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First Trust Ultra Short Duration Municipal ETF (FUMB)
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Investment Objective/Strategy - First Trust Ultra Short Duration Municipal ETF seeks to provide federally tax-exempt income consistent with capital preservation. Under normal market conditions, the Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in municipal debt securities that pay interest that is exempt from regular federal income taxes.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeTax-Free Fixed Income
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
Fiscal Year-End07/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception Price$20.00
Inception NAV$20.00
Expense Ratio*0.45%
* As of 12/1/2022
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 12/2/2022)
Closing NAV1$19.96
Closing Market Price2$19.95
Bid/Ask Midpoint$19.95
Bid/Ask Discount0.05%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.05%
Total Net Assets$344,257,421
Outstanding Shares17,250,002
Daily Volume113,015
Average 30-Day Daily Volume154,153
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$20.16 / $19.80
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$20.15 / $19.83
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)358
Top Holdings (as of 12/2/2022)*
Holding Percent
CROOK CNTY OR SCH DIST 5%, due 06/15/2037 1.04%
INDIANA ST FIN AUTH ENVRNMNTL REV 4.50%, due 12/15/2046 1.03%
CALIFORNIA ST INFRASTRUCTURE & ECON DEV BANK Variable rate, due 01/01/2050 0.88%
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG NC HOSP AUTH Variable rate, due 01/15/2048 0.88%
NEW YORK NY Variable rate, due 04/01/2042 0.88%
NEWARK NJ N/C, 4%, due 09/29/2023 0.88%
NEW YORK NY Variable rate, due 10/01/2046 0.87%
NORTH CAROLINA ST TURNPIKE AUTH N/C, 5%, due 02/01/2024 0.86%
COLORADO ST HLTH FACS AUTH HOSP REV 5%, due 05/15/2048 0.81%
HLTH CARE AUTH FOR BAPTIST HLTH AL Variable rate, due 11/01/2042 0.81%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

Top State Exposure (as of 10/31/2022)
State Percent
New York 12.29%
Texas 8.95%
New Jersey 8.10%
Illinois 6.03%
California 5.09%
Alabama 4.26%
Florida 4.21%
Georgia 3.79%
Indiana 3.58%
Pennsylvania 3.18%
NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Overall Morningstar RatingTM (as of 10/31/2022)4

Among 206 funds in the Muni National Short category. This fund was rated 5 stars/206 funds (3 years) based on risk adjusted returns.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 12/3/2022)5$0.0275
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 10/31/2022)62.51%
Taxable Equivalent 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 10/31/2022)74.24%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 10/31/2022)80.78%
Distribution Rate (as of 10/31/2022)91.66%
Taxable Equivalent Annualized Distribution Rate (as of 10/31/2022)102.30%
Fund Characteristics (as of 10/31/2022)
Weighted Average Effective Duration110.58 Years
Weighted Average Modified Duration120.56 Years
Weighted Average Maturity0.74 Years
Weighted Average Price$100.23
Weighted Average Coupon3.97%
Portfolio information statistics exclude cash and other assets and liabilities.
Maturity Exposure (as of 10/31/2022)
Years Percent
0 - 0.99 years 79.47%
1 - 1.99 years 18.03%
2 - 2.99 years 1.06%
3 - 3.99 years 0.35%
4 - 4.99 years 0.13%
5 - 5.99 years 0.04%
10 - 14.99 years 0.26%
20 - 24.99 years 0.46%
Cash 0.20%
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 12/2/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 223 45 52 52
Days Traded at Discount 29 17 10 12
Credit Quality (as of 10/31/2022)
Cash 0.20%
AAA 12.47%
AA 31.75%
A 22.84%
BBB 10.43%
BB 1.48%
NR 4.80%
SP-1+ (short-term) 5.22%
SP-1/MIG1 (short-term) 9.02%
SP-2/MIG2 (short-term) 1.79%
The credit quality information presented reflects the ratings assigned by one or more nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs), including S&P Global Ratings, Moody's Investors Service, Inc., Fitch Ratings or a comparably rated NRSRO. For situations in which a security is rated by more than one NRSRO and ratings are not equivalent, the highest ratings are used. Sub-investment grade ratings are those rated BB /Ba1 or lower. Investment grade ratings are those rated BBB-/Baa3 or higher. The credit ratings shown relate to the creditworthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities in the Fund, and not to the Fund or its shares. Credit ratings are subject to change.
Top Sector Exposure (as of 10/31/2022)
GO-UNLTD 20.01%
PRE/ETM 16.55%
IDB 9.44%
GO-LTD 5.95%
GAS 5.63%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 12/1/2022) *

Month End Performance (as of 10/31/2022)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) -0.40% -0.78% -0.78% 0.39% N/A N/A 0.80%
After Tax Held -0.54% -1.07% -1.09% 0.07% N/A N/A 0.39%
After Tax Sold -0.24% -0.46% -0.46% 0.17% N/A N/A 0.44%
Market Price -0.40% -0.82% -0.73% 0.29% N/A N/A 0.80%
Index Performance **
Bloomberg Municipal Short-Term Index -0.20% 0.12% 0.14% 0.55% N/A N/A 0.88%
Quarter End Performance (as of 9/30/2022)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) -0.30% -0.96% -0.94% 0.39% N/A N/A 0.77%
After Tax Held -0.43% -1.20% -1.20% 0.07% N/A N/A 0.37%
After Tax Sold -0.18% -0.57% -0.55% 0.16% N/A N/A 0.42%
Market Price -0.40% -1.06% -1.04% 0.30% N/A N/A 0.76%
Index Performance **
Bloomberg Municipal Short-Term Index -0.21% -0.12% -0.07% 0.52% N/A N/A 0.84%
3-Year Statistics (as of 10/31/2022)
  Standard Deviation Alpha Beta Sharpe Ratio Correlation
FUMB 0.71% -0.14 1.37 -0.23 0.87
Bloomberg Municipal Short-Term Index 0.44% --- 1.00 -0.07 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 each listed 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.

Bloomberg Municipal Short-Term Index - The Index is a subset of the Bloomberg Municipal Bond Index that measures the performance of investment-grade municipal bond issues with remaining maturities of 0 to 1 years.

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.
The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
5 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.
6 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.
7 The taxable equivalent yield is for illustrative purposes only. This information illustrates approximately what you would have to earn on taxable investments to equal the tax-exempt yield using the highest federal tax bracket and Medicare tax for 2022. This information is based on present law as of the date of publication and does not account for any proposed changes in tax rates. This information does not account for limitations on deductions, the alternative minimum tax or taxes other than Federal personal income tax and Medicare tax.
8 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.
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 The taxable equivalent annualized distribution rate is for illustrative purposes only. This information illustrates approximately what you would have to earn on taxable investments to equal the tax-exempt annualized distribution rate using the highest federal tax bracket and Medicare tax for 2022. This information is based on present law as of the date of publication and does not account for any proposed changes in tax rates. This information does not account for limitations on deductions, the alternative minimum tax or taxes other than Federal personal income tax and Medicare tax.
11 A measure of a bond's sensitivity to interest rate changes that reflects the change in a bond's price given a change in yield. It accounts for the likelihood of changes in the timing of cash flows in response to interest rate movements.
12 A measure of a bond's sensitivity to interest rate changes that reflects the change in a bond's price given a change in yield. In contrast to effective duration, modified duration assumes that the timing of cash flows remain constant.
13 Inception Date is 11/1/2018

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

You could lose money by investing in a fund. An investment in a fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed. There can be no assurance that a fund's objective(s) will be achieved. Investors buying or selling shares on the secondary market may incur customary brokerage commissions. Please refer to each fund's prospectus and SAI for additional details on a fund's risks. The order of the below risk factors does not indicate the significance of any particular risk factor.

All or a portion of a fund's otherwise exempt- interest dividends may be taxable to those shareholders subject to the federal and state alternative minimum tax.

Unlike mutual funds, shares of the fund 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 premium or discount to a fund's net asset value and possibly face delisting and the bid/ask spread may widen.

During periods of falling interest rates if an issuer calls higher-yielding debt instruments, a fund may be forced to invest the proceeds at lower interest rates, likely resulting in a decline in the fund's income.

A fund that effects all or a portion of its creations and redemptions for cash rather than in-kind may be less tax-efficient.

An issuer or other obligated party of a debt security may be unable or unwilling to make dividend, interest and/or principal payments when due and the value of a security may decline as a result.

Ratings assigned by a credit rating agency are opinions of such entities, not absolute standards of credit quality and they do not evaluate risks of securities. Any shortcomings or inefficiencies in the process of determining credit ratings may adversely affect the credit ratings of the securities held by a fund and their perceived or actual credit risk.

The differences in yield between debt securities of different credit quality may increase which may reduce the market value of a fund's debt securities.

A fund is susceptible to operational risks through breaches in cyber security. Such events could cause a fund to incur regulatory penalties, reputational damage, additional compliance costs associated with corrective measures and/or financial loss.

Investments in debt securities subject the holder to the credit risk of the issuer and the value of debt securities will generally change inversely with changes in interest rates. In addition, debt securities generally do not trade on a securities exchange making them less liquid and more difficult to value.

Extension risk is the risk that, when interest rates rise, certain obligations will be paid off by the issuer (or other obligated party) more slowly than anticipated, causing the value of these debt securities to fall. Rising interest rates tend to extend the duration of debt securities, making their market value more sensitive to changes in interest rates.

Floating rate securities are structured so that the security's coupon rate fluctuates based upon the level of a reference rate. As a result, the coupon on floating rate securities will generally decline in a falling interest rate environment, causing a fund to experience a reduction in the income it receives from the security. A floating rate security's coupon rate resets periodically according to the terms of the security. Consequently, in a rising interest rate environment, floating rate securities with coupon rates that reset infrequently may lag behind the changes in market interest rates.

A fund's income may decline when interest rates fall or if there are defaults in its portfolio.

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

Industrial development bonds are normally secured only by the revenues from the project and are not general obligations of the issuer or otherwise secured by state or local government tax receipts.

As inflation increases, the present value of a fund's assets and distributions may decline.

Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of the debt securities in a fund's portfolio will decline because of rising interest rates. Interest rate risk is generally lower for shorter term debt securities and higher for longer-term debt securities.

The portfolio managers of an actively managed portfolio will apply investment techniques and risk analyses that may not have the desired result.

Market risk is the risk that a particular security, or shares of a fund in general may fall in value. Securities are subject to market fluctuations caused by such factors as general economic conditions, political events, regulatory or market developments, changes in interest rates and perceived trends in securities prices. Shares of a fund could decline in value or underperform other investments as a result. In addition, local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, spread of infectious disease or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have significant negative impact on a fund. In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine which has caused and could continue to cause significant market disruptions and volatility within the markets in Russia, Europe, and the United States. The hostilities and sanctions resulting from those hostilities could have a significant impact on certain fund investments as well as fund performance. The COVID-19 global pandemic and the ensuing policies enacted by governments and central banks have caused and may continue to cause significant volatility and uncertainty in global financial markets. While the U.S. has resumed "reasonably" normal business activity, many countries continue to impose lockdown measures. Additionally, there is no guarantee that vaccines will be effective against emerging variants of the disease.

A fund faces numerous market trading risks, including the potential lack of an active market for fund shares due to a limited number of market makers. Decisions by market makers or authorized participants to reduce their role or step away in times of market stress could inhibit the effectiveness of the arbitrage process in maintaining the relationship between the underlying values of a fund's portfolio securities and a fund's market price.

The values of municipal securities may be adversely affected by local political and economic conditions and developments. Income from municipal securities could be declared taxable because of, among other things, unfavorable changes in tax laws, adverse interpretations by the Internal Revenue Service or state tax authorities, or noncompliant conduct of an issuer.

Inventories of municipal securities have decreased in recent years and some municipal securities may have resale restrictions lessening the ability to make a market in these securities. This reduction in market making capacity has the potential to decrease a fund's ability to buy or sell municipal securities and increase price volatility and trading costs.

There is no assurance that a fund will be able to sell a portfolio security at the price established by a pricing service, which could result in a loss to a fund.

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. The fund also relies on third parties for a range of services, including custody, and any delay or failure related to those services may affect the fund's ability to meet its objective.

The market price of a fund's shares will generally fluctuate in accordance with changes in the fund's net asset value ("NAV") as well as the relative supply of and demand for shares on the exchange, and a fund's investment advisor cannot predict whether shares will trade below, at or above their NAV.

Prepayment risk is the risk that the issuer of a debt security will repay principal prior to the scheduled maturity date. Debt securities allowing prepayment may offer less potential for gains during a period of declining interest rates, as a fund may be required to reinvest the proceeds of any prepayment at lower interest rates.

The securities held in an escrow fund pledged to pay the principal and interest of a pre-refunded bond do not guarantee the price of the bond.

Private activity bonds can have a substantially different credit profile than the municipality or public authority that issued them and may be negatively impacted by conditions affecting the general credit of the private enterprise or the project itself.

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.

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

The purchase of securities on a when-issued, TBA ("to be announced"), delayed delivery or forward commitment basis may give rise to investment leverage and increase a fund's volatility and exposure to default.

Zero coupon bonds do not pay interest on a current basis, they may be highly volatile, and they do not produce cash flow. A fund could be forced to liquidate zero coupon bond securities at an inopportune time to generate cash to distribute to shareholders as required by tax laws.

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.

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