First Trust ETF Overview

First Trust has 130 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets with total assets under management of $63.14 B and an average expense ratio of 0.73%.

The largest First Trust ETF is the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (FDN) with $7.28 B in assets. In the last 12 months, the best performing First Trust ETF was the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (FDN) at 41.64%. The most-recent ETF launched by First Trust was the First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF (ROBT) in February 2018.

First Trust offers ETFs in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Asset Allocation
  • Fixed Income
  • Alternatives
  • Commodities

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

FTXNFirst Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF12.44%
FXNFirst Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund10.92%
FCGFirst Trust Natural Gas ETF7.80%
FDDFirst Trust Stoxx European Select Dividend Index Fund6.90%
CIBRFirst Trust NASDAQ Cybersecurity ETF6.46%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

FTXLFirst Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF-5.36%
FAUSFirst Trust Australia AlphaDEX Fund-4.30%
FBZFirst Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund-3.36%
FHKFirst Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX Fund-3.06%
FONEFirst Trust NASDAQ Smartphone Index Fund-3.00%

top creations

FDNFirst Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund862.89
FPEFirst Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF145.83
FTSMFirst Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF143.93
FDTFirst Trust Developed Markets ex-US AlphaDEX Fund106.88
LMBSFirst Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF105.22

top redemptions

SKYYFirst Trust Cloud Computing ETF-179.61
FVDFirst Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund-85.94
EMLPFirst Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund-27.58
FDLFirst Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund-22.75
FXHFirst Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund-21.30

AUM WINNERS

EDOWFirst Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF148.97%
FCALFirst Trust California Municipal High Income ETF49.48%
FTXRFirst Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF47.29%
FTXHFirst Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF43.06%
LEGRFirst Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction & Process ETF37.35%

AUM LOSERS

RNDVFirst Trust U.S. Equity Dividend Select ETF-59.56%
FTAGFirst Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF-34.83%
FRIFirst Trust S&P REIT Index Fund-27.09%
RNLCFirst Trust Large Cap U.S. Equity Select ETF-21.60%
FXDFirst Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX Fund-18.21%

ETF.com Live!

Surprise Exposures & Why Your NAV Is Wrong

ETF.com's Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time.

Daily ETF Watch

First Trust Revamps AlphaDex ETF

Taiwan fund now targets equal-weighted India index.

ETF Report

 Sectors In Review

February was pretty dismal for sector ETFs, with all but two technology funds in negative territory.

Features and News

This MLP Fund’s Yield Reels In Assets

AMZA has the third-highest yield of all ETFs. The reason requires a peek under the hood.

Features and News

5 Views On Fixed Income ETFs For 2018

These experts share their views on the fixed-income markets, including which ETFs they would buy and avoid.

Features and News

Biggest Active ETFs By Asset Class

The universe of actively managed ETFs is growing. Here are the biggest around.  

Features and News

Fossil Fuel Free ETFs That Aren't

Most clean energy funds still invest in Big Oil and Big Coal—and it hurts their returns.

ETF Report

 Sectors In Review

Technology outperformed the other sectors during the month.

ETF Report

ESG Performance At A Turning Point?

More often than not, ESG ETFs are crushed by the broader market, but 2017 was different. Why?