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First Trust Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF (IFV)
Investment Objective/Strategy - This exchange-traded fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Dorsey Wright International Focus Five™ Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Index Description According to the Index Provider
  • The Index is designed to provide targeted exposure to five First Trust International ETFs that Dorsey, Wright & Associates, LLC (DWA) believes offer the greatest potential to outperform the other ETFs in the selection universe.
  • To construct the Index, DWA begins with the universe of First Trust international ETFs, which includes country/region-based ETFs advised by First Trust Advisors L.P.
  • Using the DWA proprietary relative strength methodology, the ETFs are compared to each other to determine inclusion by measuring each ETF's price momentum relative to other ETFs in the universe.
  • Each ETF is given a score that allows DWA to objectively determine where it ranks relative to all other ETFs in the universe.
  • The relative strength analysis is conducted twice monthly. ETFs are replaced when they fall sufficiently out of favor, based on their relative strength, versus the other ETFs within the universe. The Index is rebalanced so each position is equally weighted.
Fund Overview
TickerIFV
Fund TypeInternational Rotation
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
CUSIP33738R886
ISINUS33738R8869
Intraday NAVIFVIV
Fiscal Year-End09/30
ExchangeNasdaq
Inception7/22/2014
Inception Price$20.09
Inception NAV$20.09
Rebalance FrequencyPeriodically
Fees And Expenses
Management Fees0.30%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses0.73%
Total Annual Expenses1.03%
Current Fund Data (as of 9/29/2022)
Closing NAV1$15.98
Closing Market Price2$16.01
Bid/Ask Midpoint$16.01
Bid/Ask Premium0.19%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.39%
Total Net Assets$137,396,939
Outstanding Shares8,600,002
Daily Volume152,594
Average 30-Day Daily Volume25,022
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$23.87 / $16.01
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$23.90 / $15.98
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)5
Top Holdings (as of 9/29/2022)*
Holding Percent
First Trust India NIFTY 50 Equal Weight ETF 21.48%
First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX® Fund 19.79%
First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund 19.67%
First Trust Chindia ETF 19.64%
First Trust BICK Index Fund 19.25%

* 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 9/30/2022)4$0.1029
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 8/31/2022)52.89%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 8/31/2022)63.18%
Index Yield (as of 8/31/2022)74.41%
Fund Characteristics (as of 8/31/2022)9
Maximum Market Cap.$558
Median Market Cap.$64
Minimum Market Cap.$43
Top Country Exposure (as of 9/29/2022)
Country Percent
United States 58.66%
India 21.52%
Brazil 11.62%
Mexico 4.34%
Chile 3.18%
Peru 0.37%
Colombia 0.31%
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 9/29/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 88 35 39 31
Days Traded at Discount 164 27 23 32
Top Sector Exposure (as of 9/29/2022)
Financials 8.30%
Materials 7.60%
Utilities 4.39%
Consumer Discretionary 4.21%
Consumer Staples 3.58%
Energy 3.46%
Industrials 3.13%
Health Care 2.92%
Information Technology 2.15%
Communication Services 1.60%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 9/29/2022) *
Tracking Index: Dorsey Wright International Focus Five™ Index

Month End Performance (as of 8/31/2022)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception10
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) -8.78% -21.16% -23.25% 0.68% -0.96% N/A 0.31%
After Tax Held -9.28% -21.81% -24.13% -0.23% -1.85% N/A -0.41%
After Tax Sold -5.20% -12.51% -13.71% 0.18% -1.07% N/A -0.06%
Market Price -9.33% -21.22% -23.15% 0.68% -0.96% N/A 0.31%
Index Performance **
Dorsey Wright International Focus Five™ Index -8.73% -20.98% -23.02% 1.32% -0.46% N/A 0.73%
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index -8.51% -18.34% -19.52% 2.87% 1.67% N/A 1.81%
Quarter End Performance (as of 6/30/2022)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception10
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) -14.29% -22.12% -26.04% -1.44% 0.07% N/A 0.16%
After Tax Held -14.76% -22.77% -26.89% -2.32% -0.83% N/A -0.57%
After Tax Sold -8.46% -13.07% -15.36% -1.42% -0.29% N/A -0.17%
Market Price -14.64% -22.32% -26.19% -1.44% 0.04% N/A 0.14%
Index Performance **
Dorsey Wright International Focus Five™ Index -14.25% -22.01% -25.84% -0.82% 0.56% N/A 0.58%
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index -13.73% -18.42% -19.42% 1.35% 2.50% N/A 1.84%
3-Year Statistics (as of 8/31/2022)
  Standard Deviation Alpha Beta Sharpe Ratio Correlation
IFV 23.55% -1.87 1.29 0.13 0.96
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index 17.54% --- 1.00 0.21 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.

MSCI ACWI ex USA Index - The Index captures large and mid and cap representation across 22 of 23 Developed Markets countries, excluding the United States, and 24 Emerging Markets countries.

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 International Focus Five(TM) 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 7/22/2014

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.

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.

Changes in currency exchange rates and the relative value of non-US currencies may affect the value of a fund's investments and the value of a fund's shares.

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.

Depositary receipts may be less liquid than the underlying shares in their primary trading market and distributions may be subject to a fee. Holders may have limited voting rights, and investment restrictions in certain countries may adversely impact their value.

Investments in emerging market securities are generally considered speculative and involve additional risks relating to political, economic and regulatory conditions.

Equity securities may decline significantly in price over short or extended periods of time, and such declines may occur in the equity market as a whole, or they may occur in only a particular country, company, industry or sector of the market.

A fund may invest in the shares of other ETFs, which involves additional expenses that would not be present in a direct investment in the underlying funds. In addition, a fund's investment performance and risks may be related to the investment performance and risks of the underlying funds.

Political or economic disruptions in European countries, even in countries in which a fund is not invested, may adversely affect security values and thus the fund's holdings. A significant number of countries in Europe are member states in the European Union, and the member states no longer control their own monetary policies. In these member states, the authority to direct monetary policies, including money supply and official interest rates for the Euro, is exercised by the European Central Bank. The implications of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union are difficult to gauge and cannot yet be fully known.

The German economy is dependent on the economies of certain key trading partners, including the U.S., France, Italy and other European countries. Heavy regulation of labor and product markets in Germany may negatively impact growth or cause recession. Additionally, the European sovereign-debt crisis has resulted in a weakened Euro and has put into question the future financial prospects of Germany and the surrounding region. Secession movements, such as the Catalan movement in Spain, may have adverse effect on the German economy.

Stocks with growth characteristics tend to be more volatile than certain other stocks and their prices may fluctuate more dramatically than the overall stock market.

An index fund will be concentrated in an industry or a group of industries to the extent that the index is so concentrated. A fund with significant exposure to a single asset class, or the securities of issuers within the same country, state, region, industry, or sector may have its value more affected by an adverse economic, business or political development than a broadly diversified fund.

There is no assurance that the index provider or its agents will compile or maintain the index accurately. Losses or costs associated with any index provider errors generally will be borne by a fund and its shareholders.

A fund may own a significant portion of the First Trust ETFs included in a fund. Any such ETF may be removed from the Index if it does not comply with the Index's eligibility requirements. A fund may be forced to sell shares of certain First Trust ETFs at inopportune times or for prices other than at current market values or may elect not to sell such shares on the day that they are removed from the Index, due to market conditions or otherwise. Due to these factors, the variation between a fund's annual return and the return of the Index may increase significantly.

Indian companies are subject to certain risks, including greater price volatility, substantially less liquidity and significantly smaller market capitalization of securities markets, more substantial governmental involvement in the economy, higher rates of inflation, and greater political, economic and social uncertainty. Government controls have been reduced on imports and foreign investment, and privatization of domestic output has proceeded slowly. Rapid economic growth has put heavy stress on India's infrastructural facilities. Furthermore, businesses still have to deal with an inefficient and sometimes slow-moving bureaucracy.

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.

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.

An index fund's return may not match the return of the index for a number of reasons including operating expenses, costs of buying and selling securities to reflect changes in the index, and the fact that a fund's portfolio holdings may not exactly replicate the index.

Securities of non-U.S. issuers are subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, lack of liquidity, lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting non-U.S. 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. 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.

A fund that invests in securities included in or representative of an index will hold those securities regardless of investment merit and the fund generally will not take defensive positions in declining markets.

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

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.

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

Switzerland's economy is heavily dependent on trading relationships with certain key trading partners including the U.S., United Kingdom, China, France and Germany. Further, Switzerland's economy relies heavily on the banking sector and neighboring countries continue to pressure Switzerland to reform its banking secrecy laws. Litigation or settlement of improper banking practice allegations may have a negative impact on certain Swiss companies.

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.

Investments in issuers located in the United Kingdom may subject a fund to regulatory, political, currency, security and economic risk specific to the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom has one of the largest economies in Europe and is heavily dependent on trade with the European Union ("EU"), and to a lesser extent the United States and China. The United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union and other recent rapid political and social change throughout Europe make the extent and nature of future economic development in Europe and the effect on securities issued by European issuers difficult to predict.

Value characteristics of a stock may not be fully recognized for a long time or a stock judged to be undervalued may actually be appropriately priced at a low level.

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 International Focus Five™ 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.

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