EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
- Foreign Large Cap Equities
Alternative ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities Category
|Type||Ticker||Expense Ratio||Assets||Avg. Daily Vol||YTD Return|
|Largest (AUM)||VEA||0.09%||$26,016.8 M||11,479,475||-10.84%|
|Most Liquid (Volume)||VEA||0.09%||$26,016.8 M||11,479,475||-10.84%|
|Top YTD Performer||DDWM||0.35%||$8.8 M||0||0.00%|
The index measures the performance of equity markets in European, Australasian, and Far Eastern markets.
Realtime Rating Summary
EFA is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate MSCI EAFE Index. The index measures the performance of equity markets in European, Australasian, and Far Eastern markets.
The adjacent table shows a Realtime Rating for 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, highlights the best rated ETF in the Foreign Large Cap Equities category for each metric. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.
This ETF offers exposure to the major developed markets outside of North America, including Western Europe, Japan, and Australia. As such, EFA is a cornerstone of many long-term portfolios, delivering access to an asset class that provides valuable geographic diversification to equity allocations. It should be noted that this fund is tilted heavily towards large cap stocks; the small cap focused SCZ can be an excellent complement to the mega caps in this fund to provide more balanced exposure. EFA offers unrivaled liquidity, but there are several alternatives that may be more appealing to certain investors. Rydex offers an equal-weighted EAFE ETF (EWEF), while PowerShares offers a RAFI-weighted option. But the biggest competition may be from Vanguard's VEA, which replicates the exact same index at a lower expense ratio and generally lower tracking error. That's a tough offer to beat, unless you have access to this ETF commission free or value liquidity (and related option liquidity) above all else; it's not surprising that EFA features much higher turnover, indicating a preference among more active traders.
EFA In-Depth Analysis
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
EFA HoldingsFilings Data as of: Feb 02, 2016
Top Ten Holdings
NSRGF 2.01%Nestle SA
RHHVF 1.56%Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert.
NVSEF 1.51%Novartis AG
TOYOF 1.37%Toyota Motor Corp
HBCYF 1.17%HSBC Holdings PLC
NONOF 0.95%Novo Nordisk A/S B
BTAFF 0.88%British American Tobacco PLC
GLAXF 0.86%GlaxoSmithKline PLC
AHBIF 0.86%Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA
TTFNF 0.85%Total SA
This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.
Market Cap Breakdown
Market Tier Breakdown
EFA Expenses & Fees
This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.
Expenses Ratio Analysis
Commission Free Trading
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
Category Commission Free Trading
There are 21 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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 EFA relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
- 20 Day MA: $53.66
- 60 Day MA: $56.96
- MACD 15 Period: -1.47
- MACD 100 Period: -5.69
- Williams % Range 10 Day: 71.12
- Williams % Range 20 Day: 71.12
- RSI 10 Day: 38
- RSI 20 Day: 38
- RSI 30 Day: 39
- Ultimate Oscillator: 48
- Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $50.73
- Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $55.79
- Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $51.33
- Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $55.85
- Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $51.02
- Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $57.93
Support & Resistance
- Support Level 1: $51.63
- Support Level 2: $50.98
- Resistance Level 1: $52.61
- Resistance Level 2: $52.94
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 68.25
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 36.07
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 60.58
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 33.04
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