Here we compare these countries against the foreign EAFE Index using the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA) for the past three months.
In July 2013, Northern European countries averaged 9.05% and pulled the EAFE Index up slightly.
In August 2013, iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) dropped only -0.43% pulling the EAFE Index up slightly. The United Kingdom is the second largest component of the EAFE Index at 20.86%.
In September 2013, iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ) returned 8.30% pulling the EAFE Index up slightly. Japan comprises 21.26% of the EAFE Index. It is the largest component of the EAFE Index.