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This week's surveys of purchasing managers from around the world may show the level of economic damage from COVID-19. Also U.S. unemployment claims, are expect to climb again.
Though the latest data on Japan's January factory output looks attractive, increasing Coronavirus outbreaks are raising concerns about a slowdown in the nation's economy.
Japan may not be the first market that comes to mind when investors look for ex-US developed market opportunities, but the Land of the Rising Sun could surprise some investors, making ETFs, such as the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) , potentially rewarding plays. The Japan market discount especially stands out because Japanese investors earn virtually nothing on bonds where yields were even trading in the negative territory, whereas U.S. investors can generate nearly 2% on a 10-year Treasury note. One of the primary selling points of the Japanese market is low valuations; some of the lowest in the developed world.
After a strong rally, investors are looking through various areas for cheap opportunities that have lagged behind. One area to consider is Japan’s markets and country-specific exchange traded funds. “Value ...
As the unrest in Hong Kong continues to escalate, investors are eyeing up an alternative financial capital in Asia, which is Tokyo - a city that is considered a bastion of stability in the region and is vying for the number one spot. Since 2016 protests have gripped Hong Kong which were sparked by highly controversial legislation and tensions have only escalated. Today Tokyo and Singapore are both presenting themselves as safer and more attractive alternatives to Hong Kong.
The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) and the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ) are both up more than 18% year-to-date. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF is the largest Japan-related ETF by assets, following a traditional market capitalization-weighted indexing methodology.
Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is planning to realign and streamline the Tokyo Stock Exchange — the world's third-largest by market cap — from four trading markets to three. What's Happening ...
Shinzo Abe recently became Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, enacting structural economic reforms that helped strengthen the country’s stock market and related ETFs. Since the deployment of Abe’s ...
Wall Street stocks and ETFs have been hitting highs of late. But the optimism has spread beyond the U.S. border and pushed these ETFs to the 52-week highs too.