EFA

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
CLOSING PRICECHANGE (%)VOLUME
$60.39-0.44 (-0.72%)16.20M
4:00:00 p.m. (ET) 02/24/2017
BZX EXCHANGE CLOSED
LAST TRADECHANGE (%)
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BID SIZEBID ($)ASK ($)ASK SIZE
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Overall Rating

A

92
as of 02/24/17

Rating Details

95
90
92
Segment Average
  • Overview
  • Efficiency
  • Tradability
  • Fit

EFA Fund Description

The iShares MSCI EAFE ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of developed-market securities based in Europe, Australia and the Far East. It excludes the US and Canada, and small-caps.

EFA FactSet Analytics Insight

Venerable EFA provides highly accessible excellent coverage with unmatched liquidity exposure to probably the best-known international equity index: MSCI’s EAFE. The fund delivers excellent exposure to developed equities, albeit with some definitional differences from peers. It excludes Canada and South Korea while Vanguard’s VEA includes South Korea and Schwab’s SCHF includes both countries. EFA holds only large- and midcap stocks; sister fund IEFA offers similar geographic exposure while including small-caps in marketlike proportion.

Launched in 2001, the fund is in the elite among all ETFs in size and liquidity—investors of all sizes enjoy phenomenal tradability. EFA charges a surprisingly high headline fee for cap-weighted coverage—some competitors charge a fraction of this. Still, tracking data suggests that the fund's actual holding cost is typically far less—EFA tends to claw back much of its fee through skillful portfolio management and securities lending revenue sharing. In all, EFA delivers excellent coverage of international equities with unmatched liquidity.

  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max
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EFA Summary Data

08/14/01
Open-Ended Fund
0.33%
$63.84 B
$1.06 B
0.02%

EFA Portfolio Data

$53.41 B
22.75
1.67
2.91%
06/20/17
919

EFA Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI World Ex-USA Investable Markets

Related ETFs to EFA

VEA, IEFA, SCHF, GWL, DBEF
Total Return
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max

EFA Portfolio Management

0.33%
-0.04%
0.03%
-0.09%

EFA Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

EFA Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
75% / 25%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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LAST 10 TRADES
TIMEPRICESHARES
16:00:0960.371,400
16:00:0960.371,400
16:00:0160.381,200
16:00:0160.38100
16:00:0160.384,100
15:59:5760.3841
15:59:5760.384
15:59:5760.38800
15:59:5560.381,950
15:59:5560.38550
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Premium/Discount
Volume

EFA FactSet Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 02/24/17
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of EFA. EFA is rated a 5 out of 5.

EFA Tradability

17,878,883
$1.06 B
15,800,628
$928.78 M
0.02%
$0.01
0.09%
1.38% / -1.21%
None
20.00%
600,000
26.33
0.04%
0.12%
2,539,837
$60.83
5

EFA Performance Statistics

0.99
1.03
1.03
1.04
0.09%
MSCI World Ex-USA Investable Markets