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 8/31/2018.

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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 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Options-based 88 52 13
First Trust Capital Strength ETF FTCS 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars Large Blend 1,184 1,059 784
First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX® Fund FXG 4 Stars 2 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars Consumer Defensive 23 22 19
First Trust Developed Markets ex-US AlphaDEX® Fund FDT 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A Foreign Large Blend 638 534 373
First Trust Dorsey Wright People's Portfolio ETF DWPP 5 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars N/A Long-Short Equity 193 102 27
First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund FGD 5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars Foreign Large Value 279 228 147
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund FDN 5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars Technology 180 172 138
First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund FDM 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars Small Value 361 317 225
First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX® Fund FEMS 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars N/A Diversified Emerging Mkts 695 500 209
First Trust Europe AlphaDEX® Fund FEP 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars N/A Europe Stock 108 74 53
First Trust Eurozone AlphaDEX® ETF FEUZ 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Europe Stock 108 74 53
First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund FXO 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars Financial 95 91 70
First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX® Fund FXH 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Health 128 120 97
First Trust Hedged BuyWrite Income ETF FTLB 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Options-based 88 52 13
First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund FTA 4 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Large Value 1,109 956 701
First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX® Fund FLN 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars N/A Latin America Stock 19 18 10
First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF FTLS 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Long-Short Equity 193 102 27
First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF LMBS 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Short-Term Bond 467 390 260
First Trust Managed Municipal ETF FMB 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Muni National Interm 261 228 150
First Trust Materials AlphaDEX® Fund FXZ 4 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars Natural Resources 122 117 79
First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund FNX 4 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Mid-Cap Blend 366 333 229
First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund FNY 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A Mid-Cap Growth 538 478 343
First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund FDL 4 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Large Value 1,109 956 701
First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund FAD 4 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars Mid-Cap Growth 538 478 343
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund QQEW 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Large Growth 1,251 1,124 812
First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund QTEC 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars Technology 180 172 138
First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund EMLP 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A Energy Limited Partnership 98 59 1
First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund FBT 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Health 128 120 97
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF FPE 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars N/A Preferred Stock 46 38 18
First Trust RBA American Industrial Renaissance® ETF AIRR 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Industrials 42 39 27
First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF RDVY 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Large Value 1,109 956 701
First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund FYC 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A Small Growth 607 532 405
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund FXU 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Utilities 59 57 51
First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund FVD 5 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars Large Value 1,109 956 701

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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