March 13, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT
Tuesday’s ETF To Watch: Japan SmallCap Fund (DFJ)
The Japanese economy has been a major point of contention over the last few decades. What once looked like a budding nation fell prey to a terrible recession that has lasted for the better part of three decades. As such, a number of investors have avoided Japan altogether, as there are a slew of ETFs that now focus their Asian strategies around nixing Japanese exposure as many feel it to be portfolio kryptonite. But if Japan wants to break out of its multi-year funk, it will have to start from the ground up by releasing strong data and guidance to go along with it [see also Doomsday Special: 7 Hard Asset Investments You Can Hold in Your Hand]. One of the biggest hindrances on the Japanese economy is the continuing recovery from last year’s devastating tsunamis. This weekend marked one full year since the Fukushima meltdown and subsequent tsunamis that were caused [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: E*TRADE Joins Commission Free ETF Party Bright Spots In The ETF Landscape: Five Funds Holding Their Value In A Wild 2011 Nikkei ETF Debuts: Newcomer Precidian Launches NKY IndexIQ Debuts Japan Mid Cap ETF (RSUN) Van Eck Launches Small Cap Germany ETF (GERJ)
The Japanese economy has been a major point of contention over the last few decades. What once looked like a budding nation fell prey to a terrible recession that has lasted for the better part of three decades. As such, a number of investors have avoided Japan altogether, as there are a slew of ETFs that now focus their Asian strategies around nixing Japanese exposure as many feel it to be portfolio kryptonite. But if Japan wants to break out of its multi-year funk, it will have to start from the ground up by releasing strong data and guidance to go along with it [see also Doomsday Special: 7 Hard Asset Investments You Can Hold in Your Hand]. One of the biggest hindrances on the Japanese economy is the continuing recovery from last year’s devastating tsunamis. This weekend marked one full year since the Fukushima meltdown and subsequent tsunamis that were caused [...]

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