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First Trust Lunt U.S. Factor Rotation ETF (FCTR)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Lunt U.S. Factor Rotation ETF (the "Fund"), seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Lunt Capital Large Cap Factor Rotation Index (the "Index"). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Fund, using an indexing investment approach, attempts to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Lunt Capital Large Cap Factor Rotation Index is designed to provide exposure to U.S. large-cap equities, rotating among four select factors (momentum, value, volatility and quality) when they come into favor using the proprietary Lunt Factor Allocation Methodology.
  • Index construction begins with a universe of eight factor-oriented sub-indices, representing the highest and lowest ranking stocks in each of the four factors.
    • Each sub-index is comprised of 50 securities selected from the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index.
  • Using the Lunt Factor Allocation proprietary methodology, the eight sub-indices are ranked to determine which side of each factor (high or low) is exhibiting stronger risk-adjusted relative strength.
  • Each of the sub-indices is given a score and the top four scoring sub-indices are selected for inclusion in the index.
    • A high and a low sub-index from the same factor cannot be selected during the same monthly period.
    • Each sub-index selected will hold a 25% weight in the index at the time of inclusion. If a selected sub-index is currently in the index, its weight remains unchanged. Newly selected sub-index(es) inherit the weighting of the outgoing sub-index(es). If all four sub-indexes change, each will receive a 25% weight.
  • The eight sub-indices are evaluated monthly. The momentum, value and volatility sub-indices are rebalanced semi-annually and the quality sub-indices are rebalanced annually.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeLarge Cap Core
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon
Fiscal Year-End12/31
ExchangeCboe BZX
Inception Price$20.23
Inception NAV$20.23
Rebalance FrequencyMonthly
Expense Ratio0.65%
Current Fund Data (as of 5/12/2021)
Closing NAV1$33.67
Closing Market Price2$33.66
Bid/Ask Midpoint$33.70
Bid/Ask Premium0.09%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.20%
Total Net Assets$257,567,805
Outstanding Shares7,650,002
Daily Volume92,565
Average 30-Day Daily Volume64,598
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$34.76 / $19.33
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$34.75 / $19.31
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)169
Top Holdings (as of 5/12/2021)*
Holding Percent
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated 2.37%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2.34%
Seagen Inc. 2.19%
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. 2.15%
The Clorox Company 1.94%
Splunk Inc. 1.82%
Merck & Co., Inc. 1.62%
Viatris Inc. 1.57%
Gilead Sciences, Inc. 1.55%
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 1.53%

* 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 5/13/2021)4$0.0673
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 4/30/2021)50.76%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 4/30/2021)60.47%
Index Yield (as of 4/30/2021)71.47%
For funds with certain equity strategies, due to the negative economic impact across many industries caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, certain of the issuers of the securities included in the fund may elect to reduce the amount of dividends and/or distributions paid in the future. As a result, the "12-Month Distribution Rate," which is based on the fund's trailing 12-month ordinary distributions, will likely be higher, and in some cases significantly higher, than the actual 12-month distribution rate achieved by the fund.
Fund Characteristics (as of 4/30/2021)9
Maximum Market Cap.$376,423
Median Market Cap.$31,745
Minimum Market Cap.$9,986
Price/Cash Flow14.74
Factor Exposure (as of 4/30/2021)
Low Momentum27.08%
High Value23.59%
Low Volatility23.71%
High Quality25.61%
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 5/12/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium 177 61 27 ---
Days Traded at Discount 76 0 2 ---
Top Sector Exposure (as of 5/12/2021)
Health Care 28.75%
Financials 19.70%
Consumer Staples 13.77%
Information Technology 11.83%
Consumer Discretionary 7.22%
Industrials 6.71%
Utilities 5.53%
Real Estate 3.94%
Materials 1.68%
Communication Services 0.44%
Energy 0.43%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 5/12/2021) *
Tracking Index: The Lunt Capital Large Cap Factor Rotation Index

Month End Performance (as of 4/30/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 15.67% 15.47% 68.52% N/A N/A N/A 21.69%
After Tax Held 15.57% 15.38% 68.12% N/A N/A N/A 21.25%
After Tax Sold 9.27% 9.16% 40.52% N/A N/A N/A 16.89%
Market Price 15.73% 15.53% 68.42% N/A N/A N/A 21.72%
Index Performance **
The Lunt Capital Large Cap Factor Rotation Index 15.93% 15.78% 70.04% N/A N/A N/A 22.64%
Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index 11.76% 10.69% 46.98% N/A N/A N/A 17.83%
Quarter End Performance (as of 3/31/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 11.87% 11.87% 87.71% N/A N/A N/A 20.98%
After Tax Held 11.77% 11.77% 87.26% N/A N/A N/A 20.53%
After Tax Sold 7.03% 7.03% 51.88% N/A N/A N/A 16.29%
Market Price 11.93% 11.93% 87.77% N/A N/A N/A 21.02%
Index Performance **
The Lunt Capital Large Cap Factor Rotation Index 12.07% 12.07% 89.33% N/A N/A N/A 21.92%
Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index 5.16% 5.16% 57.83% N/A N/A N/A 16.19%

*Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and shares when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

After Tax Held returns represent return after taxes on distributions. Assumes shares have not been sold. After Tax Sold returns represent the return after taxes on distributions and the sale of fund shares. Returns do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Market Price returns are determined by using the midpoint of the national best bid offer price ("NBBO") as of the time that the fund's NAV is calculated. Returns are average annualized total returns, except those for periods of less than one year, which are cumulative.

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

**Performance information for The Lunt Capital Large Cap Factor Rotation Index is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual fund performance.
Indexes do not charge management fees or brokerage expenses, and no such fees or expenses were deducted from the performance shown. Indexes are unmanaged and an investor cannot invest directly in an index.

Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index - The Index is a float modified market capitalization weighted index that contains the top 500 securities from the NASDAQ US Benchmark Index.

1 The NAV represents the fund's net assets (assets less liabilities) divided by the fund's outstanding shares .
2 Fund shares are purchased and sold on an exchange at their market price rather than net asset value (NAV), which may cause the shares to trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
3 The median bid-ask spread is calculated by identifying the national best bid and national best offer ("NBBO") for the fund as of the end of each 10 second interval during each trading day of the last 30 calendar days and dividing the difference between each such bid and offer by the midpoint of the NBBO. The median of those values is identified and that value is expressed as a percentage rounded to the nearest hundredth.
4 Most recent distribution paid or declared to today's date. Subject to change in the future. There is no guarantee that the fund will declare dividends.
5 The 30-day SEC yield is calculated by dividing the net investment income per share earned during the most recent 30-day period by the maximum offering price per share on the last day of the period and includes the effects of fee waivers and expense reimbursements, if applicable.
6 12-Month Distribution Rate is calculated by dividing the sum of the fund's trailing 12-month ordinary distributions paid or declared by the NAV price. Distribution rates may vary.
7 Index yield represents the weighted average trailing 12-month dividend of the constituents of The Lunt Capital Large Cap Factor Rotation Index.
8 Distribution Rate is calculated by dividing the fund's most recent ordinary distribution paid or declared, on an annualized basis, by the NAV price. Distribution rates may vary.
9 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
10 Inception Date is 7/25/2018

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.

ETF Characteristics

The fund lists and principally trades its shares on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc..

The fund's return may not match the return of The Lunt Capital Large Cap Factor Rotation Index.  Securities held by the fund will generally not be bought or sold in response to market fluctuations.

Investors buying or selling fund shares on the secondary market may incur customary brokerage commissions. Market prices may differ to some degree from the net asset value of the shares. Investors who sell fund shares may receive less than the share's net asset value. Shares may be sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. However, unlike mutual funds, shares may only be redeemed directly from the fund by authorized participants, in very large creation/redemption units. If the fund's authorized participants are unable to proceed with creation/redemption orders and no other authorized participant is able to step forward to create or redeem, fund shares may trade at a discount to the fund's net asset value and possibly face delisting.

Risk Considerations

The fund's shares will change in value and you could lose money by investing in the fund. One of the principal risks of investing in the fund is market risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular security owned by the fund, fund shares or securities in general may fall in value. There can be no assurance that the fund's investment objective will be achieved. The outbreak of the respiratory disease designated as COVID-19 in December 2019 has caused significant volatility and declines in global financial markets, which have caused losses for investors. The COVID-19 pandemic may last for an extended period of time, and will continue to impact the economy for the foreseeable future.

The fund may invest in securities issued by companies concentrated in a particular industry or sector, which involves additional risks including limited diversification.

The fund is not actively managed and generally will not attempt to take defensive positions in declining markets.

Because of market movement, there can be no assurance that the securities held by the fund will stay within the given market capitalization range.

The fund currently has fewer assets than larger funds, and like other relatively new funds, large inflows and outflows may impact the fund's market exposure for limited periods of time.

The fund's strategy may frequently involve buying and selling portfolio securities to rebalance the fund's exposure to the sub-indices, which may result in the fund paying higher levels of transaction costs and generating greater tax liabilities for shareholders.

As the use of Internet technology has become more prevalent in the course of business, the fund has become more susceptible to potential operational risks through breaches in cyber security.

The fund is classified as "non-diversified" and may invest a relatively high percentage of its assets in a limited number of issuers. As a result, the fund may be more susceptible to a single adverse economic or regulatory occurrence affecting one or more of these issuers, experience increased volatility and be highly concentrated in certain issuers.

First Trust Advisors L.P. is the adviser to the fund. First Trust Advisors L.P. is an affiliate of First Trust Portfolios L.P., the fund's distributor.

Lunt Capital Management, Inc. (“Lunt”) and the Lunt Capital Large Cap Factor Rotation Index, (“Lunt Index”) are trademarks of Lunt and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by First Trust. The First Trust Lunt U.S. Factor Rotation ETF is based on the Lunt Index and is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Lunt, and Lunt makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such fund. Lunt has contracted with Nasdaq, Inc. to calculate and maintain the Lunt Index. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Nasdaq, Inc. or its affiliates (Nasdaq, with its affiliates, hereinafter referred to as the "Corporations"). The Corporations have not passed on the legality or suitability of, or the accuracy or adequacy of descriptions and disclosures relating to, the Fund. The Corporations make no representation or warranty, express or implied to the owners of the fund or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the fund particularly, or the ability of the Lunt Index to track general stock performance.

Not FDIC Insured • Not Bank Guaranteed • May Lose Value
The information presented is not intended to constitute an investment recommendation for, or advice to, any specific person. By providing this information, First Trust is not undertaking to give advice in any fiduciary capacity within the meaning of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code or any other regulatory framework. Financial professionals are responsible for evaluating investment risks independently and for exercising independent judgment in determining whether investments are appropriate for their clients.
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