ETFs In Focus As Bank Of Japan Holds Policy Steady


iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF (HEWJ - Free Report)

This fund is the currency-hedged equivalent of EWJ. It seeks to provide exposure to Japanese equities with a large-cap focus, while hedging away the fluctuations between the USD and JPY.

The fund has AUM of $1.3 billion and charges a fee of 49 basis points a year. From a sector look, Industrials, Consumer Discretionary and Financials are the top three allocations of the fund, with 20.4%, 19.6% and 12.8% exposure, respectively (as of Oct 27, 2017). Toyota Motor Corp, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Softbank Group Corp are the top three holdings of EWJ, with 4.6%, 2.4% and 2.1% exposure, respectively (as of Oct 27, 2017). It has returned 16.9% year to date and 26.4% in a year (as of Oct 30, 2017).

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