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WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ)

  • May. 14, 2013, 10:42 AM
    "Contrarians should start buying emerging markets (EEM, DEM, VWO) and think about global energy (XLE) and material companies (XLB) and commodities (DBC)," says BAML's John Bilton, noting a "marked uptick" in concern about China (FXI, CAF) in his firm's latest fund manger survey. One-in-four now consider a Chinese hard landing as the biggest risk to their investment. Where respondents are not fearful? Japan (EWJ, DXJ). (previous)
  • May. 14, 2013, 7:21 AM
    An early look at the BAML May fund manager survey shows hedge fund equity exposure (VTI) at the highest in 7 years, +45%. Commodity exposure (DBC) is a negative 29%. Cash is at 4.3%. Sectors: It's a record-low exposure to energy (XLE) at -17%. Japan (EWJ, DXJ) at +31% is the highest in 7 years.
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  • May. 13, 2013, 4:56 AM
    The yen (FXY) continues its slide , falling to a new four-and-a-half year low against the dollar, helping the Nikkei (NKY) post another triple-digit gain on the session, rising 1.2% to 14782, its highest level since January 2008. The weak yen comes on the heels of the G7's reportedly amicable meeting over the weekend, at which officials were generally supportive of the BOJ's policies and reiterated that Japan's goal is to fight deflation not engage in the targeting of exchange rates.
  • May. 12, 2013, 9:49 PM
    In Japan, the Nikkei (NKY) scales yet another new five-year high, rising 1.39% ahead of key Chinese economic data.
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  • May. 10, 2013, 4:37 AM
    For the first time since April of 2009, the yen (FXY) fell through the 100-level against the dollar, helping the Nikkei rally nearly 3% on the session and almost 7% on the week. Japanese equities (EWJ) are now trading at levels last seen in January of 2008. Japanese capital flows data finally showed what many had been waiting for since BOJ Governor Kuroda's shot across the bow at deflation: an outflow, as Japanese investors became net buyers of foreign bonds.
  • May. 8, 2013, 4:33 AM
    Fears that flagging demand in the U.S. and Europe would weigh heavily on China's trade data didn't play out, as exports grew 14.7% in April, helping the country swing to a surplus of $18.16B after posting a slight deficit in March. The data surprised analysts, even as some say the numbers may be inflated: "This probably reflects some overinvoicing [as] it was inconsistent with cargo volumes," one economist tells WSJ. Nevertheless, the data serves to buoy regional markets as the Nikkei (NKY) continues its ascent in Japan, rising 0.74% to yet another new five-year record high.
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  • May. 7, 2013, 4:37 AM
    In Japan, stocks (EWJ) come off a long weekend well-rested and promptly rally to near five-year highs as the Nikkei surges 3.55% on the back of Friday's strong U.S. jobs data. Meanwhile, Australia's central bank cut rates by 25 basis points, sending the aussie (FXA) down 0.6% to two month lows against the dollar.
  • May. 3, 2013, 8:20 AM
    "Long Japan, Short Rwanda," is the title of a report from BAML suggesting the emerging market debt sector (EMB) is getting a bit frothy. Rwanda last week sold $400M of 10-year notes priced to yield 6.87%. The amount represents 5.5% of the country's GDP and the deal was 10x oversubscribed. Better bets, says the report, are Japanese equities (EWJ, DXJ) and U.S. housing (XHB).
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  • May. 2, 2013, 1:17 PM
    Mario Draghi's hint of negative interest rates -which sent the euro tumbling this morning - might perk up investor interest in WisdomTree's (WETF) Europe Hedged Equity ETF (HEDJ +1.3%). WisdomTree has scored big-time this year as its previously little-known Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ) has raked in assets. Unhedged Europe ETFs: EZU, VGK, FEZ, EPV, IEV, ADRU, FEP, FDD, UPV, DFE.
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  • Apr. 26, 2013, 11:10 AM
    The yen (FXY +1.6%) races higher, unwinding a bit of what had been about the world's most one-sided trade for the last 6 months. First comes price action then come excuses, and about the best reasons for today's slide in dollar/yen is the BOJ upping its economic forecast at last night's policy meeting, and the weak U.S. GDP print. The surging yen is hitting the year's hottest ETF, DXJ -1.7%.
  • Apr. 26, 2013, 7:44 AM
    More on WisdomTree (WETF) Q1 earnings: ETF AUM of $25.1B up 37% sequentially, up 60% Y/Y, with the Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ) accounting for $3.9B of Q1's $5.9B of net inflows. Market share of industry net inflows of 10.8% vs. 1.9% in Q4. Company is in sweet spot as size passing a certain point means new money drops more quickly to bottom line: Pre-tax margin of 27%, up from 22% in Q4, 6% in Q1. Conference call at 9 ET (presentation slides). Shares +1% premarket. (PR)
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  • Apr. 22, 2013, 2:55 PM
    The rally in Japanese equities is just getting started, Morgan Creek's Mark Yusko told a Grant's conference last week. Stocks there remain cheap by any number of metrics and, a bonus, companies have dealt with persistent deflation by relentlessly slashing costs - meaning strong profits on any incremental business. All that's needed is a little growth and "Abenomics" should cure that. DXJ +27.5% YTD.
  • Apr. 22, 2013, 10:02 AM
    WisdomTree (WETF) preps the launch of the Germany Hedged Equity Fund - designed to track the company's dividend-weighted index of German stocks while zeroing out currency fluctuations between the greenback and the euro. It's the same recipe the company put to work with Japanese stocks (DXJ) - a blockbuster success this year.
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  • Apr. 16, 2013, 10:48 AM
    Bumping its position in Japanese equities to 16% overweight from 6%, Credit Suisse says stock prices remain cheap, there is little constraint on how much the BOJ can pump, and it will do so until dollar/yen hits ¥110. Watch money pour into stocks, says CS, once pension funds and retail investors realize inflation is set to rise.  EWJ +16% YTD.
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  • Apr. 16, 2013, 8:28 AM
    After continuing to strengthen sharply in early trade overnight, the yen is back in full retreat, down more than 1% vs. the dollar which is now buying ¥97.88. Along with the big reversal came a big swing in the Nikkei, which fell more than 2% at one point, but closed down just 0.4%. FXY -1.1%, EWJ +0.6%, DXJ +0.5% premarket.
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  • Apr. 12, 2013, 9:51 AM
    WisdomTree (WETF) files for the launch of a small-cap version of its wildly popular Japan hedged equity fund (DXJ). Moving away from Japan but keeping with the currency-hedged theme, the company is also planning similar funds for Korea and the U.K.
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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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