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First Trust BICK Index Fund (BICK)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust BICK Index Fund 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 BICK™ (Brazil, India, China, South Korea) Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The ISE BICK™ Index is designed to provide a benchmark for investors interested in tracking the largest and most liquid public companies that are domiciled in Brazil, India, Mainland China and South Korea.
  • Each component security must have a market capitalization of at least $100 million.
  • For each country, the securities are ranked in descending order by market capitalization and in descending order by liquidity.
  • The 25 top ranked securities for each country are selected for inclusion in the index. If a country has less than 25 eligible securities, all eligible securities are selected.
  • The index uses an equal weighted allocation methodology so that each country represents 25% of the index at each rebalance. All components within a country allocation are equally-weighted as well at the rebalance date.
  • Index components are reviewed quarterly for eligibility and any changes in component securities of the index are made after the market close on the third Friday of each March, June, September and December.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeEmerging Markets
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon
Fiscal Year-End09/30
Inception Price$30.00
Inception NAV$30.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Expense Ratio0.64%
Current Fund Data (as of 5/13/2021)
Closing NAV1$37.01
Closing Market Price2$36.87
Bid/Ask Midpoint$36.88
Bid/Ask Discount0.35%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.69%
Total Net Assets$86,974,289
Outstanding Shares2,350,002
Daily Volume28,654
Average 30-Day Daily Volume12,018
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$42.26 / $22.05
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$42.44 / $22.26
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)89
Top Holdings (as of 5/13/2021)*
Holding Percent
Vedanta Limited (ADR) 2.49%
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (ADR) 2.24%
Wipro Limited (ADR) 2.22%
Infosys Limited (ADR) 1.93%
Tata Motors Limited (ADR) 1.82%
ICICI Bank Limited (ADR) 1.80%
Axis Bank Limited (GDR) 1.75%
State Bank of India (GDR) 1.75%
WNS (Holdings) Limited (ADR) 1.71%
Sify Technologies Limited (ADR) 1.70%

* 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 5/14/2021)4$0.1165
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 4/30/2021)50.27%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 4/30/2021)60.42%
Index Yield (as of 4/30/2021)71.09%
For funds with certain equity strategies, due to the negative economic impact across many industries caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, certain of the issuers of the securities included in the fund may elect to reduce the amount of dividends and/or distributions paid in the future. As a result, the "12-Month Distribution Rate," which is based on the fund's trailing 12-month ordinary distributions, will likely be higher, and in some cases significantly higher, than the actual 12-month distribution rate achieved by the fund.
Fund Characteristics (as of 4/30/2021)9
Maximum Market Cap.$763,088
Median Market Cap.$26,159
Minimum Market Cap.$119
Price/Cash Flow11.66
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 5/13/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium 48 29 18 ---
Days Traded at Discount 205 32 12 ---
Top Sector Exposure (as of 5/13/2021)
Consumer Discretionary 21.62%
Financials 19.09%
Information Technology 11.77%
Materials 11.35%
Health Care 10.03%
Communication Services 7.64%
Industrials 7.55%
Consumer Staples 4.61%
Energy 3.90%
Utilities 2.44%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 5/13/2021) *