Foreign funds were the second largest group for a third week running, including the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO), iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM), and iShares MSCI Japan
a leading provider of portfolio construction and risk management tools for global investors, announced that BlackRock has licensed the MSCI Nihonkabu (Japan ex- REITs) Minimum Volatility (JPY) Index and the MSCI Japan High Dividend Yield Index as the basis for two iShares exchange traded funds (ETFs) to be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange: iShares MSCI Japan
Minimum Volatility (ex-REITs) ETF, iShares MSCI Japan
High Dividend Yield ETF.
There are no less than 10 ETFs that track Japanese stocks--from broad-based funds such as the iShares MSCI Japan
Index fund (EWJ) to specialized funds like the WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund (DFJ)--and six focused on China, including funds targeting Chinese small cap stocks and the real estate sector (F)a, EWH, GXC, PGJ, HAO, FCHI).
Those foreign funds were the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG), iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA), iShares MSCI Japan
ETF (EWJ), Vanguard Total International Bond ETF (BNDX), and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM).
The iShares MSCI Japan
ETF (EWJ) saw trading volume of 162 million shares, or four times its daily trading average of about 40 million shares, Zacks said.
Unleveraged funds like the iShares FTSE China 25 ETF (FXI) and iShares MSCI Japan
ETF (EWJ) have also scored decent gains ranging from 3.
Citadel Derivatives Group LLC will be the Primary Market Maker in the iShares MSCI Japan
Index Fund (EWJ) and Timber Hill LLC will serve as the Primary Market Maker in the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate Index Fund (IYR).
CINCINNATI -- Among the stocks featured in the December 30 edition of Schaeffer's Market Blog are Learning Tree International (NASDAQ:LTRE), The Dress Barn (NASDAQ:DBRN), McDermott (NYSE:MDR), Under Armour (NASDAQ:UARM), and iShares MSCI Japan
Index Fund (AMEX:EWJ).
iShares MSCI Japan
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The Fund also announced that similar proposals for converting each of the iShares MSCI Japan
and United Kingdom Index Funds to "non-diversified" funds failed to be approved by the shareholders of those funds.
iShares MSCI Australia - iShares MSCI Malaysia - iShares MSCI Austria - iShares MSCI Mexico - iShares MSCI Belgium - iShares MSCI Netherlands - iShares MSCI Canada - iShares MSCI Singapore - iShares MSCI France - iShares MSCI South Korea - iShares MSCI Germany - iShares MSCI Spain - iShares MSCI Hong Kong - iShares MSCI Sweden - iShares MSCI Italy - iShares MSCI Switzerland - iShares MSCI Japan
- iShares MSCI United Kingdom