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Large Cap US Equity Select ETF (RNLC)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The Large Cap US Equity Select ETF (the "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 Nasdaq Riskalyze US Large Cap Index (the "Index"). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Fund, using an indexing investment approach, attempts to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the Index. The Fund's investment advisor seeks a correlation of 0.95 or better (before fees and expenses) between the Fund's performance and the performance of the Index; a figure of 1.00 would represent perfect correlation. The Index is owned and is developed, maintained and sponsored by Riskalyze, Inc. (the "Index Provider").
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Nasdaq Riskalyze US Large Cap Index is a modified market capitalization weighted index which seeks to provide a diversified portfolio of dividend-paying US large cap securities.
  • To be eligible for inclusion in the index, a security must meet certain criteria, including:
    • being a member of the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index,
    • having paid a dividend in the trailing twelve months.
  • Sector weights are assigned that are equal to the sector weights within the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index.
  • Securities within each sector are equally weighted.
  • The index is rebalanced and reconstituted on a quarterly basis.
Fund Overview
TickerRNLC
Fund TypeLarge Cap Equity
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
CUSIP33738R761
ISINUS33738R7614
Intraday NAVRNLCIV
Fiscal Year-End03/31
ExchangeNasdaq
Inception6/20/2017
Inception Price$19.83
Inception NAV$19.83
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Expense Ratio0.60%
Current Fund Data (as of 10/14/2021)
Closing NAV1$32.77
Closing Market Price2$32.76
Bid/Ask Midpoint$32.78
Bid/Ask Premium0.02%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.36%
Total Net Assets$31,135,831
Outstanding Shares950,002
Daily Volume2,426
Average 30-Day Daily Volume3,105
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$33.61 / $23.41
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$33.63 / $23.40
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)333
Top Holdings (as of 10/14/2021)*
Holding Percent
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. 1.04%
Oracle Corporation 0.99%
NetApp, Inc. 0.92%
Amphenol Corporation 0.91%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation 0.91%
Marvell Technology Inc. 0.91%
Microsoft Corporation 0.91%
Intuit Inc. 0.90%
NVIDIA Corporation 0.88%
TE Connectivity Ltd. 0.88%

* 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 10/15/2021)4$0.0871
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 9/30/2021)51.05%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 9/30/2021)61.07%
Index Yield (as of 9/30/2021)71.95%
Fund Characteristics (as of 9/30/2021)9
Maximum Market Cap.$2,339,018
Median Market Cap.$37,781
Minimum Market Cap.$11,784
Price/Earnings21.38
Price/Book3.56
Price/Cash Flow14.57
Price/Sales2.02
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 10/14/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium 131 36 43 47
Days Traded at Discount 122 25 20 17
Top Sector Exposure (as of 10/14/2021)
Technology 28.65%
Consumer Discretionary 16.25%
Industrials 13.41%
Health Care 12.82%
Financials 11.13%
Consumer Staples 5.04%
Telecommunications 3.42%
Energy 3.00%
Real Estate 2.65%
Utilities 2.43%
Basic Materials 1.20%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 10/14/2021) *
Tracking Index: Nasdaq Riskalyze US Large Cap Index

Month End Performance (as of 9/30/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception10
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) -0.66% 16.59% 34.74% 13.55% N/A N/A 13.47%
After Tax Held -0.77% 16.25% 34.13% 12.79% N/A N/A 12.75%
After Tax Sold -0.39% 9.82% 20.55% 10.21% N/A N/A 10.32%
Market Price -0.69% 16.67% 34.90% 13.53% N/A N/A 13.48%
Index Performance **
Nasdaq Riskalyze US Large Cap Index -0.51% 17.14% 35.62% 14.28% N/A N/A 14.18%
Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index 0.34% 14.74% 29.16% 16.63% N/A N/A 16.81%
S&P 500 Index 0.58% 15.92% 30.00% 15.99% N/A N/A 16.36%
Quarter End Performance (as of 9/30/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception10
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) -0.66% 16.59% 34.74% 13.55% N/A N/A 13.47%
After Tax Held -0.77% 16.25% 34.13% 12.79% N/A N/A 12.75%
After Tax Sold -0.39% 9.82% 20.55% 10.21% N/A N/A 10.32%
Market Price -0.69% 16.67% 34.90% 13.53% N/A N/A 13.48%
Index Performance **
Nasdaq Riskalyze US Large Cap Index -0.51% 17.14% 35.62% 14.28% N/A N/A 14.18%
Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index 0.34% 14.74% 29.16% 16.63% N/A N/A 16.81%
S&P 500 Index 0.58% 15.92% 30.00% 15.99% N/A N/A 16.36%
3-Year Statistics (as of 9/30/2021)
  Standard Deviation Alpha Beta Sharpe Ratio Correlation
RNLC 20.28% -3.13 1.04 0.67 0.98
Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index 19.00% --- 1.00 0.84 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 the Nasdaq Riskalyze US Large Cap 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.

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.

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 Nasdaq Riskalyze US Large Cap 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 6/20/2017

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

A fund's return may not match the return of its underlying index. A fund invests in securities included in the index regardless of investment merit and the securities held by a 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 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 discount to a fund's net asset value and possibly face delisting.

A fund's shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in a fund. One of the principal risks of investing in a fund is market risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular stock owned by a fund, fund shares or stocks in general may fall in value. There can be no assurance that a 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.

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

A fund's investment in dividend-paying securities may cause a fund to underperform similar funds that do not consider an issuer's track record of paying dividends.

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

There is no assurance that the index provider or its agents will compile or maintain the index accurately.

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

Information technology companies are subject to certain risks, including rapidly changing technologies, short product life cycles, fierce competition, aggressive pricing and reduced profit margins, loss of patent, copyright and trademark protections, cyclical market patterns, evolving industry standards and frequent new product introductions. Certain companies may be smaller and less experienced companies, with limited product lines, markets or financial resources. Information technology company stocks, especially those which are Internet related, have experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations that are often unrelated to their operating performance.

There can be no assurance that the securities held by a fund will stay within a fund's intended market capitalization range.

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.

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

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

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.

Riskalyze and Nasdaq Riskalyze US Large Cap Index are trademarks or service marks of Riskalyze, Inc. (“Riskalyze”) and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by First Trust. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Riskalyze, and Riskalyze makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading in 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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