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A Well-Diversified Portfolio From One of the World's Largest Stock Markets

IShares MSCI Japan ETF is one of the best-diversified funds in the category, but performance has been lacking.

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 IShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) is one of the best diversified funds in the Japan stock Morningstar Category. Its market-cap-weighted approach to one of the world’s largest stock markets is worthy of a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Bronze.

This fund tracks the MSCI Japan Index, which is made up of large and midsize Japanese firms. MSCI’s methodology targets companies in the top 85% of Japan’s market capitalization. It also implements some buffering rules around this cutoff to reduce turnover.

Daniel Sotiroff does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.