ETF Spotlight on iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSEArca: EFA), part of an ongoing series.

Assets: $38.1 billion.

Objective: The iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund tries to reflect the performance of publicly traded securities in the European, Australasian and Far Eastern Markets, as tracked by the MSCI EAFE Index.

Holdings: Top holdings include: Nestle SA 1.9%, HSBC Holdings (NYSEArca: HSBC) 1.5%, BP PLC (NYSE: BP) 1.4%, Vodafone Group (NasdaqGS: VOD) 1.3% and Royal Dutch Shell 1.3%.