Japan ETFs

Japan based equity ETFs continue to see strong inflows as of late, with the largest ETF in the space in terms of assets under management, iShares MSCI Japan (NYSEArca: EWJ), taking in north of $400 million in the past week, bringing it to $1.06 billion in net inflows, year to date.

However, nipping at its heels in terms of asset levels is now WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity (NYSEArca: DXJ), which has reeled in more than $3 billion YTD and about $234 million last week.

EWJ has an expense ratio of 0.51% while DXJ charges 0.48%.

Average daily trading volume has also picked up significantly in DXJ (2.6 million shares in ADV) versus EWJ’s 33 million shares. [Japan ETFs Rally on Central Bank Easing Talk]

EWJ has a total of $6.39 billion in AUM and DXJ now has accumulated $4.57 billion as the space has been extremely popular with both retail and institutional ETF investors.