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First Trust Technology AlphaDEX® Fund (FXL)
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  • 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 Technology AlphaDEX® 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 fees and expenses, of an equity index called the StrataQuant® Technology Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Index Description According to the Index Provider
  • The StrataQuant® Technology Index is an "enhanced" index developed, maintained and sponsored by ICE Data Indices, LLC or its affiliates ("IDI") which employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Russell 1000® Index.
  • IDI constructs the StrataQuant® Technology Index by ranking the stocks which are members of the Russell 1000® Index on growth factors including three, six and 12-month price appreciation, sales to price and one year sales growth, and, separately, on value factors including book value to price, cash flow to price and return on assets. All stocks are ranked on the sum of ranks for the growth factors and, separately, all stocks are ranked on the sum of ranks for the value factors.
  • Each stock receives either its growth or value score rank as its selection score based on its style designation as determined by Russell. Stocks which Russell allocates between both growth and value receive the better of their growth or value score rank as their selection score.
  • IDI then ranks those stocks contained in the technology sector according to their score. The greater of the top 75% of the eligible universe or 40 stocks is selected for the StrataQuant® Technology Index.
    • If the total count of eligible stocks in the technology sector falls below 40, all eligible stocks will be included.
  • The selected stocks are divided into quintiles based on their rankings and the top ranked quintiles receive a higher weight within the index. The stocks are equally-weighted within each quintile.
  • The index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly.
Fund Overview
TickerFXL
Fund TypeTechnology
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
CUSIP33734X176
ISINUS33734X1761
Intraday NAVFXLIV
Fiscal Year-End07/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception5/8/2007
Inception Price$20.00
Inception NAV$20.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Gross Expense Ratio*0.61%
Net Expense Ratio*0.61%
* As of 12/1/2022
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.70% per year, at least through November 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 12/5/2022)
Closing NAV1$95.41
Closing Market Price2$95.42
Bid/Ask Midpoint$95.43
Bid/Ask Premium0.02%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.07%
Total Net Assets$1,026,137,963
Outstanding Shares10,755,000
Daily Volume16,200
Average 30-Day Daily Volume43,814
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$134.45 / $84.85
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$134.42 / $84.82
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)100
NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Overall Morningstar RatingTM (as of 10/31/2022)4

Among 217 funds in the Technology category. This fund was rated 4 stars/217 funds (3 years), 4 stars/188 funds (5 years), 4 stars/155 funds (10 years) based on risk adjusted returns.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 12/6/2022)5$0.0634
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 10/31/2022)60.31%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 10/31/2022)70.31%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 10/31/2022)80.38%
Index Yield (as of 10/31/2022)90.83%
Fund Characteristics (as of 11/30/2022)11
Maximum Market Cap.$2,354,879
Median Market Cap.$14,626
Minimum Market Cap.$2,895
Price/Earnings15.96
Price/Book2.92
Price/Cash Flow10.31
Price/Sales1.19
Top Holdings (as of 12/5/2022)*
Holding Percent
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 2.14%
Avnet, Inc. 1.94%
Jabil Inc. 1.94%
Qorvo, Inc. 1.94%
Corning Incorporated 1.83%
Arrow Electronics, Inc. 1.82%
ON Semiconductor Corporation 1.82%
Intel Corporation 1.79%
DXC Technology Company 1.77%
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. 1.74%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 12/5/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 141 22 32 17
Days Traded at Discount 111 40 30 47
Top Industry Exposure (as of 12/5/2022)