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First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX® Fund (FKU)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX® 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 Defined United Kingdom Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Defined United Kingdom Index is an “enhanced” index created and administered by Standard & Poor’s which employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the S&P United Kingdom BMI universe that meet certain criteria.
  • Standard & Poor’s constructs the Defined United Kingdom Index by ranking the eligible stocks from the S&P United Kingdom BMI universe on growth factors including 3-, 6- and 12-month price appreciation, sales to price and one year sales growth, and separately on value factors including book value to price, cash flow to price and return on assets. All stocks are ranked on the sum of ranks for the growth factors and, separately, all stocks are ranked on the sum of ranks for the value factors. A stock must have data for all growth and/or value factors to receive a rank for that style.
  • Each stock receives the best style rank from the previous step as its selection score.
  • The top 75 stocks based on the selection score determined in the previous step comprise the “selected stocks”. The selected stocks are divided into quintiles based on their rankings and the top ranked quintiles receive a higher weight within the index. The stocks are equally-weighted within each quintile.
  • Each stock is then tested in order of its selection score rank to check if the weight assigned to that stock is outside the sector weighting constraints, which are set at 15% above the benchmark weight.
    • If the weight assigned to the stock, when added with the weight assigned to all higher ranking stocks in its sector, is greater than the constraint, then the stock is lowered to the highest ranking position in the next lowest quintile. Stocks previously lower in rank move up one rank as necessary. Such stocks in the lowest quintile that violate a constraint are removed from the portfolio and replaced by the highest scoring stock not originally selected, subject to sector constraints. This process continues until all the sector weightings meet the constraint.
  • The index is reconstituted and rebalanced semi-annually.
Fund Overview
TickerFKU
Fund TypeInternational Equity
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
CUSIP33737J224
Intraday NAVFKUIV
Fiscal Year-End12/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception2/14/2012
Inception Price$30.12
Inception NAV$30.12
Rebalance FrequencySemi-Annual
Expense Ratio0.80%
Current Fund Data (as of 7/30/2014)
Closing NAV1$41.11
Closing Share Price2$41.45
Bid/Ask Midpoint$41.28
Bid/Ask Premium0.39%
Total Net Assets$53,447,497
Outstanding Shares1,300,002
Daily Volume18,307
Average 30-Day Daily Volume12,956
Closing Share Price 52-Week High/Low$45.90 / $36.97
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$45.66 / $36.83
Number of Holdings75
Fund Characteristics (as of 6/30/2014)7
Median Market Cap.$6,933
Maximum Market Cap.$185,528
Minimum Market Cap.$2,210
Price/Earnings13.14
Price/Book1.91
Price/Cash Flow9.30
Price/Sales0.90
Top Holdings (as of 7/30/2014)
Holding Percent
Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc 2.41%
Legal & General Group Plc 2.33%
Shaftesbury PLC 2.32%
Vodafone Group Plc 2.31%
Carphone Warehouse Group Plc 2.28%
Melrose Industries Plc 2.28%
Derwent London PLC 2.26%
British Land Company Plc 2.25%
Great Portland Estates PLC 2.24%
Bunzl Plc 2.23%

Holdings are subject to change.

Bid/Ask Midpoint and NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt3$0.4247
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 6/30/2014)42.10%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 6/30/2014)52.89%
Index Yield (as of 6/30/2014)63.08%
Bid/Ask Midpoint vs. NAV (as of 6/30/2014)
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Above NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
50-99
Basis Points
100-199
Basis Points
>=200
Basis Points
6/30/2014 19 43 1 0
3/31/2014 26 31 1 0
12/31/2013 10 47 7 0
9/30/2013 30 29 0 0
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Below NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
50-99
Basis Points
100-199
Basis Points
>=200
Basis Points
6/30/2014 0 0 0 0
3/31/2014 3 0 0 0
12/31/2013 0 0 0 0
9/30/2013 5 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 7/30/2014)
Financials 36.32%
Consumer Discretionary 14.14%
Industrials 12.23%
Health Care 7.83%
Consumer Staples 6.84%
Energy 6.42%
Materials 5.60%
Utilities 4.48%
Telecommunication Services 3.19%
Information Technology 2.95%
Month End Performance (as of 6/30/2014)
  3 Mos YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception8
Fund Performance *
NAV -0.27% 1.65% 26.62% N/A N/A N/A 19.07%
After Tax Held -0.70% 0.75% 25.05% N/A N/A N/A 17.56%
After Tax Sold -0.15% 0.94% 15.06% N/A N/A N/A 14.17%
Market Price -0.66% 0.90% 27.41% N/A N/A N/A 19.30%
Index Performance **
Defined United Kingdom Index -0.17% 2.35% 28.73% N/A N/A N/A 20.60%
MSCI United Kingdom Index 6.05% 5.17% 26.57% N/A N/A N/A 14.18%
S&P United Kingdom BMI Index 5.01% 4.86% 27.54% N/A N/A N/A 15.82%
Quarter End Performance (as of 6/30/2014)
  3 Mos YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception8
Fund Performance *
NAV -0.27% 1.65% 26.62% N/A N/A N/A 19.07%
After Tax Held -0.70% 0.75% 25.05% N/A N/A N/A 17.56%
After Tax Sold -0.15% 0.94% 15.06% N/A N/A N/A 14.17%
Market Price -0.66% 0.90% 27.41% N/A N/A N/A 19.30%
Index Performance **
Defined United Kingdom Index -0.17% 2.35% 28.73% N/A N/A N/A 20.60%
MSCI United Kingdom Index 6.05% 5.17% 26.57% N/A N/A N/A 14.18%
S&P United Kingdom BMI Index 5.01% 4.86% 27.54% N/A N/A N/A 15.82%

*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. The fund's performance reflects fee waivers and expense reimbursements, absent which performance would have been lower.

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 Defined United Kingdom Index is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual fund performance. The Index does 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 0.80%.

The MSCI United Kingdom Index measures the performance of the United Kingdom's equity market.

The S&P United Kingdom BMI Index is a comprehensive, rules-based index measuring performance of the United Kingdom's equity market.

Footnotes
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).
3 Most recent distribution paid or declared through today's date. Subject to change in the future.
4 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.
5 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.
6 Index yield represents the weighted average trailing 12-month dividend of the constituents of the Defined United Kingdom Index
7 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
8 Inception Date is 2/14/2012

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 NYSE Arca, Inc.

The fund's return may not match the return of the Defined United Kingdom Index.  Securities held by the fund will generally not be bought or sold in response to market fluctuations.

The fund may not be fully invested at times. 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.

The fund may invest in securities issued by companies concentrated in a particular industry. 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 equity securities of foreign issuers is subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers. Additionally, the fund invests in depositary receipts, usually in the form of ADRs or GDRs. Investment in ADRs or GDRs may be less liquid than the underlying shares in their primary trading market.

The fund invests in securities issued by companies that are domiciled or operating in a country that is part of the United Kingdom (i.e., England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and is therefore subject to certain risks associated with the United Kingdom and Europe as a whole. The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union ("EU"), and consequently, is a part of one of the largest common markets in the world. However, the continued implementation of the EU provisions and recent rapid political and social change throughout Europe make the extent and nature of future economic development in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe and their effect on securities issued by United Kingdom companies impossible to predict. Despite the fact that the United Kingdom did not convert to the Euro, the European Sovereign-debt crisis has resulted in a weakened Euro and has put into question the future financial prospects of the United Kingdom and the surrounding region.

The fund is classified as "non-diversified." A non-diversified fund generally may invest a larger percentage of its assets in the securities of a smaller number of issuers. As a result, the fund may be more susceptible to the risks associated with these particular companies, or to a single economic, political or regulatory occurrence affecting these companies.

The Defined United Kingdom Index is the exclusive property of Standard and Poor's, a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ("S&P"). First Trust Portfolios L.P. has contracted with S&P to create, calculate and maintain the Index. STANDARD & POOR'S and S&P are trademarks of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and have been licensed for use by First Trust Portfolios L.P. The fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Standard & Poor's and Standard & Poor's does not make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the fund.

"AlphaDEX®" is a registered trademark of First Trust Portfolios L.P.

First Trust Portfolios L.P. has obtained a patent for the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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