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EFA - Charts
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.
The first adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EFA on several different metrics,
including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, and concentration of holdings. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field,
available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Foreign Large Cap Equities ETFdb Category
with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field.
The second table shows the overall Realtime Rating for EFA, as well as the A+ Overall Rated ETF in EFA's Category.
To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.
ETFdb Analyst Report for EFA
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.
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for EFA and compare it to
similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
This section compares the cost efficiency of EFA to peers in the same ETFdb Category.
ETF Wtd. Average
Comparative Analysis: Foreign Large Cap Equities ETFdb Category