This ETF offers inverse exposure to an index comprised of securities from European Australasian, and Far Eastern markets, making it a potentially attractive option for investors looking to bet against this sector of the global economy. It's important to note that EFZ is designed to deliver inverse results over a single trading session, with exposure resetting on a daily basis. Investors considering this ETF should understand how that nuance impacts the risk/return profile, and realize the potential for "return erosion" in volatile markets. EFZ should definitely not be found in a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio, but may be a useful tool for more active investors looking to either hedge existing exposure or bet on a decline in EAFE equities. Investors also have the option of simply selling short a traditional EAFE fund, though that strategy will generally involve greater potential losses than utilizing an inverse ETF.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EFZ 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 Inverse 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 section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
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This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
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 EFZ relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.