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First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF (FAN)
Investment Objective/Strategy - First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF 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 Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index™.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Index Description According to the Index Provider
  • The Index measures the performance of public companies throughout the world that are active in the wind energy industry. To be eligible for inclusion in the Index a company must be listed on an index eligible global stock exchange and actively engaged in some aspect of the wind energy industry, such as the development or management of a wind farm, the production or distribution of electricity generated by wind power, or involvement in the design, manufacture or distribution of machinery or materials designed specifically for the wind energy industry.
  • Each security must have a minimum market capitalization of $100 million, minimum 3-month average daily dollar trading volume of $500,000 and a minimum free float of 25%.
  • Clean Edge identifies each eligible company as either “Pure Play” or “Diversified”:
    • Pure Play companies derive at least 50% of their revenue and/or generating assets (energy capacity and/or production) from wind-related activities.
    • Diversified companies are those simply involved and engaged in some aspect of the wind energy industry.
  • Pure Play companies are given a collective weight of 60% and Diversified companies are given a collective weight of 40%.The index uses a modified market capitalization weighted methodology for each group of companies. The Pure Play companies are weighted so that the five largest Pure Play companies may not exceed 8% each of the entire index and the remaining Pure Play companies may not exceed 4% each of the entire index. No Diversified company may exceed 2% of the entire index.
  • The Index is reconstituted and rebalanced semi-annually
Fund Overview
Fund TypeForeign Equity
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
Fiscal Year-End09/30
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception Price$30.00
Inception NAV$30.00
Rebalance FrequencySemi-Annual
Gross Expense Ratio*0.61%
Net Expense Ratio*0.60%
* As of 2/1/2023
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.60% per year, at least through January 31, 2024. The Investment Advisor has implemented fee breakpoints, which reduce the fund's investment management fee at certain assets levels. Please see the fund's Statement of Additional Information for full details.
Current Fund Data (as of 9/29/2023)
Closing NAV1$14.56
Closing Market Price2$14.49
Bid/Ask Midpoint$14.47
Bid/Ask Discount0.62%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.20%
Total Net Assets$205,284,743
Outstanding Shares14,100,002
Daily Volume74,885
Average 30-Day Daily Volume43,617
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$18.67 / $14.43
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$18.60 / $14.46
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)55
Top Holdings (as of 9/29/2023)*
Holding Percent
Vestas Wind Systems A/S 8.04%
EDP Renovaveis SA 7.75%
Orsted A/S 7.34%
Northland Power Inc. 7.10%
China Longyuan Power Group Corporation Limited (Class H) 5.01%
Boralex Inc. 3.31%
ERG SpA 2.31%
Nordex SE 2.31%
AB SKF (Class B) 2.23%
Prysmian SpA 2.13%

* 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 10/2/2023)4$0.0791
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 8/31/2023)51.72%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 8/31/2023)61.69%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 8/31/2023)71.87%
Index Yield (as of 8/31/2023)82.57%
Fund Characteristics (as of 9/29/2023)9
Maximum Market Cap.$119,701
Median Market Cap.$3,278
Minimum Market Cap.$113
Price/Cash Flow7.78
Top Country Exposure (as of 9/29/2023)
Country Percent
Denmark 16.21%
United States 14.99%
Canada 12.54%
Spain 11.54%
Germany 8.12%
China 6.94%
Italy 6.43%
Japan 4.11%
Sweden 3.66%
France 3.31%
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 9/29/2023)
  2022 Q1 2023 Q2 2023 Q3 2023
Days Traded at Premium 120 26 11 14
Days Traded at Discount 131 36 51 49
Top Sector Exposure (as of 9/29/2023)
Utilities 59.71%
Industrials 35.69%
Materials 4.27%
Energy 0.33%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 9/29/2023) *