First Trust ETF Overview

First Trust has 133 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets with total assets under management of $70.53 B and an average expense ratio of 0.73%.

The largest First Trust ETF is the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (FDN) with $9.29 B in assets. In the last 12 months, the best performing First Trust ETF was the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (FDN) at 42.99%. The most-recent ETF launched by First Trust was the First Trust Lunt U.S. Factor Rotation ETF (FCTR) in July 2018.

First Trust offers ETFs in the following asset classes:

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

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund6.61%
EMLPFirst Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund5.12%
FXRFirst Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX Fund4.89%
FRIFirst Trust S&P REIT Index Fund4.16%
FTXHFirst Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF3.94%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

FNIFirst Trust Chindia ETF-7.43%
FTXLFirst Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF-6.57%
RFEMFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF-6.34%
FCGFirst Trust Natural Gas ETF-6.19%
FHKFirst Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX Fund-6.17%

top creations

FBTFirst Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund346.41
FDNFirst Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund324.10
FTSLFirst Trust Senior Loan Fund160.47
SKYYFirst Trust Cloud Computing ETF96.74
FYXFirst Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund63.66

top redemptions

FTGCFirst Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund-60.05
FDLFirst Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund-54.87
IFVFirst Trust Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF-38.76
FEMSFirst Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund-25.25
FEMFirst Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX Fund-20.45

AUM WINNERS

FCTRFirst Trust Lunt U.S. Factor Rotation ETF65,851,500.00%
FLNFirst Trust Latin America AlphaDEX Fund73.96%
FTXHFirst Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF73.17%
FBTFirst Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund22.60%
FAARFirst Trust Alternative Absolute Return Strategy ETF17.02%

AUM LOSERS

FTAGFirst Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF-53.82%
FLMFirst Trust Global Engineering and Construction ETF-16.91%
RFEMFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF-15.85%
RFDIFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International-15.49%
FTGCFirst Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund-14.83%

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