Ongoing weakness in the yen has jolted DBJP and DXJ over the past three months. Even with Thursday’s losses, DBJP is up about 9.2% over that time while DXJ has added 6.4%.
The WisdomTree Japan Hedged Small Cap Fund (NasdaqGS: DXJS), which debuted in late June 2013 as DXJ’s small-cap equivalent, is up 7% over the past three months. That ETF already has $48 million in assets. In local currency terms, Japanese stocks surged 56.7% last year, making Japan the best-performing developed market in the world, according to Bespoke Investment Group.
WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund
ETF Trends editorial team contributed to this post. Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of DXJ.