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  • uploads///Hennessy Japan Fund Investor Class
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Hennessy Japan Fund Investor Class Fared in September 2015

    The Hennessy Japan Fund (HJPNX) dived by 8.2% in September from the previous month—the worst performer in September among the nine funds we’re reviewing.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Housing Starts in Japan
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Growth in Japanese Housing Starts Slowed in July 2015

    Japanese housing starts rose in July 2015, but their pace slowed compared to a month ago. Housing starts rose by 7.4% in July compared to a year ago.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Japanese Yen Rose on Positive GDP Numbers

    The Japanese yen gained early on December 8, 2015, as GDP (gross domestic product) figures were upwardly revised.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///US Investment Grade Bond Fund Flows
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Saw Inflows Last Week

    Flows into investment-grade bond funds were positive last week. Investment-grade bond funds saw net inflows of $907.1 million during the week ending July 6.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///JPY Short term
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the High Volatility of the Japanese Yen in Recent Months?

    The US dollar–Japanese yen currency pair has been one of the most volatile developed country currencies in the past six months. The Japanese yen saw heavy appreciation in August.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///DXJF MA
    Company & Industry Overviews

    DXJF Is in a Bearish Trend

    On December 11, 2015, DXJF closed at $25.57. This was below its 100-day, 50-day, and 20-day moving averages of $27.71, $27.39, and $27.47, respectively.

    By Rebecca Keats
  • uploads///MA DXJF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Japanese Financial ETF DXJF Is in a Bearish Trend in 2016

    The WisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials (DXJF) seeks to provide exposure to the Japanese financial sector.

    By Rebecca Keats
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Has CIGRX Delivered Below-Average Returns?

    The Calamos International Growth Fund – Class A (CIGRX) seems to be cautious about its portfolio positioning for now.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Japans Increasing National Debt To GDP
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Japan’s Fiscal Policies Can Help Achieve Its Economic Goals

    Prime Minister Abe’s administration initially achieved coordination between the Bank of Japan’s QQE and fiscal stimulus.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Yield Curve Control
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are the BoJ’s Projections for Economic Activity in Japan?

    The Bank of Japan gave its economic outlook after the monetary policy meeting on July 29. The weak data are due to the slowdown in emerging economies.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Volatility in the Japanese Yen before the BoJ’s Meeting

    The Japanese yen gained strength during mid-July due to growing uncertainties surrounding the BOE’s (Bank of England) monetary policy.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Commonwealth Japan Fund
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Healthcare Stocks Save the Day for CNJFX

    Financials were the biggest negative contributors to CNJFX’s total returns in the first four months of 2016.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    How Has the AB International Growth Fund Performed?

    The AB International Growth Fund is invested in companies like Roche Holding (RHHBY), Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), ING Groep (ING), TAL Education Group (XRS), and Tata Motors (TTM).

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Portfolio Breakdown of the MJFOX
    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
  • uploads///MAPIXs Top Ten Invested Geographies
    Fund Managers

    At Long Last, the Matthews Asia Dividend Fund (MAPIX)

    The Matthews Asia Dividend Fund focuses on income and aims “to provide a level of current income that is higher than…Asian equity markets.”

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Portfolio Breakdown of the HJPNX
    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Portfolio Scan of the Hennessy Japan Fund (HJPNX) in 2015

    The Hennessy Japan Fund – Investor Class (HJPNX) was managing $128 million in assets at the end of December 2015.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Fidelity Japan Fund
    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Reasons for the Poor Showing by Fidelity Japan Fund in 2015

    The Fidelity Japan Fund (FJPNX) did not have a good 2015 as its stock picks from the information technology and materials sectors did badly during the year.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Japanese Yen Expects a Strong Start in 2016

    The BoJ made it clear that a strong yen isn’t something that it wants. The expectations of a strong yen are mainly due to the economy.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Japanese Yen Gains against the Dollar after BoJ’s Policy Release

    The US dollar-Japanese yen currency pair is inversely related to the Japanese yen. It fell by more than 1% on December 18 after the BoJ’s monetary policy.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Japanese Yen Fell Due to the Disappointing GDP

    The US dollar-Japanese yen currency pair rose nearly 0.8% on November 16. The currency pair reached a high of 123.3 before closing for the day at 123.2.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///US Investment Grade Bond Market Issuance
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuance Hits Near 3-Month High

    Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $55.4 billion were issued in the primary market in the week ended July 17, 2015. The number of issuers rose to 20 from 17 in the previous week.

    By David Ashworth
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