WisdomTree Insights

In today’s complex global economy, currency fluctuations play a crucial role in shaping investment outcomes. Liqian Ren highlights an aspect that often goes unnoticed—the positive impact of weak currencies for Japanese and European companies and U.S. tolerance of it as a check on Chinese exports.
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Following the collapse of the yen, Japan is facing a bit of inflation shock. Jeff Weniger dives into its impact on wages, investments and corporate governance.
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Following the surge of Japan’s Nikkei 225, China has recently announced a series of initiatives that could partially clean up the fraud and market manipulation that tarnishes the market’s image. Jeff Weniger explores the potential impact of these reforms, dividend strategies in China and the Stock Connect program. 
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Goldman Sachs recently identified another basket of stocks, the “Seven Samurai,” which includes seven Japanese companies that have contributed significantly to equity returns in the domestic market. Hyun Kang reviews the performance of these companies compared to the Magnificent Seven and discusses how to seek exposure with the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Index. 
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Who would've predicted that, during the first quarter of 2024, we would see record high in Japan's Nikkei 225 Index equity market? Christopher Gannatti discusses this new high after 35 years and compares different ETF strategies for investing in Japanese and US equities including our Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ).
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Japanese equities have been outperforming over the past year. Jeff Weniger highlights the key factors driving this performance and looks at our Japan strategies. 
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