FTLB

First Trust Hedged BuyWrite Income ETF
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FTLB Fund Description

The First Trust Hedged BuyWrite Income ETF is an actively managed portfolio of US large-cap stocks, with an options overlay of short calls and long puts on the S&P 500.

FTLB Factset Analytics Insight

FTLB is an actively managed portfolio of 150 US large-cap stocks, overlaid by an options strategy. The fund manager uses a model to select dividend-paying stocks from the US-listed large-cap universe, then writes calls and buys puts (out-of-the-money) on the S&P 500. The strategy is designed to boost income while minimizing volatility, though the put premiums could create a drag on the fund’s performance. The fund appears to be primarily model-driven in its portfolio selection, but the active management wrapper allows the fund manager to take advantage of market anomalies during periods of high volatility. FTLB looks expensive, and a lack of investor interest puts a damper on liquidity. Also consider FTHI, which holds the same portfolio but does not buy puts, boosting distribution yield.

FTLB 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 September 23, 2018 the First Trust Hedged BuyWrite Income ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 5.19 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. FTLB ranks in the 49th percentile within its peer group and in the 39th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

FTLB CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 09/21/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FTLB 0.07% 2.16% 1.83% 6.45% 9.15% -- --
FTLB (NAV) 0.11% 2.20% 1.99% 6.93% 8.97% -- --
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MSCI USA Large Cap Index 2.59% 7.27% 11.54% 19.67% 16.80% 13.90% 11.17%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FTLB Top 10 Countries

FTLB Top 10 Sectors

FTLB Top 10 Holdings [View All]

FTLB Summary Data

First Trust
01/06/14
Open-Ended Fund
0.85%
$13.77M
$104.78K
0.21%

FTLB Portfolio Data

$165.29B
21.66
3.52
2.85%
09/14/18
98

FTLB Index Data

No Underlying Index
Multi-Factor
Multi-Factor
MSCI USA Large Cap Index

FTLB Portfolio Management

0.85%
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FTLB Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

FTLB Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
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N/A
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FTLB Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/24/18
5
4
3
2
1

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

FTLB Tradability

4,949
$104.78K
3,921
$85.71K
0.21%
$0.05
0.06%
1.87% / -2.04%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.08
0.07%
0.03%
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$22.96
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FTLB Sector/Industry Breakdown


FTLB
Segment Benchmark
20.66%
27.22%
18.24%
12.21%
14.73%
14.06%
13.19%
6.31%
10.95%
9.11%
10.46%
7.74%
8.25%
15.62%
3.32%
2.19%
3.07%
1.33%
0.34%
2.34%

FTLB TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

Apple Inc. 2.30%
1.91%
20.29%

FTLB Countries


FTLB
Segment Benchmark
103.21%
100.00%

FTLB Regions


FTLB
Segment Benchmark
103.21%
100.00%

FTLB Economic Development


FTLB
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FTLB Performance Statistics

0.85
0.69
0.67
0.74
0.35%
MSCI USA Large Cap Index

FTLB MSCI ESG Ratings

5.19 / 10
49.35
38.60
8.67%
7.09%
121.10

FTLB BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

98
299
42
31.17%

FTLB BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


FTLB
Segment Benchmark
98
299
$165.29B
$251.63B
21.66
23.59
3.52
3.50
1.87%
1.84%
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FTLB BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


FTLB
Segment Benchmark
59.97%
99.85%
28.09%
0.15%
11.93%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%