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iShares MSCI Japan ETF EWJ

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Morningstar’s Analysis EWJ

Will EWJ outperform in future?

Get our overall rating based on a fundamental assessment of the pillars below.

A good strategy that doesn’t capture the full opportunity set.

Senior Analyst

Summary

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IShares MSCI Japan ETF accurately represents the Japanese market, but it faces some challenges. We have downgraded its Process Pillar to Average from Above Average because it does not capture the small-cap segment of the market. Many of the fund’s Morningstar Category peers have managed to carve out an advantage investing in this corner of the Japanese market--which is out-of-bounds for this large-cap-focused index tracker. However, we believe that its fee is still low enough to provide a long-term advantage, so we are upgrading its Morningstar Analyst Rating to Bronze from Neutral.

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