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  • Japan ETFs Still Merit Attention

    01-23-2017 11:35 AM by Tom Lydon

    Japanese equities and the corresponding exchange traded funds have been among the most solid developed markets options over the past several months, a trend that is continuing to start 2017, though on a modest scale. For example, the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF ...

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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 Fine Idea Among Japan ETFs

    12-22-2016 09:45 AM by Brenton Garen

    Donald Trumps 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. Just look at the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: HEWJ). HEWJ, one of the lar...

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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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  • 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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  • Yen ETF Could Finally be Ready for a Breather

    10-03-2016 11:04 AM by Tom Lydon

    Until recently, the CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEArca: FXY) was one of this years 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ETF TMI: Big ETF Industry News; ETF Market Update

    05-11-2016 03:03 PM by Brenton Garen

    Got a case of TMI (Too Much Information)? ETF Trends takes a condensed look at latest happenings Big ETF Industry News:Jim Ross Named Chairman of New Global SPDR Business State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT),...

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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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  • Yen Surge Perks Up Japan ETFs

    04-21-2016 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With global investors favoring the Japanese yen as a safe-haven destination earlier this year, the yen surged while damaging currency hedged exchange traded funds, such as the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) in the process. The CurrencyShares Japanese Yen T...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is There Still Opportunity in Japanese Stocks?

    07-27-2015 04:05 PM by iShares

    In late June, Japans benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed at its highest level since March 2000. While Japanese stocks are down a bit from then, the Japanese market, as measured by the MSCI Japan index, is still up roughly 15 percent this year, outperforming the broader MSCI ACWI in...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Japan ETFs Continue Offering Value, Opportunity

    11-12-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Even after a rally that has yen hedged exchange traded funds ranking among the best global ETFs over the past month, Japan remains one of the most discounted developed markets in the world and those compelling valuations could be the catalyst for further upside for Japan ETFs. ...

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  • Japanese Stimulus Stokes Inflows to These ETFs

    11-07-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    It is a familiar script. The Bank of Japan makes a major monetary easing announcement, as it did last Friday, the yen tumbles and global investors rush to exchange traded funds holding Japanese stocks. Last Friday, BOJ unexpectedly boosted its annual target for expanding the m...

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  • iShares Introduces Two Global ETFs

    07-11-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    BlackRocks (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the worlds largest issuer of exchange traded funds, expanded its already sizable lineup of U.S.-listed ETFs with the introduction of two new funds that are plays on investment themes that have been prominent this year. The iShares Currency ...

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  • Dont Forget These Currency Hedged ETFs

    02-25-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The world of currency hedged exchange traded funds is growing. At least six such ETFs from two different issuers have debuted just this year. But even with that growth, yen hedged ETFs, namely the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) and the db X-trackers MSCI J...

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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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  • 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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