Archive for the ‘NYSE:EWJ’ Category

Finding Value In Japanese Stocks

April 10th, 2014

japanese GDP growthJapanese equities were a favorite among investors in 2013. This year, it seems the appeal is starting to cool. March saw $0.7 billion in Japanese equity outflows, representing the first monthly redemptions in two years. Read more…


Inside The New Currency Hedged ETFs From iShares

February 14th, 2014

isharesAs the taper begins to ravage international markets, investors in the ETF world are starting to see the impact of currencies on foreign holdings. Many currencies are slumping against the U.S. dollar, and this is really having a huge negative impact on stock prices Read more…


The Stock Market In Japan Is Collapsing

February 4th, 2014

japanese GDP growthDid you see what just happened in Japan?  The stock market of the 3rd largest economy on the planet is imploding.  On Tuesday, the Nikkei fell by more than 610 points.  If that sounds like a lot, that is because it is.  Read more…


Two ETFs Setting Up For A Buy

January 17th, 2014

ETFsMorpheus Trading: We have two new buy setups on today’s ETF watchlist in Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEARCA:GREK) and iShares MSCI Japan (NYSEARCA:EWJ). Read more…


Can Japan ETFs Continue To Outperform In 2014?

January 11th, 2014

japanese GDP growthIt has been a little over one year since the start of Abenomics in Japan, a program from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to boost the Japanese economy. This three pronged approach, Read more…


2013 ETF Asset Report: Developed Markets Rule, Gold Falters

December 26th, 2013

etfs etfsA number of key takeaways can be observed from investing in 2013. These include a boom in the U.S. stock markets, a drawn-out period of speculation regarding the QE Taper, a turnaround in Japan helped by ‘Abenomics’, the Eurozone’s return to growth, Read more…


ETFs That Were Popular In 2013

December 24th, 2013

etfs etfs2013 was another good year for the ETF industry, as a ton of new funds hit the market. Total assets under management eclipsed the $1.6 trillion mark as well, further cementing Exchange-Traded Funds as a popular way to achieve broad exposure. Read more…


Two Japan Hedged ETFs To Consider For Your Portfolio

December 23rd, 2013

japanese GDP growthNeena Mishra: It has been a year since Shinzo Abe took over as the Prime Minister of Japan and launched an aggressive policy—popularly known as “Abenomics”—to put the country back on the growth path. The approach uses three arrows: Read more…


If Money Printing Failed In Japan, Why Would It Work In The U.S.?

December 18th, 2013

printing QEMichael Lombardi: What the Federal Reserve is doing in the U.S.—its effort to get the economy going via its money printing program—has already been tried by the second-largest economy in the world: Japan (NYSEARCA:EWJ). Read more…


Japan Experiencing The Ugly Effects Of Its Own Policy

December 1st, 2013

japanese GDP growthGold Silver Worlds: Exactly a year ago, Japan (NYSEARCA:EWJ) announced its monstrous monetary stimulus, beating even Helicopter Bernanke who had just started its fourth round of QE. Read more…


What’s Next For Stalling Japan ETFs

November 26th, 2013

japanese GDP growthDavid Fabian:  The Japanese economy got off to a roaring start through the first half of 2013 and then subsequently stalled due to concerns about the effectiveness of the governments quantitative easing efforts.   Read more…


This ETF Could Breakout To All-Time Highs

November 22nd, 2013

sellbuyMorpheus Trading: While the broad based averages remain in a solid uptrend, the majority of leading stocks continue to lag, with just a handful breaking out to new highs the past few weeks. Because of this, we will continue to take a few shots Read more…


WisdomTree Is Doubling Down On Its Currency-Hedged ETF Program

November 15th, 2013

wisdomtreeWisdomTree (WETF) has long been known as an ETF provider focusing on dividend-weighted products, and also international markets. It is in this international space where WisdomTree has really made a name for itself though, particularly in the case of Japan. Read more…


Four Reasons Japan Could Continue To Be The Land Of The Rising Stock Market

October 31st, 2013

japanese GDP growthWhile U.S. stocks are having a stellar year, Japanese stocks are doing even better. Year-to-date, the Nikkei 225 is up nearly 40%. Even after adjusting for a falling yen, Japanese stocks are up around 23%. Read more…


Beyond U.S. Borders: 3 International Investment Trends Happening Now

October 31st, 2013

buck the trendDoes your portfolio suffer from home country bias?  If so, you’re not alone.  Despite the fact that almost 80% of global economic output and about two-thirds of the world’s equity market capitalization come from countries outside of the United States, Read more…


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