EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
- Foreign Large Cap Equities
EFA - Profile
- Issuer: iShares
- Structure: ETF
- Expense Ratio: 0.34%
- ETF Home Page: EFA
- Inception: Aug 14, 2001
- Tax Form: 1099
- EFA Tracks This Index: MSCI EAFE Index
- 52 Week Lo: $56.51
- 52 Week Hi: $67.37
- AUM: $54,964.1 M
- Shares: 940.2 M
Alternative ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities Category
The index measures the performance of equity markets in European, Australasian, and Far Eastern markets.
EFA - Realtime Rating
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 EFA 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.
EFA - 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.
EFA In-Depth Analysis
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for EFA and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
EFA - HoldingsFilings Data as of: Sep 02, 2015
Top Ten Holdings
This section compares how balanced and deep EFA is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.
EFA Asset Allocation
EFA Sector Breakdown
EFA Market Cap Breakdown
EFA Region Breakdown
EFA Market Tier Breakdown
EFA Country Breakdown
EFA - Expenses & Fees
This section compares the cost efficiency of EFA to peers in the same ETFdb Category.
Expenses Ratio Analysis
Commission Free Trading in EFA
EFA 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:
EFA - Performance
This section shows how EFA has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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.
EFA - Technicals
EFA Volatility Analysis
This section shows how the volatility of EFA compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
- 20 Day MA: $61.51
- 60 Day MA: $63.54
- MACD 15 Period: -1.58
- MACD 100 Period: -5.52
- Williams % Range 10 Day: 48.85
- Williams % Range 20 Day: 72.53
- RSI 10 Day: 36
- RSI 20 Day: 37
- RSI 30 Day: 39
- Ultimate Oscillator: 48
EFA Bollinger Bands
- Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $57.52
- Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $61.09
- Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $56.74
- Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $66.27
- Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $57.69
- Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $67.26
EFA Support & Resistance
- Support Level 1: $58.72
- Support Level 2: $58.47
- Resistance Level 1: $59.31
- Resistance Level 2: $59.65
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 46.75
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 42.83
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 51.54
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 45.93
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