's currency-hedged strategy is in the sweet spot as Japanese stocks rally and the yen plumbs multiyear lows. However, DXJ was falling harder than unhedged ETFs on Friday morn...

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  • Rising Sun: Japan ETFs Rebuild After Quake, Tsunami

    02-18-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Japan had a rough run in 2011, after the March earthquake and tsunami halted the stock rally of the first two months. In 2012, small-cap focused shares and exchange traded funds tracking Japan could help rebuild and strengthen investment into the country. "The main argument fo...

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  • Best Dividend ETFs

    02-16-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds have become a key component holding for many investors, especially for those looking for that extra bit of cash on the side. Dividend ETFs specifically pick out companies known for their dividend yields, but among the ETF universe, the markets m...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Dividend Funds

    08-23-2011 10:21 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Market turmoil such as what we have faced recently in equities often causes value investors to come out of the woodwork and start hunting for potential bargains. One investment strategy that seems to gather steam when equity indices have fallen sharply from their highs is that...

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  • Japanese Yen ETF Creeping Higher After Intervention

    08-05-2011 07:39 AM by Tom Lydon

    The yen was moving higher against the dollar Friday morning following the previous day's big drop after Japan's central bank intervened in currency markets to force the yen lower. During trading inAsian markets on Wednesday, the U.S. dollar quickly spiked against the yen after...

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  • Japan ETFs Claw Back Toward Pre-Quake High as Yen Rises

    07-26-2011 11:35 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in Japanese stocks have been rising the past few weeks in a bid to regain the February high before the earthquake and tsunami rocked the country. Japan equity ETFs have been strengthening along with the currency, the yen. For example, Currency...

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  • Taking A Bold Move With Japan ETFs

    03-30-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Japan's stock market and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have fallen since disaster struck the country. With continued uncertainty in the country regarding the impact of the nuclear reactors, and prices as low as they are now, some are wondering if Japan, the world's third l...

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  • Japan ETFs Experience Record Inflows In Just A Week

    03-25-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While news of Japan's disasters were hardly cheerful, investor interest on the small island nation skyrocketed in just as short time frame, as more than a billion found its way into Japan related exchange traded funds (ETFs). In the following week after the disaster hit Japan ...

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  • Japan ETFs Weighed By Deflation's Effects

    10-19-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Deflation has enervated the Japanese economy, and there is still no real sign of a quick fix for Japan's economic woes. Exacerbating the situation, a stronger yen has kept the economy and its exchange traded fund (ETFs) from gaining as much ground as other Asian markets have. ...

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  • Strong Japanese Yen ETF Puts Country in a Quandary

    08-24-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Japan is caught in a deflationary spiral that has left its government scratching its head in search of a solution and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) in the doldrums. The rejuvenated Japanese yen isn't helping things, either. The Japanese economy only expanded 0.1% in the sec...

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  • Japan ETFs: Why Some Expect Greatness

    07-12-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After wallowing in the doldrums for the better part of two decades, Japans stock market is finally attracting foreign money. One analyst thinks this might be the beginning of a huge bull run for Japanese exchange traded funds (ETFs). Alexander Green of Investment U reports tha...

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  • European Crisis May Boost Appeal of Japan ETFs

    05-25-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The euro is falling, U.S. stocks are ailing and even the Chinese markets are coming under fire. Where can you go? Investors have taken to safe havens to protect their money, but Japan exchange traded funds (ETFs) might be another option if the country's fundamentals continue to i...

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  • Hot New ETF Trend: International Small-Caps

    03-25-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Now that the domestic small-cap space has been well-covered by exchange traded funds (ETFs), providers are setting their sights on more distant lands. What has suddenly become so appealing about this heretofore unrepresented asset class? ETF issuers are leaning toward ETFs wi...

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  • 12 ETFs to Play the 10 Economic Surprises of 2010

    01-06-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's a brand-new year, which means a host of brand-new, hot-off-the-presses economic predictions. Byron Wien, who seemed awfully prescient with his 2009 predictions, is out with another 10 for the coming year. Byron Wien, chief investment strategist at Pequot Capital Manageme...

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  • How Japan's New Party Could Benefit Small-Cap ETFs

    10-06-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Japanese economy, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), are heavily dependent on the health foreign economies. A new dominant political party, however, plans to look inward to accomplish the country's economic goals. The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) plans to ...

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  • What Japan's New Political Party Brings to Small-Cap ETFs

    09-15-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the dominant Japanese party settles itself in the government, a shift in the governmental agenda may become beneficial to Japanese small-cap-related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the new leading political party in Japan, wants to increas...

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  • ETFs That Could Be Affected By Japan's New Party

    09-01-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Out with the old and in with the new. Japan's new leading party is promising rapid and effective changes that could bring its economy and related exchange traded fund (ETF) out of the recession. The defeat of Japan's long-standing conservative party, the Liberal Democratic Par...

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  • Why Japan Is Leading the Small-Cap ETF Rally

    06-17-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The outlook for Japan's economy is not as doom and gloom as once anticipated, with an upgrade to exports and industrial production giving hope to the overall economic picture. Related stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are on the move in response to the news. The Japanes...

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  • ETFs That Are Diamonds In the Rough

    01-15-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Certain exchange traded funds (ETFs) mangled in hard times right now could just turn out to be diamonds in the rough. What are they? As the market continues to flounder, the meticulous and perceptive investor may have noticed that there are bargains to be had on broader based ...

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  • ETF Prospects On a Market Rebound

    11-19-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are set to be one of the best-kept market bets when the stock market decides to rebound. So far, the ETFs that are tied to worldwide market indexes have gone through a rough patch. According to Lipper data, 36 funds out of a total of 745 have manag...

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  • Recession Could Loom for Japan, Affecting ETFs

    07-28-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Japan's slowing exports could have an impact on the country's exchange traded funds (ETFs). For the first time in four years, Japan's exports fell year on year. The economy in Japan is dependent upon domestic consumption to sustain growth, and with exports down, a recession ma...

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