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 102 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Developed Markets ETFs gather total assets under management of $271.58B. The average expense ratio is of 0.45%. Developed Markets ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Developed Markets ETF is the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF EFA with $81.94B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Developed Markets ETF was the DZK at 73.95%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Developed Markets space was the Principal International Multi-Factor Index ETF PXUS in 11/08/17.


DZKDirexion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares2.79%
EFADProShares MSCI EAFE Dividend Growers ETF2.59%
HEFViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE Currency Hedged ETF1.98%
EFOProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE1.86%
IVLUiShares Edge MSCI Intl Value Factor ETF1.86%


IPFFiShares International Preferred Stock ETF-2.90%
DPKDirexion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bear 3x Shares-2.78%
HDEFXtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF-2.44%
EFUProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE-2.23%
EFZProShares Short MSCI EAFE-1.05%

top creations

IEFAiShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF1,101.46
IDEViShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF763.23
SCZiShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF581.53
SCHFSchwab International Equity ETF442.59
VEAVanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF422.48

top redemptions

IDLBPowerShares FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight Portfolio-2.96
JPIHJPMorgan Diversified Return International Currency Hedged-1.50
EFUProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE-1.21
DPKDirexion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bear 3x Shares-0.65
ISZEiShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF--


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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