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 113 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Developed Markets ETFs gather total assets under management of $325.49B. The average expense ratio is 0.42%. Developed Markets ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest Developed Markets ETF is the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF VEA with $77.81B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Developed Markets ETF was the IHDG at 13.28%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Developed Markets space was the JPMorgan BetaBuilders International Equity ETF BBIN in 12/05/19.

Top ETF Performers

DPK Direxion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bear 3x Shares 22.81%
EFU ProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE 15.16%
EFZ ProShares Short MSCI EAFE 7.45%
IGOV iShares International Treasury Bond ETF -0.20%
PICB Invesco International Corporate Bond ETF -1.14%

Bottom ETF Performers

DZK Direxion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares -21.08%
EFO ProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE -14.48%
FDTS First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund -11.50%
IVAL Alpha Architect International Quantitative Value ETF -10.12%
ISDS Invesco RAFI Strategic Developed ex-US Small Company ETF -9.90%

Top Creations

IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 2.59K
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 1.42K
SCZ iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF 334.55
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 288.83
IDV iShares International Select Dividend ETF 198.16

Top Redemptions

TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt Index Fund -13.11
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF -10.64
DIM WisdomTree International MidCap Dividend Fund -9.71
GWX SPDR S&P International Small Cap ETF -9.31
DOO WisdomTree International Dividend ex-Financials Fund -8.53

AUM Winners

DPK Direxion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bear 3x Shares 391.18%
QLVD FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund 67.86%
TPIF Timothy Plan International ETF 27.29%
HSCZ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF 21.06%
EFZ ProShares Short MSCI EAFE 16.97%

AUM Losers

ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF -37.56%
IDHQ Invesco S&P International Developed Quality ETF -28.35%
EFO ProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE -26.75%
DZK Direxion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares -21.45%
ISHG iShares 1-3 Year International Treasury Bond ETF -18.69%


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