WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ) - NYSEARCA
  • Nov. 3, 2015, 9:58 PM
    • Japan Post launched the largest IPO in the world this year with investors snapping up shares of Japan Post Bank, Japan Post Insurance, and Japan Post Holdings in Tokyo on Wednesday.
    • The government of Japan raised approximately ¥1.44T ($12B) from the triple IPO.
    • The privatization of the large government institutions is seen as a critical part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to turn savers in the nation into investors.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, JGBS, JGBD, DBJP, NKY, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, EWV, HEWJ, JGBL, JPP, JGBT, JGBB, FJP, JHDG, DXJF, JPN, JDG, HGJP
    | Nov. 3, 2015, 9:58 PM
  • Oct. 30, 2015, 2:16 AM
    • Despite building expectations for more stimulus, Japan's central bank has kept monetary policy on hold, keeping its annual asset purchases at ¥80T.
    • The decision comes amid declines in output and a slowdown in consumer prices that has threatened Japan with a return to deflation - the BOJ's nemesis for much of the past two decades.
    • BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will hold a news conference at 2:30 a.m. ET to further explain the decision.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, DBJP, NKY, JOF, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, SCJ, HEWJ, JSC, JPXN, JPP, QJPN, FJP, JPMV, DXJT, DXJR, DXJC, DXJH, JHDG, DXJF, JPN, HGJP, HEGJ, JDG
    | Oct. 30, 2015, 2:16 AM
  • Oct. 27, 2015, 11:12 AM
    • Facing competition from a number of newer entrants in currency-hedged ETFs, WisdomTree (WETF -0.7%) - which has two stars in DXJ and HEDJ - files for four more currency-hedged funds which "dynamically" shift the hedge position based on market conditions.
    • Plain-vanilla currency-hedged ETFs do great when the greenback is on the rise (against the currency in question), but work in reverse when the dollar sinks. Some new ETFs try to mitigate this by providing 50/50 hedged exposure. This new series from WisdomTree will attempt to split the difference by "dynamically hedging currency exposure to fluctuations."
    • The new funds don't yet have ticker symbols or management fees:
    • WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International SmallCap Equity Fund
    • WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund
    • WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Japan Equity Fund
    • WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Europe Equity Fund
    • Sources: Barron's Chris Dieterich and ETF.com's Heather Bell
    | Oct. 27, 2015, 11:12 AM
  • Oct. 23, 2015, 3:47 AM
    • At a rate review next week, the Bank of Japan will cut its growth and inflation outlook for this fiscal year but only slightly tweak its projections for 2016, Reuters reports.
    • By not straying far from its current projections, the BOJ can still maintain it's on course to meet its inflation goal of 2% next year without needing to step up its massive asset purchase scheme.
    • Critics say the program has been only marginally effective, and the BOJ board itself has not been unreservedly behind it.
    • Nikkei +2.1% to 18,825.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, DBJP, NKY, JOF, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, SCJ, HEWJ, JSC, JPXN, JPP, QJPN, FJP, JPMV, DXJT, DXJR, DXJC, DXJH, JHDG, DXJF, JPN, HGJP, HEGJ, JDG
    | Oct. 23, 2015, 3:47 AM
  • Oct. 21, 2015, 2:15 AM
    • Japan's exports grew at the slowest pace in more than a year in September, raising fears that weak overseas demand may have pushed the economy into recession.
    • The value of Japanese shipments rose just 0.6% Y/Y, missing forecasts for a 3.4% gain and marking the third straight month of waning growth.
    • The trade data is also one of the most crucial economic indicators before the BOJ meets on Oct. 30 to decide whether the nation needs more monetary stimulus.
    • Nikkei +1.9% to 18,554.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, DBJP, NKY, JOF, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, SCJ, HEWJ, JSC, JPXN, JPP, QJPN, FJP, JPMV, DXJT, DXJR, DXJC, DXJH, JHDG, DXJF, JPN, HGJP, HEGJ, JDG
    | Oct. 21, 2015, 2:15 AM
  • Oct. 8, 2015, 2:55 AM
    • Japanese shares snapped a six-session winning streak on Thursday as main indexes were hit by weak data and profit taking.
    • The country's core machinery orders unexpectedly dropped 5.7% in August from the previous month, casting doubt on the strength of capital expenditure.
    • The data is also the latest in a series of signs surrounding Japan's troubled economy.
    • Nikkei -1% to 18,141.17
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, DBJP, NKY, JOF, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, SCJ, HEWJ, JSC, JPP, QJPN, FJP, JPMV, DXJT, DXJC, DXJR, DXJH, JHDG, DXJF, HGJP, JDG, HEGJ, JPN
    | Oct. 8, 2015, 2:55 AM
  • Oct. 7, 2015, 2:01 AM
    • The Bank of Japan has held off on expanding its record stimulus, signaling a belief that inflation will hit a 2% target despite troubling signs in the economy.
    • Although the central bank left its annual asset purchases at ¥80T, some are betting on additional easing at a crucial policy meeting on October 30, when the BOJ is expected to cut its long-term economic and price forecasts.
    • Nikkei +0.8% to 18334.12
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, DBJP, NKY, JOF, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, SCJ, HEWJ, JSC, JPP, QJPN, FJP, JPMV, DXJT, DXJC, DXJR, DXJH, JHDG, DXJF, HGJP, JDG, HEGJ, JPN
    | Oct. 7, 2015, 2:01 AM | 5 Comments
  • Oct. 6, 2015, 4:20 AM
    • The Bank of Japan has kicked off its two-day monetary policy meeting with a decision due Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    • A fall in industrial production and wage growth, along with last week's Tankan survey have highlighted the lackluster state of the nation's economy, leading several analysts to predict more fiscal stimulus.
    • Whatever the outcome may be, the central bank will hold a second monetary policy meeting on October 30, when it is scheduled to publish its bi-annual report on the economy and inflation.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, DBJP, NKY, JOF, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, SCJ, HEWJ, JSC, JPP, QJPN, FJP, JPMV, DXJT, DXJC, DXJR, DXJH, JHDG, DXJF, HGJP, JDG, HEGJ, JPN
    | Oct. 6, 2015, 4:20 AM
  • Oct. 6, 2015, 3:46 AM
    • After five years of talks, a dozen nations across the Pacific Basin clinched an agreement on Monday that will reduce tariffs in countries making up 40% of the global economy.
    • Negotiators worked round the clock over the weekend to settle many tough issues surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including auto trade, dairy exports and monopoly periods for next-generation drugs.
    • News of the accord also helped trigger today's modest bounce across Pacific bourses involved in the TPP: Australia +0.3%, Japan +1%, Malaysia +0.7%, New Zealand +0.6%, Vietnam +1.9%.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, VNM, EWA, EWM, IAF, DFJ, DBJP, ENZL, NKY, AUSE, JOF, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, SCJ, KROO, HEWJ, JSC, JPP, EWAS, FAUS, QJPN, FJP, DXJT, JPMV, DXJC, DXJR, DXJH, JHDG, QAUS, DXJF, HEGJ, HGJP, JDG, JPN, HAUD
    | Oct. 6, 2015, 3:46 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 2, 2015, 2:52 AM
    • Japanese unemployment edged up to 3.4% in August from 3.3% in July, which was the lowest since April 1997, with economists expecting the rate to hold steady. (PR)
    • Job availability rose to its highest level since January 1992, with the job-to-applicants ratio increasing to 1.23 from 1.21 and vs consensus of 1.22%. The rise suggests that unemployment could fall in the coming months.
    • Meanwhile, household spending recovered smartly to rise 2.9% in August after dropping 0.2% previously and soundly beat forecasts of +0.4%. (PR)
    • However, inflation expectations at Japanese firms weakened, a Bank of Japan survey shows, with businesses expecting annual inflation on consumer products to reach around 1.2% in a year's time, down from the prior forecast of +1.4% in June. The BOJ's target, lest we forget, is 2%. (PR)
    • The USD-JPY is +0.1% at 120.03 yen, while the Nikkei is flat at 17725.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, FXY, YCS, JGBS, DFJ, JGBD, DBJP, NKY, JYN, JOF, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, YCL, SCJ, HEWJ, JSC, ITF, JGBL, JPP, JGBT, QJPN, FJP, JGBB, JPMV, DXJT, DXJC, DXJR, JHDG, DXJH, DXJF, JDG, HEGJ, HGJP, JPN
    | Oct. 2, 2015, 2:52 AM | 5 Comments
  • Sep. 25, 2015, 2:04 AM
    • Japan has dropped back into deflation for the first time since April 2013 in a symbolic setback to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic stimulus.
    • Core inflation, excluding fresh food, were down by 0.1% compared with a year ago in August, as slumping global energy prices outweighed headline prices.
    • BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda continues to insist Japan can reach a 2% inflation target by the middle of next year, but most analysts think that goal is now out of reach.
    • Nikkei +1.8% to 17,880.51.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, DBJP, NKY, JOF, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, SCJ, HEWJ, JSC, ITF, JPP, QJPN, FJP, DXJT, JPMV, DXJR, DXJC, DXJH, JHDG, DXJF, JPN, JDG, HGJP
    | Sep. 25, 2015, 2:04 AM | 5 Comments
  • Sep. 24, 2015, 3:29 AM
    • Japan's Nikkei slipped 2.8% in its first trading session this week after three national holidays, edging near a seven-month low touched earlier this year.
    • The fall follows a bruising selloff in China and the U.S. on Wednesday, which took a cue from weak factory performance and a downbeat global environment.
    • Meanwhile, the yen has been stuck in a narrow trading range over the past week and last stood little changed at 120.02 to the dollar.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, FXY, YCS, DFJ, DBJP, NKY, JYN, JOF, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, YCL, SCJ, HEWJ, JSC, ITF, JPP, QJPN, FJP, JPMV, DXJT, DXJC, DXJR, JHDG, DXJH, DXJF, HGJP, JDG, JPN
    | Sep. 24, 2015, 3:29 AM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 16, 2015, 6:34 AM
    • Japan got its debt ratings reduced by Standard & Poor's today over doubts the government will revive economic growth and end deflation in the next two to three years.
    • It's not a good news for Abenomics, the pet project of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
    • The country currently has some ¥54T ($450B) of debt outstanding, which now holds a AA- rating in place of an A+ report card.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DFJ, DBJP, NKY, JOF, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, SCJ, HEWJ, JSC, ITF, JPP, QJPN, FJP, DXJT, JPMV, DXJR, DXJC, DXJH, JHDG, DXJF, JPN, JDG, HGJP
    | Sep. 16, 2015, 6:34 AM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 14, 2015, 10:20 PM
    • The yen retreats in Asian trading as speculation picks up the Bank of Japan will signal at a policy meeting on Tuesday that it's amenable to an increase in monetary stimulus.
    • The yen dropped across 16 major currencies, including a 0.2% decline against the U.S. dollar.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, DBJP, NKY, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, EWV, HEWJ, ITF, JPP, FJP, JPN, HGJP
    | Sep. 14, 2015, 10:20 PM
  • Sep. 10, 2015, 4:42 AM
    • Japan's government is looking to raise a total of $11.5B in the sale of stakes of 10% in Japan Post Holdings Co and its bank and insurance units.
    • The privatization is set to be Japan's largest in almost three decades as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continues his economic reforms.
    • Japan Post Bank has a portfolio of $1.7T, making it one of the world's largest institutional investors, while the insurance company is the country's biggest by assets.
    • However, worries exist about the prospects for the firms, which are heavily regulated to protect competitors in the private sector; meanwhile, volume in mail services is falling.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, JGBS, JGBD, DBJP, NKY, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, EWV, HEWJ, ITF, JGBL, JPP, JGBT, JGBB, FJP, JHDG, DXJF, JPN, JDG, HGJP
    | Sep. 10, 2015, 4:42 AM
  • Sep. 10, 2015, 3:32 AM
    • Japanese machinery orders, a leading indicator of capital expenditure, unexpectedly dropped 3.6% on month in July after falling 7.9% in June and badly missed consensus of +3.7%.
    • On year, orders +2.8% vs 16.6% and +10.5%.
    • "Poor orders, particularly at the service sector, reflect persistent weakness in domestic demand," says economist Takeshi Minami.
    • The numbers add to a series of weak data recently and could add pressure on the Bank of Japan to add more stimulus.
    • The problem for policymakers is that they were hoping that the weaker yen and lower energy prices would help boost corporate profits, which would be used to increase wages and capital spending. However, this doesn't seem to be happening.
    • The Nikkei has tumbled 2.5% after surging 7.7% yesterday, while the USD-JPY is +0.3% at ¥120.84.
    • ETFs: DXJ, EWJ, FXY, YCS, JGBS, DFJ, JGBD, DBJP, NKY, JYN, JOF, EZJ, JEQ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, YCL, SCJ, HEWJ, JSC, ITF, JGBL, JPP, JGBT, QJPN, JGBB, FJP, JPMV, DXJT, DXJC, DXJR, JHDG, DXJH, DXJF, JDG, HGJP, JPN
    | Sep. 10, 2015, 3:32 AM
DXJ Description
WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund seeks investment results that closely correspond to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Index. The Fund employs an investment approach designed to track the performance of the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Index. The Index and the Fund are designed to provide exposure to equity securities in Japan, while at the same time hedging exposure to fluctuations between the value of the U.S. dollar and and the Japanese yen. The Index and the Fund seek to track the performance of equity securities in Japan that is attributable solely to stock prices without the effect of currency fluctuations.
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