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  • ETF
  • DBEF
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.18 (0.01%)
    Time: 08/16/18
    Previous Close: $31.42
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $29.02
  • 52 Week Hi: $32.74
  • AUM: $5,892.2 M
  • Shares: 187.0 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 653,112
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 832,580

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to developed equity markets outside of the U.S., making DBEF one of many products offering exposure to an asset class that is often a core component of long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios. This fund is unique from other EAFE ETFs such as EFA and VEA because it hedges out the currency exposure that an investment in international equities entails. In addition to establishing a long position in international stocks, investors using most EAFE ETFs are also going long the currencies of the underlying stocks (including the euro, yen, Aussie dollar, and pound sterling) and short the U.S. dollar. DBEF uses short term forward contracts to neutralize the impact of exchange rate fluctuations, essentially isolating the performance of the developed market stocks as the driver of returns. While this difference may seem minor, the impact of currency movements on equities can be significant sources of return--both positive and negative--to U.S. based investors. Though DBEF's portfolio is nearly identical to those of VEA and EFA, the risk/return profiles of these products can vary significantly. Investors who expect the U.S. dollar to strengthen relative to its developed market rivals may prefer DBEF as the optimal means of establishing exposure to the EAFE region, as this fund should outperform EFA when the U.S. currency appreciates. Those with a bearish outlook for the greenback may prefer to leave currency exposure unhedged, utilizing a fund such as EFA instead. Those investors without a strong view in either direction might use a mix of both hedged and unhedged EAFE ETFs (eg 50% in DBEF and 50% in EFA). Given the broad focus of this ETF, DBEF might be very useful to those building a long-term portfolio; the EAFE region generally receives a big weighting in most portfolios. DBEF can also be useful for establishing a currency-neutral tactical tilt towards this corner of the global equity market. Note that WisdomTree's HEDJ also delivers currency hedged exposure to ex-U.S. developed markets; that ETF is linked to a dividend-weighted index, and as such might be appealing to those looking to steer clear of cap-weighted products.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DBEF on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Large Cap Blend Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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DBEF Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A n/a
Expenses B+ n/a

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DBEF In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its Category.

DBEF Holdings

Filings Data as of: Aug 15, 2018

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group Category.

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 94.62%
ETF Cash Component 4.84%
Preferred stock 0.55%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 18.87%
Industrials 13.0%
Consumer, Cyclical 11.96%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 10.83%
Healthcare 10.05%
Basic Materials 7.19%
Technology 6.74%
Energy 5.49%
ETF Cash Component 4.84%
Telecommunications 3.72%
Real Estate 3.31%
Utilities 3.27%
Other 0.72%
Non-Equity 0.02%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 84.9%
Mid cap 9.72%
ETF Cash Component 4.84%
Small cap 0.47%
Unknown 0.07%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 59.31%
Asia-Pacific 34.22%
North America 5.65%
Middle East 0.56%
Asia 0.25%
Latin America 0.02%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed Markets (ex-US) 93.97%
United States 5.65%
Emerging Markets 0.28%
Not-designated 0.11%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 23.17%
United Kingdom 14.28%
France 9.72%
Germany 8.7%
Switzerland 8.16%
Australia 6.62%
Netherlands 5.84%
United States 5.65%
Hong Kong 2.99%
Spain 2.79%
Sweden 2.46%
Italy 1.89%
Denmark 1.58%
Singapore 1.18%
Finland 0.96%
Belgium 0.95%
Norway 0.72%
Israel 0.52%
Ireland 0.49%
Luxembourg 0.36%
Austria 0.22%
New Zealand 0.2%
China 0.2%
Portugal 0.16%
Papua New Guinea 0.06%
United Arab Emirates 0.03%
Malaysia 0.03%
Liechtenstein 0.03%
Mexico 0.02%
Macao 0.01%

DBEF Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 5 other ETFs in the Large Cap Blend Equities Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

DBEF Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group Category.

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DBEF Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
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4 Week Fund Flow
‑$32.4 M
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13 Week Fund Flow
‑$160.7 M
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26 Week Fund Flow
‑$746.5 M
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Year to Date Fund Flow
‑$954.1 M
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1 Year Fund Flow
‑$1,507.3 M
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3 Year Fund Flow
‑$8,512.0 M
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5 Year Fund Flow
$5,984.2 M
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The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of DBEF relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

DBEF Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

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DBEF Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

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DBEF Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $32.10
  • 60 Day MA: $31.87
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.48
  • MACD 100 Period: -0.07
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 70.54
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 73.11
  • RSI 10 Day: 38
  • RSI 20 Day: 44
  • RSI 30 Day: 47
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 40

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $31.36
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $32.58
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $31.55
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $32.64
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $31.45
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $32.56

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $31.52
  • Support Level 2: $31.45
  • Resistance Level 1: $31.69
  • Resistance Level 2: $31.79


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 49.56
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 33.66
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 50.65
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 36.23

Fact Sheet

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