In September 2013, iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ) returned 8.30% pulling the EAFE Index up slightly. Japan is the largest component of the EAFE Index comprising 21.26%.
In September 2013, iShares MSCI EMU ETF (EZU) returned 8.75%. EZU is an index of Eurozone stocks with 31.04% in France and 29.15% in Germany.
In September, iShares MSCI France (EWQ) had a return of 8.21% and iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) had a return of 8.63% pulling the European average up.
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