The biggest international funds generally performed well in recent years, although as usual some smaller funds posted even better percentage gains. In separate lists, here are the five biggest international funds, including mutual funds and ETFs, followed by the best-performing funds over the past year. The first five charts show performance figures for the biggest international funds for the past 12 months, the past five years and year-to-date. The next five charts show the funds with the biggest percentage gains over the past 12 months. All data is from Morningstar, as of July 13.

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5. iShares MSCI EAFE
Ticker: EFA
Fund Assets: $60.3 B
1YR: -2.48%
5YR: 8.46%
YTD: 6.07%

4. Dodge & Cox International Stock
Ticker: DODFX
Fund Assets: $69.7 B
1YR: -3.57%
5YR: 9.79%
YTD: 3.21%

3. American Funds Capital World Growth & Income
Ticker: CWGIX
Fund Assets: $88.9 B
1YR: 1.98%
5YR: 11.31%
YTD: 3.45%

2. American Funds Europacific Growth
Ticker: AEPGX
Fund Assets: $131.8 B
1YR: 1.93%
5YR: 8.52%
YTD: 7.09%

1. Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv
Ticker: VGTSX
Fund Assets: $168.4 B
1YR: -4.52%
5YR: 6.75%
YTD: 4.72%

The next five international mutual funds and ETFs posted the biggest percentage gains over the past 12 months.

5. Eaton Vance Greater India A
Ticker: ETGIX
1YR: 16.96%
5YR: 4.06%
YTD: 5.66%
Fund Assets: $291 M

4. Matthews China Dividend Investor
Ticker: MCDFX
1YR: 17.04%
5YR: 11.22%
YTD: 15.82%
Fund Assets: $205 M

3. Franklin India Growth A
Ticker: FINGX
1YR: 17.81%
5YR: 7.10%
YTD: 2.97%
Fund Assets: $132 M

2. WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF
Ticker: DXJ
1YR: 25.00%
5YR: 12.60%
YTD: 11.95%
Fund Assets: $17.3 B

1. Matthews India Investor
Ticker: MINDX
1YR: 26.46%
5YR: 9.71%
YTD: 6.42%
Fund Assets: $1.6 B