IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF
ALTAR
Score™
7.5% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
17.5x P/Sales
ratio
0.9x
P/BV
ratio
1.2x Div.
yield
2.4%


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The IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF tracks a vanilla index of large- and midcap companies located in Japan, with about half of its foreign currency exposure hedged into U.S. dollars.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor IndexIQ
Website www.indexiq.com
Inception date Jul 22, 2015
Assets (mns) $7
Currency USD
Expense ratio 30 bp
Distributions Annually

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-End Investment Company
Custodian
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication
Uses derivatives No
Options available No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 508
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $34,832
Large cap (>$10bn) 69.3%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 27.6%
Small cap (<$2bn) 3.1%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 4.2 %
SONY CORP 2.2 %
KEYENCE CORP 2.0 %
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP. 2.0 %
DAIICHI SANKYO CO LTD 1.6 %
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD 1.6 %
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GRO 1.4 %
KDDI CORPORATION 1.4 %
SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO LTD 1.3 %
HONDA MOTOR CO LTD 1.2 %
Total 19.0 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 99.2 %










HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru May 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-6.2% 8.6% -- -- 1.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.74 69%
MSCI EAFE 0.83 74%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.56 52%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $20.92
30d moving avg. $19.28
Annualized volatility 15.1%
Short interest (ETF) 0.5%
Relative strength (RSI) 69

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 5
Turnover 1.4%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.25%
ADV underlying (mns) $22,035

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 99 potential alternatives to the IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with HFXJ. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: HFXJ Expense: 30 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.5%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH HFXJ
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs HFXJ
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs HFXJ
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs HFXJ
(%)
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF 97.6 9 21 7.8 +0.3
FLJH Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged ETF 96.2 9 21 7.7 +0.2
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 92.0 19 11 7.6 +0.1
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF 90.4 49 -19 7.3 -0.2
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF 89.3 45 -15 7.3 -0.2
QJPN SPDR MSCI Japan StrategicFactors ETF 89.0 14 16 7.9 +0.4
JPXN iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF 84.6 48 -18 7.4 -0.1
JPN Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF 83.7 9 21 7.8 +0.3
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF 76.0 25 5 7.5 +0.0
IPAC iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF 62.2 9 21 7.4 -0.1
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 56.5 48 -18 8.2 +0.7
VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF 56.5 8 22 7.7 +0.2
EWJE iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF 54.1 15 15 7.0 -0.5
EWJV iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF 47.3 15 15 10.7 +3.2
SCIJ Global X Scientific Beta Japan ETF 44.6 39 -9 7.1 -0.4
JPMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Japan ETF 43.0 30 0 6.8 -0.7
RFAP First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Asia Pacific ETF 40.7 83 -53 7.0 -0.5
IVLU iShares Edge MSCI Intl Value Factor ETF 35.1 30 0 11.2 +3.7
IMTM iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF 29.7 30 0 5.0 -2.6
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity ETF 29.1 29 1 8.0 +0.5
ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF 28.4 30 0 6.9 -0.6
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International ETF 26.5 45 -15 7.4 -0.2
IDY Pacific Global International Equity Income ETF 26.5 39 -9 8.0 +0.5
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF 26.4 39 -9 10.0 +2.4
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free ETF 26.4 20 10 7.2 -0.3
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Co. Index ETF 26.2 25 5 8.6 +1.1
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 26.1 20 10 7.5 -0.0
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America ETF 25.8 7 23 7.6 +0.1
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 25.7 32 -2 7.1 -0.4
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 25.4 25 5 8.9 +1.4
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF 25.4 39 -9 6.6 -0.9
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF 25.3 35 -5 7.0 -0.5
EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF 25.1 40 -10 4.7 -2.8
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 25.1 14 16 7.0 -0.6
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF 25.0 20 10 7.2 -0.4
RBIN Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF 24.4 42 -12 6.4 -1.1
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 24.2 7 23 7.3 -0.3
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF 24.0 15 15 7.3 -0.2
DHDG WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Intl Quality Div Growth 23.8 48 -18 0.0 -7.5
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 23.7 6 24 7.4 -0.2
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 23.3 4 26 7.2 -0.3
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix ETF 23.0 30 0 6.8 -0.8
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund 22.8 35 -5 8.5 +1.0
DIM WisdomTree International MidCap Dividend Fund 22.6 58 -28 7.6 +0.1
DWM WisdomTree International Equity Fund 22.4 48 -18 8.2 +0.7
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund 21.9 80 -50 9.1 +1.6
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 21.8 25 5 7.8 +0.3
IDLV Invesco S&P International Developed Low Volatility ETF 21.6 25 5 6.8 -0.7
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 21.6 45 -15 8.8 +1.3
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 21.4 5 25 7.2 -0.3
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF 21.4 24 6 7.2 -0.4
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 21.3 45 -15 7.1 -0.4
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 20.8 5 25 7.4 -0.1
CIL VictoryShares International Volatility Weighted Index ETF 20.6 45 -15 6.7 -0.8
TPIF Timothy Plan International ETF 20.6 62 -32 7.0 -0.6
DDJP WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Japan Equity Fund 20.2 43 -13 9.2 +1.6
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF 19.7 25 5 6.8 -0.7
JPGE JPMorgan Diversified Return Global Equity ETF 19.4 29 1 7.3 -0.3
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund 19.4 48 -18 8.5 +1.0
UIVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI International Value Momentum ETF 18.9 35 -5 8.6 +1.1
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 18.9 17 13 7.3 -0.2
RFDI First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Developed International ETF 18.5 83 -53 6.3 -1.2
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF 18.2 40 -10 6.9 -0.7
DWMF WisdomTree International Multifactor Fund 18.1 38 -8 6.8 -0.7
ISDX Invesco Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 17.9 23 7 7.4 -0.1
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 17.6 8 22 7.7 +0.2
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt 17.5 39 -9 9.1 +1.5
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 17.1 32 -2 7.5 -0.0
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 17.0 30 0 7.6 +0.1
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 16.8 23 7 7.9 +0.4
RODM Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF 16.6 29 1 8.6 +1.1
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 16.5 40 -10 7.3 -0.2
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 16.5 16 14 7.1 -0.5
QINT American Century Quality Diversified International ETF 16.4 39 -9 5.9 -1.6
JPIN JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF 16.1 38 -8 7.9 +0.4
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 15.9 8 22 7.7 +0.1
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 15.9 9 21 7.5 0.0
IDHQ Invesco S&P International Developed High Quality ETF 15.6 29 1 5.4 -2.1
EXI iShares Global Industrials ETF 15.2 46 -16 6.1 -1.4
EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF 14.9 20 10 5.9 -1.7
RXI iShares Global Consumer Discretionary ETF 14.8 46 -16 5.4 -2.1
HDMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Developed Intl ETF 14.8 80 -50 6.0 -1.5
FDEV Fidelity Targeted International Factor ETF 14.7 39 -9 6.5 -1.0
FIVA Fidelity International Value Factor ETF 14.7 39 -9 10.1 +2.6
QLVD FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Id 14.7 32 -2 6.5 -1.1
IQDG WisdomTree International Quality Dividend Growth Fund 14.3 38 -8 6.4 -1.1
IHDG WisdomTree International Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund 14.0 58 -28 6.3 -1.2
DTH WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income Fund 14.0 58 -28 9.5 +2.0
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 13.6 30 0 6.2 -1.3
ESGN Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF 13.6 45 -15 11.0 +3.5
FDT First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Alphadex Fund 13.6 80 -50 7.7 +0.2
KLDW Gavekal Knowledge Leaders Developed World ETF 13.3 75 -45 4.7 -2.8
LVIN Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity ETF 12.7 29 1 12.1 +4.6
IGRO iShares International Dividend Growth ETF 12.6 22 8 7.9 +0.4
FNDC Schwab Fundamental International Small Co. Index ETF 12.4 39 -9 7.1 -0.4
DOO WisdomTree International Dividend ex-Financials Fund 12.3 58 -28 8.6 +1.1
PDN Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-US Small-Mid ETF 11.7 49 -19 6.8 -0.7
FIDI Fidelity International High Dividend ETF 11.6 39 -9 10.7 +3.2
RNDM Developed International Equity Select ETF 11.4 65 -35 6.4 -1.2

1Overlap is the percentage of holdings by weight that are identical. For example, if Fund A has a 2% position in Apple, Inc. (AAPL) and Fund B has a 5% position, their overlapping position in AAPL is 2%.

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RESULTS & ESTIMATES

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VALUATION METRICS
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IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF
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NEUTRAL

Average appreciation potential. A rating of NEUTRAL is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the middle quintile (ranking between 40%-60%) of their category. This indicates that valuations adequately reflect the fundamentals of stocks in these funds.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 9.0 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.1 x
Less: Expense ratio 30 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.5 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.56 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.59
 
The composite rating is a weighted average of analysts' consensus recommendations for individual ETF constituents, based on the following scale:

BUY = 1; OVERWEIGHT = 1.5, HOLD = 2; UNDERWEIGHT = 2.5; and SELL = 3.

Readers are cautioned that because analyst ratings tend to be inflated, the composite score may be more useful as a relative measure of sentiment between funds rather than as a stand-alone recommendation.
 

 

See RATING tab for calculation of ALTAR Score™
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