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 $302.21B. 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 $73.43B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Developed Markets ETF was the WPS at 16.71%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Developed Markets space was the Avantis International Equity ETF AVDE in 09/24/19.

Top ETF Performers

IFGL iShares International Developed Real Estate ETF 3.94%
WPS iShares International Developed Property ETF 3.80%
DZK Direxion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares 3.70%
IVAL Alpha Architect International Quantitative Value ETF 3.65%
IDV iShares International Select Dividend ETF 3.61%

Bottom ETF Performers

DPK Direxion Daily MSCI Developed Markets Bear 3x Shares -4.68%
EFU ProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE -2.60%
AIIQ AI Powered International Equity ETF -2.14%
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF -1.44%
EFZ ProShares Short MSCI EAFE -1.34%

Top Creations

EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF 427.70
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 96.83
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 94.23
IDLV Invesco S&P International Developed Low Volatility ETF 30.42

Top Redemptions

EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF -233.98
INTF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Intl ETF -194.63
FDT First Trust Developed Markets ex-US AlphaDEX Fund -138.72
SCZ iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF -90.39
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF -73.87

AUM Winners

AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 28.21%
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 19.01%
IPFF iShares International Preferred Stock ETF 16.88%
IDHQ Invesco S&P International Developed Quality ETF 16.34%

AUM Losers

ESGN Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF -19.83%
INTF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Intl ETF -18.77%
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF -17.69%
EFZ ProShares Short MSCI EAFE -13.19%
JPIN JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF -9.31%

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