| The iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF (the “Fund”) is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-capitalization equities in Europe, Australasia, and the Far East while mitigating exposure to fluctuations between the value of the component currencies and the U.S. dollar, as represented by the MSCI EAFE® 100% Hedged to USD Index (the “Index”). As of Jul 31 2015, the Fund's total assets were $2,970,615,530 and the Fund's investment portfolio was valued at $2,909,555,653. The HEFA average annual return since 2014 is shown above.
The Average Annual Return on the HEFA average annual return since 2014 page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the annualized return over the past ten years (or specified start date) for a given investment
(up to the end of prior trading session recorded). Arguably, choosing ten years for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand provides a sufficiently long window
to capture long-term trends.
Thus, researching Average Annual Returns is good practice for investors — whether HEFA average annual return since 2014 or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's annualized return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the HEFA average annual return calculation with any dividends reinvested as applicable (on ex-dates).