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iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF (HEWJ)

ETF · Currency in USD
ISIN
US46434V8862
CUSIP
46434V886
Issuer
iShares
Inception Date
Jan 31, 2014
Region
Developed Asia Pacific (Japan)
Category
Japan Equities
Expense Ratio
0.49%
Index Tracked
MSCI Japan 100% Hedged to USD Index
ETF Home Page
www.ishares.com
Asset Class
Equity

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

HEWJPrice Chart


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HEWJPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF on Feb 6, 2014 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $19,611 for a total return of roughly 96.11%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


HEWJ (iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

HEWJReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M-3.01%0.43%
6M2.00%9.37%
YTD9.34%22.33%
1Y12.52%26.59%
5Y9.27%15.74%
10Y9.01%13.15%

HEWJMonthly Returns Heatmap


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HEWJSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF Sharpe ratio is 0.80. A Sharpe ratio between 0 and 1.0 is considered sub-optimal.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


HEWJ (iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

HEWJDividends

iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF granted a 1.06% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of Nov 27, 2021. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.41 per share.


PeriodTTM2020201920182017201620152014
Dividend$0.41$0.43$0.92$0.39$0.40$0.52$0.93$0.58

Dividend yield

1.06%1.20%2.78%1.37%1.21%1.88%3.25%2.15%

HEWJDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


HEWJ (iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

HEWJWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF is 31.53%, recorded on Mar 16, 2020. It took 166 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-31.53%Feb 7, 202026Mar 16, 2020166Nov 9, 2020192
-29.58%Aug 11, 2015222Jun 27, 2016325Oct 10, 2017547
-21.57%Jan 24, 2018232Dec 24, 2018281Feb 6, 2020513
-11.2%Sep 29, 201413Oct 15, 201412Oct 31, 201425
-8.93%Jun 2, 201526Jul 8, 201523Aug 10, 201549
-8.77%Dec 8, 20147Dec 16, 201440Feb 13, 201547
-7.89%Mar 7, 201411Mar 21, 201452Jun 5, 201463
-7.31%Sep 14, 202115Oct 4, 2021
-6.97%Apr 6, 202127May 12, 202179Sep 2, 2021106
-4.89%Jul 31, 20147Aug 8, 201418Sep 4, 201425

HEWJVolatility Chart

Current iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF volatility is 25.68%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


HEWJ (iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF)
Benchmark (S&P 500)

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