FXU

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

FXU Fund Description

FXU tracks a tiered, equal-weighted index of large- and midcap utility firms in the US. Holdings are selected and weighted based on growth and value metrics.

FXU Factset Analytics Insight

FXU uses a quant-based model to pick stocks that are predicted to outperform the broader US utilities market. In particular, the fund selects companies based on their value and growth factors, and then weights them equally in tiers. This process favors firms on the extreme ends of the style spectrum, and results to a portfolio that has a significant tilt toward midcaps. FXU also includes a large allocation to telecom companies. Overall, the fund offers a “smart beta” approach to the US utilities space, instead of providing market-like sector exposure. The index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly.

FXU MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.76 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

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. First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ranks in the 68th percentile within its peer group and in the 27th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

FXU MSCI FaCS and Factor Box

MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.

PERFORMANCE [as of 09/27/21] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FXU -5.11% 0.57% 6.82% 18.05% 3.12% 2.60% 6.16%
FXU (NAV) -5.69% -1.34% 6.14% 15.39% 3.37% 2.67% 5.88%
StrataQuant Utilities Index -5.09% -0.59% 7.29% 17.91% 6.78% 6.30% 9.94%
Thomson Reuters US Utilities -- -- -- -- -- -- --
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FXU Summary Data

First Trust
05/08/07
Open-Ended Fund
0.62%
$178.93M
$1.22M
0.05%

FXU Portfolio Data

$25.22B
21.49
1.89
0.77%
N/A
40

FXU Index Data

Tiered
Multi-Factor
Thomson Reuters US Utilities

FXU Portfolio Management

0.62%
-4.60%
-2.52%
-7.64%

FXU Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

FXU Fund Structure

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

FXU Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/28/21
5
4
3
2
1

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

FXU Tradability

38,960
$1.22M
25,361
$802.02K
0.05%
$0.02
0.00%
0.13% / -0.11%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.51
0.03%
0.08%
2
$29.88
5

FXU Sector/Industry Breakdown


FXU
Segment Benchmark
65.28%
77.80%
19.83%
12.64%
8.94%
4.47%
3.32%
--
2.64%
4.86%

FXU Countries


FXU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
99.76%
--
0.24%

FXU Regions


FXU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FXU Economic Development


FXU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FXU Performance Statistics

0.49
0.57
0.13
1.03
1.31%
Thomson Reuters US Utilities

FXU MSCI ESG Ratings

6.76 / 10
27.27
67.69
48.24%
4.81%
--

FXU Benchmark Comparison Holdings

40
67
36
57.09%

FXU Benchmark Comparison Summary


FXU
Segment Benchmark
40
67
$25.22B
$53.01B
21.49
29.27
1.89
2.20
3.22%
3.05%
Medium
High

FXU Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


FXU
Segment Benchmark
75.29%
85.24%
24.71%
13.78%
0.00%
0.99%
0.00%
0.00%