iShares Pacific ex-Japan ETF ( EPP) follows the MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Index which follows a blend of Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore equity markets with a heavy weighting toward Australia (65%). The fund was launched in October 2005. The expense ratio is .50%. AUM (Assets under Management) equal $4 billion and average daily trading volume is over 1M shares. As of late July 2011 the annual dividend was $1.97 making the current yield just above 4% and YTD return of .70%.

For investors interested in hedging or speculating ProShares features leveraged long and short ETFs linked to this index.

Data as of July 2011

EPP Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

1. BHP Billiton Limited (BHPLF): 9.82%

2. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA): 5.42%

3. Westpac Banking Corp (WBC): 4.57%

4. National Australia Bank Limited (NAB): 3.94%

5. Australia & New Zealand Banking Grp Ltd. (ANEWF): 3.94%

6. Rio Tinto Limited (RIO): 2.46%

7. Wesfarmers Limited (WES): 2.30%

8. Woolworths Limited (WOW): 2.29%

9. Newcrest Mining Limited (NCM): 2.09%

10. Woodside Petroleum Limited (WOPEF): 2.00%

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