Thus far, the “bear” play on Japanese bonds, JGBD (PowerShares DB 3X Inverse Japanese Government Bond Futures, ETN, Expense Ratio 0.95%) has been the most popular of the funds in this category, having raised $52 million in assets and averaging a healthy 53,000 shares daily.

PowerShares also offers a leveraged bull ETP in this space, JGBT (PowerShares DB 3X Japanese Government Bond Futures ETN, Expense Ratio 0.95%) as well as JGBS (PowerShares DB Inverse Japanese Government Bond Futures ETN, Expense Ratio 0.50%) which does not utilize leverage in providing inverse exposure to the DB USD JGB Futures Index, and may be of use to institutional hedgers for example.

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