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First Trust Cloud Computing ETF (SKYY)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Cloud Computing ETF is an exchange-traded fund. The investment objective of the Fund is to seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield, before the Fund's fees and expenses, of an equity index called the ISE CTA Cloud Computing 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 a modified theme strength-weighted index designed to track the performance of companies involved in the cloud computing industry. To be included in the index, a security must be classified as a cloud computing company by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and meet the following criteria:
    • Minimum market capitalization of $500 million;
    • Minimum free float of 20%;
    • Minimum three-month average daily dollar trading volume (ADDTV) of $5 million.
    • The security’s issuer must not be identified by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as having used to audit its financial statements an accounting firm that has been identified by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) under the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (HFCAA).
  • Each security is then classified according to the following three business categories:
    • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS): Companies that deliver cloud computing infrastructure – servers, storage, and networks – as an on-demand service.
    • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS): Companies that deliver a platform for the creation of software in the form of virtualization, middleware, and/or operating systems, which is then delivered over the Internet.
    • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS): Companies that deliver software applications over the Internet enabling other companies to conduct their operations using the application.
  • The Index employs a modified theme strength-weighted methodology using the cloud score weighting.
    • At every index evaluation, each security has its cloud score calculated by receiving a score for each category (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), 1 if it is operating in that category and 0 if it is not. The maximum score that can be achieved is a 6 (3 for IaaS, 2 for Paas, 1 for Saas).
    • Each company’s total score is divided by the total sum of the scores in the universe to determine the weight of each security.
    • Individual security weights are capped at 4.5%.
    • No Index security weight may be lower than 0.25%
  • The number of securities in the index is limited to 80 securities.
  • The index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeTechnology
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
Fiscal Year-End09/30
Inception Price$20.16
Inception NAV$20.16
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Expense Ratio*0.60%
* As of 2/1/2023
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 6/8/2023)
Closing NAV1$73.61
Closing Market Price2$73.62
Bid/Ask Midpoint$73.61
Bid/Ask Premium0.00%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread (as of 6/7/2023)30.03%
Total Net Assets$2,797,314,911
Outstanding Shares38,000,002
Daily Volume200,275
Average 30-Day Daily Volume238,240
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$78.10 / $55.50
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$78.14 / $55.46
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)65
Top Holdings (as of 6/8/2023)*
Holding Percent
MongoDB, Inc. 4.88%
Alphabet Inc. (Class A) 4.44%
Amazon.com, Inc. 4.32%
Microsoft Corporation 4.27%
Oracle Corporation 4.03%
Pure Storage, Inc. (Class A) 3.96%
Arista Networks, Inc. 3.83%
International Business Machines Corporation 3.40%
Nutanix, Inc. (Class A) 3.40%
Akamai Technologies, Inc. 2.79%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Fund Characteristics (as of 5/31/2023)4
Maximum Market Cap.$2,441,740
Median Market Cap.$11,410
Minimum Market Cap.$340
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 6/8/2023)
  2022 Q1 2023 Q2 2023 Q3 2023
Days Traded at Premium 112 32 29 ---
Days Traded at Discount 139 30 18 ---
Top Sector Exposure (as of 6/8/2023)
Software 49.50%
IT Services 23.38%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 7.41%
Communications Equipment 6.07%
Interactive Media & Services 4.87%
Broadline Retail 4.32%
Diversified Telecommunication Services 1.36%
Professional Services 1.11%
Media 0.73%
Financial Services 0.63%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 6/7/2023) *