This ETF offers style-specific exposure to developed economies outside of North America, making EFV a potentially useful tool for investors looking to maintain a value stock bias in their long-term portfolio or to put a tactical tilt on international equity exposure. By focusing on stocks that generally exhibit lower pricing multiples and higher dividend yields, EFV offers targeted exposure to an asset sub-class that may perform well relative to the broader universe in certain environments. EFV is broad-based in nature, including hundreds of individual stocks across a number of different regions and more than a dozen countries. It should be noted, however, that there is some significant overlap between this fund and its value counterpart, EFG; these ETFs are based on indexes that use broad value and growth criteria, and as such the risk/return profile may be slightly different than expected. Alternatives to EFV may include dividend-weighted ETFs such as DTH and DWM; while not explicitly value funds, the weighting methodology will generally skew exposure towards value companies. Those seeking to cast a wider net in this international equity space may prefer EFA, or better yet the low-cost VEA.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EFV 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.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (TD Ameritrade)
There are 21 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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