This ETF gives investors an option for exposure to small cap Japanese stocks, a targeted asset class that is absent from most portfolios. Some investors see small cap stocks as a better "pure play" on the local economy than large caps that generally derive revenues from a number of different geographic regions. As such, DFJ may be appealing for investors looking to tilt exposure towards Japan, or perhaps as part of a long/short play. This ETF includes hundreds of individual holdings--the vast majority of which most U.S. investors have likely never heard of. Exposure is spread evenly across component companies; DFJ features very little concentration among the largest names. Because this ETF seeks to replicate a dividend-weighted benchmark, it may have appeal for investors seeking to enhance current returns from their equity allocation or simply looking to avoid the potential pitfalls of cap-weighted ETFs. JSC and SCJ are the closest alternatives to this WisdomTree ETF; both of those funds are cheaper but do not offer a dividend-weighted strategy, and thus may be more volatile as well.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DFJ on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Japan Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)
There are 8 other ETFs in the Japan Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of DFJ relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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