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


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%


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


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%


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% Live!

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