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  • ETF
  • EWJ
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.19 (-0.0%)
    Time: 07/25/17
    Previous Close: $54.25
  • Category
  • Japan Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $46.16
  • 52 Week Hi: $54.55
  • AUM: $16,404.4 M
  • Shares: 304.2 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 5,768,277
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 5,812,641

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to large cap Japanese stocks, making EWJ an opportunity to bet on one of the largest economies in the world that has been stuck in a low growth environment for several decades. EWJ is by far the most popular ETF option for exposure to Japanese stocks, and is by far the oldest focusing on this market. EWJ is very well diversified for an international equity ETF, holding hundreds of individual stocks and generally avoiding significant concentrations in any big names. Exposure is balanced from a sector perspective as well; besides a decent allocation to industrials-- close to one-quarter of the total-- the portfolio is spread relatively evenly across the Japanese economy. It should be noted that EWJ consists primarily of large and mega cap stocks; investors who would prefer to round out exposure through small caps or prefer small caps as a means of establishing international equity exposure have multiple options (SCJ, JSC, and DFJ) available to them. EWJ is a nice option for Japanese equity exposure; thin spreads, low costs, and balanced exposure make for a quality ETF.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

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.

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EWJ Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+ EWJ
Expenses B- HGJP

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EWJ In-Depth Analysis

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

EWJ Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jul 24, 2017

Concentration Analysis

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

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 100.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Industrials 19.99%
Consumer, Cyclical 19.57%
Technology 12.79%
Financials 12.57%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 9.78%
Basic Materials 6.55%
Healthcare 6.42%
Telecommunications 5.53%
Real Estate 4.08%
Utilities 1.89%
Energy 0.82%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 93.41%
Mid cap 6.32%
Small cap 0.27%
Unknown 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia-Pacific 99.45%
Europe 0.31%
Asia 0.17%
North America 0.08%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed Markets (ex-US) 99.75%
Emerging Markets 0.17%
United States 0.08%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 99.45%
Switzerland 0.31%
South Korea 0.17%
United States 0.08%

EWJ Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

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

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 6 other ETFs in the Japan Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

EWJ Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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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.

EWJ Valuation

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

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EWJ Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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EWJ Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $53.64
  • 60 Day MA: $53.30
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.43
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.62
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 33.01
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 21.38
  • RSI 10 Day: 58
  • RSI 20 Day: 57
  • RSI 30 Day: 57
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 60

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $53.29
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $54.52
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $52.78
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $54.48
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $52.95
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $54.55

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $53.99
  • Support Level 2: $53.92
  • Resistance Level 1: $54.19
  • Resistance Level 2: $54.32


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 50.59
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 64.01
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 60.86
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 76.75

Fact Sheet

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