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First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund (SKYY)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund. The investment objective of the Fund is to seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield, before the Fund's fees and expenses, of an equity index called the ISE Cloud Computing Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The index is a modified equal dollar weighted index designed to track the performance of companies actively involved in the cloud computing industry. To be included in the index, a security must be engaged in a business activity supporting or utilizing the cloud computing space, listed on an index-eligible global stock exchange and have a market capitalization of at least $100 million.
  • All securities are then classified according to the following three business segments:
    • Pure Play Cloud Computing Companies: Companies that are direct service providers for “the cloud” (network hardware/software, storage, cloud computing services) or companies that deliver goods and services that utilize cloud computing technology.
    • Non Pure Play Cloud Computing Companies: Companies that focus outside the cloud computing space but provide goods and services in support of the cloud computing space.
    • Technology Conglomerate Cloud Computing Companies: Large broad-based companies that indirectly utilize or support the use of cloud computing technology.
  • The overall weight for each of the three business segments is calculated as follows:
    • 10% of the index weight is allocated to technology conglomerate companies.
    • The index weight that is allocated to non pure play companies is calculated by dividing the non pure play companies’ market capitalization by the sum of the pure play, non pure play and technology conglomerate market capitalizations.
    • The remainder of the index weight is allocated to pure play companies.
  • Stocks are equally weighted within each of the three classifications.
  • The index is reconstituted and rebalanced semi-annually.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeTechnology
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon
Fiscal Year-End09/30
ExchangeNASDAQ Stock Market
Inception Price$20.16
Inception NAV$20.16
Rebalance FrequencySemi-Annual
Expense Ratio0.60%
Current Fund Data (as of 8/28/2015)
Closing NAV1$29.16
Closing Share Price2$29.18
Bid/Ask Midpoint$29.15
Bid/Ask Discount0.05%
Total Net Assets$478,222,021
Outstanding Shares16,400,002
Daily Volume54,498
Average 30-Day Daily Volume69,248
Closing Share Price 52-Week High/Low$31.03 / $25.44
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$30.99 / $25.40
Number of Holdings36
Fund Characteristics (as of 7/31/2015)8
Maximum Market Cap.$691,740
Median Market Cap.$16,757
Minimum Market Cap.$178
Price/Cash Flow20.97
Top Holdings (as of 8/28/2015)
Holding Percent
Netflix, Inc. 4.79%
Amazon.com, Inc. 4.63%
Google Inc. (Class A) 4.63%
Facebook, Inc. (Class A) 4.29%
Open Text Corporation 4.06%
Equinix, Inc. 3.96%
F5 Networks, Inc. 3.77%
Akamai Technologies, Inc. 3.76%
NetSuite, Inc. 3.76%
salesforce.com, inc. 3.76%

Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Overall Morningstar RatingTM (as of 7/31/2015)3

Among 198 funds in the Technology category. This fund was rated 4 stars/198 funds (3 years).
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt4$0.0344
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 7/31/2015)50.32%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 7/31/2015)60.26%
Index Yield (as of 7/31/2015)70.91%
Bid/Ask Midpoint vs. NAV (as of 6/30/2015)
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Above NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
6/30/2015 44 3 0 0
3/31/2015 46 3 0 0
12/31/2014 53 3 0 0
9/30/2014 48 1 0 0
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Below NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
6/30/2015 15 1 0 0
3/31/2015 12 0 0 0
12/31/2014 7 1 0 0
9/30/2014 15 0 0 0

The price used to calculate market return is determined by using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the stock exchange, on which shares of the Fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated.

Top Sector Exposure (as of 8/28/2015)
Software 36.39%
Internet Software & Services 19.71%
Communications Equipment 12.55%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 11.76%
Internet & Catalog Retail 9.43%
IT Services 6.19%
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 3.97%
Month End Performance (as of 7/31/2015)
  3 Mos YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 0.90% 8.36% 15.31% 19.91% N/A N/A 11.05%
After Tax Held 0.85% 8.29% 15.17% 19.85% N/A N/A 11.00%
After Tax Sold 0.51% 4.73% 8.66% 15.74% N/A N/A 8.69%
Market Price 0.90% 8.31% 15.43% 19.91% N/A N/A 11.07%
Index Performance **
ISE Cloud Computing™ Index 1.06% 8.74% 16.00% 20.64% N/A N/A 11.72%
S&P Composite 1500 Information Technology Index 0.73% 3.83% 12.99% 17.21% N/A N/A 15.08%
S&P 500 Index 1.41% 3.35% 11.21% 17.58% N/A N/A 14.17%
Quarter End Performance (as of 6/30/2015)
  3 Mos YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 0.80% 3.74% 9.34% 16.47% N/A N/A 10.08%
After Tax Held 0.75% 3.67% 9.21% 16.42% N/A N/A 10.03%
After Tax Sold 0.45% 2.12% 5.28% 12.95% N/A N/A 7.90%
Market Price 0.84% 3.67% 9.21% 16.53% N/A N/A 10.09%
Index Performance **
ISE Cloud Computing™ Index 0.93% 4.04% 9.97% 17.19% N/A N/A 10.75%
S&P Composite 1500 Information Technology Index 0.19% 1.30% 11.11% 16.53% N/A N/A 14.71%
S&P 500 Index 0.28% 1.23% 7.42% 17.31% N/A N/A 13.90%
3-Year Statistics (as of 7/31/2015)
  Standard Deviation Alpha Beta Sharpe Ratio Correlation
SKYY 13.76% -0.20 1.17 1.38 0.73
S&P Composite 1500 Information Technology Index 10.93% -1.55 1.09 1.49 0.85
S&P 500 Index 8.56% --- 1.00 1.91 1.00
Standard Deviation is a measure of price variability (risk). Alpha is an indication of how much an investment outperforms or underperforms on a risk-adjusted basis relative to its benchmark.Beta is a measure of price variability relative to the market. Sharpe Ratio is a measure of excess reward per unit of volatility. Correlation is a measure of the similarity of performance.

*Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and shares when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

After Tax Held returns represent return after taxes on distributions. Assumes shares have not been sold. After Tax Sold returns represent the return after taxes on distributions and the sale of fund shares. Returns do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Market Price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread. Returns are average annualized total returns, except those for periods of less than one year, which are cumulative.

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

**Performance information for the ISE Cloud Computing™ Index is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual fund performance.
Indexes do not charge management fees or brokerage expenses, and no such fees or expenses were deducted from the performance shown. Indexes are unmanaged and an investor cannot invest directly in an index.
The expense ratio for this fund is 0.60%.

S&P Composite 1500 Information Technology Index - The Index is a capitalization-weighted index of companies classified by GICS as information technology within the S&P Composite 1500 Index.

S&P 500 Index - The Index is an unmanaged index of 500 stocks used to measure large-cap U.S. stock market performance.

1 The NAV represents the fund's net assets (assets less liabilities) divided by the fund's shares outstanding.
2 Fund shares are purchased and sold on an exchange at their share price rather than net asset value (NAV), which may cause the shares to trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
The Morningstar RatingTM is provided for those exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") with at least a three-year history. Ratings are based on the ETF's Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure which accounts for variation in monthly performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. An ETF's risk-adjusted return includes a brokerage commission estimate. This estimate is intended to reflect what an average investor would pay when buying or selling an ETF. PLEASE NOTE, this estimate is subject to change and the actual brokerage commission an investor pays may be higher or lower than this estimate. Morningstar compares each ETF's risk-adjusted return to the open-end mutual fund rating breakpoints for that category. Consistent with the open-end mutual fund ratings, the top 10% of ETFs in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The overall rating for an ETF is based on a weighted average of the time-period ratings (e.g., the ETF's 3,5, and 10 year rating). The determination of an ETF's rating does not affect the retail open end mutual fund data published by Morningstar. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
4 Most recent distribution paid or declared through today's date. Subject to change in the future. There is no guarantee that the fund will declare dividends.
5 30-day SEC yield is calculated by dividing the net investment income per share earned during the most recent 30-day period by the maximum offering price per share on the last day of the period.
6 12-Month Distribution Rate is calculated by dividing the sum of the fund's trailing 12-month ordinary distributions paid or declared by the NAV price. Distribution rates may vary.
7 Index yield represents the weighted average trailing 12-month dividend of the constituents of the ISE Cloud Computing(TM) Index.
8 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
9 Inception Date is 7/5/2011

You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. You can download a prospectus or summary prospectus, or contact First Trust Portfolios L.P. at 1-800-621-1675 to request a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information about the fund. The prospectus or summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

ETF Characteristics

The fund lists and principally trades its shares on the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC.

The fund's return may not match the return of the ISE Cloud Computing™ Index.  Securities held by the fund will generally not be bought or sold in response to market fluctuations.

Investors buying or selling fund shares on the secondary market may incur customary brokerage commissions. Market prices may differ to some degree from the net asset value of the shares. Investors who sell fund shares may receive less than the share's net asset value. Shares may be sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. However, unlike mutual funds, shares may only be redeemed directly from the fund by authorized participants, in very large creation/redemption units.

Risk Considerations

The fund's shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in the fund. One of the principal risks of investing in the fund is market risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular stock owned by the fund, fund shares or stocks in general may fall in value. There can be no assurance that the fund's investment objective will be achieved.

The fund may invest in small capitalization and mid capitalization companies. Such companies may experience greater price volatility than larger, more established companies.

An investment in a fund containing securities of non-U.S. issuers is subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting non-U.S. issuers.

The fund invests in information technology companies, which are subject to certain risks, including rapidly changing technologies, short product life cycles, fierce competition, aggressive pricing and reduced profit margins, loss of patent, copyright and trademark protections, cyclical market patterns, evolving industry standards and frequent new product introductions. Certain companies may be smaller and less experienced companies, with limited product lines, markets or financial resources. Information technology company stocks, especially those which are Internet related, have experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations that are often unrelated to their operating performance.

The risks related to investing in cloud computing companies include interruptions or delays in service, security breaches involving sensitive, proprietary and confidential information, privacy concerns and laws, and other regulations that may limit or otherwise affect the operations of such companies.

The fund is classified as "non-diversified" and may invest a relatively high percentage of its assets in a limited number of issuers. As a result, the fund may be more susceptible to a single adverse economic or regulatory occurrence affecting one or more of these issuers, experience increased volatility and be highly concentrated in certain issuers.

First Trust Advisors L.P. is the adviser to the fund. First Trust Advisors L.P. is an affiliate of First Trust Portfolios L.P., the fund's distributor.

The First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by the International Securities Exchange (ISE). ISE makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the fund or any member of the public regarding the advisability of trading in the fund. ISE's only relationship to First Trust is the licensing of certain trademarks and trade names of the ISE and of the ISE Cloud ComputingTM Index which is determined, composed and calculated by ISE without regard to First Trust or the fund.

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