FYC

First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

FYC Fund Description

FYC tracks a quant-driven index that select stocks from a small-cap growth universe in an attempt to outperform the market.

FYC Factset Analytics Insight

FYC aims to beat the market, but high all-in costs raise the bar for outperformance. It tracks an index that uses a variety of quantitative screens (including momentum, price-to-sales, and sales growth) to select and weight securities that it believes will outperform. FYC applies these screens to pull stocks from the Nasdaq US 700 Small Cap Growth Index. The resulting portfolio tilts smaller than our small-cap/growth benchmark, with significant sector tilts and higher risk overall. For better or worse, FYC delivers some of the 'purest' small-cap exposure in the space, with a very low weighted average market cap. Liquidity is adequate and spreads tend to be manageable, while larger investors should have no trouble with block trades. Our greatest concern with FYC is its extremely high fee and even higher holding costs due to loose tracking. Note: The fund switched indexes on April 8, 2016. The selection universe differs (holdings were previously chosen from the S&P SmallCap 600 Index) but the screening methodology is unchanged.

FYC MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of BB based on a score of 3.17 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 Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund ranks in the 10th percentile within its peer group and in the 8th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

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PERFORMANCE [as of 10/21/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FYC -2.05% -3.56% 10.89% -3.69% 11.52% 10.20% --
FYC (NAV) -2.07% -3.61% 10.67% -3.66% 11.50% 10.19% --
NASDAQ AlphaDEX Small Cap Growth Index -1.98% -3.43% 11.38% -2.93% -- 60.54% --
MSCI USA Small Cap Growth Index -1.44% -1.51% 21.76% 8.11% 14.52% 10.99% 13.81%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FYC Summary Data

First Trust
04/18/11
Open-Ended Fund
0.70%
$231.22M
$1.61M
0.14%

FYC Portfolio Data

$2.01B
131.29
3.12
0.12%
09/25/19
263

FYC Index Data

Tiered
Multi-Factor
MSCI USA Small Cap Growth Index

FYC Portfolio Management

0.70%
-0.71%
-0.60%
-0.82%

FYC Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

FYC 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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FYC Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 10/22/19
5
4
3
2
1

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

FYC Tradability

36,431
$1.61M
30,616
$1.38M
0.14%
$0.06
-0.03%
0.42% / -0.22%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.61
0.02%
0.11%
0
$44.41
5

FYC Sector/Industry Breakdown


FYC
Segment Benchmark
21.29%
20.24%
19.78%
8.40%
17.64%
24.07%
13.04%
17.36%
11.40%
14.59%
6.32%
6.04%
4.22%
1.10%
3.67%
2.25%
1.77%
1.11%
0.86%
4.83%

FYC Top 10 Holdings[View All]

0.69%
RH 0.68%
6.98%

FYC Countries


FYC
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FYC Regions


FYC
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FYC Economic Development


FYC
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FYC Performance Statistics

0.97
1.05
1.08
1.07
0.27%
MSCI USA Small Cap Growth Index

FYC MSCI ESG Ratings

BB
3.17 / 10
8.03
10.17
2.89%
8.90%
115.35

FYC Benchmark Comparison Holdings

263
992
177
14.71%

FYC Benchmark Comparison Summary


FYC
Segment Benchmark
263
992
$2.01B
$4.64B
131.29
65.72
3.12
3.89
1.14%
0.56%
Low
Low

FYC Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


FYC
Segment Benchmark
0.00%
0.03%
18.89%
68.77%
79.92%
28.36%
1.19%
2.84%