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WisdomTree International Equity Index

The WisdomTree International Equity Index is a fundamentally weighted Index that measures the performance of dividend-paying companies in the industrialized world, excluding Canada and the United States, that pay regular cash dividends and that meet other liquidity and capitalization requirements. It is comprised of companies incorporated in 15 developed European countries, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Israel and Singapore. Companies are weighted in the Index based on annual cash dividends paid. The Index was established with a base value of 300 on May 31, 2006 and is calculated in US dollars and is updated to reflect market prices and exchange rates. Closing or last-sale prices are used when non-U.S. markets are closed.

Prior to August 31, 2015, the WisdomTree International Equity Index was named the WisdomTree DEFA Index.

Index Facts

Index Facts
As of 12/15/2017
Bloomberg Index Symbol WTDFA
Exchange Index Symbol W20
Index Inception Date 06/01/2006
Base Index Value 300
Number of Components in Index 2675
Current Index Value 327.95
Total Return Index Closing Value 489.96
Total Index Market Capitalization ($ Trillion) 20.44
Index MarketCap Breakdown
Large Cap (> $10 Billion) 78.48%
Mid Cap (≥ $2 Billion and ≤ $10 Billion) 16.36%
Small Cap (< $2 Billion) 5.17%

Index Statistics

Index Statistics
As of 12/15/2017
Dividend Yield 3.63
Price/Earnings 15.97
Estimated Price/Earnings 14.63
Price/Book 1.62
Price/Sales 1.07
Price/Cash Flow 8.61
Gross Buyback Yield 0.79
Net Buyback Yield 0.07

Top Components

Top Components
As of 12/15/2017
1. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (RDSA LN) 1.76%
2. HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA LN) 1.72%
3. BP PLC (BP/ LN) 1.55%
4. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class B (RDSB LN) 1.48%
5. Novartis AG (NOVN VX) 1.35%
6. Nestle SA (NESN VX) 1.31%
7. Toyota Motor Corp (7203 JT) 1.28%
8. Total SA (FP FP) 1.27%
9. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (ABI BB) 1.16%
10. China Mobile Ltd (941 HK) 1.14%
Subject to change without notice.

Industry Group Breakdown

Industry Group Breakdown
Industry Group
As of 12/15/2017
1. Banks 13.08%
2. Energy 9.02%
3. Capital Goods 8.47%
4. Telecommunication Services 7.26%
5. Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology & Life Sciences 7.01%
6. Materials 6.38%
7. Food Beverage & Tobacco 6.22%
8. Insurance 6.16%
9. Utilities 5.59%
10. Automobiles & Components 5.30%

Country Allocation

Country Allocation
As of 12/15/2017
1. Japan 18.38%
2. United Kingdom 18.27%
3. France 10.91%
4. Germany 8.34%
5. Switzerland 7.61%
6. Australia 7.25%
7. Hong Kong 4.48%
8. Spain 4.07%
9. Italy 3.55%
10. Netherlands 3.07%

Important Information about Index Performance

Index performance does not represent actual fund or portfolio performance. A fund or portfolio may differ significantly from the securities included in the Index. Index performance assumes reinvestment of dividends, but does not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or other expenses that would be incurred by a portfolio or fund, or brokerage commissions on transactions in Fund shares. Such fees, expenses and commissions could reduce returns. WisdomTree Investments, its affiliates and their independent providers are not liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein.

WisdomTree vs. Comparative Cap-weighted Benchmark Performance

Hypothetical Investment of $10,000

Correlation Matrix of Indexes

Index Volatility


  • Index Dividend Yield is a measure of the annual dividends of the shares of all Index components divided by the Index value.
  • Price/Book Ratio is a ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its book value.
  • Price/Earnings Ratio is a valuation ratio of a company's current share price compared to its per-share earnings.
  • Estimated Price/Earnings is a valuation ratio of a company's current share price compared to the consensus estimates for per-share earnings over the next 12 months.
  • Price/Cash Flow Ratio is a measure of the market's expectations of a firm's future financial health.
  • Price/Sales Ratio is a ratio for valuing a stock relative to its own past performance, other companies or the market itself.
  • The S&P 500 Index is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks selected by the Standard & Poors Index Committee designed to represent the performance of the leading industries in the United States economy.
  • The MSCI EAFE Index is a market cap-weighted index composed of companies representative of the developed market structure of 21 developed countries in Europe, Australasia and Japan.
  • The MSCI EAFE Value Index measures the performance of Value stocks in the MSCI EAFE Index.
  • Total Return Index Values assume reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, which apply to non-U.S. dividends.
  • Gross Buyback Yield is the amount of a company’s gross share repurchase over the past year to its market capitalization.
  • Net Buyback Yield is the amount of a company’s net share repurchase over the past year to its market capitalization.
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