FKU

First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund
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FKU Fund Description

The First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDex Fund tracks a tiered equal-weighted index of 75 companies selected from the S&P United Kingdom BMI based on the S&P's AlphaDex selection methodology.

FKU Factset Analytics Insight

FKU aims to outperform the UK market by using a quantitative model to select about 75 stocks out of a broad UK equity index. It then ranks these stocks based on their attractiveness and weights them equally within quintiles. It reconstitutes and rebalances its portfolio semiannually to maintain exposure to expected outperformers. As you'd expect, its coverage looks very different from our benchmark, with massive sector bets at times and a heavy midcap tilt. These departures from neutral exposure have actually reduced the fund's riskiness, however. FKU's liquidity is fairly weak, with few shares changing hands most days, and large spreads. Underlying liquidity is better for block trades, however. The fund's expense ratio is high for a UK-focused ETF, and the fund tends to lag its index by even more than its fee, so investors should be wary of FKU's holding costs.

FKU MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of August 19, 2018 the First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 6.73 out of 10.

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. FKU ranks in the 31st percentile within its peer group and in the 88th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

FKU CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 08/17/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FKU -5.67% -10.06% -2.82% 6.11% -1.82% 2.96% --
FKU (NAV) -4.67% -9.94% -2.67% 6.69% -1.64% 3.09% --
NASDAQ AlphaDEX United Kingdom Index -5.44% -9.54% -1.90% 7.43% -0.49% 4.42% --
MSCI United Kingdom Investable Markets -3.49% -7.47% -4.62% 5.23% 1.92% 3.03% 3.80%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FKU Top 10 Countries

FKU Top 10 Sectors

FKU Top 10 Holdings [View All]

FKU Summary Data

First Trust
02/14/12
Open-Ended Fund
0.80%
$11.34M
$154.00K
0.40%

FKU Portfolio Data

$17.69B
13.97
1.97
4.37%
09/14/18
76

FKU Index Data

Tiered
Multi-Factor
MSCI United Kingdom Investable Markets

FKU Portfolio Management

0.80%
-1.26%
0.97%
-3.95%

FKU Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

FKU Fund Structure

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

As of 08/20/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of FKU. FKU is rated a 4 out of 5.

FKU Tradability

3,476
$154.00K
1,785
$82.36K
0.40%
$0.16
-0.06%
1.59% / -1.22%
None
31.00%
50,000
0.04
0.03%
0.13%
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$37.88
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FKU Sector/Industry Breakdown


FKU
Segment Benchmark
27.11%
9.16%
21.67%
9.45%
19.50%
22.00%
15.24%
7.19%
6.69%
15.13%
4.57%
17.49%
2.42%
9.66%
1.81%
1.55%
1.80%
1.68%
0.36%
3.15%

FKU TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

2.49%
2.46%
2.37%
2.35%
2.32%
2.27%
2.24%
2.24%
2.23%
2.23%
23.2%

FKU Countries


FKU
Segment Benchmark
102.08%
100.00%

FKU Regions


FKU
Segment Benchmark
102.08%
100.00%

FKU Economic Development


FKU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FKU Performance Statistics

0.85
1.07
1.13
1.05
0.36%
MSCI United Kingdom Investable Markets

FKU MSCI ESG Ratings

6.73 / 10
30.88
87.55
9.13%
5.13%
410.07

FKU BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

76
364
68
23.60%

FKU BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


FKU
Segment Benchmark
76
364
$17.69B
$77.16B
13.97
14.77
1.97
1.85
3.31%
4.04%
Low
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FKU BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


FKU
Segment Benchmark
19.09%
69.89%
77.85%
23.01%
3.06%
6.69%
0.00%
0.41%