What is FTCS?

FTCS tracks an equally weighted US large-cap equity index targeting companies with a strong cash balance, low long-term debt, and high return on equity.

PERFORMANCE [as of 01/20/23] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FTCS 0.70% 10.21% 0.01% -3.62% 7.73% 8.12% 12.37%
FTCS (NAV) 0.75% 10.25% 0.17% -3.59% 7.74% 8.14% 12.35%
The NASDAQ Capital Strength Index 0.82% 10.43% -- -3.01% 8.38% 8.80% 13.09%
MSCI USA Large Cap Index 3.98% 7.96% 3.56% -11.35% 7.53% 9.14% 12.56%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FTCS Factset Analytics Insight

FTCS seeks to outperform the broader large-cap space by selecting companies based on their strength of their balance sheets, looking at cash balances, long-term debt ratios, and ROE. FTCS picks from a relatively narrow subset of the large-cap universe: the NASDAQ US benchmark, a 500-firm composite of NASDAQ-listed companies. By design, FTCS will always struggle to reflect the broad large-cap market given its limited selection universe, but it fills a niche within a crowded segment. The index undergoes quarterly reconstitution and rebalance. FTCS formerly tracked a large-cap value index and traded under the ticker FDV. The fund was rebranded in May 2013.

FTCS Summary Data

First Trust
07/06/06
0.55%
$8.81B
MSCI USA Large Cap Index
Open-Ended Fund

Peers

MSCI USA Large Cap Index

Fund Flows

+$0.02B 5 Days
+$0.08B 30 Days
+$0.30B 90 Days

FTCS Portfolio Data

$148.35B
18.78
5.74
1.23%
N/A
51

FTCS Index Data

Equal
Fundamental
MSCI USA Large Cap Index

FTCS Portfolio Management

0.55%
-0.56%
-0.50%
-0.72%

FTCS Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

FTCS Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
-- / --
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily

Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 01/23/23

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

FTCS Tradability

448,666
$34.12M
435,009
$32.69M
0.03%
$0.03
0.02%
0.22% / -0.10%
None
100.00%
50,000
8.70
0.01%
0.03%
153
$74.99
5

FTCS Sector/Industry Breakdown

FTCS Segment
Benchmark
21.72% --
16.28% --
11.92% --
8.12% --
8.08% --
7.99% --
7.73% --
4.15% --
4.03% --
3.77% --

FTCS Performance Statistics

0.85
0.71
0.73
0.70
0.64%
MSCI USA Large Cap Index

FTCS Countries

FTCS Segment
Benchmark
100.00% 99.88%
-- 0.12%

FTCS Regions

FTCS Segment
Benchmark
100.00% 100.00%

FTCS Economic Development

FTCS Segment
Benchmark
100.00% 100.00%
0.00% 0.00%

FTCS Benchmark Comparison Holdings

51
296
42
21.98%

FTCS Benchmark Comparison Summary

FTCS Segment
Benchmark
51 296
$148.35B $523.16B
18.78 20.54
5.74 4.31
1.68% 1.53%
Medium Low

FTCS Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size

FTCS Segment
Benchmark
99.85% 99.85%
0.00% 0.15%
0.00% 0.00%
0.00% 0.00%