EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF

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EWJ - Profile

Vitals

  • Issuer: iShares
  • Structure: ETF
  • Expense Ratio: 0.48%
  • ETF Home Page: EWJ
  • Inception: Mar 12, 1996
  • Tax Form: 1099
  • EWJ Tracks This Index: MSCI Japan Index

Investment Themes

Alternative ETFs in the Japan Equities Category

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Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest
Largest (AUM)
Most Liquid (Volume)
Top YTD Performer

Description

The index measures the performance of the Japanese equity market.

Realtime Rating

EWJ - Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

EWJ is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate MSCI Japan Index. The index measures the performance of the Japanese equity market.

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EWJ 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.

EWJ Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+ EWJ
Expenses B+ QJPN
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

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EWJ In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for EWJ and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

Holdings

EWJ - Holdings

Filings Data as of: Feb 03, 2015
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep EWJ is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

Number of Holdings
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 314
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 21.74%
Category Low
Category High

EWJ Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 99.82%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.18%
Other 0.0%

EWJ Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Consumer Cyclical 20.99%
Industrials 18.51%
Financial Services 13.35%
Technology 12.01%
Basic Materials 6.91%
Health Care 6.73%
Consumer Defensive 6.47%
Communication Services 5.51%
Real Estate 4.78%
Utilities 2.53%
Energy 1.77%

EWJ Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 53.42%
Large 37.21%
Medium 8.65%
Small 0.0%
Micro 0.0%

EWJ Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Japan 99.56%
Middle East 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Europe 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
U.S. 0.0%

EWJ Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.56%
Emerging 0.0%

EWJ Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 99.56%
Other 0.44%
Expense

EWJ - Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of EWJ to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 0.48%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading in EWJ

EWJ is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (TD Ameritrade, Fidelity)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 5 other ETFs in the Japan Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

Performance

EWJ - Performance

This section shows how EWJ has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

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1 Week Return
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 0.16%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 7.48%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 6.89%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 5.26%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 9.88%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 8.27%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 28.24%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 33.53%
Category Low
Category High
Charts

EWJ - Charts

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 EWJ relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

Valuation

EWJ - Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of EWJ compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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P/E Ratio
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 14.37
Category Low
Category High

As of Feb 27, 2015

Dividend

EWJ - Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of EWJ compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Annual Dividend Yield
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 1.20%
Category Low
Category High

As of Feb 27, 2015

Technicals

EWJ - Technicals

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EWJ Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of EWJ compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

5 Day Volatility
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 78.02%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 13.56%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 13.62%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 16.56%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 0.93
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
EWJ Rank:
EWJ 0.39%
Category Low
Category High

EWJ Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $11.93
  • 60 Day MA: $11.57
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.31
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.85
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 15.09
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 8.42
  • RSI 10 Day: 72
  • RSI 20 Day: 67
  • RSI 30 Day: 63
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 65

EWJ Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $11.90
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $12.52
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $11.31
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $12.55
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $11.11
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $12.45

EWJ Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $12.32
  • Support Level 2: $12.30
  • Resistance Level 1: $12.38
  • Resistance Level 2: $12.42

EWJ Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 52.31
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 75.95
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 58.91
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 81.53
Fact Sheet

EWJ - Fact Sheet

Fact sheets are issued by the ETF provider and framed by ETFdb.com. Information contained within the fact sheet is not guaranteed to be timely or accurate.

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