Precidian MAXIS Nikkei 225 Index ETF (NKY) - NYSEARCA
NKY is defunct since March 11, 2016. Shuttered due to lack of investor interest
  • Jun. 10, 2013, 3:56 AM

    The Nikkei (NKY) continued with its wild ways today, surging 4.9% after Japanese Q1 GDP growth was revised upwards, and U.S. jobs data came in just right (not too good, not too bad) and helped boost the dollar vs the yen. Hong Kong +0.2%, China closed, India +0.1%. USD-JPY (FXY) +0.9%.

    | Jun. 10, 2013, 3:56 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jun. 9, 2013, 9:58 PM
    Japan revises Q1 GDP up to 4.1% (annualized) from an initial reading of 3.5% sending the Nikkei (EWJ, DXJ) up 3% in early trading. Also helping Japanese stocks is the weak yen (FXY), down 0.4% against the dollar to ¥97.95. Meanwhile, the BOJ begins a two-day policy meeting. Goldman's advice: Initiate "long positions in Nikkei September futures with a target of 14,500 and a stop on a close below 12,700." For what it's worth.
    | Jun. 9, 2013, 9:58 PM | 6 Comments
  • Jun. 7, 2013, 7:14 AM

    Long Nikkei, short yen continues to unwind with investors in 2013's most popular trade all hitting the exit at the same time. The yen's up another 1.6%, with dollar/yen at ¥95.47 and erasing more than 2 months worth of gains in the last few sessions. FXY +1.3% premarket. The Nikkei tumbled another 1.8% overnight and has also erased 2 months worth of gains. DXJ -2.3% premarket. Earlier: Japan's government pension fund confirms it's cutting JGB exposure and increasing equity holdings.

    | Jun. 7, 2013, 7:14 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 7, 2013, 4:08 AM
    Asian markets fall as investors position themselves for weak U.S. payroll figures today and for Chinese economic data over the weekend. Japanese shares (NKY) enjoy another roller coaster day but end a mere -0.2%, while the dollar-yen is -0.4% as the Japanese currency continues to strengthen. In China, stocks (FXI, CAF) drop for a seventh day in a row amid fears about economic growth and tightening liquidity, while Hong Kong's (EWH) fall of -1.3% puts it in and around correction territory. India +0.5%.
    | Jun. 7, 2013, 4:08 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 7, 2013, 12:35 AM
    Asked and answered: Midday Thursday (U.S. time), Forbes wondered if "Soros and the gang .... have unwound their bets on Japan."  Friday morning (Asia time), the answer via Dow Jones Newswire: Soros is "back placing bets in Japan, shorting the yen and snapping up local stocks."
    | Jun. 7, 2013, 12:35 AM
  • Jun. 6, 2013, 1:11 PM

    When crowded trades go bad: Investors don't wait until Tokyo to sell Japan - Nikkei futures tumble 3.5% as the yen flies higher, now at ¥96.76 and in two weeks erasing two months worth of gains in dollar/yen. The Nikkei has returned to its early April level as well. The unhedged EWJ falls 0.9%, while this year's hottest ETF, the hedged Japan fund (DXJ), slides 3%, now up only 16.5% YTD.

    | Jun. 6, 2013, 1:11 PM | 5 Comments
  • Jun. 5, 2013, 3:40 AM

    The Nikkei (EWJ) drops sharply once again and takes other Asian bourses with it, with the fall this time because of disappointment with Shinzo Abe's "third arrow" of economic reform. The measures "aren't enough for Japan to achieve sustained economic growth and overcome deflation," says economist Hisashi Yamada, especially as the labor-market reforms don't go far enough. There's also disappointment that Abe isn't proposing to cut corporate taxes, which are amongst the highest in the OECD. Japan -3.8%, Hong Kong -1.1%, China -0.1%, India flat.

    | Jun. 5, 2013, 3:40 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 4, 2013, 4:36 PM

    "This is not a good time to be exiting the Nikkei (EWJ, DXJ)," says Jeff Gundlach in a presentation (webcast) titled "What in the world is going on?" Markets don't rally like that to be immediately followed by a "monster collapse," he adds. He'd prefer to buy below 13K (closed last night at 13.5K), but the his bull thesis remains intact and he wouldn't be a seller here.

    | Jun. 4, 2013, 4:36 PM
  • Jun. 4, 2013, 12:31 PM

    "Current conditions represent a buying opportunity for bonds (TLT, LQD) says Jeff Gundlach, appearing on CNBC. Higher interest rates will prove too damaging to certain sectors and he expects the 10-year Treasury - currently at 2.13% - to head back below 2% into the summer and fall. Nikkei (EWJ, DXJ)? In the mid-12s, it's a buying opportunity. Apple (AAPL)? He was a buyer in the low $400s and $500 is a chip shot, but it may never see $700. Chipotle (CMG)? He never got filled on his short at $380, but would give it a shot again.

    | Jun. 4, 2013, 12:31 PM | 9 Comments
  • Jun. 3, 2013, 11:24 AM

    The yen (FXY +1.4%) surges higher, with dollar/yen crashing through ¥100 all the way to ¥98.97 - the first time in double digits in about a month. Along with the strengthening yen are declining Nikkei 225 futures (NKY), off 2.8%. EWJ -1.9%, DXJ -3.6%. The proprietor of the DXJ, WisdomTree (WETF -3.1%).

    | Jun. 3, 2013, 11:24 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 30, 2013, 10:37 PM
    Investors rush to buy the tumbling Japanese stock market, with WisdomTree's (WETF) Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ) raking in another $264M over the last week, according to XTF.com, the 3rd largest inflow of any ETF. The crazy turnaround in Nikkei futures this morning on word Japan's national pension fund is considering boosting its equity allocation carries through to Tokyo, the Nikkei +1.8%.
    | May 30, 2013, 10:37 PM
  • May 30, 2013, 7:35 AM

    Nikkei futures go nuts, reversing most of a 5% overnight plunge on word Japan's public pension fund is considering shifting to a more pro-equity stance. They're off just 0.4% at the moment. NKY -1% premarket.

    | May 30, 2013, 7:35 AM | 13 Comments
  • May 30, 2013, 7:24 AM

    The recently-plunging Nikkei may have already solved this issue, but Japan's giant public pension fund (GPIF) is considering a change in strategy that would otherwise force it to sell stocks (EWJ, DXJ) and buy JGBs (JGBS) as equities rally and bond prices fall. No significant change in policy has been made since 2006. Of interest: Last night's 5% dive in stocks failed to put in a bid for JGBs, the yield on the 10-year flat at 0.89%.

    | May 30, 2013, 7:24 AM | 3 Comments
  • May 29, 2013, 7:28 AM

    Skittishness in the markets has the yen (FXY) resuming gains against the dollar, with dollar/yen sliding 1.2% to ¥101.13. After a couple of frightening plunges in the past few sessions, the Nikkei took the yen's gain rather well, falling just 0.9% to 14,189. EWJ -1.7%, DXJ -1.5% premarket. Action to eye: The JGB market as the 10-year yield carves out a new Y/Y high, up 4 bps to 0.93%

    | May 29, 2013, 7:28 AM | 2 Comments
  • May 24, 2013, 2:19 PM

    Soaring volatility on the Nikkei isn't stopping investors from scooping up options "with something approaching glee," according to SIG's derivatives team (for the uninitiated, higher vols mean higher options prices). Most of the buying in the Japan ETF space is in the form of calls as dip buyers do what they've become accustomed to doing. Two popular ones, EWJ and DXJ are off nearly 10% since Wed. afternoon.

    | May 24, 2013, 2:19 PM | 2 Comments
  • May 24, 2013, 3:08 AM

    Japanese shares end +0.6% following a volatile session in which stocks rose and fell by over 3% vs the close yesterday, when they slumped 7.3%. The plunge on Thursday was "just a speed bump" given this year's strong returns, says U.S. fund manager Audrey Kaplan. Improving economic conditions "will support the market going forward." Hong Kong flat, China +0.6%, India +0.3%.

    | May 24, 2013, 3:08 AM | 2 Comments
NKY Description
The MAXISSM Nikkei 225 Index ETF seeks to provide investments results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of publicity traded securities in the Japanese market, as measured by the Nikkei 225 index.
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