First Trust ETF Overview

First Trust has 133 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets with total assets under management of $70.75 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 $9.44 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 41.45%. 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

FTXOFirst Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF4.13%
FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund3.74%
FLNFirst Trust Latin America AlphaDEX Fund3.58%
FBZFirst Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund3.40%
FIWFirst Trust Water ETF3.35%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

FNIFirst Trust Chindia ETF-7.76%
FCGFirst Trust Natural Gas ETF-5.25%
RFEMFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF-4.85%
FKUFirst Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund-4.81%
FCANFirst Trust Canada AlphaDEX Fund-4.10%

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 ETF65,302,250.00%
FTXHFirst Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF70.53%
FLNFirst Trust Latin America AlphaDEX Fund40.40%
FBTFirst Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund21.86%
FAARFirst Trust Alternative Absolute Return Strategy ETF17.49%

AUM LOSERS

FTGCFirst Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund-19.28%
RFEMFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF-13.44%
RFDIFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International-11.86%
FPAFirst Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund-11.55%
FNIFirst Trust Chindia ETF-11.06%

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