First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Value ETF (DVLU)
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Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Value ETF (the "Fund") seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund's fees and expenses) of an index called the Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus Value Index (the "Index"). Under normal conditions, the Fund will invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the equity securities that comprise the Index. The Fund, using an indexing investment approach, attempts to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the Index. The Fund's investment advisor seeks a correlation of 0.95 or better (before fees and expenses) between the Fund's performance and the performance of the Index; a figure of 1.00 would represent perfect correlation. The Index is owned and was developed by Nasdaq, Inc. (the "Index Provider").
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus Value Index is a rules-based equity index that is designed to track the overall performance of the 50 most undervalued stocks within the NASDAQ US Large Mid Cap Index that maintain high levels of relative strength.
  • To construct the index, Dorsey, Wright & Associates (DWA) begins with the eligible constituents of the NASDAQ US Large Mid Cap Index.
    • These eligible constituents are determined after meeting certain criteria, including maintaining a minimum average daily dollar volume of $1 million for the 30-day period prior to evaluation.
  • Each security is assigned a relative strength score based on its forward price momentum compared to the momentum of a broad market benchmark index. Securities that exhibit a minimum level of relative strength are eligible for inclusion in the index.
  • Eligible securities are individually ranked on four "value" metrics:
    • Price-to-Sales Ratio
    • Price-to-Book Ratio
    • Price-to-Earnings Ratio
    • Price-to-Cash Flow Ratio
  • Each security is assigned a percentile rank for each of the four metrics listed above, and a cumulative value score is then calculated for each security by averaging the percentile scores for each of the value metrics.
  • The securities are then ranked based upon their value scores, and the top 50 securities with the highest value scores are selected for inclusion in the index.
    • The securities are then weighted, with greater weights given to securities with higher value scores.
  • The index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly.
Fund Overview
TickerDVLU
Fund TypeLarge Value
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
CUSIP33741L207
ISINUS33741L2079
Intraday NAVDVLUIV
Fiscal Year-End09/30
ExchangeNasdaq
Inception9/5/2018
Inception Price$19.98
Inception NAV$19.98
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Expense Ratio0.60%
Current Fund Data (as of 11/29/2021)
Closing NAV1$24.73
Closing Market Price2$24.75
Bid/Ask Midpoint$24.72
Bid/Ask Discount0.04%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.12%
Total Net Assets$25,966,036
Outstanding Shares1,050,002
Daily Volume42,841
Average 30-Day Daily Volume7,661
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$25.67 / $17.39
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$25.66 / $17.40
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)50
Top Holdings (as of 11/29/2021)*
Holding Percent
Builders FirstSource, Inc. 3.64%
Macy's, Inc. 3.61%
Lennar Corporation 3.23%
AutoNation, Inc. 2.93%
WESCO International, Inc. 2.91%
Principal Financial Group, Inc. 2.87%
Lincoln National Corporation 2.76%
Penske Automotive Group, Inc. 2.75%
The Kroger Co. 2.74%
Alcoa Corporation 2.71%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 11/30/2021)4$0.0667
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 10/29/2021)51.31%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 10/29/2021)61.11%
Index Yield (as of 10/29/2021)72.02%
Fund Characteristics (as of 10/29/2021)9
Maximum Market Cap.$391,036
Median Market Cap.$14,008
Minimum Market Cap.$4,712
Price/Earnings9.19
Price/Book1.78
Price/Cash Flow5.78
Price/Sales0.82
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 11/29/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium 168 49 47 39
Days Traded at Discount 85 12 16 25
Top Sector Exposure (as of 11/29/2021)
Financials 36.78%
Consumer Discretionary 18.82%
Energy 11.98%
Materials 9.06%
Industrials 8.49%
Health Care 6.66%
Consumer Staples 4.39%
Information Technology 2.30%
Real Estate 1.52%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 11/29/2021) *
Tracking Index: Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus Value Index

Month End Performance (as of 10/29/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception10
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 3.06% 37.47% 64.39% 13.09% N/A N/A 8.32%
After Tax Held 2.94% 36.99% 63.55% 12.35% N/A N/A 7.64%
After Tax Sold 1.81% 22.17% 38.06% 9.84% N/A N/A 6.09%
Market Price 3.02% 37.47% 64.39% 13.03% N/A N/A 8.32%
Index Performance **
Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus Value Index 3.24% 38.32% 65.68% 13.79% N/A N/A 8.98%
S&P 500 Index 5.13% 24.04% 42.91% 21.48% N/A N/A 18.04%
Quarter End Performance (as of 9/30/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception10
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 0.33% 32.02% 57.98% 8.25% N/A N/A 7.13%
After Tax Held 0.21% 31.57% 57.17% 7.54% N/A N/A 6.44%
After Tax Sold 0.19% 18.95% 34.28% 6.02% N/A N/A 5.16%
Market Price 0.37% 32.02% 57.98% 8.21% N/A N/A 7.13%
Index Performance **
Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus Value Index 0.54% 32.75% 59.19% 8.90% N/A N/A 7.78%
S&P 500 Index 0.58% 15.92% 30.00% 15.99% N/A N/A 15.99%
3-Year Statistics (as of 10/29/2021)
  Standard Deviation Alpha Beta Sharpe Ratio Correlation
DVLU 27.51% -11.03 1.30 0.55 0.87
S&P 500 Index 18.43% --- 1.00 1.09 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 determined by using the midpoint of the national best bid offer price ("NBBO") as of the time that the fund's NAV is calculated. 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 Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus Value 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.

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

Footnotes
1 The NAV represents the fund's net assets (assets less liabilities) divided by the fund's outstanding shares .
2 Fund shares are purchased and sold on an exchange at their market 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 The median bid-ask spread is calculated by identifying the national best bid and national best offer ("NBBO") for the fund as of the end of each 10 second interval during each trading day of the last 30 calendar days and dividing the difference between each such bid and offer by the midpoint of the NBBO. The median of those values is identified and that value is expressed as a percentage rounded to the nearest hundredth.
4 Most recent distribution paid or declared to today's date. Subject to change in the future. There is no guarantee that the fund will declare dividends.
5 The 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 and includes the effects of fee waivers and expense reimbursements, if applicable.
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 Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus Value Index.
8 Distribution Rate is calculated by dividing the fund's most recent ordinary distribution paid or declared, on an annualized basis, by the NAV price. Distribution rates may vary.
9 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
10 Inception Date is 9/5/2018

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.

Risk Considerations

A fund's return may not match the return of its underlying index. A fund invests in securities included in the index regardless of investment merit and the securities held by a 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 a fund by authorized participants in very large creation/redemption units. If a fund's authorized participants are unable to proceed with creation/redemption orders and no other authorized participant is able to step forward to create or redeem, fund shares may trade at a discount to a fund's net asset value and possibly face delisting.

A fund's shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in a fund. One of the principal risks of investing in a fund is market risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular stock owned by a fund, fund shares or stocks in general may fall in value. There can be no assurance that a fund's investment objective will be achieved. The outbreak of the respiratory disease designated as COVID-19 in December 2019 has caused significant volatility and declines in global financial markets, which have caused losses for investors. While the development of vaccines has slowed the spread of the virus and allowed for the resumption of "reasonably" normal business activity in the United States, many countries continue to impose lockdown measures in an attempt to slow the spread. Additionally, there is no guarantee that vaccines will be effective against emerging variants of the disease.

As the use of Internet technology has become more prevalent in the course of business, funds have become more susceptible to potential operational risks through breaches in cyber security.

A fund may be a constituent of one or more indices which could greatly affect a fund's trading activity, size and volatility.

There is no assurance that the index provider or its agents will compile or maintain the index accurately.

A fund that employs a "momentum" style of investing emphasizes selecting stocks that have had higher recent price performance compared to other stocks. Momentum can turn quickly and cause significant variation from other types of investments.

A fund classified as "non-diversified" may invest a relatively high percentage of its assets in a limited number of issuers. As a result, a 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.

A fund and a fund's advisor may seek to reduce various operational risks through controls and procedures, but it is not possible to completely protect against such risks.

High portfolio turnover may result in higher levels of transaction costs and may generate greater tax liabilities for shareholders.

A fund with significant exposure to a single asset class, country, region, industry, or sector may be more affected by an adverse economic or political development than a broadly diversified fund.

Securities of small- and mid-capitalization companies may experience greater price volatility and be less liquid than larger, more established companies.

Trading on the exchange may be halted due to market conditions or other reasons. There can be no assurance that the requirements to maintain the listing of a fund on the exchange will continue to be met or be unchanged.

Value stocks are subject to the risk that valuations never improve or that the returns on value stocks are less than returns on other styles of investing or the overall stock market.

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.

Nasdaq® and Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus Value Index are registered trademarks and service marks of Nasdaq, Inc. (together with its affiliates hereinafter referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by First Trust. The Fund has not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability. The Fund is not issued, endorsed, sold or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUND.

Not FDIC Insured • Not Bank Guaranteed • May Lose Value