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  • ETF
  • EFA
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.22 (-0.0%)
    Time: 01/17/17
    Previous Close: $59.59
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $49.41
  • 52 Week Hi: $59.60
  • AUM: $59,665.3 M
  • Shares: 1,029.6 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 20,564,104
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 18,804,880

Alternative ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHF 0.07% $6,873.7 M 1,903,949 3.11%
Largest (AUM) VEA 0.09% $40,169.4 M 8,547,908 3.12%
Most Liquid (Volume) VEA 0.09% $40,169.4 M 8,547,908 3.12%
Top YTD Performer FCAN 0.80% $7.0 M 6,290 4.56%

Analyst Report

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.

Realtime Rating

Realtime Rating Summary

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.

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EFA Overall Realtime Rating: A

A+ Overall Rated ETF: HDMV

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+ n/a
Expenses A- n/a
Performance A- n/a
Volatility B n/a
Dividend B+ n/a
Concentration A n/a

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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 Holdings

Filings Data as of: Dec 04, 2016

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 1.24%
International Stocks 97.84%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.02%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.81%
Other 0.1%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financial Services 20.6%
Industrials 13.0%
Consumer Cyclical 12.02%
Consumer Defensive 11.22%
Health Care 10.35%
Basic Materials 8.47%
Technology 6.2%
Energy 5.21%
Communication Services 4.67%
Real Estate 3.9%
Utilities 3.31%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 56.13%
Large 34.79%
Medium 7.95%
Small 0.06%
Micro 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 46.71%
Japan 24.51%
Australia 7.48%
Asia (Developed) 4.58%
U.S. 1.24%
Middle East 0.63%
Asia (Emerging) 0.3%
Africa 0.03%
Canada 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 98.75%
Emerging 0.32%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 24.51%
Sweden 2.79%
United Kingdom 17.59%
France 9.45%
Germany 8.9%
Switzerland 8.52%
Australia 7.29%
Netherlands 3.51%
Hong Kong 3.19%
Spain 2.93%
Other 11.32%

EFA Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
ETF Wtd. Average
Category Average
Expense Ratio
Rank: 19 of 70
Category Low SCHF (0.07%)
Category High FWDI (1.25%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 22 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

EFA Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 40 of 67
Category Low HJPX (-2.61%)
Category High FWDI (2.69%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 37 of 70
Category Low HJPX (-3.06%)
Category High FDT (4.71%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 37 of 66
Category Low IDMO (-5.88%)
Category High HJPX (14.74%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 39 of 64
Category Low IDMO (-3.73%)
Category High IVAL (17.84%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 34 of 70
Category Low HJPX (-2.17%)
Category High FCAN (4.56%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 34 of 54
Category Low DEEF (2.92%)
Category High EWC (45.73%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 16 of 30
Category Low FCAN (-28.98%)
Category High DBEF (14.33%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 8 of 24
Category Low DWX (6.92%)
Category High DBEF (63.58%)

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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 EFA relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

EFA Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 32 of 66
Category Low IVAL (9.98)
Category High VIGI (25.9)

As of Jun 16 2016

EFA Dividend

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

Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 22 of 70
Category Low ESGD (0.09%)
Category High FLQH (11.53%)

As of Jun 16, 2016

EFA Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 25 of 70
Category Low ESGN (0.64%)
Category High DOO (143.01%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 61 of 69
Category Low DHDG (4.06%)
Category High HDEF (31.89%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 51 of 65
Category Low IQDG (7.88%)
Category High HJPX (41.15%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 47 of 62
Category Low HEFV (7.80%)
Category High HJPX (46.58%)
Rank: 19 of 62
Category Low DEEF (-2.93)
Category High HJPX (4.0)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 9 of 44
Category Low HEFV (0.52%)
Category High DGT (3.80%)


  • 20 Day MA: $58.32
  • 60 Day MA: $57.34
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.80
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.76
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 13.14
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 10.04
  • RSI 10 Day: 70
  • RSI 20 Day: 64
  • RSI 30 Day: 60
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 68

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $58.19
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $59.81
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $56.78
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $59.82
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $56.38
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $59.69

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $59.28
  • Support Level 2: $59.19
  • Resistance Level 1: $59.45
  • Resistance Level 2: $59.53


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 76.50
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 84.86
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 76.21
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 84.77

Fact Sheet

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