FDTS

First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund
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FDTS Fund Description

FDTS tracks a tiered equal-weighted index of 400 small-cap companies selected from the S&P Developed Markets ex-US BMI based on S&P's AlphaDex selection methodology.

FDTS Factset Analytics Insight

FDTS aims to outperform the broad developed ex-US small-cap market by using a quantitative methodology to select stocks with the most appealing growth and value factors. It then ranks these stocks based on their attractiveness and weights them equally within quintiles, rebalancing quarterly. You'll pay through the nose for this quant strategy as the fund sports a tall 0.80% expense ratio and spreads are regularly wide. With more than 3 years now under its belt, FDTS has failed to attract enough assets to stave off closure risk. In all, FDTS is a very expensive way to play the small-cap stocks of the developed world outside the US.

FDTS MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of BBB based on a score of 4.36 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund ranks in the 26th percentile within its peer group and in the 7th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

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PERFORMANCE [as of 09/17/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FDTS 4.10% 0.13% 6.90% -11.32% 3.01% 0.97% --
FDTS (NAV) 5.54% 1.40% 7.73% -10.32% 3.69% 1.58% --
NASDAQ AlphaDEX Developed Markets Ex-US Small Cap Index 5.99% 1.47% 8.34% -9.58% -- 50.08% --
MSCI World ex USA Small Cap 5.66% 3.22% 13.32% -4.59% 6.64% 4.67% 6.87%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FDTS Summary Data

First Trust
02/15/12
Open-Ended Fund
0.80%
$8.95M
$47.52K
0.70%

FDTS Portfolio Data

$1.32B
10.32
1.04
1.54%
09/25/19
401

FDTS Index Data

Tiered
Multi-Factor
MSCI World ex USA Small Cap

FDTS Portfolio Management

0.80%
-0.76%
3.78%
-2.40%

FDTS Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

FDTS Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
High
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FDTS Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/18/19
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of FDTS. FDTS is rated a 3 out of 5.

FDTS Tradability

1,215
$47.52K
696
$26.41K
0.70%
$0.24
-0.33%
3.43% / -2.24%
None
21.00%
50,000
0.01
0.41%
0.25%
0
$35.80
3

FDTS Sector/Industry Breakdown


FDTS
Segment Benchmark
22.70%
20.22%
20.30%
13.93%
15.01%
10.31%
14.31%
9.87%
11.98%
23.77%
6.63%
4.11%
3.79%
6.94%
3.13%
6.84%
1.57%
2.62%
0.39%
1.34%

FDTS Top 10 Holdings[View All]

0.85%
0.65%
0.63%
0.62%
0.58%
0.54%
0.54%
0.54%
0.53%
0.52%
6%

FDTS Countries


FDTS
Segment Benchmark
37.50%
27.99%
12.77%
8.85%
12.75%
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7.63%
15.77%
6.38%
7.33%
3.94%
5.27%
3.90%
5.41%
2.41%
1.73%
2.12%
3.14%
1.46%
1.97%

FDTS Regions


FDTS
Segment Benchmark
59.37%
39.64%
25.53%
49.49%
13.71%
9.52%
1.40%
1.35%

FDTS Economic Development


FDTS
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
99.99%
--
0.01%

FDTS Performance Statistics

0.82
1.12
1.07
1.20
0.41%
MSCI World ex USA Small Cap

FDTS MSCI ESG Ratings

BBB
4.36 / 10
7.08
26.10
2.74%
4.34%
246.18

FDTS Benchmark Comparison Holdings

401
2551
331
12.70%

FDTS Benchmark Comparison Summary


FDTS
Segment Benchmark
401
2551
$1.32B
$2.52B
10.32
21.42
1.04
1.43
2.59%
2.77%
Low
Low

FDTS Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


FDTS
Segment Benchmark
0.00%
0.00%
5.29%
38.34%
79.33%
54.05%
15.39%
7.59%