First Trust ETF Overview

With 136 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, First Trust ETFs gather total assets under management of $68.36B. The average expense ratio is 0.73%. First Trust ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Asset Allocation
  • Alternatives
  • Commodities

The largest First Trust ETF is the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund FDN with $8.29B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing First Trust ETF was the FTXN at 29.88%. The most-recent ETF launched in the First Trust space was the First Trust IPOX Europe Equity Opportunities ETF FPXE in 10/04/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

FBZ First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund 23.73%
FLN First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX Fund 9.51%
FTGC First Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund 4.56%
FCG First Trust Natural Gas ETF 2.28%
FEMB First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF 1.90%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

NFTY First Trust India NIFTY 50 Equal Weight ETF -11.66%
ROBT First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF -9.98%
FXZ First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund -9.40%
CIBR First Trust NASDAQ Cybersecurity ETF -9.28%
GRID First Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart GRID Infrastructure Index -9.23%

TOP CREATIONS

FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund 782.76
FVC First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 ETF 164.56
FTSM First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF 155.99
UCON First Trust TCW Unconstrained Plus Bond ETF 85.37
FTSL First Trust Senior Loan Fund 74.38

TOP REDEMPTIONS

FTXO First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF -218.90
FDN First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund -79.56
IFV First Trust Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF -36.73
FXZ First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund -29.46
FPX First Trust U.S. Equity Opportunities ETF -22.53

AUM WINNERS

FPXE First Trust IPOX Europe Equity Opportunities ETF 4,574,991.50%
UCON First Trust TCW Unconstrained Plus Bond ETF 104.01%
FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund 42.61%
FTXD First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF 42.19%
FBZ First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund 40.14%

AUM LOSERS

FTXO First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF -79.13%
FTXH First Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF -43.18%
FTXR First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF -38.93%
FTXL First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF -38.87%
FXZ First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund -29.88%

Webinars

Positioning for Rising Rates with Fixed-Income ETFs


With the Federal Reserve’s most recent rate hike pushing the fed fund rate to between 2% and 2.25%, and the projections for another rate hike in December, navigating the fixed-income ETF marketplace looks challenging. This webinar will feature experts at First Trust and Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), and BNY Mellon on ways to navigate the current environment for today and tomorrow.

November 07, 2018

Features and News

Getting Under The Smart Beta Hood

How investors can tease out the differences in seemingly similar ETFs.

Features and News

ETF Of The Week: ‘EWZ’ Up On Brazil Vote

Outcome of country’s presidential election helped push Brazil equity ETFs higher. 

Daily ETF Watch

Europe IPO ETF Launches

First Trust launches a companion fund to two existing ETFs.

ETF Report

 Commodities In Review: October 2018

Commodity ETFs had a mixed month in terms of performance.

ETF Report

ETF Picks For A Retiree

Investing doesn’t stop because your working days are over.

ETF Report

 ETF Explainer: FDN

Internet stocks have been on a bit of a tear.

Features and News

Investing In Bond ETFs As Rates Rise

Portfolio manager at CLS Investments discusses how investors should approach fixed-income investing in the current environment.

Daily ETF Watch

3 Flavors Of Momentum ETFs Launch

First Trust rolled out a lineup of funds targeting momentum plus another factor.