Wednesday, December 29, 2010

EAFE Index

An EAFE Index (pronounced by some as "eaffie" of "eef ah") is an index which covers companies from countries in the EAFE region (i.e. Europe, Australia, and the Far East). The top 5 country weightings in the MSCI EAFE index are currently Japan 23%, UK 21%, France 10%, Australia 8%, Germany 8%. The iShares MSCI EAFE index ETF (EFA), based on the MSCI EAFE, is one of the largest ETFs in the world.

Synonyms: EAFE, MSCI EAFE, Regional Index

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