First Trust ETF Overview

With 170 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, First Trust ETFs have total assets under management of $119.16B. The average expense ratio is 0.75%. First Trust ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

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

The largest First Trust ETF is the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund FDN with $10.52B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing First Trust ETF was QCLN at 170.26%. The most recent ETF launched in the First Trust space was the FT Cboe Vest Gold Strategy Target Income ETF IGLD on 03/02/21.

Top ETF Performers

FCG First Trust Natural Gas ETF 21.31%
QABA First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund 16.55%
FTXO First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF 15.71%
FXN First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund 15.27%
FTXN First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF 14.65%

Bottom ETF Performers

QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund -17.51%
FAN First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF -12.90%
FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund -9.35%
FBZ First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund -7.74%
ECLN First Trust EIP Carbon Impact ETF -6.83%

Top Creations

QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund 250.90
RDVY First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 212.49
LMBS First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF 203.25
FIXD First Trust TCW Opportunistic Fixed Income ETF 200.08
FTGC First Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund 163.99

Top Redemptions

FDN First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund -444.73
FTSM First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF -108.07
DFEB FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - February -32.72
HUSV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF -29.47
DDEC FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF – December -24.62

AUM Winners

EFIX First Trust TCW Emerging Markets Debt ETF 49,300,000.00%
FTAG First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF 1,006.31%
BUFD FT Cboe Vest Fund of Deep Buffer ETFs 656.89%
DJAN FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - January 168.81%
MMLG First Trust Multi-Manager Large Growth ETF 153.24%

AUM Losers

FFEB FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - February -42.70%
DDEC FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF – December -28.10%
FJUL FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - July -22.32%
DJUN FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - June -19.01%
FBZ First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund -16.87%

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