First Trust ETFs Rated 4 or 5 Stars by Morningstar

The following First Trust ETFs have received a four or five star Morningstar RatingTM. ETFs are rated from one to five stars, with the best performers receiving five stars and the worst performers receiving a single star. The top 10% of funds in each 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. Morningstar Ratings are as of 11/30/2018.

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Morningstar Ratings Fund Category Number of funds
in Category
Fund Name Ticker Overall Rating 3 yr. Rating 5 yr. Rating 10 yr. Rating   3 yr. 5 yr. 10 yr.
First Trust BuyWrite Income ETF FTHI 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Options-based 87 53 13
First Trust Capital Strength ETF FTCS 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars Large Blend 1,207 1,068 808
First Trust Developed Markets ex-US AlphaDEX® Fund FDT 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A Foreign Large Blend 636 511 380
First Trust Dorsey Wright People's Portfolio ETF DWPP 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A Long-Short Equity 191 103 30
First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund FGD 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars Foreign Large Value 274 223 150
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund FDN 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars Technology 182 174 140
First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund FDM 4 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars 3 Stars Small Value 366 327 229
First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX® Fund FEM 4 Stars 5 Stars 3 Stars N/A Diversified Emerging Mkts 710 521 236
First Trust Eurozone AlphaDEX® ETF FEUZ 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Europe Stock 104 72 52
First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund FXO 5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars Financial 96 92 71
First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund FFR 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars Global Real Estate 194 154 106
First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX® Fund FXH 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Health 130 121 98
First Trust Hedged BuyWrite Income ETF FTLB 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Options-based 87 53 13
First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX® Fund FXR 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Industrials 42 41 28
First Trust International IPO ETF FPXI 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Foreign Large Growth 354 316 227
First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund FEX 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Large Blend 1,207 1,068 808
First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund FTA 4 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Large Value 1,090 935 678
First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF FTLS 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Long-Short Equity 191 103 30
First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF LMBS 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Short-Term Bond 473 399 258
First Trust Managed Municipal ETF FMB 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Muni National Interm 257 224 148
First Trust Materials AlphaDEX® Fund FXZ 5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars Natural Resources 118 114 81
First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund FNX 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Mid-Cap Blend 385 337 240
First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund FDL 4 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars 3 Stars Large Value 1,090 935 678
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund QQEW 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 5 Stars Large Growth 1,252 1,115 804
First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund QTEC 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars Technology 182 174 140
First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund EMLP 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A Energy Limited Partnership 101 62 1
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF FPE 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars N/A Preferred Stock 51 39 18
First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF RDVY 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Large Value 1,090 935 678
First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund FYX 4 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Small Blend 636 525 381
First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund FDD 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars Europe Stock 104 72 52
First Trust Strategic Income ETF FDIV 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Allocation--30% to 50% Equity 466 365 260
First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF HYLS 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A High Yield Bond 607 518 333
First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF FPX 4 Stars 2 Stars 3 Stars 5 Stars Large Growth 1,252 1,115 804
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund FXU 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Utilities 60 58 51
First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund FVD 5 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars Large Value 1,090 935 678

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.

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.

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