Japan ETFs In Focus As GDP Grows For 8 Straight Quarters

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 $1.0 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 21.4%, 20.6% and 12.7% exposure, respectively (as of Feb 12, 2018). Toyota Motor Corp, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, and Softbank Group Corp are the top three holdings of EWJ, with 5.0%, 2.4% and 1.9% exposure, respectively (as of Feb 12, 2018). It has returned 12.4% in a year. HEWJ has a Zacks ETF Rank #1 with a Medium risk outlook.

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