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  • ETF
  • DBEF
    Pricing Data
    $31.69
    Change: $0.12 (-0.0%)
    Time: 06/14/19
    Previous Close: $31.81
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Equities
  • ESG Score
Last Updated:

Profile

Vitals

Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $27.07
  • 52 Week Hi: $32.40
  • AUM: $4,844.8 M
  • Shares: 152.8 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 750,939
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 879,014

Alternative ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPDW 0.04% $4,623.6 M 1,039,592 10.59%
Largest (AUM) VEA 0.05% $71,050.2 M 8,264,023 10.63%
Most Liquid (Volume) EFA 0.31% $61,575.6 M 26,715,288 10.85%
Top YTD Performer ZCAN 0.14% $20.4 M 646 18.08%

Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to developed equity markets outside of the U.S., making DBEF one of many products offering exposure to an asset class that is often a core component of long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios. This fund is unique from other EAFE ETFs such as EFA and VEA because it hedges out the currency exposure that an investment in international equities entails. In addition to establishing a long position in international stocks, investors using most EAFE ETFs are also going long the currencies of the underlying stocks (including the euro, yen, Aussie dollar, and pound sterling) and short the U.S. dollar. DBEF uses short term forward contracts to neutralize the impact of exchange rate fluctuations, essentially isolating the performance of the developed market stocks as the driver of returns. While this difference may seem minor, the impact of currency movements on equities can be significant sources of return--both positive and negative--to U.S. based investors. Though DBEF's portfolio is nearly identical to those of VEA and EFA, the risk/return profiles of these products can vary significantly. Investors who expect the U.S. dollar to strengthen relative to its developed market rivals may prefer DBEF as the optimal means of establishing exposure to the EAFE region, as this fund should outperform EFA when the U.S. currency appreciates. Those with a bearish outlook for the greenback may prefer to leave currency exposure unhedged, utilizing a fund such as EFA instead. Those investors without a strong view in either direction might use a mix of both hedged and unhedged EAFE ETFs (eg 50% in DBEF and 50% in EFA). Given the broad focus of this ETF, DBEF might be very useful to those building a long-term portfolio; the EAFE region generally receives a big weighting in most portfolios. DBEF can also be useful for establishing a currency-neutral tactical tilt towards this corner of the global equity market. Note that WisdomTree's HEDJ also delivers currency hedged exposure to ex-U.S. developed markets; that ETF is linked to a dividend-weighted index, and as such might be appealing to those looking to steer clear of cap-weighted products.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DBEF 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.

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DBEF Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A n/a
Expenses B+ n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

DBEF In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.

DBEF Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jun 14, 2019

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank: 19 of 102
861
Category Low RWDE (2)
Category High IXUS (4464)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 37 of 102
12.32%
Category Low IDLB (1.71%)
Category High HEFA (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 65 of 102
16.30%
Category Low IDLB (2.49%)
Category High HEFA (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 69 of 102
34.09%
Category Low IDLB (7.63%)
Category High KEMQ (100.10%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 98.37%
ETF Cash Component 1.1%
Preferred stock 0.52%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 18.27%
Industrials 14.12%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 11.94%
Healthcare 11.07%
Consumer, Cyclical 10.13%
Basic Materials 6.65%
Technology 6.15%
Energy 5.52%
Communications 5.41%
Real Estate 3.63%
Utilities 3.62%
Other 2.39%
ETF Cash Component 1.1%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 87.72%
Mid cap 10.42%
ETF Cash Component 1.1%
Small cap 0.68%
Unknown 0.08%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 62.23%
Asia-Pacific 35.26%
North America 1.65%
Middle East 0.54%
Asia 0.29%
Latin America 0.02%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed Markets (ex-US) 97.92%
United States 1.65%
Emerging Markets 0.3%
Not-designated 0.1%
Frontier Markets 0.03%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 23.65%
United Kingdom 14.65%
France 10.23%
Switzerland 9.65%
Germany 8.53%
Australia 6.81%
Netherlands 6.12%
Hong Kong 3.27%
Spain 2.93%
Sweden 2.41%
Italy 2.03%
Denmark 1.72%
United States 1.65%
Singapore 1.25%
Finland 1.16%
Belgium 0.88%
Norway 0.67%
Israel 0.54%
Ireland 0.53%
Luxembourg 0.26%
China 0.24%
New Zealand 0.23%
Austria 0.22%
Portugal 0.16%
Papua New Guinea 0.05%
Liechtenstein 0.03%
Cyprus 0.03%
Malaysia 0.03%
Mexico 0.02%
Macao 0.01%
Taiwan 0.01%

DBEF Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.544%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.20%
Category Average
0.41%
Expense Ratio
Rank: 42 of 102
0.35%
Category Low SPDW (0.04%)
Category High RFDI (0.83%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 10 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

DBEF ESG Themes and Scores
  • 6.82/10
    ESG Score
  • 85.25%
    ESG Score Global Percentile (%)
  • 72.15%
    ESG Score Peer Percentile (%)
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      6.31%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      157.17

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)

      Higher improves ESG score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      6.31%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      12.65%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Gambling Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Weapons Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Flag (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)

      Higher improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)

      Higher improves ESG score
    • No Female Directors (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)

      Higher improves ESG score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)

      Higher improves ESG score
    • Entrenched Board (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Overboarding (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • One Share One Vote (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Poison Pill (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Pay Flag (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Accounting Flag (%)

      Lower improves ESG score

DBEF Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

1 Week Return
Rank: 11 of 101
0.25%
Category Low RFDI (-2.39%)
Category High ISDX (1.28%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 66 of 101
0.41%
Category Low DINT (-2.18%)
Category High KEMX (4.22%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 16 of 100
1.51%
Category Low ECH (-10.98%)
Category High TTAI (3.22%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 22 of 99
9.93%
Category Low ECH (-6.56%)
Category High VIGI (14.55%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 16 of 99
13.58%
Category Low ECH (-3.65%)
Category High ZCAN (18.08%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 11 of 90
0.24%
Category Low ECH (-18.29%)
Category High FLQH (4.71%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 1 of 67
38.53%
Category Low IMOM (2.46%)
Category High DBEF (38.53%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 2 of 36
33.50%
Category Low AFK (-27.97%)
Category High IHDG (39.53%)

DBEF Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: N/A
No Ranking Available
Category Low IEFA (‑$123.6 M)
Category High VXUS ($166.2 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 48 of 50
‑$50.6 M
Category Low JPIN (‑$122.8 M)
Category High IEFA ($698.0 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 78 of 79
‑$169.7 M
Category Low EFA (‑$3,000.6 M)
Category High IEFA ($4,666.5 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 86 of 88
‑$723.8 M
Category Low EFA (‑$5,709.6 M)
Category High IEFA ($7,085.1 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 86 of 88
‑$723.8 M
Category Low EFA (‑$6,815.6 M)
Category High IEFA ($6,209.3 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 91 of 92
‑$1,138.7 M
Category High IEFA ($9,868.2 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 95 of 95
‑$8,221.2 M
Category High IEFA ($52,212.1 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 8 of 96
$4,522.3 M
Category Low EWC (‑$605.8 M)
Category High IEFA ($62,238.7 M)

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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 DBEF relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

DBEF Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

P/E Ratio
Rank: 45 of 102
13.93
Category Low IVAL (8.98)
Category High KEMQ (21.95)

DBEF Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

Dividend
$0.60
Dividend Date
2018-12-19
Annual Dividend Rate
$0.90
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 45 of 99
2.82%
Category Low IQIN (0.07%)
Category High ESGN (9.20%)

DBEF Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 25 of 101
97.09%
Category Low IDMO (9.25%)
Category High IDHQ (147.27%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 46 of 101
11.16%
Category Low MVIN (7.94%)
Category High KEMQ (18.85%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 40 of 99
11.42%
Category Low HEWC (7.67%)
Category High KEMQ (18.65%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 62 of 99
10.43%
Category Low MVIN (7.40%)
Category High KEMQ (19.12%)
Beta
Rank: 70 of 99
0.74
Category Low EFAV (0.51)
Category High DINT (1.14)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 54 of 89
1.13%
Category Low HILO (0.45%)
Category High EFG (3.51%)

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $31.40
  • 60 Day MA: $31.62
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.31
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.57
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 28.47
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 28.26
  • RSI 10 Day: 55
  • RSI 20 Day: 53
  • RSI 30 Day: 53
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 54

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $30.77
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $32.21
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $30.75
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $32.05
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $30.71
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $32.15

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $31.63
  • Support Level 2: $31.57
  • Resistance Level 1: $31.74
  • Resistance Level 2: $31.78

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 51.57
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 51.32
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 48.38
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 65.57

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