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  • ETF
  • JSC
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.08 (-0.0%)
    Time: 08/25/16
    Previous Close: $56.95
  • Category
  • Japan Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $46.64
  • 52 Week Hi: $57.50
  • AUM: $54.2 M
  • Shares: 1.0 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 2,526
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 2,823

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Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
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Analyst Report

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, JSC 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; JSC features very little concentration among the largest names. SCJ and DFJ are the closest alternatives to this State Street fund; both of those funds offer slight differences in terms of exposure and holdings suggesting that investors have a wide variety of choices in this often overlooked corner of the market.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for JSC 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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JSC Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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

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JSC 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 Category.

JSC Holdings

Filings Data as of: Aug 02, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

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

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 97.39%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 1.53%
Other 1.08%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Industrials 22.9%
Consumer Cyclical 21.19%
Technology 13.62%
Consumer Defensive 10.48%
Basic Materials 10.04%
Financial Services 8.16%
Health Care 6.38%
Real Estate 2.23%
Energy 0.9%
Utilities 0.76%
Communication Services 0.73%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 0.0%
Large 1.29%
Medium 61.37%
Small 33.76%
Micro 0.81%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Japan 97.39%
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%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 97.39%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 97.39%
Other 2.61%

JSC Expenses & Fees

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

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 9 other ETFs in the Japan Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

JSC Performance

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

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13 Week Return
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26 Week Return
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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 JSC relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

JSC Valuation

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

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JSC Dividend

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

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JSC Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

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20 Day Volatility
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50 Day Volatility
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200 Day Volatility
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  • 20 Day MA: $56.62
  • 60 Day MA: $55.66
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.21
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.89
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 44.37
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 34.05
  • RSI 10 Day: 56
  • RSI 20 Day: 56
  • RSI 30 Day: 56
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 58

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $56.10
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $57.56
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $55.73
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $57.46
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $55.27
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $57.40

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $56.68
  • Support Level 2: $56.50
  • Resistance Level 1: $56.97
  • Resistance Level 2: $57.08


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 76.71
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 69.31
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 67.60
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 56.92

Fact Sheet

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