FXZ

First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund
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FXZ Fund Description

FXZ tracks an index of US basic materials companies that are selected and weighted using a proprietary strategy focused on growth and value metrics.

FXZ Factset Analytics Insight

FXZ utilizes a proprietary strategy to pick the 'best' US basic materials firms. This minimalist approach means the fund is more concentrated than our benchmark, holding fewer than half as many names in its basket. The fund also tilts away from large-caps to the mid- and small-cap end of the cap range. The result is major sector tilts, elevated risk at times, and—to date—no consistent outperformance. FXZ’s expense ratio is higher than the norm, and loose tracking means that realized costs have generally been even higher. The good news is that most investors can access the fund easily, with reasonable daily trading volume and tight spreads. Block liquidity is strong, offering straightforward creation/redemption for larger investors.

FXZ MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of BBB based on a score of 4.39 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 Materials AlphaDEX Fund ranks in the 26th percentile within its peer group and in the 27th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

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PERFORMANCE [as of 11/21/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FXZ 5.07% 9.37% 16.88% 6.06% 4.03% 4.75% 8.84%
FXZ (NAV) 5.05% 9.49% 16.86% 6.01% 4.04% 4.75% 9.60%
StrataQuant Materials Index 5.11% 9.71% 17.69% 6.82% 4.79% 5.50% 9.60%
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All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FXZ Summary Data

First Trust
05/08/07
Open-Ended Fund
0.64%
$145.55M
$1.71M
0.09%

FXZ Portfolio Data

$13.46B
11.50
1.84
1.56%
12/13/19
50

FXZ Portfolio Management

0.64%
-0.62%
-0.47%
-0.87%

FXZ Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

FXZ Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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FXZ Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 11/22/19
5
4
3
2
1

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

FXZ Tradability

45,945
$1.71M
24,279
$961.73K
0.09%
$0.03
-0.04%
0.15% / -0.21%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.49
0.03%
0.08%
4
$38.74
5

FXZ Sector/Industry Breakdown


FXZ
Segment Benchmark
23.31%
41.11%
14.54%
4.99%
11.32%
8.48%
9.46%
4.72%
7.90%
11.54%
7.05%
2.84%
6.38%
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5.76%
--
3.18%
5.65%
2.96%
0.75%

FXZ Countries


FXZ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FXZ Regions


FXZ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FXZ Economic Development


FXZ
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FXZ Performance Statistics

0.88
1.11
1.12
1.05
0.47%
Thomson Reuters US Basic Materials

FXZ MSCI ESG Ratings

BBB
4.39 / 10
26.87
25.70
6.62%
4.58%
549.67

FXZ Benchmark Comparison Holdings

50
116
41
39.30%

FXZ Benchmark Comparison Summary


FXZ
Segment Benchmark
50
116
$13.46B
$34.85B
11.50
20.06
1.84
2.44
2.36%
1.98%
Medium
High

FXZ Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


FXZ
Segment Benchmark
33.64%
64.72%
56.77%
26.76%
9.59%
8.01%
0.00%
0.51%