Matthews Japan Fund

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  • Company & Industry Overviews

    How Healthcare Has Helped MJFOX So Far in 2016

    The Matthews Japan Fund – Investor Class (MJFOX) rose 0.3% in the first four months of 2016, placing it third among the nine funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    MJFOX: What Changes Did the Fund Make in 2016?

    Industrials and the two consumer-focused sectors—consumer discretionary and consumer staples—form the backbone of MJFOX. These three combine to form 56% of the portfolio.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Should You Look at Asia for Growth in the Long Term?

    Given the diversity the region can provide, Asia makes a compelling investment destination, especially for those investors who are looking for growth.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the Matthews Japan Fund Was the Best-Performing Fund in 2015

    The Matthews Japan Fund – Investor Class (MJFOX) fell 0.4% in December 2015 from the previous month. In the three- and six-month periods ended December 31, the fund rose 10.4% and fell 1.2%, respectively.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    A Portfolio Scan of the Matthews Japan Fund (MJFOX) in 2015

    The Matthews Japan Fund – Investor Class (MJFOX)adopts a bottom-up approach to constructing portfolios. This means that it looks at companies with acceptable valuations that are expected to do well in the future, rather than specific industries.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Matthews Japan Fund Investor Class (MJFOX): Historical Overview

    An introduction The Matthews Japan Fund Investor Class (MJFOX) seeks “long-term capital appreciation,” by investing “at least 80% of its total assets, which include borrowings for investment purposes, in the common and preferred stocks of companies located in Japan.” While describing its approach towards investing in Asia, the fund house believes that popular equity indices […]

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Japan’s Manufacturing and Services Sectors Expanded in August

    Manufacturing activity in Japan, represented by the Nikkei Japan Manufacturing PMI, rose in August, with the indicator rising to 51.7 points from 51.2 in July.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Japan’s 2Q15 Capital Spending Slows but Profits Skyrocket

    A release by Japan’s finance ministry showed that capital spending in Japan rose by 5.6% in 2Q15 from the same period a year ago.

    By David Ashworth
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