EFAV iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility ETF
- Foreign Large Cap Equities
EFAV - Profile
- Issuer: iShares
- Structure: ETF
- Expense Ratio: 0.20%
- ETF Home Page: EFAV
- Inception: Oct 20, 2011
- Tax Form: 1099
- EFAV Tracks This Index: MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index
- 52 Week Lo: $58.49
- 52 Week Hi: $69.57
- AUM: $2,626.3 M
- Shares: 39.6 M
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The index aims to reﬂect the performance characteristics of a minimum variance strategy applied to the large and mid cap equity universe across 22 Developed Markets countries (excluding the US and Canada). The index is calculated by optimizing the MSCI EAFE Index, its parent index, for the lowest absolute risk (within a given set of constraints). Historically, the index has shown lower beta and volatility characteristics relative to the MSCI EAFE Index.
EFAV - Realtime Rating
Realtime Rating Summary
EFAV is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index. The index aims to reﬂect the performance characteristics of a minimum variance strategy applied to the large and mid cap equity universe across 22 Developed Markets countries (excluding the US and Canada). The index is calculated by optimizing the MSCI EAFE Index, its parent index, for the lowest absolute risk (within a given set of constraints). Historically, the index has shown lower beta and volatility characteristics relative to the MSCI EAFE Index.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EFAV on 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, shows the ETF in the Foreign Large Cap Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.
EFAV In-Depth Analysis
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for EFAV and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
EFAV - HoldingsFilings Data as of: Jun 02, 2015
Top Ten Holdings
ESALF 1.78%Eisai Co Ltd
HSNGF 1.67%Hang Seng Bank Ltd
NVSEF 1.54%Novartis AG
RBGPF 1.50%Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
NSRGF 1.47%Nestle SA
RHHVF 1.40%Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert.
SSEZF 1.40%SSE PLC
SSREY 1.38%Swiss Re AG ADR
OLCLF 1.37%Oriental Land Co., Ltd.
NGGTF 1.36%National Grid PLC
This section compares how balanced and deep EFAV is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.
EFAV Asset Allocation
EFAV Sector Breakdown
EFAV Market Cap Breakdown
EFAV Region Breakdown
EFAV Market Tier Breakdown
EFAV Country Breakdown
EFAV - Expenses & Fees
This section compares the cost efficiency of EFAV to peers in the same ETFdb Category.
Expenses Ratio Analysis
Commission Free Trading in EFAV
EFAV is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Fidelity)
Category Commission Free Trading
There are 20 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
EFAV - Performance
This section shows how EFAV has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
EFAV - 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 EFAV relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
EFAV - Technicals
EFAV Volatility Analysis
This section shows how the volatility of EFAV compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
- 20 Day MA: $67.21
- 60 Day MA: $67.97
- MACD 15 Period: -1.89
- MACD 100 Period: -1.78
- Williams % Range 10 Day: 98.17
- Williams % Range 20 Day: 98.17
- RSI 10 Day: 27
- RSI 20 Day: 36
- RSI 30 Day: 41
- Ultimate Oscillator: 37
EFAV Bollinger Bands
- Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $65.63
- Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $68.88
- Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $65.87
- Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $68.53
- Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $65.79
- Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $69.56
EFAV Support & Resistance
- Support Level 1: $65.07
- Support Level 2: $64.82
- Resistance Level 1: $65.76
- Resistance Level 2: $66.20
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 32.48
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 24.91
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 41.15
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 43.33
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