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First Trust Developed Markets ex-US AlphaDEX® Fund (FDT)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Developed Markets ex-US 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 the Fund's fees and expenses, of an equity index called the Nasdaq AlphaDEX® Developed Markets Ex-US 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 an "enhanced" index created and administered by Nasdaq, Inc. ("Nasdaq") which employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq Developed Markets Ex-US Index that meet certain criteria.
  • To construct the Index, Nasdaq ranks the eligible stocks on growth factors including 3-, 6- 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. A stock must have data for all growth and/or value factors to receive a rank for that style.
  • Each stock receives the best style rank from the previous step as its selection score.
  • The top 300 stocks based on the selection score determined in the previous step comprise the "selected stocks". 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.
  • Each stock is then tested in order of its selection score rank to check if the weight assigned to that stock is outside the country/sector weighting constraints, which are set at 15% above the benchmark weight.
    • If the weight assigned to the stock, when added with the weight assigned to all higher ranking stocks in its country/sector, is greater than the constraint, then the stock's weight is lowered to the highest rank in the next quintile. Stocks previously lower in rank then move up one rank. Such stocks in the lowest quintile that violate a constraint are removed from the portfolio and replaced by the highest scoring stock not originally selected, subject to country/sector constraints. This process continues until all the country/sector weightings meet the constraint.
  • The Index is reconstituted and rebalanced semi-annually.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeInternational Equity
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
Fiscal Year-End12/31
Inception Price$49.13
Inception NAV$49.13
Rebalance FrequencySemi-Annual
Expense Ratio*0.80%
* As of 5/1/2023
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 5/31/2023)
Closing NAV1$48.79
Closing Market Price2$48.94
Bid/Ask Midpoint$49.02
Bid/Ask Premium0.47%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.51%
Total Net Assets$475,053,546
Outstanding Shares9,736,412
Daily Volume20,579
Average 30-Day Daily Volume32,675
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$56.22 / $41.72
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$56.19 / $41.60
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)300
Top Holdings (as of 5/31/2023)*
Holding Percent
3i Group Plc 0.68%
Renesas Electronics Corporation 0.66%
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. 0.66%
Advantest Corporation 0.65%
Centrica Plc 0.65%
Ecopro Co., Ltd. 0.64%
Mytilineos S.A. 0.64%
Ecopro BM Co., Ltd. 0.63%
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited 0.63%
ARC Resources Ltd. 0.62%

* 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 6/1/2023)4$0.2049
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 4/28/2023)53.15%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 4/28/2023)62.37%
Index Yield (as of 4/28/2023)73.89%
Fund Characteristics (as of 5/31/2023)9
Maximum Market Cap.$434,644
Median Market Cap.$8,293
Minimum Market Cap.$2,142
Price/Cash Flow4.22
Top Country Exposure (as of 5/31/2023)
Country Percent
Japan 21.13%
South Korea 11.53%
Germany 9.70%
United Kingdom 9.16%
Canada 8.36%
France 7.60%
Italy 4.15%
Australia 3.65%
Sweden 3.43%
Spain 2.85%
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 5/31/2023)
  2022 Q1 2023 Q2 2023 Q3 2023
Days Traded at Premium 163 55 29 ---
Days Traded at Discount 88 7 12 ---
Top Sector Exposure (as of 5/31/2023)
Industrials 26.84%
Materials 17.59%
Consumer Discretionary 16.65%
Energy 11.70%
Information Technology 7.61%
Financials 6.55%
Utilities 4.86%
Consumer Staples 3.83%
Communication Services 2.42%
Real Estate 1.71%
Health Care 0.24%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 5/31/2023) *