iShares Japan ETF

EWJ-N

NYSEARCA:EWJ

60.73
0.16 (0.26%)
iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund. The fund tracks the MSCI Japan index. Its ticker is EWJ. There is also an identically named Irish fund, iShares MSCI Japan, that trades with ticker IJPN on the London Stock Exchange.
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Analysis and Opinions about EWJ-N

Signal
Opinion
Expert
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 6, 2018

(A Top Pick Feb 26/18 - Down 9%) Still believe in it. He is seeing inflation perk up, some structural reform and the ROE is the higher than in many areas of the world.

iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
September 6, 2018

(A Top Pick Feb 26/18 - Down 9%) Still believe in it. He is seeing inflation perk up, some structural reform and the ROE is the higher than in many areas of the world.

Tyler Mordy
President & CIO, Forstrong Global Asset Management
Price
$57.020
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 26, 2018

Japan has been a tough place to invest for three decades. The difference between past rallies and the current one is that now the Yen is very cheap, and Japan is very export-oriented. The catalyst will be inflation. EWJ has been soaring and he's been very bullish on it.

iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
February 26, 2018

Japan has been a tough place to invest for three decades. The difference between past rallies and the current one is that now the Yen is very cheap, and Japan is very export-oriented. The catalyst will be inflation. EWJ has been soaring and he's been very bullish on it.

Tyler Mordy
President & CIO, Forstrong Global Asset Management
Price
$62.460
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
November 20, 2017

An ETF for the Japanese market? This one is the clear choice. It is pretty attractive right now. Hedged against the local currency, but you still have exposure to the US$.

iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
November 20, 2017

An ETF for the Japanese market? This one is the clear choice. It is pretty attractive right now. Hedged against the local currency, but you still have exposure to the US$.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$58.980
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
June 30, 2017

Has no problem with this, but wouldn’t be loading up on it. Perhaps 3% or 5%.

Has no problem with this, but wouldn’t be loading up on it. Perhaps 3% or 5%.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$53.650
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 8, 2016

It is not hedged and is undervalued. They are cheap, lean and efficient in manufacturing.

iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
December 8, 2016

It is not hedged and is undervalued. They are cheap, lean and efficient in manufacturing.

Tyler Mordy
President & CIO, Forstrong Global Asset Management
Price
$51.100
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 16, 2016

A great ETF and just tracks the Japanese stock market. Very, very large. If you are going to play the Japanese market, this would certainly be one he would want to be in.

iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
February 16, 2016

A great ETF and just tracks the Japanese stock market. Very, very large. If you are going to play the Japanese market, this would certainly be one he would want to be in.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$10.790
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 31, 2013

(Top Pick Dec 31/12, Up 25.86%) Underperformed Japanese stocks because of the currency risk. He forgot to hedge (DXJ-N). He thinks DXJ will work higher.

iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
December 31, 2013

(Top Pick Dec 31/12, Up 25.86%) Underperformed Japanese stocks because of the currency risk. He forgot to hedge (DXJ-N). He thinks DXJ will work higher.

Bill Carrigan
Technical Analyst, Getting Technical Info Service
Price
$12.139
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
December 13, 2013

What ETF would you suggest for investing in Japan? Likes the iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ-N) although there are lots of other ETFs out there. This one has the major indices covered. Financials are about 20%, industrial/technology at around 15%. Most of his ETFs have veered towards the US, but also more towards Europe and the UK.

iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
December 13, 2013

What ETF would you suggest for investing in Japan? Likes the iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ-N) although there are lots of other ETFs out there. This one has the major indices covered. Financials are about 20%, industrial/technology at around 15%. Most of his ETFs have veered towards the US, but also more towards Europe and the UK.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$11.790
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 29, 2013

(A Top Pick Dec 31/12. Up 24.26%.) Thinks this will go higher. All support is at around $9.20. Japanese decided to stimulate by lowering the currency, which stimulates the export economy. It has broken out above a little resistance at $11.10. In a short-term chart, he sees an ascending triangle that is trying to break out again.

iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
October 29, 2013

(A Top Pick Dec 31/12. Up 24.26%.) Thinks this will go higher. All support is at around $9.20. Japanese decided to stimulate by lowering the currency, which stimulates the export economy. It has broken out above a little resistance at $11.10. In a short-term chart, he sees an ascending triangle that is trying to break out again.

Bill Carrigan
Technical Analyst, Getting Technical Info Service
Price
$11.970
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
October 15, 2013

Huge. A way to play Japan. CJP is hedged and you might want to take a look at that.

iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
October 15, 2013

Huge. A way to play Japan. CJP is hedged and you might want to take a look at that.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$11.860
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 1, 2013

Invesing in the Japanese market, would you choose iShares Japan C$ Hedge ETF (CJP-T) or iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)? He would choose CJP because it is Canadian listed and a fundamental ETF. It is rebalanced and the selection is based on momentum and value criteria, total sales and price-to-book. This is based on the MSCI Japan index. He much prefers fundamental indexes versus straight MSCI indexes.

Invesing in the Japanese market, would you choose iShares Japan C$ Hedge ETF (CJP-T) or iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)? He would choose CJP because it is Canadian listed and a fundamental ETF. It is rebalanced and the selection is based on momentum and value criteria, total sales and price-to-book. This is based on the MSCI Japan index. He much prefers fundamental indexes versus straight MSCI indexes.

Michael Bowman
Portfolio Manager, Wickham Investment Management
Price
$10.380
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
March 25, 2013

With Japan there is currency risk – they are actively working on devaluing the Yen. Forward earnings estimate is over 50%, valuation is 14 times. Export oriented and strong consumer sector. You will not be disappointed. Providing earnings estimates are achieved, if it goes up 10-15% over the next 3-4 months then the run is done and if not, then it won’t.

With Japan there is currency risk – they are actively working on devaluing the Yen. Forward earnings estimate is over 50%, valuation is 14 times. Export oriented and strong consumer sector. You will not be disappointed. Providing earnings estimates are achieved, if it goes up 10-15% over the next 3-4 months then the run is done and if not, then it won’t.

Keith Summers
Portfolio Manager, Tricoastal Capital
Price
$10.670
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 13, 2013

Japan has been out of favour for years and years. Tends to be counter cyclical. There is a currency war going on right now and they are pushing the yen down which he thinks will be good for Japanese exports. If he had to pick one global play that is probably not going to be affected if we have a turndown, it will probably be Japan. Auto manufacturing is the largest component, about 12%, of this ETF.

iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
February 13, 2013

Japan has been out of favour for years and years. Tends to be counter cyclical. There is a currency war going on right now and they are pushing the yen down which he thinks will be good for Japanese exports. If he had to pick one global play that is probably not going to be affected if we have a turndown, it will probably be Japan. Auto manufacturing is the largest component, about 12%, of this ETF.

Bill Carrigan
Technical Analyst, Getting Technical Info Service
Price
$10.040
Owned
Yes
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
February 7, 2013

We have all been waiting decades to buy Japan and it looks like they now have someone there who has some idea of what they are doing and able to devalue the yen a little bit to stimulate the economy. You might want to wait for a bit of a pull back. Worth looking at. You could also look at Wisdomtree (DJX-US) which is hedged to the US$, which would eliminate currency risks.

iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
February 7, 2013

We have all been waiting decades to buy Japan and it looks like they now have someone there who has some idea of what they are doing and able to devalue the yen a little bit to stimulate the economy. You might want to wait for a bit of a pull back. Worth looking at. You could also look at Wisdomtree (DJX-US) which is hedged to the US$, which would eliminate currency risks.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$10.080
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 31, 2012

The Yen has topped and the falling Yen will be helpful to Japanese export. It is an underperformer so he wants to be there.

iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
December 31, 2012

The Yen has topped and the falling Yen will be helpful to Japanese export. It is an underperformer so he wants to be there.

Bill Carrigan
Technical Analyst, Getting Technical Info Service
Price
$9.750
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
April 30, 2012
Japanese market is dirt cheap and this is one of the bigger ones out there. 2.2% yield.
Japanese market is dirt cheap and this is one of the bigger ones out there. 2.2% yield.
Michael Bowman
Portfolio Manager, Wickham Investment Management
Price
$9.740
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 8, 2012
(Top Pick Apr 4/11, Down 0.85%) Their crisis last year did not create enough of a buying opportunity. Japan is now completely off of nuclear and that is now creating a deficit because they have to import fuel.
(Top Pick Apr 4/11, Down 0.85%) Their crisis last year did not create enough of a buying opportunity. Japan is now completely off of nuclear and that is now creating a deficit because they have to import fuel.
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$10.040
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
July 19, 2011
Japan ETF. Has stayed pretty well flat since the Japanese disaster. Still owns in a few accounts but sold most of his holdings.
Japan ETF. Has stayed pretty well flat since the Japanese disaster. Still owns in a few accounts but sold most of his holdings.
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$10.660
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 4, 2011
Japan ETF. Great story. Problems will refocus everybody on what a great nation this is. Third largest economy. Still 60% bigger than Germany.
Japan ETF. Great story. Problems will refocus everybody on what a great nation this is. Third largest economy. Still 60% bigger than Germany.
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$10.160
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 26, 2008
(A Top Pick July 24/07. Down 10%.) Got hit in the market downturn but Japan fundamentals are the same as they have always been. Not worried about their financial system. This was a defensive move. Would be looking to switch out of Japan and into China for the growth going forward in the 2nd half.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
September 26, 2008
(A Top Pick July 24/07. Down 10%.) Got hit in the market downturn but Japan fundamentals are the same as they have always been. Not worried about their financial system. This was a defensive move. Would be looking to switch out of Japan and into China for the growth going forward in the 2nd half.
Drummond Brodeur
Vice President & Portfolio Manager, CI Investments
Price
$11.100
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 7, 2008
He would wait for domestic demand to pick up. There will come a day when owning Japan and in particular this ETF is going to be an attractive issue. Because their domestic growth is still very moribund he wouldn't get in yet. Too sensitive to the export market, particularly the US.
He would wait for domestic demand to pick up. There will come a day when owning Japan and in particular this ETF is going to be an attractive issue. Because their domestic growth is still very moribund he wouldn't get in yet. Too sensitive to the export market, particularly the US.
Vinny Catalano
Chief Investment Strategist, Blue Marble Research
Price
$11.460
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 24, 2008
Japan has been de-rated significantly. Near its 30 year lows. One of the most insulated countries relative to the global shenanigans going on. There is a tremendous amount of money sitting in Japan that is starting to move into the stock market. Attractive valuation and insulation from what is happening in the US and strong exposure to India and China.
Japan has been de-rated significantly. Near its 30 year lows. One of the most insulated countries relative to the global shenanigans going on. There is a tremendous amount of money sitting in Japan that is starting to move into the stock market. Attractive valuation and insulation from what is happening in the US and strong exposure to India and China.
Drummond Brodeur
Vice President & Portfolio Manager, CI Investments
Price
$12.290
Owned
Yes
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
June 10, 2008
Japan is very much of an export country. The culture doesn't seem to be for domestic consumption to any significant degree. Valuation is fine. Just an OK type of investment.
Japan is very much of an export country. The culture doesn't seem to be for domestic consumption to any significant degree. Valuation is fine. Just an OK type of investment.
Vinny Catalano
Chief Investment Strategist, Blue Marble Research
Price
$13.070
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 11, 2008
(A Top Pick Apr 17/07. Down 17%.) When the Cdn$ gained strength last summer, that was his exit point. If you are a short-term trader, this is not a bad Buy point as it allows you to put a very tight stop in.
(A Top Pick Apr 17/07. Down 17%.) When the Cdn$ gained strength last summer, that was his exit point. If you are a short-term trader, this is not a bad Buy point as it allows you to put a very tight stop in.
Kenneth P. Norquay, CMT
Partner, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$12.311
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 12, 2008
(A Top Pick Apr 17/07. Down 16.1%.) Because of currency and the stock market, he no longer likes this one.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
February 12, 2008
(A Top Pick Apr 17/07. Down 16.1%.) Because of currency and the stock market, he no longer likes this one.
Kenneth P. Norquay, CMT
Partner, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$12.260
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 4, 2008
(A Top Pick Dec 15/06. Down 8.6%.) Sold his holdings at a profit.
(A Top Pick Dec 15/06. Down 8.6%.) Sold his holdings at a profit.
Kenneth P. Norquay, CMT
Partner, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$12.938
Owned
No
HOLD
HOLD
September 19, 2007
Japan has disappointed from political view. Will see 10% earnings growth this year. More likelihood market will go up rather than down. Unlikely to reach $16
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
September 19, 2007
Japan has disappointed from political view. Will see 10% earnings growth this year. More likelihood market will go up rather than down. Unlikely to reach $16
Mark Grammer
Managing Dir. & Portfolio Manager, Gluskin Sheff & Associates
Price
$13.800
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 1, 2007
Then 14.15 He sold, at 14.48. The international markets are doing well, but Japan (this stock) didn't participate.
Then 14.15 He sold, at 14.48. The international markets are doing well, but Japan (this stock) didn't participate.
Kenneth P. Norquay, CMT
Partner, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$14.680
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 26, 2007
Japan has had a 20-year history of being underwater. Puts them in a space very similar to where gold was 25 years ago. You need a lot of patience.
Japan has had a 20-year history of being underwater. Puts them in a space very similar to where gold was 25 years ago. You need a lot of patience.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$14.470
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 17, 2007
(A Top Pick Dec 15/06. Up 3.4%.) Had expected it to do better, but thinks it will improve. There is a gentle uptrend. He is looking for a double play with both the yen as well as the stock market.
(A Top Pick Dec 15/06. Up 3.4%.) Had expected it to do better, but thinks it will improve. There is a gentle uptrend. He is looking for a double play with both the yen as well as the stock market.
Kenneth P. Norquay, CMT
Partner, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$14.630
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 28, 2007
His fund has a significant overweight in Japan. This is a 5-year secular story. Japanese companies have done a very good job of improving their profitability.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
February 28, 2007
His fund has a significant overweight in Japan. This is a 5-year secular story. Japanese companies have done a very good job of improving their profitability.
Mark Grammer
Managing Dir. & Portfolio Manager, Gluskin Sheff & Associates
Price
$14.760
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
February 27, 2007
The Japanese market is the best international market to be focusing on.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
February 27, 2007
The Japanese market is the best international market to be focusing on.
Norman Levine
Managing Director, Portfolio Management Corp
Price
$14.780
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
February 15, 2007
This would be fine if you want to invest in the Japanese market. Japanese GDP is starting to grow, but slowly.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
February 15, 2007
This would be fine if you want to invest in the Japanese market. Japanese GDP is starting to grow, but slowly.
David Driscoll
President & CEO, Liberty International Investment Management Inc
Price
$14.920
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
January 29, 2007
The US$ had some strength against the yen today but, overall, the last year or so, he has been beginning to see signs of strength coming from the Japanese economy. This would be a very good place to have exposure.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
January 29, 2007
The US$ had some strength against the yen today but, overall, the last year or so, he has been beginning to see signs of strength coming from the Japanese economy. This would be a very good place to have exposure.
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$14.280
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 15, 2006
Likes to bet where he can win twice. The Japanese yen is in an uptrend and the Japanese stocks are in an uptrend. If he can make 5% on the currency and another 5%-6% on the market, it’ll be a good year. If he’s wrong on one, the other one might save him.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
December 15, 2006
Likes to bet where he can win twice. The Japanese yen is in an uptrend and the Japanese stocks are in an uptrend. If he can make 5% on the currency and another 5%-6% on the market, it’ll be a good year. If he’s wrong on one, the other one might save him.
Kenneth P. Norquay, CMT
Partner, Castlemoore Inc.
Price
$14.150
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 13, 2006
Japan has had a very difficult year as a market. However, the growth rate exceeded his expectations. Have made good structural changes with strong balance sheets and margins at record highs.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
December 13, 2006
Japan has had a very difficult year as a market. However, the growth rate exceeded his expectations. Have made good structural changes with strong balance sheets and margins at record highs.
Mark Grammer
Managing Dir. & Portfolio Manager, Gluskin Sheff & Associates
Price
$14.010
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 2, 2006
(A Top Pick Feb 8/06. Up 0.07%.) There’s been a lot of volatility here and where there’s a lot of volatility, they are fabulous to trade.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
November 2, 2006
(A Top Pick Feb 8/06. Up 0.07%.) There’s been a lot of volatility here and where there’s a lot of volatility, they are fabulous to trade.
Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA
Chief Investment Officer, Partner, ETF Capital Management Inc.
Price
$13.780
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
September 28, 2006
He likes Japanese market for long term view. Believes that there is still opportunity to grow.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
September 28, 2006
He likes Japanese market for long term view. Believes that there is still opportunity to grow.
Mark Grammer
Managing Dir. & Portfolio Manager, Gluskin Sheff & Associates
Price
$13.550
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
August 17, 2006
This is one way of having international access without having to own individual shares. It has had a 40% increase in the last year so only buy half a position now and fill the rest of your position later on.
This is one way of having international access without having to own individual shares. It has had a 40% increase in the last year so only buy half a position now and fill the rest of your position later on.
David Driscoll
President & CEO, Liberty International Investment Management Inc
Price
$13.960
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
August 2, 2006
Likes these iShares. Don't be put off by higher interest rates which will be going up. A big fan of Japanese equities.
Likes these iShares. Don't be put off by higher interest rates which will be going up. A big fan of Japanese equities.
Brian Acker, CA
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Inves, Acker Finley Inc.
Price
$13.670
Owned
Unknown
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
May 8, 2006
To get this diversification of Japan, by this slowly, don't rush into it.
To get this diversification of Japan, by this slowly, don't rush into it.
David Driscoll
President & CEO, Liberty International Investment Management Inc
Price
$15.490
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 8, 2006
(A top pick Sept. 28/05 up 13%) Just took that position off a couple of days ago. Japan is starting to lose momentum compared to other countries.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
February 8, 2006
(A top pick Sept. 28/05 up 13%) Just took that position off a couple of days ago. Japan is starting to lose momentum compared to other countries.
Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA
Chief Investment Officer, Partner, ETF Capital Management Inc.
Price
$13.680
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
February 2, 2006
This is a good way to invest in Japan.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
February 2, 2006
This is a good way to invest in Japan.
Jim O'Shaughnessy
Portfolio Manager, RBC O'Shaughnessy Funds
Price
$13.770
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 31, 2006
The Japanese market has definitely turned. All the signs point to continued growth in the economy.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
January 31, 2006
The Japanese market has definitely turned. All the signs point to continued growth in the economy.
Ian Nakamoto
Director of Research, MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier
Price
$14.020
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 6, 2005
Prefers to be an active investor and buy individual stocks rather than buying a basket of stocks where some are good and some are bad.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
December 6, 2005
Prefers to be an active investor and buy individual stocks rather than buying a basket of stocks where some are good and some are bad.
Don Reed
President and Chief Executive Officer, Franklin Templeton Investments
Price
$12.920
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
November 22, 2005
Likes Japan. If you believe in Japan and thinks there's some potential there, this is a way to play it.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
November 22, 2005
Likes Japan. If you believe in Japan and thinks there's some potential there, this is a way to play it.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$12.590
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 28, 2005
Likes the technical structure that he's seen in the short run here. Made a higher high and basically have taken out the key resistance level of around $11. There's big volume coming in to Japan now. Anytime there is a correction, you want to be a buyer. Will be counter cyclical to what is happening in the US.
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
September 28, 2005
Likes the technical structure that he's seen in the short run here. Made a higher high and basically have taken out the key resistance level of around $11. There's big volume coming in to Japan now. Anytime there is a correction, you want to be a buyer. Will be counter cyclical to what is happening in the US.