Europe, Australasia, Far East - EAFE

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DEFINITION of 'Europe, Australasia, Far East - EAFE'

An acronym referring to the geographical area that includes these three regions. These regions represent the most developed areas outside of North America.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Europe, Australasia, Far East - EAFE'

Owning an index fund comprised of companies from the EAFE area is one way to invest in those international markets. Indexes, such as the MSCI EAFE, are used as a benchmark for North American equity performance.

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