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 107 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Developed Markets ETFs gather total assets under management of $297.94B. 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 $71.47B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Developed Markets ETF was the DPK at 10.49%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Developed Markets space was the Fidelity Targeted International Factor ETF FDEV in 02/26/19.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

IDMO Invesco S&P International Developed Momentum ETF 3.36%
IMTM iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF 2.97%
IGOV iShares International Treasury Bond ETF 2.44%
FDEV Fidelity Targeted International Factor ETF 2.40%
IMOM Alpha Architect International Quantitative Momentum ETF 2.39%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

IVAL Alpha Architect International Quantitative Value ETF -3.06%
IPFF iShares International Preferred Stock ETF -2.76%
FIDI Fidelity International High Dividend ETF -1.74%
DPK Direxion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bear 3x Shares -1.49%
IVLU iShares Edge MSCI Intl Value Factor ETF -1.37%

TOP CREATIONS

IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 1.21K
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 375.07
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 232.44
ISDX Invesco RAFI Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 146.16
RODM Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF 97.39

TOP REDEMPTIONS

EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF -113.78
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF -88.08
IFGL iShares International Developed Real Estate ETF -68.82
HEFA iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF -62.54
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF -58.73

AUM WINNERS

EFZ ProShares Short MSCI EAFE 28.01%
IDHD Invesco S&P International Developed High Dividend Low Volatility ETF 17.20%
RNDM First Trust Developed International Equity Select ETF 13.64%
DWMF WisdomTree International Multifactor Fund 13.01%
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 12.52%

AUM LOSERS

DPK Direxion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bear 3x Shares -64.30%
IFGL iShares International Developed Real Estate ETF -13.40%
EFO ProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE -12.87%
FYLD Cambria Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF -12.19%
ISHG iShares 1-3 Year International Treasury Bond ETF -9.91%

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