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First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund (FAD)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX® 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 NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Multi Cap Growth Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Multi Cap Growth Index is an "enhanced" index created and administered by Nasdaq, Inc. ("Nasdaq") which employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks that meet certain criteria from the three indices – NASDAQ US 500 Large Cap Index, NASDAQ US 600 Mid Cap Index and NASDAQ US 700 Small Cap Index.
  • Nasdaq constructs the NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Multi Cap Growth Index by ranking the eligible stocks within each index 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 either its growth or value score as its selection score based on its style designation as determined by Nasdaq. Only those stocks designated as value stocks are eligible for the portfolio.
  • The top 187 stocks from the NASDAQ US 500 Large Cap Growth Index, 225 stocks from the NASDAQ US 600 Mid Cap Growth Index and 262 stocks from the NASDAQ US 700 Small Cap Growth Index 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 within their size class and the top ranked quintiles receive a higher weight within the index.
  • The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Multi Cap Growth Index is comprised of the selected stocks in the following weights: the stocks selected from the NASDAQ US 500 Large Cap Growth Index comprise 50%, the stocks selected from the NASDAQ US 600 Mid Cap Growth Index comprise 30%, and the stocks selected from the NASDAQ US 700 Small Cap Growth Index comprise 20%.
  • The index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly.
Fund Overview
TickerFAD
Fund TypeMulti Cap Growth
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon
CUSIP33733F101
ISINUS33733F1012
Intraday NAVFADIV
Fiscal Year-End07/31
ExchangeNasdaq
Inception5/8/2007
Inception Price$30.00
Inception NAV$30.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Gross Expense Ratio*0.63%
Net Expense Ratio*0.63%
* As of 12/1/2020
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.70% per year, at least until November 30, 2021.
Current Fund Data (as of 7/27/2021)
Closing NAV1$118.11
Closing Market Price2$117.99
Bid/Ask Midpoint$118.12
Bid/Ask Premium0.00%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.18%
Total Net Assets$218,496,732
Outstanding Shares1,850,002
Daily Volume10,359
Average 30-Day Daily Volume7,120
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$119.85 / $80.87
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$119.89 / $81.05
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)674
Top Holdings (as of 7/27/2021)*
Holding Percent
Moderna, Inc. 0.63%
The Blackstone Group Inc. 0.53%
Fortinet, Inc. 0.51%
PerkinElmer, Inc. 0.50%
Alphabet Inc. (Class A) 0.49%
Cloudflare, Inc. (Class A) 0.49%
DocuSign, Inc. 0.49%
EPAM Systems, Inc. 0.49%
Equifax Inc. 0.49%
Gartner, Inc. 0.49%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Fund Characteristics (as of 6/30/2021)4
Maximum Market Cap.$2,285,538
Median Market Cap.$5,495
Minimum Market Cap.$576
Price/Earnings29.08
Price/Book6.22
Price/Cash Flow19.97
Price/Sales3.17
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 7/27/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium 171 53 50 17
Days Traded at Discount 82 8 13 1
Top Sector Exposure (as of 7/27/2021)
Information Technology 27.45%
Health Care 20.92%
Consumer Discretionary 15.02%
Industrials 9.63%
Financials 8.79%
Real Estate 5.03%
Communication Services 4.47%
Consumer Staples 3.01%
Materials 2.85%
Energy 2.44%
Utilities 0.39%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 7/27/2021) *