Objective

The Japan folio was developed for investors seeking long-term capital appreciation potential and diversification into Japanese businesses.

Strategy

The Japan folio consists of large companies with their primary business operations based in Japan.

Japan’s developed economy is generally less volatile than emerging markets, in return for lower long-term growth potential in foreign markets.

Last Updated: December 9, 2016

Category: Geographic
Inception Date: 2000-11-21 00:00:00.0
Date Funded: 2009-08-31*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month 2.64% 4.66%
Three-Month -0.27% 6.76%
Year-to-Date 6.55% 12.86%
One-Year 5.0% 12.76%
Three-Year (Annualized) 3.33% 10.0%
Five-Year (Annualized) 7.61% 14.9%
Since Inception 0.82% N/A
Volatility 18.01% 13.67%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
See how returns are calculated

* Returns reflect model performance from the Inception Date to the Date Funded, and funded performance since the Date Funded, if funded. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a strategy has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.

#SymbolCompanyWeight
(% of Folio)
1DCMntt docomo inc spons adr7.00%
2EWJishares msci japan index fund44.00%
3IIJIinternet initiative japan inc adr7.00%
4IXorix corp adr7.00%
5KYOkyocera corp adr7.00%
6MFGmizuho finl group inc sponsored adr7.00%
7NTTnippon teleg & tel corp adr7.00%
8SNEsony corp adr new7.00%
9TMtoyota motor corp sp adr rep2com7.00%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We ranked all Japanese companies with U.S.-listed ADRs, as defined by Zacks Investment Research, according to their market capitalizations while considering the company’s annual/quarterly earnings per share and growth rate.
  2. We then selected the top 30 securities with average broker recommendations better than “sell”, as defined by Zacks Investment Research, to put in the folio. If 30 were not available, the complete list of securities was added to the folio.
  3. We added a percentage weighting to the iShares Japan ETF (EWJ).
  4. We equally weighted all stocks so that they would total between 50% and 60% in the folio and weighted the ETF so it would total between 40% to 50% in the folio.

Number of Securities

There are generally between 20 and 30 securities in the folio, although the number may change.

Update Frequency

Quarterly.

If the characteristics of the folio have changed substantially, the securities included may change. Also, corporate actions, such as a merger, or other events may cause changes to the securities held at any time. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a folio has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.