First Trust ETF Overview

With 141 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, First Trust ETFs gather total assets under management of $78.67B. 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 Value Line Dividend Index Fund FVD with $8.22B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing First Trust ETF was the FTXL at 32.46%. The most-recent ETF launched in the First Trust space was the First Trust EIP Carbon Impact ETF ECLN in 08/19/19.

Top ETF Performers

FDD First Trust Stoxx European Select Dividend Index Fund 5.12%
AIRR First Trust RBA American Industrial Renaissance ETF 4.58%
FKU First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund 4.03%
FGM First Trust Germany AlphaDEX Fund 3.78%
FGD First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund 3.69%

Bottom ETF Performers

FCG First Trust Natural Gas ETF -17.44%
FXN First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund -7.78%
FTXN First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF -4.53%
FDN First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund -4.31%
SKYY First Trust Cloud Computing ETF -3.85%

Top Creations

FXO First Trust Financials AlphaDEX Fund 863.35
FVD First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund 466.25
FPE First Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF 211.08
LMBS First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF 189.42
FTCS First Trust Capital Strength ETF 151.28

Top Redemptions

FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund -894.78
FDT First Trust Developed Markets ex-US AlphaDEX Fund -138.72
FXU First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund -62.71
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund -33.40
FTA First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund -28.80

AUM Winners

FCAL First Trust California Municipal High Income ETF 33.52%
LDSF First Trust Low Duration Strategic Focus ETF 26.84%
EDOW First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF 23.52%
FTXL First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF 20.95%
DDIV First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Dividend ETF 19.63%

AUM Losers

FTXG First Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF -22.18%
FPA First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund -15.86%
FXN First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund -14.21%
FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund -13.44%
FTLB First Trust Hedged BuyWrite Income ETF -12.96%

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