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First Trust Dorsey Wright People's Portfolio ETF (DWPP)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Dorsey Wright People's Portfolio ETF is an exchange-traded fund which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund's fees and expenses) of an index called the Nasdaq Dorsey Wright People's Portfolio Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Nasdaq Dorsey Wright People’s Portfolio Index is a modified market-capitalization weighted index designed to tactically allocate exposure to one of three allocations, based upon daily relative strength readings using point and figure charts.^
  • The index always holds exactly one of the three possible positions:
    • All the component securities in the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index,
    • All the component securities in the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Equal Weight or
    • All the component securities in the First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF (FTSM).
  • To construct the index, the closing price of the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index and the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Equal Weight Index are compared against each other on a relative strength basis.
  • The equity index which exhibits the best point and figure relative strength is compared next against a cash-like proxy using a relative strength chart.
    • If the resulting relative strength chart favors the cash-like proxy, then the Index will invest in FTSM, but if the relative strength chart favors the equity index, then the index will remain fully invested.
  • The point and figure relative strength analysis to determine which position the Index should hold is conducted on a daily basis. This may result in a high portfolio turnover rate.
  • When the index holds one of the component indexes, the index follows the same rebalance schedule as the component index held and when the index holds FTSM there are no rebalances.
^Point and figure charts plot supply and demand within a security by focusing on its price movements and ignore small price fluctuations, trading volume and time to filter out insignificant price movements.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeTactical Equity
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon
Fiscal Year-End12/31
Inception Price$19.89
Inception NAV$19.89
Rebalance FrequencyPeriodically
Gross Expense Ratio*0.60%
Net Expense Ratio*0.60%
* As of 5/3/2021
First Trust has contractually agreed to reimburse acquired fund fees and expenses of the shares of investment companies held by the fund, provided that the investment companies are advised by the fund’s investment advisor. The agreement will remain in place until at least April 30, 2022, or until its termination at the direction of the Trust's Board of Trustees. Please see the Fees and Expenses of the Fund section in the fund's prospectus for more details.
Current Fund Data (as of 6/22/2021)
Closing NAV1$31.91
Closing Market Price2$31.90
Bid/Ask Midpoint$31.90
Bid/Ask Discount0.03%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.45%
Total Net Assets$11,169,512
Outstanding Shares350,002
Daily Volume25
Average 30-Day Daily Volume1,034
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$31.90 / $24.29
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$31.91 / $24.32
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)499
Top Holdings (as of 6/22/2021)*
Holding Percent
Apple Inc. 6.07%
Microsoft Corporation 5.72%
Amazon.com, Inc. 4.36%
Facebook, Inc. (Class A) 2.21%
Alphabet Inc. (Class A) 2.10%
Tesla, Inc. 1.41%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 1.30%
NVIDIA Corporation 1.25%
Johnson & Johnson 1.23%
Visa Inc. (Class A) 1.14%

* 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 6/23/2021)4$0.0676
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 5/28/2021)50.76%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 5/28/2021)60.76%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 5/28/2021)70.24%
Index Yield (as of 5/28/2021)81.42%
For funds with certain equity strategies, due to the negative economic impact across many industries caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, certain of the issuers of the securities included in the fund may elect to reduce the amount of dividends and/or distributions paid in the future. As a result, the "12-Month Distribution Rate," which is based on the fund's trailing 12-month ordinary distributions, will likely be higher, and in some cases significantly higher, than the actual 12-month distribution rate achieved by the fund.
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 6/22/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium 78 4 0 ---
Days Traded at Discount 175 57 57 ---
Top Sector Exposure (as of 6/22/2021)
Information Technology 29.58%
Health Care 13.49%
Consumer Discretionary 12.30%
Financials 10.92%
Communication Services 9.90%
Industrials 8.48%
Consumer Staples 5.97%
Energy 2.80%
Real Estate 2.47%
Utilities 2.20%
Materials 1.89%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 6/22/2021) *

Month End Performance (as of 5/28/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 9.45% 10.87% 24.24% 4.03% 6.90% N/A 6.71%
After Tax Held 9.35% 10.77% 24.11% 3.61% 6.40% N/A 6.14%
After Tax Sold 5.59% 6.43% 14.34% 2.91% 5.16% N/A 5.07%
Market Price 9.57% 10.96% 24.20% 4.01% 6.94% N/A 6.71%
Index Performance **
Nasdaq Dorsey Wright Peoples Portfolio Index 9.62% 11.13% 25.03% 4.70% N/A N/A N/A
Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index 9.62% 11.13% 40.49% 18.49% 17.53% N/A N/A
S&P 500 Index 10.72% 12.62% 40.32% 18.00% 17.16% N/A 15.60%
Quarter End Performance (as of 3/31/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 5.02% 5.02% 17.59% 2.61% 5.78% N/A 6.17%
After Tax Held 4.92% 4.92% 17.46% 2.20% 5.29% N/A 5.60%
After Tax Sold 2.97% 2.97% 10.41% 1.82% 4.28% N/A 4.62%
Market Price 5.17% 5.17% 17.67% 2.62% 5.78% N/A 6.18%
Index Performance **
Nasdaq Dorsey Wright Peoples Portfolio Index 5.16% 5.16% 18.33% 3.27% N/A N/A N/A
Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index 5.16% 5.16% 57.83% 17.39% 16.75% N/A N/A
S&P 500 Index 6.17% 6.17% 56.35% 16.78% 16.29% N/A 15.13%
3-Year Statistics (as of 5/28/2021)
  Standard Deviation Alpha Beta Sharpe Ratio Correlation
DWPP 18.21% -10.55 0.87 0.23 0.89
S&P 500 Index 18.52% --- 1.00 0.91 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 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. 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 Nasdaq Dorsey Wright Peoples Portfolio 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.

On August 18, 2017, the fund's underlying index changed from the CBOE® VIX® Tail Hedge Index to the Nasdaq Dorsey Wright People's Portfolio Index. Therefore, the fund's performance and historical returns shown for the periods prior to this date are not necessarily indicative of the performance that the fund, based on its current index, would have generated.

Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index - The Index is a float modified market capitalization weighted index that contains the top 500 securities from the NASDAQ US Benchmark 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 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 The unsubsidized 30-day SEC yield is calculated the same as the 30-day SEC yield, however it excludes contractual fee waivers and expense reimbursements.
7 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.
8 Index yield represents the weighted average trailing 12-month dividend of the constituents of the Nasdaq Dorsey Wright Peoples Portfolio Index.
9 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.
10 Inception Date is 8/29/2012

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 Nasdaq Stock Market LLC.

The fund's return may not match the return of the Nasdaq Dorsey Wright Peoples Portfolio 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. If the 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 the fund's net asset value and possibly face delisting.

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. Equity securities prices fluctuate for a variety of reasons, including changes in investors' perceptions of the financial condition of an issuer or the general condition of the relevant stock market. There can be no assurance that the 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.

The fund may be concentrated in securities issued by companies concentrated in a particular industry which involves additional risks including limited diversification.

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

The index employs a "momentum" style methodology to determine if the portfolio is allocated to T-bills. During periods of positive stock market performance, the returns of the fund may be lower if the fund's net assets are allocated to T-bills. Momentum can turn quickly and cause significant variation from other types of investments.

The fund's strategy may frequently involve buying and selling portfolio securities to rebalance the fund's exposure to equity securities or T-Bills, which may result in the fund paying higher levels of transaction costs and generating greater tax liabilities for shareholders.

The fund is subject to income risk and interest rate risk. Income risk is the risk that the fund's investment in T-bills could decline during periods of falling interest rates. Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of the T-Bills in the fund's portfolio will decline because of rising market interest rates.

The fund may invest in U.S. government obligations. U.S. Treasury obligations are backed by the "full faith and credit" of the U.S. government. Securities issued or guaranteed by federal agencies and U.S. government sponsored instrumentalities may or may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.

If the fund has lower average daily trading volumes, it may rely on a small number of third-party market makers to provide a market for the purchase and sale of shares. Any trading halt or other problem relating to the trading activity of these market makers could result in a dramatic change in the spread between the fund's net asset value and the price at which the fund's shares are trading. Although the shares are listed on the exchange, there can be no assurance that an active trading market for such shares will develop or be maintained. Trading in shares may be halted due to market conditions or other factors. Large inflows and outflows may impact the fund's market exposure for limited periods of time.

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 Nasdaq Dorsey Wright People's Portfolio 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
The information presented is not intended to constitute an investment recommendation for, or advice to, any specific person. By providing this information, First Trust is not undertaking to give advice in any fiduciary capacity within the meaning of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code or any other regulatory framework. Financial professionals are responsible for evaluating investment risks independently and for exercising independent judgment in determining whether investments are appropriate for their clients.
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