Developed Markets ETF Overview

The developed markets ex-U.S. total market segment contains what many U.S. investors refer to as international funds—those that exclude the U.S. and cover the market-cap spectrum from large firms to small.

Many funds offer pure cap-weighted vanilla exposure. The two leading funds by AUM, iShares' EFA and Vanguard's VEA, omit Canada from their coverage universe, but otherwise represent the market segment very well.

With 104 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Developed Markets ETFs gather total assets under management of $293.89B. The average expense ratio is 0.44%. Developed Markets ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest Developed Markets ETF is the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF EFA with $80.60B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Developed Markets ETF was the DZK at 61.22%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Developed Markets space was the Portfolio+ Developed Markets ETF PPDM in 02/15/18.


DPKDirexion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bear 3x Shares14.07%
EFUProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE8.55%
EFZProShares Short MSCI EAFE4.80%
ISHGiShares 1-3 Year International Treasury Bond ETF0.80%
IGOViShares International Treasury Bond ETF0.22%


DZKDirexion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares-14.83%
EFOProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE-9.38%
FIDIFidelity International High Dividend ETF-6.98%
ADRDBLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund-6.32%
TLDHFlexShares Currency Hedged Morningstar DM ex-US Factor Tilt-6.07%

top creations

IEFAiShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF2,949.70
VEAVanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF1,305.12
SPDWSPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF479.33
SCHFSchwab International Equity ETF438.65
WPSiShares International Developed Property ETF187.41

top redemptions

EFAiShares MSCI EAFE ETF-1,923.62
DBEFXtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF-164.09
HEFAiShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF-149.93
PIZPowerShares DWA Developed Markets Momentum Portfolio-33.20
IDEViShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF-26.88


DEEFXtrackers FTSE Developed ex U.S. Comprehensive Factor ETF161.78%
IMTMiShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF39.85%
TTAITrimTabs All Cap International Free-Cash-Flow ETF36.57%
NUDMNuShares ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF22.88%
IQLTiShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF16.15%


IDLVPowerShares S&P International Developed Low Volatility ETF-12.38%
EFZProShares Short MSCI EAFE-10.33%
GWXSPDR S&P International Small Cap ETF-5.84%
PICBPowershares International Corporate Bond Portfolio-5.79%
DPKDirexion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bear 3x Shares-4.67%

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Investors took money out of ETFs, but most of that was from one fund.

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