First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund (FGD)
Investment Objective/Strategy - First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend 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 fees and expenses, of an equity index called the Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Index Description According to the Index Provider
  • The Index universe is defined as all component companies of the 25 developed-market country indexes in the Dow Jones Global Indexes (DJGI) family.
  • To be considered for the Index, companies in the Index universe must pass eligibility screens for dividend quality and liquidity.The company must:
    • Pay a current dividend.
    • Have a current-year dividend-per-share ratio that is greater than or equal to its five-year average annual dividend-per-share ratio.
    • Have a five-year average payout ratio of less than or equal to 60% for U.S. and European companies; or less than or equal to 80% for all other countries.
    • Have a minimum three-month daily average trading volume of $3 million.
  • Stocks meeting all eligibility requirements are ranked by dividend yield.
  • The top 100 highest-yielding stocks are selected for inclusion in the Index, subject to buffers designed to limit turnover by favoring current Index components:
    • Stocks in the Index universe are ranked in descending order by indicated annual dividend yield, defined as a stock's unadjusted indicated annual dividend (not including any special dividends) divided by its unadjusted price.
    • All current Index component stocks that are among the top 150 stocks are included in the Index.
    • Noncomponent stocks are added to the Index based on their rankings until the component count reaches 100.
    • Component weightings are assigned based on dividend yield. Weights of individual component stocks are capped at 10%.
  • The Index is reconstituted and adjusted annually in March.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeGlobal Equity Income
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 FrequencyAnnual
Gross Expense Ratio*0.56%
Net Expense Ratio*0.56%
* 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 SAI for full details.
Current Fund Data (as of 2/8/2023)
Closing NAV1$23.25
Closing Market Price2$23.28
Bid/Ask Midpoint$23.29
Bid/Ask Premium0.17%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.08%
Total Net Assets$666,018,777
Outstanding Shares28,650,002
Daily Volume293,502
Average 30-Day Daily Volume328,140
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$26.73 / $18.30
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$26.63 / $18.35
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)97
Top Holdings (as of 2/8/2023)*
Holding Percent
Fortescue Metals Group Limited 3.11%
Compania de Distribucion Integral Logista Holdings, SA 1.96%
Rio Tinto Plc 1.61%
A.P. Moeller - Maersk A/S (Class A) 1.60%
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. 1.58%
ACS, Actividades de Construccion y Servicios, S.A. 1.57%
Mapfre S.A. 1.43%
Super Retail Group Limited 1.43%
Japan Tobacco, Inc. 1.38%
Hysan Development Company Limited 1.33%

* 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 2/9/2023)4$0.3862
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 12/30/2022)54.20%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 12/30/2022)64.20%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 12/30/2022)75.72%
Index Yield (as of 12/30/2022)86.97%
Fund Characteristics (as of 1/31/2023)10
Maximum Market Cap.$152,749
Median Market Cap.$8,361
Minimum Market Cap.$892
Price/Cash Flow4.98
Top Country Exposure (as of 2/8/2023)
Country Percent
South Korea 14.00%
Japan 9.45%
United Kingdom 9.05%
Spain 8.98%
Canada 8.83%
United States 7.83%
Hong Kong 7.82%
Australia 6.22%
Italy 5.50%
The Netherlands 3.94%
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 2/8/2023)
  2022 Q1 2023 Q2 2023 Q3 2023
Days Traded at Premium 157 24 --- ---
Days Traded at Discount 94 2 --- ---
Top Sector Exposure (as of 2/8/2023)
Financials 44.93%
Materials 11.31%
Industrials 8.53%
Communication Services 7.27%
Consumer Discretionary 7.20%
Utilities 6.12%
Consumer Staples 5.58%
Real Estate 5.31%
Energy 3.75%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 2/7/2023) *