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HEFA vs. SPY
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Key characteristics


HEFASPY
YTD Return7.65%6.27%
1Y Return16.27%23.40%
3Y Return (Ann)9.87%8.07%
5Y Return (Ann)10.24%13.52%
10Y Return (Ann)9.03%12.48%
Sharpe Ratio1.712.05
Daily Std Dev9.75%11.65%
Max Drawdown-32.39%-55.19%
Current Drawdown-2.81%-3.75%

Correlation

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The correlation between HEFA and SPY is 0.79, which is considered to be high. That indicates a strong positive relationship between their price movements. Having highly-correlated positions in a portfolio may signal a lack of diversification, potentially leading to increased risk during market downturns.

Performance

HEFA vs. SPY - Performance Comparison

In the year-to-date period, HEFA achieves a 7.65% return, which is significantly higher than SPY's 6.27% return. Over the past 10 years, HEFA has underperformed SPY with an annualized return of 9.03%, while SPY has yielded a comparatively higher 12.48% annualized return. The chart below displays the growth of a $10,000 investment in both assets, with all prices adjusted for splits and dividends.


-5.00%0.00%5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%NovemberDecember2024FebruaryMarchApril
15.58%
17.88%
HEFA
SPY

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iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF

SPDR S&P 500 ETF

HEFA vs. SPY - Expense Ratio Comparison

HEFA has a 0.35% expense ratio, which is higher than SPY's 0.09% expense ratio.

HEFA
iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF
0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.35%
0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.09%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

HEFA vs. SPY - Risk-Adjusted Performance Comparison

This table presents a comparison of risk-adjusted performance metrics for iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF (HEFA) and SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). Risk-adjusted metrics are performance indicators that assess an investment's returns in relation to its risk, enabling a more accurate comparison of different investment options.


HEFA
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for HEFA, currently valued at 1.71, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.005.001.71
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for HEFA, currently valued at 2.42, compared to the broader market-2.000.002.004.006.008.002.42
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for HEFA, currently valued at 1.30, compared to the broader market1.001.502.002.501.30
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for HEFA, currently valued at 2.45, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.002.45
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for HEFA, currently valued at 8.49, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.008.49
SPY
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for SPY, currently valued at 2.05, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.005.002.05
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for SPY, currently valued at 2.95, compared to the broader market-2.000.002.004.006.008.002.95
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for SPY, currently valued at 1.36, compared to the broader market1.001.502.002.501.36
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for SPY, currently valued at 1.75, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.001.75
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for SPY, currently valued at 8.58, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.008.58

HEFA vs. SPY - Sharpe Ratio Comparison

The current HEFA Sharpe Ratio is 1.71, which roughly equals the SPY Sharpe Ratio of 2.05. The chart below compares the 12-month rolling Sharpe Ratio of HEFA and SPY.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio0.501.001.502.002.503.00NovemberDecember2024FebruaryMarchApril
1.71
2.05
HEFA
SPY

Dividends

HEFA vs. SPY - Dividend Comparison

HEFA's dividend yield for the trailing twelve months is around 2.80%, more than SPY's 1.34% yield.


TTM20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013
HEFA
iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF
2.80%3.02%25.14%3.06%2.10%5.37%4.59%2.55%3.17%3.54%3.39%0.00%
SPY
SPDR S&P 500 ETF
1.34%1.40%1.65%1.20%1.52%1.75%2.04%1.80%2.03%2.06%1.87%1.81%

Drawdowns

HEFA vs. SPY - Drawdown Comparison

The maximum HEFA drawdown since its inception was -32.39%, smaller than the maximum SPY drawdown of -55.19%. Use the drawdown chart below to compare losses from any high point for HEFA and SPY. For additional features, visit the drawdowns tool.


-12.00%-10.00%-8.00%-6.00%-4.00%-2.00%0.00%NovemberDecember2024FebruaryMarchApril
-2.81%
-3.75%
HEFA
SPY

Volatility

HEFA vs. SPY - Volatility Comparison

The current volatility for iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF (HEFA) is 2.46%, while SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) has a volatility of 3.33%. This indicates that HEFA experiences smaller price fluctuations and is considered to be less risky than SPY based on this measure. The chart below showcases a comparison of their rolling one-month volatility.


1.50%2.00%2.50%3.00%3.50%4.00%4.50%5.00%NovemberDecember2024FebruaryMarchApril
2.46%
3.33%
HEFA
SPY