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iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund (EWJ)

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The Japanese stock market has been on a tear over the past one-year courtesy of massive cheap money flows, rising corporate profits, and higher exports. As Japan is an export-oriented economy, a weaker currency makes its exports competitive, leading to an upsurge in the large cap stocks and the related ETFs. Further, optimism over global growth and reflation has pushed the stocks to new heights this year. This is because the Japanese economy benefits most from the upturn in global activities as it is closely tied to the global market. Additionally, the fund prevents heavy concentration keeping the portfolio well balanced across various sectors and securities. However, a strong dollar might weigh on the returns of the fund.


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