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Feb 8, 2013 2:44 pm

Hi, I am editor-in-Chief of REP. magazine and

Tom Lydon, the guy who you see all over the place, on the web, at speaking engagements, today posted an interesting observation on his LinkedIn page. To wit:

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) has been getting a lot of press lately with the ETF’s currency-hedged strategy is in the sweet spot as Japanese stocks rally and the yen plumbs multiyear lows. However, DXJ was falling harder than unhedged ETFs on Friday morning as the yen...

My question to him was (haven't heard back yet): Is this a buy-and-hold investment or a short-term trade? We all know what kind of shape Japan is in economically speaking (deflation, aging population . . .); who out there is actually bullish on Japan and putting client money in Asian funds (including Japan) or even Japanese-focused funds and ETFs? Here is an article that we published on investing in Asia. Anybody out there bullish on Japan?