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  • ETF
  • EFA
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.01 (0.0%)
    Time: 08/14/18
    Previous Close: $66.50
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $64.03
  • 52 Week Hi: $73.81
  • AUM: $70,206.2 M
  • Shares: 1,054.8 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 20,248,752
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 23,395,692

Alternative ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPDW 0.04% $2,807.3 M 510,798 -3.41%
Largest (AUM) VEA 0.07% $69,157.2 M 7,887,557 -3.80%
Most Liquid (Volume) VEA 0.07% $69,157.2 M 7,887,557 -3.80%
Top YTD Performer EIS 0.62% $115.0 M 16,695 5.06%

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 Category.

EFA Holdings

Filings Data as of: Aug 14, 2018

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank: 9 of 97
Category Low HEWC (2)
Category High IXUS (3728)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 30 of 97
Category Low IDLB (1.79%)
Category High HEFV (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 68 of 97
Category Low IDLB (2.62%)
Category High HEFA (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 71 of 97
Category Low IDLB (8.07%)
Category High HEWC (100.00%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 98.17%
ETF Cash Component 1.26%
Preferred stock 0.57%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 19.54%
Industrials 13.48%
Consumer, Cyclical 12.49%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 11.22%
Healthcare 10.44%
Basic Materials 7.73%
Technology 6.85%
Energy 5.71%
Telecommunications 3.77%
Real Estate 3.4%
Utilities 3.31%
ETF Cash Component 1.26%
Other 0.79%
Non-Equity 0.02%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 87.4%
Mid cap 10.44%
ETF Cash Component 1.26%
Small cap 0.56%
Unknown 0.35%
Micro cap 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 62.33%
Asia-Pacific 34.7%
North America 2.11%
Middle East 0.57%
Asia 0.27%
Latin America 0.02%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed Markets (ex-US) 97.47%
United States 2.11%
Emerging Markets 0.31%
Not-designated 0.11%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 23.41%
United Kingdom 14.92%
France 10.15%
Germany 9.42%
Switzerland 8.53%
Australia 6.78%
Netherlands 6.12%
Hong Kong 3.04%
Spain 2.92%
Sweden 2.58%
United States 2.11%
Italy 1.93%
Denmark 1.65%
Singapore 1.2%
Finland 1.01%
Belgium 0.99%
Norway 0.77%
Israel 0.54%
Ireland 0.53%
Luxembourg 0.38%
Austria 0.23%
China 0.21%
New Zealand 0.21%
Portugal 0.17%
Papua New Guinea 0.06%
United Arab Emirates 0.03%
Malaysia 0.03%
Liechtenstein 0.03%
Mexico 0.02%
Macao 0.01%
South Korea 0.01%

EFA Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
ETF Wtd. Average
Category Average
Expense Ratio
Rank: 34 of 97
Category Low SPDW (0.04%)
Category High IFV (1.06%)

Commission Free Trading

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

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 8 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

EFA Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 65 of 91
Category Low ECH (-4.54%)
Category High IPOS (5.13%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 66 of 92
Category Low IMOM (-6.36%)
Category High IPOS (3.54%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 55 of 92
Category Low NGE (-13.12%)
Category High EIS (6.85%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 51 of 92
Category Low NGE (-16.10%)
Category High HEWC (9.20%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 45 of 90
Category Low ECH (-12.60%)
Category High EIS (5.06%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 49 of 85
Category Low NGE (-10.24%)
Category High EIS (13.96%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 41 of 53
Category Low NGE (-35.71%)
Category High ECH (37.63%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 17 of 32
Category Low NGE (-63.32%)
Category High EFAV (38.92%)

EFA Fund Flows

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

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low RFDI (‑$68.5 M)
Category High IXUS ($182.7 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 47 of 47
‑$865.5 M
Category Low EFA (‑$865.5 M)
Category High IEFA ($645.5 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 77 of 77
‑$3,353.7 M
Category Low EFA (‑$3,353.7 M)
Category High IEFA ($2,019.4 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 88 of 88
‑$5,080.7 M
Category Low EFA (‑$5,080.7 M)
Category High IEFA ($9,902.5 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 88 of 88
‑$10,616.0 M
Category High IEFA ($18,719.1 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 81 of 81
‑$8,885.7 M
Category Low EFA (‑$8,885.7 M)
Category High IEFA ($25,463.1 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 7 of 53
$5,469.6 M
Category Low DWX (‑$319.7 M)
Category High IEFA ($49,681.2 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 3 of 33
$21,694.7 M
Category Low EWC (‑$865.5 M)
Category High IEFA ($55,178.3 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 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 Category.

P/E Ratio
Rank: 65 of 93
Category Low NGE (8.08)
Category High PIZ (22.8)

EFA Dividend

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

Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 22 of 91
Category Low TTAI (0.27%)
Category High EFAS (6.35%)

EFA Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 32 of 92
Category Low PIZ (5.36%)
Category High NGE (260.13%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 61 of 92
Category Low HEFA (6.75%)
Category High NGE (23.82%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 63 of 92
Category Low PBDM (6.26%)
Category High IDHQ (23.42%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 70 of 92
Category Low PBDM (6.94%)
Category High NGE (20.64%)
Rank: 78 of 92
Category Low IPOS (-2.6)
Category High EWC (1.58)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 9 of 82
Category Low EFAS (0.44%)
Category High ECH (3.08%)


  • 20 Day MA: $68.07
  • 60 Day MA: $68.11
  • MACD 15 Period: -1.59
  • MACD 100 Period: -2.04
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 94.29
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 94.93
  • RSI 10 Day: 28
  • RSI 20 Day: 38
  • RSI 30 Day: 42
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 37

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $66.20
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $69.21
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $66.63
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $69.50
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $66.54
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $69.26

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: n/a
  • Support Level 2: $66.22
  • Resistance Level 1: n/a
  • Resistance Level 2: $66.78


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 39.28
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 20.71
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 42.08
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 33.34

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