FXU

First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund
B

56
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

FXU Fund Description

FXU tracks a tiered equal-weighted index of US utilities firms selected from the Russell 1000.

FXU Factset Analytics Insight

FXU uses a quant model to select stocks that it believes will outperform the broader US utilities market. It selects and weights securities in tiers based on their value and growth factors, and favors firms on the extreme ends of the style spectrum. The resulting portfolio has a significant tilt toward midcaps. Additionally, FXU includes a large allocation to telecom companies, which our benchmark excludes from the utilities universe. FXU sees generally brisk trading, with solid volume and narrow spreads for retail investors, while larger investors should find ample underlying liquidity for bulk trades. FXU is expensive for its segment however, and has had trouble with consistent tracking, so holding costs are less predictable than we'd like.

FXU MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of BBB based on a score of 5.27 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 47th percentile within its peer group and in the 12nd 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.

FXU CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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COMPARE
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PERFORMANCE [as of 08/15/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FXU -4.75% -0.44% 4.91% 3.48% 4.23% 7.41% 9.02%
FXU (NAV) -4.05% 0.16% 5.48% 3.88% 4.71% 7.47% 10.43%
StrataQuant Utilities Index -4.04% 0.30% 5.83% 4.53% 5.40% 8.20% 10.43%
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
0.63%
$1.29B
$5.31M
0.05%

FXU Portfolio Data

$44.64B
109.05
1.53
2.00%
09/25/19
35

FXU Index Data

Tiered
Multi-Factor
Thomson Reuters US Utilities

FXU Portfolio Management

0.63%
-0.77%
-0.63%
-35.92%

FXU Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

FXU Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
Cboe Book Viewer
TOP OF BOOK
LAST 10 TRADES
Bats BZX Real-time Quote -
Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

FXU Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 08/16/19
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

184,211
$5.31M
159,294
$4.67M
0.05%
$0.01
0.01%
0.11% / -0.15%
None
100.00%
50,000
3.19
0.04%
0.14%
10
$28.04
5

FXU Sector/Industry Breakdown


FXU
Segment Benchmark
45.47%
77.62%
34.95%
--
15.20%
13.55%
4.38%
5.00%

FXU Countries


FXU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FXU Regions


FXU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FXU Economic Development


FXU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FXU Performance Statistics

0.05
0.86
0.80
1.09
3.15%
Thomson Reuters US Utilities

FXU MSCI ESG Ratings

BBB
5.27 / 10
11.90
46.55
34.47%
3.14%
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FXU BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

35
65
27
44.00%

FXU BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


FXU
Segment Benchmark
35
65
$44.64B
$38.34B
109.05
31.41
1.53
2.13
3.39%
3.10%
Medium
High

FXU BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


FXU
Segment Benchmark
64.87%
79.32%
29.76%
18.55%
5.37%
2.13%
0.00%
0.00%