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DBEF
Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Currency-Hedged Equity Fund

Price: $33.83
Change: $0.3 (0.01%)
Last Updated:

Vitals

Investment Themes

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $22.28
  • 52 Week Hi $34.35
  • AUM $3,757.7 M
  • Shares 111.8 M

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.

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 655,114
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 698,556

Alternative ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPDW 0.04% $9.0 B 2 M 7.90%
Largest (AUM) VEA 0.05% $85.0 B 8 M 7.66%
Most Liquid (Volume) EFA 0.32% $51.4 B 22 M 5.94%
Top YTD Performer EMQQ 0.86% $1.3 B 278,102 73.14%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

886
Number of Holdings
11.78%
% Assets in Top 10
15.68%
% Assets in Top 15
33.18%
% Assets in Top 50
Number of Holdings
886

% Assets in Top 10
11.78%

% Assets in Top 15
15.68%

% Assets in Top 50
33.18%

Sector Breakdown

Asset Percentage
Common equity 96.3%
ETF Cash Component 3.13%
Preferred stock 0.57%
Sector Percentage
Financials 14.19%
Healthcare 13.87%
Industrials 13.83%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 11.3%
Consumer, Cyclical 10.21%
Technology 8.19%
Basic Materials 6.86%
Communications 5.28%
Other 3.77%
Utilities 3.73%
ETF Cash Component 3.13%
Real Estate 2.88%
Energy 2.76%
Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 88.75%
Mid cap 7.66%
ETF Cash Component 3.13%
Small cap 0.45%
Unknown 0.02%
Region Percentage
Europe 59.8%
Asia-Pacific 35.26%
ETF Cash Component 3.13%
North America 0.69%
Middle East 0.47%
Asia 0.36%
Africa 0.31%
Region Percentage
Developed Markets (ex-US) 95.46%
ETF Cash Component 3.13%
United States 0.69%
Emerging Markets 0.65%
Not-designated 0.08%
Country Percentage
Japan 25.07%
United Kingdom 12.11%
Switzerland 10.57%
France 9.72%
Germany 9.17%
Australia 6.15%
Netherlands 5.08%
ETF Cash Component 3.13%
Sweden 3.04%
Hong Kong 2.74%
Denmark 2.44%
Spain 2.11%
Italy 1.97%
Finland 1.26%
Singapore 0.96%
Belgium 0.74%
United States 0.69%
Norway 0.56%
Ireland 0.54%
Israel 0.47%
China 0.32%
South Africa 0.31%
New Zealand 0.3%
Portugal 0.16%
Austria 0.15%
Luxembourg 0.13%
Liechtenstein 0.04%
Papua New Guinea 0.03%
Malaysia 0.02%
Macao 0.02%
Asset Percentage
Common equity 96.3%
ETF Cash Component 3.13%
Preferred stock 0.57%

DBEF Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
19.92

DBEF Dividend

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

Dividend
$0.37
Dividend Date
2020-06-26
Annual Dividend Rate
$0.72

$0.37
Dividend
2020-06-26
Dividend Date
$0.72
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
2.13%

DBEF Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: -71.61 M 3 Month Net Flows: -262.35 M 6 Month Net Flows: -525.74 M 1 Year Net Flows: -1.18 B 3 Year Net Flows: -3.24 B 5 Year Net Flows: -10.54 B 10 Year Net Flows: 3.9 B

Realtime Rating

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.

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

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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
0.534%
ETF Wtd. Average
-0.13%
Category Average
0.44%
Expense Ratio
0.35%
ESG Themes and Scores
7.29/10
ESG Score
87.65%
Global Percentile
56.78%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      7.29%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      132.3
      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 (%)
      7.29%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      11.13%
      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.

0.27%
1 Week Return
8.36%
4 Week Return
10.12%
13 Week Return
8.39%
26 Week Return
1.37%
Year to Date Return
3.84%
1 Year Return
16.29%
3 Year Return
40.25%
5 Year Return
1 Week Return
0.27%

4 Week Return
8.36%

13 Week Return
10.12%

26 Week Return
8.39%

Year to Date Return
1.37%

1 Year Return
3.84%

3 Year Return
16.29%

5 Year Return
40.25%

DBEF Price and Volume Chart

DBEF Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
80.35%
Rank
45 of 137

20 Day Volatility
17.63%
Rank
51 of 137

50 Day Volatility
16.74%
Rank
78 of 134

200 Day Volatility
15.65%
Rank
96 of 132

Beta
0.7
Rank
119 of 135

Standard Deviation
2.41%
Rank
85 of 128

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $33.11
  • 60 Day MA $31.52
  • MACD 15 Period 0.46
  • MACD 100 Period 2.61
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 1.97
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 0.56
  • RSI 10 Day 67
  • RSI 20 Day 65
  • RSI 30 Day 62
  • Ultimate Oscillator 59

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $33.15
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $33.90
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $31.98
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $34.26
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $29.15
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $35.14

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $33.73
  • Support Level 2 $33.62
  • Resistance Level 1 $33.89
  • Resistance Level 2 $33.95

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 59.48
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 78.02
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 54.43
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 72.92

Fact Sheet

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