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First Trust Natural Gas ETF (FCG)
  • 2022 Estimated Capital Gain Distributions
    Certain First Trust Exchange-Traded Funds are expected to pay a long-term capital gain distribution in December. For a list of exchange-traded funds expected to pay a capital gain distribution, please click here. Final determination of the source and tax status of all distributions paid in the current year are to be made after year-end and could differ from the expectations noted above.

  • On October 24th, 2022, the Board of Trustees of First Trust's ETFs approved a management fee breakpoint policy that will make all ETFs in the complex eligible for a reduction in the management fee charged on assets that exceed certain AUM thresholds. The goal of this policy is to offer reductions in management fees paid by shareholders of larger First Trust ETFs through a process that is transparent and understandable for all investors.
    Effective November 1st, 2022, the management fee paid by any First Trust ETF with assets exceeding $2.5 Billion will decrease, with larger and increased reductions for assets above $5 Billion, $7.5 Billion, $10 Billion and $15 Billion.

    Full details of the policy and additional breakpoint levels can be seen in each fund’s Statement of Additional Information.
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Natural Gas 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 fees and expenses, of an equity index called the ISE-Revere Natural Gas™ 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 comprised of exchange-listed companies that derive a substantial portion of their revenues from the exploration and production of natural gas.
  • The Index is constructed by establishing the universe of U.S. listed stocks of companies involved in the exploration and production of natural gas. Companies whose natural gas proved reserves do not meet certain requirements are eliminated.
  • To meet Index eligibility, a stock must also satisfy market capitalization, liquidity and weighting concentration requirements.
  • All eligible operating companies and Master Limited Partnership (MLP) stocks are ranked on both liquidity and market capitalization within their segments.
  • Weights within each segment are scaled so that the largest weight is a multiple of the smallest weight.
  • The Index is optimized for liquidity and market capitalization at the component level.
  • The Index is rebalanced on the application of the above model on a quarterly basis.
Fund Overview
TickerFCG
Fund TypeEnergy
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
CUSIP33733E807
ISINUS33733E8075
Intraday NAVFCGIV
Fiscal Year-End12/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception5/8/2007
Inception Price$100.00
Inception NAV$100.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Gross Expense Ratio*0.61%
Net Expense Ratio*0.60%
* As of 5/2/2022
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.60% per year, at least through April 30, 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 12/2/2022)
Closing NAV1$26.66
Closing Market Price2$26.67
Bid/Ask Midpoint$26.66
Bid/Ask Premium0.00%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.04%
Total Net Assets$997,094,785
Outstanding Shares37,398,365
Daily Volume676,877
Average 30-Day Daily Volume1,116,103
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$30.82 / $16.22
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$30.80 / $16.21
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)50
Top Holdings (as of 12/1/2022)*
Holding Percent
Hess Midstream LP (Class A) 4.99%
DCP Midstream, LP 4.70%
Western Midstream Partners LP 4.56%
ConocoPhillips 4.01%
EOG Resources, Inc. 3.96%
Marathon Oil Corporation 3.67%
Hess Corporation 3.62%
Diamondback Energy, Inc. 3.47%
Occidental Petroleum Corporation 3.39%
APA Corporation 3.37%

* 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 12/3/2022)4$0.2178
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 10/31/2022)52.51%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 10/31/2022)62.50%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 10/31/2022)72.33%
Index Yield (as of 10/31/2022)83.30%
Fund Characteristics (as of 11/30/2022)10
Maximum Market Cap.$153,902
Median Market Cap.$5,513
Minimum Market Cap.$318
Price/Earnings5.67
Price/Book2.15
Price/Cash Flow3.83
Price/Sales1.43
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 12/2/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 133 32 35 35
Days Traded at Discount 119 30 27 29
Top Sector Exposure (as of 12/1/2022)
Energy 98.36%
Utilities 1.64%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 12/1/2022) *