What is FTDS?

FTDS tracks an index of approximately 50 US stocks or REITs considered to be well-capitalized and have a history of increasing their dividends. Holdings are selected based on fundamental criteria and equally-weighted within the portfolio.

PERFORMANCE [as of 01/20/23] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FTDS 5.30% 12.50% 3.86% -6.84% 7.81% 6.48% 9.44%
FTDS (NAV) 3.86% 12.80% 3.87% -4.01% 7.78% 6.43% 9.35%
The Dividend Strength Index -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MSCI USA IMI 4.55% 9.07% 3.99% -10.08% 7.53% 8.71% 12.16%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FTDS Factset Analytics Insight

FTDS tracks a narrow index of US securities selected based on several fundamental criteria and dividend yield. Securities selected must have a long-term debt to market-cap ratio less than 40%, ROE greater than 10%, a 5-year compounded dividend growth rate greater than 5%, and a dividend payout ratio less than 50%. Qualified stocks are then ranked within their respective industry by dividend yield. The top 15 stocks by dividend yield from each industry are evaluated and reranked as a group. The top 50 securities based on dividend yield are selected and equally-weighted. However, the portfolio can become concentrated in an industry or group. The index is rebalanced and reconstituted quarterly. Prior to Apr. 29, 2022 the fund was called First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX and traded under the ticker TUSA. The fund originally tracked the Value Line index. From Jan. 9, 2015 to Apr. 28, 2022, the fund tracked the NASDAQ AlphaDEX Total US Market Index before changing to the current index.

FTDS Summary Data

First Trust
12/05/06
0.70%
$24.87M
The Dividend Strength Index
MSCI USA IMI
Open-Ended Fund

Peers

MSCI USA IMI

Fund Flows

+$0.00B 5 Days
+$0.01B 30 Days
+$0.01B 90 Days

FTDS Portfolio Data

$50.71B
10.99
2.83
2.22%
N/A
51

FTDS Index Data

The Dividend Strength Index
Equal
Fundamental
MSCI USA IMI

FTDS Portfolio Management

0.70%
--
--
--

FTDS Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

FTDS Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
-- / --
N/A
N/A
High
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 FTDS. FTDS is rated a 4 out of 5.

FTDS Tradability

3,528
$155.50K
1,298
$54.76K
0.45%
$0.20
0.12%
3.04% / -2.11%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.03
0.02%
0.04%
0
$44.17
4

FTDS Sector/Industry Breakdown

FTDS Segment
Benchmark
26.35% --
18.05% --
11.72% --
10.11% --
9.78% --
7.86% --
4.08% --
2.05% --
2.03% --
2.00% --

FTDS Performance Statistics

0.89
0.92
0.94
0.91
0.51%
MSCI USA IMI

FTDS Countries

FTDS Segment
Benchmark
99.93% 99.91%
-- 0.09%

FTDS Regions

FTDS Segment
Benchmark
99.93% 100.00%

FTDS Economic Development

FTDS Segment
Benchmark
99.93% 100.00%
0.00% 0.00%

FTDS Benchmark Comparison Holdings

51
2573
50
6.23%

FTDS Benchmark Comparison Summary

FTDS Segment
Benchmark
51 2573
$50.71B $406.99B
10.99 20.26
2.83 3.74
2.48% 1.51%
Low Low

FTDS Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size

FTDS Segment
Benchmark
66.51% 87.05%
33.18% 10.14%
0.00% 2.57%
0.00% 0.23%