This ETF offers investors broad based exposure to the Japanese equity market with a twist; it hedges out the currency fluctuations. As a result, the fund is a 'pure play' on the performance of Japanese stocks, stripping out the impact of the yen and its changes in value. Thanks to this methodology, DXJ could be a great choice for investors who believe that the yen will weaken against the dollar but are still looking to scoop up Japanese equities. However, it would make for a poor choice if you think that the yen will strengthen as it will not partake in the currency appreciation and will probably underpeform other broad based Japan ETFs such as EWJ in this time frame. It should also be noted that the fund costs significantly more than comparable Japanese ETF products so it might not make the best pick for cost-conscious investors. With that being said, DXJ implements this strategy much cheaper than investors would likely be able to do on their own making it a quality pick for investors wary of currency changes but bullish on Japanese stocks.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DXJ 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.com Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)
There are 6 other ETFs in the Japan Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of DXJ 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.com Category.
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