Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF
How Does Capital Spending Affect Japan’s Economic Growth?
The Japanese economy (JPN) continued its trend of moderate recovery in 2016 and could move at the same pace in 2017.
The IMF Sees Improvement in Japanese Economic Growth Forecasts
The IMF expects Japanese economic growth to be 0.5% in 2016—the same as in 2015—and to tick up to 0.6% in 2017.
Key Highlights of Japan’s QQE with Yield Curve Control
The Bank of Japan will set two interest rates: a short-term policy rate and an operating target for long-term interest rates. These rates will serve as guidelines for market operations.
Why Haruhiko Kuroda Says Japan Is out of Deflation
According to Kuroda, “Japan’s economic activity and prices, as well as financial conditions, have improved substantially, and Japan’s economy is no longer in deflation.”
Japan’s Economy Exhibits Flat Growth, Abe Feels the Pressure
Japan’s economy showed no growth on a quarterly basis in 2Q16—compared to growth of 0.5% in the previous quarter and forecasts of a 0.2% expansion.
Analyzing the BoJ’s Monetary Policy Enhancement Measures
The BoJ’s monetary policy was the most awaited macro event this week. It was the first major central bank to expand its easing program after the Brexit vote.
Japanese Trade Surplus Rose in June, Imports Fell More than Exports
The trade surplus for Japan increased to 692.8 billion yen for June—compared to a deficit of 60.9 billion yen in the same month last year.
Asian Markets Rise as Australian Housing Data Disappoint
Key Asian indexes (AAXJ) were trading higher on July 4. This week, the major data release on the Asian front will be Australian monetary policy.
Why an Unmoved Bank of Japan in April Shook Up Japanese Equities
Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, loves to give surprises. In his latest attempt, he left the monetary stance of the Bank of Japan unchanged on April 28, 2016.
How Fortunes Turn: Japanese Stocks in 2015 and 2016
At this time last year, Japanese stocks (DBJP) (EWJ) (VPL) were the darlings of equity investors around the world. So what changed in such a short amount of time?
Blackrock Looking to Pull Out of Japan on Concerns over Abenomics
Foreign investors have increasingly been pulling out of Japanese equities this year. BlackRock is one of them. It seems to be ending its bullish calls on Japanese equities.
Investing in Europe, Japan: Better to Hedge Than Live on the Edge
It’s better to hedge than live on the edge. To reduce currency risk and benefit from potential growth opportunities globally, you can use hedged equity currency ETFs.
The DXJ and DBJP ETFs: How Do They Compare?
The total number of holdings in the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ) is 329, whereas the total is 316 for the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DBJP).
DXJ and DBJP: Comparing Japan’s Hedged Equity ETFs
The WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ) offers exposure to the Japanese equity market and hedges its risk of fluctuations between the US dollar and the Japanese yen.
Currency-Hedged ETFs: Exposure to Japanese Equity with Less Risk
Currency-hedged ETFs provide exposure to an investment product. At the same time, these ETFs hedge against the impact of currency volatility on the product’s returns.