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 115 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Developed Markets ETFs gather total assets under management of $275.52B. The average expense ratio is 0.43%. 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 $67.64B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Developed Markets ETF was the MFLA at 19.98%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Developed Markets space was the BNY Mellon International Equity ETF BKIE in 04/24/20.

Top ETF Performers

DZK Direxion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares 17.22%
EFO ProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE 11.82%
IMOM Alpha Architect International Quantitative Momentum ETF 9.97%
FYLD Cambria Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF 9.47%
SCZ iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF 9.09%

Bottom ETF Performers

EFU ProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE -12.85%
EFZ ProShares Short MSCI EAFE -6.51%
PTIN Pacer Trendpilot International ETF -0.40%
MFLA iPath Long Enhanced MSCI EAFE Index ETN 0%
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 0.39%

Top Creations

EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF 2.62K
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 633.14
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 157.51
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 110.90

Top Redemptions

EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF -5,165.38
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF -2,104.46
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF -351.30
SCZ iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF -342.83
EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF -325.17

AUM Winners

ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF 118.88%
BBIN JPMorgan BetaBuilders International Equity ETF 29.37%
QLVD FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund 26.29%
DZK Direxion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares 21.29%
DWMF WisdomTree International Multifactor Fund 18.19%

AUM Losers

ISDS Invesco RAFI Strategic Developed ex-US Small Company ETF -66.19%
ICOW Pacer Developed Markets International Cash Cows 100 ETF -43.95%
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF -40.33%
DEFA iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF -38.78%
EFZ ProShares Short MSCI EAFE -34.22% Analysis

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