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 112 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Developed Markets ETFs gather total assets under management of $257.58B. 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 $61.34B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Developed Markets ETF was the EFU at 29.89%. 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

EFU ProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE 23.64%
EFZ ProShares Short MSCI EAFE 14.46%
ISHG iShares 1-3 Year International Treasury Bond ETF -2.61%
IGOV iShares International Treasury Bond ETF -4.02%
PTIN Pacer Trendpilot International ETF -4.36%

Bottom ETF Performers

DZK Direxion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares -54.02%
EFO ProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE -35.89%
EFAS Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF -28.36%
IPFF iShares International Preferred Stock ETF -26.47%
IFGL iShares International Developed Real Estate ETF -25.77%

Top Creations

SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 841.91
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 490.03
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 482.98
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 393.11
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Company Index ETF 177.59

Top Redemptions

EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF -1,643.29
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF -861.25
EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF -615.35
SCZ iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF -468.92
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF -333.94

AUM Winners

BBIN JPMorgan BetaBuilders International Equity ETF 103.42%
EFU ProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE 101.65%
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 100.36%
EFZ ProShares Short MSCI EAFE 100.31%
AVDV Avantis International Small Cap Value ETF 60.79%

AUM Losers

DZK Direxion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares -56.73%
EFAS Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF -51.75%
FYLD Cambria Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF -40.24%
IQDG WisdomTree International Quality Dividend Growth Fund -38.53%
EFO ProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE -38.41%

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