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WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend ETF (DFJ)

  • Nov. 2, 2012, 9:30 AM
    The yen continues to weaken, with the strong NFP report pushing the dollar firmly past ¥80. The move should help the Nikkei, which is up about 6.5% since mid-October. EWJ's exposure to currency fluctuations has led that ETF to underperform. For exposure to Japanese shares without worry over a weakening yen, there's always currency-hedged ETFs like DBJP and DXJ.
    | Nov. 2, 2012, 9:30 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 25, 2012, 7:01 AM
    The story in Asia continues to be Japan, where shares defy stumbling Western equities and continue to gain - the Nikkei's 1.1% move last night bringing a 2-week rally to 6.5%. A sliding yen - the dollar surpassing ¥80 for the first time since early summer - amidst the usual chatter of further BOJ action is helping grease the run. EWJ +0.8% premarket.
    | Oct. 25, 2012, 7:01 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 22, 2012, 9:28 AM
    There's a lot of bad news out of Japan, the latest being a plunge in exports to China thanks to tensions over the islands dispute, but the Nikkei quietly continues to rally. After opening sharply lower last night following Friday's big decline in the U.S., the Nikkei managed to eke out a 0.1% gain, and is now +5.9% over the past few sessions. EWJ +1.2% premarket.
    | Oct. 22, 2012, 9:28 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 11, 2012, 6:59 AM
    Along with Citigroup's U.S. equity upgrade is a downgrade to Underweight for Japan due to a disappointing bounce in profits.
    | Oct. 11, 2012, 6:59 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 30, 2012, 7:59 PM
    Japan's Tankan large-manufacturing survey comes in at -3 vs. expected -4, and against the previous quarter's -1. Companies see capex this fiscal year of +6.4%. Yen now at ¥77.96 to the dollar.
    | Sep. 30, 2012, 7:59 PM | Comment!
  • Sep. 20, 2012, 7:20 AM
    The Nikkei - down 1.6% - sheds all and more of its post-BOJ QE pop as Japan's export trade continues to deteriorate. Trade was already in rough shape as the global economy slowed, now the island dispute with China threatens to hurt business even more. Among the big decliners was Komatsu - which gets 15% of sales in China - falling 3.1%.
    | Sep. 20, 2012, 7:20 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 19, 2012, 6:49 AM
    The dollar +0.2% vs. the yen following the BOJ unexpectedly increasing the size of its QE program. The Nikkei rises 1.2% to its highest level since early May. Key commodity prices are subdued at the moment. Can someone find an important central bank somewhere in the world that doesn't have a heavy foot on the gas?
    | Sep. 19, 2012, 6:49 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 12, 2012, 10:03 AM
    Currency traders push Tokyo's buttons, sending the yen to multi-month highs vs. the dollar. "It's orange ... but not really red yet," say a dealer with a Japanese bank. Owners of Japanese stocks will pay attention as shares moved higher in lockstep with the S&P earlier this year as the yen declined, but have severely underperformed since the currency strengthened.
    | Sep. 12, 2012, 10:03 AM | Comment!
  • Aug. 12, 2012, 9:56 PM
    Japan's GDP grew 1.4% annualized in Q2, sharply below Q1's 5.5% and well short of the 2.3% forecast. The strong yen - cruising near an all-time high vs. the greenback for much of the last year (and hitting record highs vs. the euro) - gets plenty of ink, but demographic math is surely working against speedy growth. The Nikkei is flat.
    | Aug. 12, 2012, 9:56 PM | 4 Comments
  • Aug. 7, 2012, 12:06 PM
    Japan already sells more adult than infant diapers, and government estimates show more than 25% of citizens will be over 65 within 2 years, nearly one-in-three within 10 years. The investment implications - from what will drive GDP growth to who will buy the massive amount of government debt - are troubling.
    | Aug. 7, 2012, 12:06 PM | Comment!
  • Jul. 12, 2012, 7:20 AM
    More signs of disinterest in Japanese stocks - Goldman Sachs (GS) has scaled down its prime brokerage business there, according to sources, moving a chunk of the operation to Hong Kong. In May, Goldman shuttered its Japanese stock loan desk, also moving those operations to Hong Kong. The bank is Japan's biggest prime broker.
    | Jul. 12, 2012, 7:20 AM | Comment!
  • Jul. 2, 2012, 8:11 AM
    Not participating in the worldwide rally overnight was Japan, the Nikkei closing flat after opening sharply higher. Possibly hurting is the defection of heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa from the ruling DPJ party, along with 49 others (possibly over the doubling of the sales tax). The move leaves PM Noda's government teetering.
    | Jul. 2, 2012, 8:11 AM | Comment!
  • Jul. 1, 2012, 8:01 PM
    Japan's quarterly Tankan survey of large manufacturing comes in at -1 vs. an expected -4, and against the first quarter's -3. The yen ticks up on the upside surprise, now ¥79.84 to the dollar.
    | Jul. 1, 2012, 8:01 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 21, 2012, 1:56 AM
    Tokyo continues its recent advances as a weaker yen supports its exporters, but other regional markets are trading down following China's weak manufacturing data and limited action from the Fed. Japan +1%. Hong Kong -0.8%. China -1.4%. India -0.2%. USD +0.25% to ¥79.66.
    | Jun. 21, 2012, 1:56 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 8, 2012, 2:43 AM
    Japan's GDP grew an annualized +4.7% in Q1, a notable increase from the preliminary estimate of +4.1% growth. Private demand was revised upward as the domestic economy responded to certain government incentives and post-earthquake reconstruction. Domestic demand will likely remain on a recovery trajectory this year.
    | Jun. 8, 2012, 2:43 AM | 5 Comments
  • Jun. 5, 2012, 8:48 AM
    Japan finmin Azumi is the first to hit the wires following the G-7 conference call, and he's talking about how the strong yen is hurting his country's economy. He says the group agreed to work together to cooperate on extreme fx moves. The yen promptly takes a tumble, dollar/yen rising to ¥78.46 from ¥78.25.
    | Jun. 5, 2012, 8:48 AM | Comment!
DFJ Description
WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund seeks investment results that closely correspond to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Index.
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Country: Japan
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