ETF Research and Analysis

by Thomas Boccellari
Suitability
IShares Core MSCI EAFE IEFA offers diversified exposure to large-, mid-, and small-cap stocks in developed Europe, Asia, and Australia. European stocks currently represent about two thirds of the portfolio, while Australian   Read more 

Bull Case

Many of the fund’s largest holdings are quality multinational firms.
The fund offers good liquidity, which should make it cheap to trade.
The fund includes small-cap stocks, which enhance its diversification benefits. Read more 

Bear Case

Slow growth in Europe may continue to weigh on the fund’s holdings in the near term.
A strengthening dollar can diminish the return of the fund, even if its holdings appreciate in value. Read more 

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