As I'm sure you are all aware, D-Day is tomorrow, so hopefully you have your tax return complete. However, if you invest in ETFs or even dividend ETFs, you might want to understand how they impact your return. As you know, one of the main benefits of ETFs is the tax advantages, but it's also important to understand how taxes on dividends from ETFs are calculated. So with that being said, these two pieces should help...
WisdomTree has brought 5 new currency-hedged Japan ETFs to the market today...
- DXJC - WisdomTree Japan Hedged Capital Goods ETF
- DXJF - WisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials ETF
- DXJH - WisdomTree Japan Hedged Health Care ETF
- DXJR - WisdomTree Japan Hedged Real Estate ETF
- DXJT - WisdomTree Japan Hedged Tech, Media and Telecom ETF
The new funds will each focus on a sector of the Japanese economy based on the fund name. And the firm makes a great case for the selection of each fund on the new ETF fact sheet (opens a pdf). Or if you want to see other Japan-focused fund, check out these ETFs...
Earlier this month State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) introduced a new TIPs ETF to the market...
- SIPE - SPDR Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS ETF
The new SPDR correlates with the Barclays 0-5 Year US Government Inflation-linked Bond Index and will hold instruments with maturities under five years. The fund trades on the NYSE Arca and is currently hovering around $19.92. You can get full details about the new fund on the SIPE fact sheet or if you want to see similar funds, then check out the...
We have two new foreign ETFs that launched earlier in the month from iShares...
- IEIL - iShares Enhanced International Large-Cap ETF
- IEIS - iShares Enhanced International Small-Cap ETF
As for IEIL, it holds over 170 stocks, all of which are large-cap companies in developed countries. Some of the top holdings include Rolls Royce Holdings, SwissCom, and Zurich Insurance Group. You can get full details on the iShares fact sheet for the fund and as of today it is trading around $25.54.
As for IEIS, it holds over 370 stocks, all of which are small-cap companies in developed countries. Some of the top holdings include SYD Bank, Petroleum Geo-Services, and NorthGate. You can get full details on the IEIS fact sheet and as of today it is trading around $24.65.
Both funds are actively managed and trade on the Arca.