Europe, Australia, Far East

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Europe, Australia, Far East

The regions containing most major markets outside North America. The MSCI EAFE Index tracks securities in Europe, Australia, and the Far East and is considered a major indicator of the direction of global markets.
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Absent from the current portfolio, for instance, are utilities and telecommunications stocks, which make up 13% of the MSCI EAFE index.
As expected, the return on equity, including US and EAFE stocks, real estate statistically better in recoveries, with the average monthly returns of 1.
Dollars column in Table 10 revealed that equity markets for five countries, Austria, Denmark, France, Norway, and the United Kingdom and the EAFE portfolio had returns lower than the United States for the period 1993-1998.
But Dick Vartadanian, chief investment strategist at New York's Republic National Bank, suggests that when comparing the EAFE and the S&P 500, it's important to recognize that the two are measured differently.
2) Our GARCH specification for the EAFE returns is shown below.
portfolio better than investing in the large-company EAFE.
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Summary paragraph: EAFE markets sometimes disappoint, but there are a few bright spots
7% return for the benchmark Morgan Stanley Capital International EAFE Index of European, Australian, Asian, and Far Eastern companies.
If you were lucky enough to invest in the three best performers in EAFE last year (and hedged all your currency risk), you would have come away with 57%; if you picked the worst three, you would have lost 30%.
4 percent for the Morgan Stanley/Capital International EAFE Index, a popular international equity benchmark that comprises developed equity markets in Europe, Australia and the Far East.