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First Trust ETFs Rated 4 or 5 Stars by Morningstar

The following First Trust ETFs have received a four or five star Morningstar RatingTM. ETFs are rated from one to five stars, with the best performers receiving five stars and the worst performers receiving a single star. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. Morningstar Ratings are as of 12/31/2018.

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Morningstar Ratings Fund Category Number of funds
in Category
Fund Name Ticker Overall Rating 3 yr. Rating 5 yr. Rating 10 yr. Rating   3 yr. 5 yr. 10 yr.
First Trust BICK Index Fund BICK 4 Stars 5 Stars 3 Stars N/A Diversified Emerging Mkts 708 533 238
First Trust BuyWrite Income ETF FTHI 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Options-based 94 59 12
First Trust Capital Strength ETF FTCS 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars Large Blend 1,208 1,071 805
First Trust Developed Markets ex-US AlphaDEX® Fund FDT 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A Foreign Large Blend 639 508 380
First Trust Dorsey Wright People's Portfolio ETF DWPP 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A Long-Short Equity 199 118 33
First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund FGD 5 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars Foreign Large Value 273 225 149
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund FDN 4 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 5 Stars Technology 182 174 146
First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund FDM 4 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 3 Stars Small Value 373 327 228
First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX® Fund FEM 4 Stars 5 Stars 3 Stars N/A Diversified Emerging Mkts 708 533 238
First Trust Europe AlphaDEX® Fund FEP 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A Europe Stock 105 71 52
First Trust Eurozone AlphaDEX® ETF FEUZ 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Europe Stock 105 71 52
First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund FXO 5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars Financial 96 92 77
First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX® Fund FXH 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Health 130 121 98
First Trust International Equity Opportunities ETF FPXI 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Foreign Large Growth 364 315 228
First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX® Fund FLN 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars N/A Latin America Stock 19 18 10
First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF FTLS 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Long-Short Equity 199 118 33
First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF LMBS 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Short-Term Bond 472 405 263
First Trust Managed Municipal ETF FMB 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Muni National Interm 259 228 151
First Trust Materials AlphaDEX® Fund FXZ 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars Natural Resources 120 114 81
First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund FNX 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Mid-Cap Blend 382 335 235
First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund FDL 4 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars 3 Stars Large Value 1,100 937 686
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund QQEW 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 5 Stars Large Growth 1,247 1,107 799
First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund QTEC 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars Technology 182 174 146
First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund EMLP 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A Energy Limited Partnership 101 71 1
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF FPE 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars N/A Preferred Stock 51 39 18
First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF RDVY 5 Stars 5 Stars N/A N/A Large Value 1,100 937 686
First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund FDD 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars Europe Stock 105 71 52
First Trust Strategic Income ETF FDIV 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A N/A Allocation--30% to 50% Equity 463 367 261
First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF FPX 4 Stars 2 Stars 2 Stars 5 Stars Large Growth 1,247 1,107 799
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund FXU 4 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars Utilities 60 58 51
First Trust Value Line® Dividend Index Fund FVD 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars Large Value 1,100 937 686

You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. You can download a prospectus or summary prospectus, or contact First Trust Portfolios L.P. at 1-800-621-1675 to request a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information about the fund. The prospectus or summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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