CNBC TV just had Jeremy Siegel on to discuss new ETF offerings from WisdomTree Investments (WSDT). Among its offerings covering Japan include: WisdomTree Japan Small Cap Dividend Fund (NYSEARCA:DFJ), WisdomTree Japan High-Yielding Equity Fund (NYSEARCA:DNL), and WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund (NYSEARCA:DXJ). The ETFs are to have started trading from today.
The High-Yielding Equity Fund will cover multiple capitalizations of stocks while the Total Dividend Fund will cover the broader market.
If you don't know about Siegel, who serves as advisor to WisdomTree, he is one of the biggest advocates of dividends and how dividend paying stocks can outperform over the long run. Surprisingly his research at the Wharton School of U. Penn found Japanese small caps (I didn't catch if it also held true for Wisdom Tree's international small-cap fund) had an even better dividend weighting than large-caps.
Siegel also said that fees for WisdomTree's international ETFs are all competitive at under 0.50%.
Click here for a press release covering WisdomTree's ETFs.