This fund offers broad exposure to securities that are domiciled and trade in the Japanese equity market. That makes FJP one of many ways to bet on the third largest economy in the world behind only China and the U.S. Unfortunately, Japan has been stuck in an economic malaise for quite some time now although the country does have impressive capabilities in the manufacturing and technology sectors and it remains well positioned to benefit from broad Asian growth. FJP does employ an 'alphadex' methodology in order to select securities for this modified equal-dollar weighted fund. As a result, the fund could be appropriate for some investors seeking to make a tactical tilt towards Japanese equities while at the same time employing the popular methodology from First Trust in order to potentially avoid some of the worst names in the index. However, the fund does charge investors fees that are nearly double the cheaper securities in the category suggesting that those especially worried about fees should look elsewhere for their Japanese exposure.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FJP 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 not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 9 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 FJP 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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