Investors Continue to Back Japanese Equities

Japanese stocks look attractive relative to global equities, and fund investors are buying into the story according to Morningstar Direct data

David Brenchley 20 March, 2018 | 10:16AM
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With equity markets across the globe looking stretched – and ripe for correction as volatility picks up – Japan has been singled out as good value by many commentators this year.

And it seems investors are paying attention. Funds in the Investment Association (IA) Japan sector saw their best net inflows in two and a half years, while the IA Japanese Smaller Companies sector saw its best flows in more than a decade in February, according to Morningstar Direct data.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Baillie Gifford Japanese B Acc2,100.00 GBP0.05Rating
Comgest Growth Japan JPY Acc1,873.90 JPY1.02Rating
HSBC Japan Index C Acc1.47 GBP-0.34Rating
iShares Japan Equity Index (UK) D Acc265.40 GBP-0.15Rating
Legg Mason IF Japan Equity X Acc5.93 GBP-2.61Rating
M&G Global Target Return GBP A Acc109.98 GBP0.18Rating
Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Profl Acc C194.32 GBP0.89Rating
Royal London Japan Tracker Z Acc299.00 GBP-0.40Rating
Schroder Tokyo Z Acc £1.22 GBP-0.33Rating

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