First Trust ETF Overview

With 141 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, First Trust ETFs gather total assets under management of $67.47B. The average expense ratio is 0.73%. First Trust ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

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

The largest First Trust ETF is the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund FDN with $8.01B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing First Trust ETF was the FRI at 21.33%. The most-recent ETF launched in the First Trust space was the First Trust Long Duration Opportunities ETF LGOV in 01/22/19.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

FTXL First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF 16.50%
FXL First Trust Technology AlphaDEX Fund 13.69%
QTEC First Trust NASDAQ-100 Technology Sector Index Fund 12.18%
CIBR First Trust NASDAQ Cybersecurity ETF 11.12%
FRI First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund 9.93%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

FCG First Trust Natural Gas ETF -5.92%
TERM EquityCompass Tactical Risk Manager ETF -5.05%
NFTY First Trust India NIFTY 50 Equal Weight ETF -4.67%
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund -3.92%
FXN First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund -2.20%

TOP CREATIONS

LMBS First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF 250.03
FTCS First Trust Capital Strength ETF 228.40
FVD First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund 144.36
SKYY First Trust Cloud Computing ETF 83.15
FMB First Trust Managed Municipal ETF 52.64

TOP REDEMPTIONS

FPE First Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF -109.18
FXL First Trust Technology AlphaDEX Fund -90.12
FXH First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund -85.76
QTEC First Trust NASDAQ-100 Technology Sector Index Fund -74.28
FV First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF -71.34

AUM WINNERS

FTXG First Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF 102.39%
FCAN First Trust Canada AlphaDEX Fund 86.31%
RNEM First Trust Emerging Markets Equity Select ETF 57.79%
FLN First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX Fund 38.20%
DALI First Trust Dorsey Wright DALI 1 ETF 33.89%

AUM LOSERS

FTXD First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF -20.90%
FTAG First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF -18.42%
FMF First Trust Morningstar Managed Futures Strategy Fund -16.80%
RNDV First Trust U.S. Equity Dividend Select ETF -15.82%
FXN First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund -13.10%

Features and News

Strong Demand For Muni ETFs

Tax-exempt dividends and positive total returns continue to attract investors to muni ETFs. The approach of April 15 may boost demand further.

Daily ETF Watch

Active Cloud Computing ETF Debuts

AdvisorShares rolls out a fund targeting the cloud computing space.

ETF.com Analysis

Beware Of ETF Easy-Button Selections

Don’t be lured in by cheap expense ratios; rather, learn what’s under the hood of your ETF.

Features and News

Blockchain ETFs Stumble Out Of The Gate

One year (and one tech crash) later, blockchain ETFs have left little hope to hold on to. 

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Week: Geared Funds For New Sector

ProShares and Direxion rolled out leveraged and inverse ETFs covering the new communication services sector.

Daily ETF Watch

Cloud Computing ETF Planned

Global X’s proposed fund would directly compete with an ETF offered by First Trust.

ETF Report

Battered Energy ETFs Refueling?

After a wild ride last year, it looks like the most obvious choice is the best choice in energy.

Daily ETF Watch

Low Duration ETF Of ETFs Debuts

First Trust rolls out an actively managed fixed-income ETF that invests primarily in other ETFs.

ETF Report

 Sectors In Review: January 2019

November was mostly positive for sector ETFs.