ETF Trends
ETF Trends

The Bank of Japan voted eight to one in favor of keeping its interest rate at 0.5%, which could help the exchange traded fund (ETF) yen carry trade regain strength. Following the announcement, the yen declined toward the 116 level against the U.S. dollar, according to Seeking Alpha’s Wall Street Breakfast segment. The vote also might be partially responsible for the higher closes of some Japanese stocks. Japan-related ETFs to watch include:

  • iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)
  • iShares S&P/Topix 150 (ITF)
  • CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (FXY)


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