Last Update: 30 September 2020

Category: Stocks
ETF: iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA)

The iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) ETF granted a 3.69% dividend yield in 2019.

ETF Dividend Yield

The most recent Dividend Yields of iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) ETF are represented below:

Period: January 2019 - September 2020

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2020(*) 2019
EFA - iShares MSCI EAFE 1.24% 3.69%

(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Capital Growth and Dividends

In the following table, Capital Growth details (with and without dividend reinvestment) are represented.

If you are not interested in a periodic income and you need a strategy with a dividend reinvestment, please refer to the iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) ETF: historical returns page.

ISHARES MSCI EAFE (EFA) ETF
CAPITAL GROWTH with or without dividend reinvestment
1000$ invested from January 2002 to September 2020
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Year
Dividend
Cumulative
Dividend
Cashflow
ETF
Portfolio
Value
EOY Capital
Amount Yield Effective
ETF + Cashflow
Total Return
Div. reinvestment
1000.00
2002 15.80 1.58% 15.80 829.97 845.77 845.77
2003 17.42 2.06% 33.22 1147.22 1180.44 1186.48
2004 20.88 1.76% 54.11 1344.40 1398.51 1411.29
2005 29.35 2.08% 83.46 1495.55 1579.01 1599.31
2006 41.26 2.58% 124.72 1842.92 1967.64 2012.05
2007 54.93 2.73% 179.65 1975.79 2155.44 2212.05
2008 52.43 2.37% 232.08 1118.16 1350.24 1304.29
2009 42.26 3.24% 274.34 1383.27 1657.61 1655.79
2010 42.06 2.54% 316.39 1460.85 1777.24 1790.72
2011 53.01 2.96% 369.40 1238.67 1608.07 1571.36
2012 56.25 3.58% 425.65 1427.43 1853.08 1867.09
2013 56.39 3.02% 482.04 1689.86 2171.90 2266.72
2014 76.84 3.39% 558.88 1527.73 2086.61 2126.09
2015 56.98 2.68% 615.86 1471.57 2087.43 2104.91
2016 63.99 3.04% 679.85 1447.05 2126.90 2133.83
2017 67.22 3.15% 747.06 1764.62 2511.68 2669.34
2018 76.08 2.85% 823.14 1470.70 2293.84 2300.81
2019 84.90 3.69% 908.04 1740.39 2648.43 2807.61
Sep 2020(*) 34.81 1.24% 942.86 1596.24 2539.10 2609.89
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year WITHOUT
dividend
reinvestment
WITH
dividend
reinvestment

Column meaning:

  • Dividend -> Amount: Income returned over the year (or portion of the year)
  • Dividend -> Yield: Dividend Yield calculated on the starting price of the year
  • Cumulative Dividend Cashflow: Sum of all the dividends received
  • ETF Portfolio Value: Investment Value, excluding dividends, at the end of year
  • EOY Capital -> Effective: Investment Value plus cumulative dividends
  • EOY Capital -> Total Return: Investment Value, with dividend reinvestment

Which are the global returns of the last periods? In the following table, the Effective Return considers the received (and not reinvested) dividends. Total Return is calculated assuming dividend reinvestment.

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Period ETF
Return
Effective
Return
Total
Return
Jan 2019 - Sep 2020 +8.54% +10.69% +13.43%
Jan 2017 - Sep 2020 +10.31% +19.38% +22.31%
Jan 2015 - Sep 2020 +4.48% +21.69% +22.76%
Jan 2013 - Sep 2020 +11.83% +37.02% +39.78%
Jan 2010 - Sep 2020 +15.40% +53.18% +57.62%
WITHOUT
dividend
reinvestment
WITH
dividend
reinvestment

Yearly Returns and Dividend Yield

Dividends are essential for the investor who needs additional periodic income. When dividends are not reinvested, how much is the real ETF return over the years?

ISHARES MSCI EAFE (EFA) ETF
HISTORICAL RETURNS AND DIVIDEND YIELDS
Period: January 2002 - September 2020
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Year Total Return Dividend Yield Return
Without Dividends
2002 -15.42% 1.58% -17.00%
2003 +40.28% 2.06% +38.22%
2004 +18.95% 1.76% +17.19%
2005 +13.32% 2.08% +11.24%
2006 +25.81% 2.58% +23.23%
2007 +9.94% 2.73% +7.21%
2008 -41.04% 2.37% -43.41%
2009 +26.95% 3.24% +23.71%
2010 +8.15% 2.54% +5.61%
2011 -12.25% 2.96% -15.21%
2012 +18.82% 3.58% +15.24%
2013 +21.40% 3.02% +18.38%
2014 -6.20% 3.39% -9.59%
2015 -1.00% 2.68% -3.68%
2016 +1.37% 3.04% -1.67%
2017 +25.10% 3.15% +21.95%
2018 -13.81% 2.85% -16.66%
2019 +22.03% 3.69% +18.34%
Sep 2020(*) -7.04% 1.24% -8.28%
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Actual Dividend Yield for long term investors

What would have been the annual Dividend Yield received by investors if they had invested in the iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) ETF over the past years?

E.g. If you had bought it 3 years ago, how much would be your actual dividend yield today?

ISHARES MSCI EAFE (EFA) ETF
ACTUAL DIVIDEND YIELD for long-term investors
Period: January 2002 - September 2020
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Starting Period
of the
Investment
Actual Dividend Yield over years
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020(*)
Jan 2002 7.68% 5.70% 6.40% 6.72% 7.61% 8.49% 3.48%
Jan 2003 9.09% 6.74% 7.57% 7.95% 9.00% 10.04% 4.12%
Jan 2004 6.48% 4.80% 5.39% 5.67% 6.41% 7.16% 2.93%
Jan 2005 5.44% 4.04% 4.53% 4.76% 5.39% 6.02% 2.47%
Jan 2006 4.80% 3.56% 4.00% 4.20% 4.76% 5.31% 2.18%
Jan 2007 3.82% 2.83% 3.18% 3.34% 3.78% 4.22% 1.73%
Jan 2008 3.47% 2.58% 2.89% 3.04% 3.44% 3.84% 1.57%
Jan 2009 5.89% 4.37% 4.91% 5.15% 5.83% 6.51% 2.67%
Jan 2010 4.64% 3.44% 3.86% 4.06% 4.59% 5.13% 2.10%
Jan 2011 4.29% 3.18% 3.57% 3.75% 4.25% 4.74% 1.94%
Jan 2012 4.89% 3.63% 4.07% 4.28% 4.84% 5.40% 2.22%
Jan 2013 4.12% 3.05% 3.43% 3.60% 4.07% 4.55% 1.86%
Jan 2014 3.39% 2.51% 2.82% 2.97% 3.36% 3.75% 1.54%
Jan 2015 2.68% 3.01% 3.16% 3.58% 3.99% 1.64%
Jan 2016 3.04% 3.19% 3.61% 4.03% 1.65%
Jan 2017 3.15% 3.57% 3.98% 1.63%
Jan 2018 2.85% 3.18% 1.30%
Jan 2019 3.69% 1.51%
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Collecting dividends is useful to obtain an additional income. Obtaining a large amount of income is the first step to financial freedom. However, if your need is to increase your capital as much as possible with dividend reinvestment, please refer to the iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) ETF: historical returns page.

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