FEMS

First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund
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FEMS Fund Description

The First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDex Fund aims to outperform other index funds by selecting small-cap emerging markets securities using quantitative metrics.

FEMS Factset Analytics Insight

FEMS tries to outperform the competition by using a multi-factor selection methodology to choose the best-performing stocks. It makes sizable country bets, notably excluding South Korea. FEMS scores each potential holding by both value and growth characteristics, then ranks stocks by whichever trait scores highest. It takes the top 200 names, broken into equal-weighted quintiles, weighting higher-scoring quintiles more heavily. The fund makes many sector bets, but those bets are liable to change with time, so its exposure bears watching.The fund's liquidity is middling; spreads can be wide, so traders looking to place larger orders should use care. Block liquidity is decent for an emerging-market fund, though creation-sized trades could impact underlying prices. The real issue facing FEMS is that it charges a high fee, and tracking statistics reveal that it typically costs even more to hold. (The fund’s huge tracking variability in our analysis is an artifact of the issuer's decision to report fair-value NAVs, though median tracking difference should not be significantly affected). Overall, FEMS faces some high hurdles in its attempt to beat the market.

FEMS CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 08/16/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FEMS -4.49% -10.82% -14.07% -4.49% 10.50% 4.25% --
FEMS (NAV) -4.97% -10.59% -13.05% -3.42% 10.56% 4.38% --
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index -3.26% -9.83% -11.54% -0.02% 4.86% 3.23% 4.80%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FEMS Top 10 Countries

FEMS Top 10 Sectors

FEMS Top 10 Holdings [View All]

FEMS Summary Data

First Trust
02/15/12
Open-Ended Fund
0.80%
$242.08M
$3.31M
0.25%

FEMS Portfolio Data

$1.51B
8.54
1.02
5.02%
09/14/18
200

FEMS Index Data

Tiered
Multi-Factor
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index

FEMS Portfolio Management

0.80%
-2.11%
-0.63%
-4.23%

FEMS Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
0.24%
Qualified dividends
No

FEMS Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
Bats Book Viewer
TOP OF BOOK
LAST 10 TRADES
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Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

FEMS Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 08/17/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of FEMS. FEMS is rated a 2 out of 5.

FEMS Tradability

85,059
$3.31M
57,461
$2.29M
0.25%
$0.10
0.17%
1.85% / -1.85%
None
12.00%
50,000
1.15
0.49%
1.72%
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$36.80
2

FEMS Sector/Industry Breakdown


FEMS
Segment Benchmark
19.84%
17.13%
17.63%
15.95%
15.72%
10.97%
11.59%
15.56%
11.24%
14.59%
10.14%
2.78%
6.71%
3.25%
5.59%
7.97%
2.63%
1.07%
1.94%
7.47%

FEMS TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

1.51%
1.26%
1.11%
1.10%
1.07%
1.04%
1.02%
1.02%
1.00%
0.98%
11.11%

FEMS Countries


FEMS
Segment Benchmark
25.56%
11.70%
25.05%
20.55%
10.26%
1.20%
5.88%
3.36%
5.83%
5.03%
5.27%
4.85%
5.04%
0.95%
4.54%
0.70%
4.53%
2.41%
2.89%
2.80%

FEMS Regions


FEMS
Segment Benchmark
68.09%
79.07%
16.05%
4.07%
10.37%
7.05%
8.50%
9.56%
--
0.25%

FEMS Economic Development


FEMS
Segment Benchmark
52.39%
48.06%
50.62%
51.94%

FEMS Performance Statistics

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0.00%
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index

FEMS BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

200
1726
143
12.14%

FEMS BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


FEMS
Segment Benchmark
200
1726
$1.51B
$1.20B
8.54
20.93
1.02
1.40
3.63%
2.47%
Low
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FEMS BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


FEMS
Segment Benchmark
0.00%
0.00%
7.53%
4.18%
80.81%
73.37%
13.35%
22.45%