Launched in the year 1996, the BlackRock Japan ETF (EWJ) is one of the oldest ETFs for exposure to Japanese stocks, and by far the most popular. EWJ is very well diversified for an international equity ETF, holding hundreds of individual stocks and generally avoiding significant concentrations in any big names.
An investment in EWJ is a cost-effective way to gain exposure to large and mega-cap stocks of Japan.
About the Fund Manager:
BlackRock was incorporated in 1988 and is today the world's largest asset manager with $6.5 trillion in assets under management as of April 2019. It is one of the world's leading providers of investment, advisory and risk management solutions.
Sectoral exposure of EWJ is balanced. The portfolio is spread relatively evenly across the Japanese economy.
Industrials - 20.92%
Consumer Discretionary - 17.79%
Financials - 10.79%
Information Technology - 10.71%
Health Care - 9.16%
Consumer Staples - 8.59%
Communication - 8.21%
Materials - 5.42%
Real Estate - 4.23%
Utilities - 2.04%
Cash and/or Derivatives - 1.20%
Energy - 0.96%
100% of the portfolio is focussed on Japan.
EWJ tracks the MSCI Japan Index.
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Returnsbased on historic SIP returns of 4.65% per annum
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iShares MSCI Japan ETF operates as an exchange-traded fund enlisted in the USA. The ETF's goals to provide investment results that related to the performance of the Japanese market, as contained by the MSCI Japan Index. The ETF invests in a representative sample of index stocks in a variety of sectors using a market cap weighted "portfolio sampling" technique. The fund will at all times invest at least 90% of its assets in the securities of its underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities in its underlying index.
"iShares" is a gathering of ETFs managed by Blackrock. Blackrock is an American investment management corporation founded in 1988. Some iShares ETFs are actively managed but most funds track a bond or share market index.
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