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WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ)

  • Apr. 11, 2013, 3:54 AM
    The Nikkei jumps 2% to 13,549.16, its highest close since July 2008, as the Bank of Japan's aggressive easing policy continues to turbo charge the market. The yen is up a bit vs the dollar, but is at 99.67 and still threatening 100. Meanwhile, other Asian shares are mixed. Hong Kong +0.2%, China -0.3%, India +0.2%.
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  • Apr. 8, 2013, 3:36 PM
    Satisfied fans of WisdomTree's Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ) might have interest in a currency-hedged Japan fund doing even better (and now starting to garner serious assets), the DBJP. The difference is DBJP's cap-weighted approach which tilts it towards larger companies more likely to export and thus benefit off the plunging yen.
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  • Apr. 8, 2013, 1:34 AM
    The Bank of Japan has started its new aggressive asset-buying program, saying it will acquire ¥1T ($10.3B) of Japanese government bonds with maturities of 5-10 years, and ¥200B of bonds with maturities exceeding 10 years. The purchases are part of the BOJ's plan to inject $1.4T into the economy in under two years. The Nikkei is +2.5% and yen is -1% vs the dollar.
  • Apr. 7, 2013, 8:31 PM
    The yen (FXY) tumbles another 1% vs. the dollar as a new report suggests the BOJ plans to move fast and move big with JGB purchases. Buying less than ¥93 moments before the BOJ announced aggressive new easing measures Thursday, the dollar this moment is worth ¥98.51. The Nikkei adds 2.8% in early Tokyo trade, giving it a middling 8.6% gain since Thursday.
  • Apr. 5, 2013, 3:54 AM
    Japanese shares jumped as high as 4.7% and passed the psychologically important 13,000 level for the first time since August 2008 before pulling back somewhat to close +1.6% at 12,834 as investors cashed in. Shares continued to be boosted by the BOJ's plan for aggressive monetary easing, which also pushed the yen to as low as 97 to the dollar before the rate moderated to ¥96.39.
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  • Apr. 4, 2013, 11:03 AM
    It's a true "regime change" at the BOJ, says Citigroup, commenting on the central bank's new easing measures overnight. Gone is any hint of concern about monetizing government paper, and up next may be additional stimulus in the form of equity purchases and loans to small and medium-sized enterprises. The yen (FXY -3.6%) continues a whopper of a move lower, the dollar now at a session-high ¥96.38. The currency-hedged Japan stock ETF (DXJ) gains 7.5% vs. the unhedged EWJ +3.8%.
  • Apr. 4, 2013, 7:06 AM
    Stock index futures (SPY +0.4%, QQQ +0.4%) post gains after the BOJ outdoes the Fed with the breadth of its stimulative efforts. The Nikkei's 3.2% gain looks even more impressive when considering the index was off 2.3% before the central bank announcement. DXJ +4% premarket.
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  • Apr. 4, 2013, 2:07 AM
    The Nikkei (NKY) surges and the yen (FXY) plummets after the Bank of Japan starts firing the heavy artillery in its battle against deflation. Under new Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, the BOJ is changing its target when setting policy from the overnight call rate to the monetary base, which the bank aims to double within two years by purchasing ¥60-70T of assets a year, including government bonds of all maturities and not just short-term debt. The plan is open-ended and was unanimously approved. The Nikkei is +1.3% after being lower earlier, while the dollar is +1.5% vs the yen. (PR)
  • Apr. 3, 2013, 9:31 AM
    WisdomTree's (WETF) Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ) is the ETF story of 2013, pulling in about $4B in AUM in Q1 (it started the year with just $1.6B) as investors got bullish on Japanese shares and bearish on the yen. The flows pushed WisdomTree to the #6 spot on the U.S. ETF industry league table with AUM of $25.1B, and helped the stock to a 69% gain YTD.
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  • Apr. 3, 2013, 3:07 AM
    Haruhiko Kuroda has been chairing his first board meeting as the Governor of the Bank of Japan, with expectations high that the BOJ will push ahead with more powerful easing. However, prior to the two-day meeting, which ends tomorrow, Kuroda was reportedly finding it difficult to build a consensus about how far the bank should go. Kuroda might be able to force through his ideas but he risks dividing the board.
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  • Apr. 2, 2013, 10:23 AM
    "It's too good of a long-term strategic play to try and get cute," says Jeff Gundlach, advising not to try and time his long Japanese stocks/short yen idea even as it's seemingly run too far too fast. The DXJ - maybe the ETF story of the year (along with sponsor WETF) - tumbled 5% yesterday, hit by a combination of a diving Nikkei and rising yen (FXY).
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  • Apr. 2, 2013, 7:58 AM
    The yen surged and Nikkei dove following the Japanese PM's caution about reaching his 2% inflation target, but both are recovering (Nikkei futures at least as Tokyo is now closed). Not a softening in his hard line about devaluation, Abe's comments can be better read as "expectations management," writes David Keohane. The yen (FXY) is back to flat on the session. EWJ +0.4%, though the Nikkei fell 1% overnight.
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  • Apr. 1, 2013, 12:20 PM
    Disappointing economic reports in both the U.S. and Japan are helping the yen post gains against the dollar. Japanese stocks, which have been highly correlated to movements in the dollar-yen pair of late, fell more than 2% to a 3-week low leading some to question whether the rally in Japanese-focused ETFs is now a thing of the past.
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  • Mar. 31, 2013, 10:25 PM
    The BOJ's quarterly "tankan" survey of business sentiment rises to -8 in March from -12 previously, just missing expectations for -7. It's the first improvement in 3 quarters and comes amid the fast devaluation of the yen late in 2012 and early this year. The Nikkei is off 1%, and the yen (FXYgains 0.3% vs. the greenback.
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  • Mar. 25, 2013, 10:09 AM
    As with the U.S., aggressive monetary easing in Japan is not translating into falling government bond prices, especially when the easing is the central bank buying government bonds. The 10-year JGB (JGBL, JGBT) yield falls to 0.55%, the lowest in about a decade even as a new regime has made devaluation of the yen its key economic policy. Top-gaining Japanese ETFs last week: DFJ +4.3%, JSC +4.2%, SCJ +3.4%, FJP +3.2%.
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  • Mar. 22, 2013, 8:04 AM
    The Nikkei dives 2.4% and the yen (FXY) strengthens 0.4% as new BOJ Governor Kuroda's ex-colleagues express doubt about his vows to hit a 2% inflation target. Included was the man formerly known as Mr. Yen for his ability to divine (and drive) the currency's moves - Eisuke Sakakibara - saying the inflation rate "will never reach 2% ... the deflation is structural." EWJ -0.6% , DXJ -0.4% premarket.
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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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