FXL

First Trust Technology AlphaDEX Fund
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*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

FXL Fund Description

The First Trust Technology AlphaDEX ETF tracks a tiered equal-weighted index of U.S. technology firms.

FXL Factset Analytics Insight

FXL attempts to outperform the broad-based US technology market, selecting securities based on their growth and value factors and skewing away from neutral coverage. Its tiered equal-weighting scheme overweights semiconductor companies and underweights larger software and IT services firms. You see this in FXL's average market cap, which is much smaller than our benchmark's. Despite FXL's complex methodology, the fund does not reliably outperform the market and often lags it. A fairly liquid fund, FXL trades in decent volume at reasonable spreads. Larger investors should see even better liquidity. FXL is expensive to hold, however, charging a very high fee for its segment, though it does track its index well.

FXL 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 20, 2018 the First Trust Technology AlphaDEX Fund MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 5.23 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. FXL ranks in the 31st percentile within its peer group and in the 40th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

FXL CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 09/20/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FXL 6.65% 6.85% 23.54% 33.25% 25.57% 18.92% 14.70%
FXL (NAV) 6.70% 6.92% 23.57% 33.28% 25.60% 18.94% 14.78%
StrataQuant Technology Index 6.75% 7.08% 24.17% 34.16% 26.28% 19.66% 14.78%
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All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FXL Top 10 Countries

FXL Top 10 Sectors

FXL Top 10 Holdings [View All]

FXL Summary Data

First Trust
05/08/07
Open-Ended Fund
0.63%
$2.29B
$10.27M
0.05%

FXL Portfolio Data

$55.18B
44.55
5.26
0.11%
09/14/18
88

FXL Index Data

Tiered
Multi-Factor
Thomson Reuters US Technology

FXL Portfolio Management

0.63%
-0.90%
0.50%
-1.47%

FXL Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

FXL Fund Structure

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

FXL Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/21/18
5
4
3
2
1

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

FXL Tradability

168,394
$10.27M
150,522
$9.20M
0.05%
$0.03
0.01%
0.13% / -0.10%
None
100.00%
50,000
3.01
0.02%
0.06%
267
$63.36
5

FXL Sector/Industry Breakdown


FXL
Segment Benchmark
61.25%
60.89%
19.13%
13.42%
10.29%
17.07%
7.27%
5.90%
0.64%
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0.40%
1.02%
0.35%
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FXL TOP 10 HOLDINGS[View All]

2.48%
23.47%

FXL Countries


FXL
Segment Benchmark
101.72%
100.00%

FXL Regions


FXL
Segment Benchmark
101.72%
100.00%

FXL Economic Development


FXL
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FXL Performance Statistics

0.85
0.99
0.83
1.03
0.48%
Thomson Reuters US Technology

FXL MSCI ESG Ratings

5.23 / 10
31.32
39.83
1.51%
12.12%
46.83

FXL BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

88
324
84
24.22%

FXL BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


FXL
Segment Benchmark
88
324
$55.18B
$409.48B
44.55
34.22
5.26
6.09
0.41%
1.03%
Low
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FXL BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


FXL
Segment Benchmark
43.89%
90.02%
53.43%
7.80%
2.68%
2.09%
0.00%
0.09%