April 11, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT
Japan ETFs Battle For Inflows: EWJ vs. DXJ
Interest in foreign equity ETFs has been on the rise as more and more investors have come around to embrace the ease-of-use and cost-efficiency benefits offered through the exchange-traded product wrapper. Japan ETFs in particular have come under the spotlight for countless investors looking to geographically diversify their portfolio’s equity component. While some have embraced adding exposure to one of the largest economies in the world, others have been hesitant to dip their toes in, given the nation’s unfavorable demographic trends and lackluster growth prospects [Download 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn]. While there have been plenty of new entrants to the Japan Equities ETFdb Category over the years, two funds remain safely atop the list: the iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund and the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund . Meet the Competitors With a dozen Japan ETFs to choose from, EWJ and DXJ separate themselves by being the biggest [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: 5 Gold Metal ETFs For The 2012 Olympics Nikkei ETF Debuts: Newcomer Precidian Launches NKY Japan ETFs In Focus After Devastating Quake Deutsche Bank Planning International Equity ETFs Yen ETFs In Focus After Emergency Meeting
Interest in foreign equity ETFs has been on the rise as more and more investors have come around to embrace the ease-of-use and cost-efficiency benefits offered through the exchange-traded product wrapper. Japan ETFs in particular have come under the spotlight for countless investors looking to geographically diversify their portfolio’s equity component. While some have embraced adding exposure to one of the largest economies in the world, others have been hesitant to dip their toes in, given the nation’s unfavorable demographic trends and lackluster growth prospects  [Download 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn]. While there have been plenty of new entrants to the Japan Equities ETFdb Category over the years, two funds remain safely atop the list: the iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund and the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund . Meet the Competitors With a dozen Japan ETFs to choose from, EWJ and DXJ separate themselves by being the biggest [...]

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