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First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 ETF (FVC)
Investment Objective/Strategy - This exchange-traded fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the fund's fees and expenses) of an index called the Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus Five Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus Five Index (the "index") is designed to provide targeted exposure to five First Trust sector and industry based ETFs and a single short-term fixed income ETF, the First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF (FTSM).
    • The index combines Dorsey, Wright & Associates' (DWA) systematic momentum approach to sector rotation and risk management via FTSM.
  • To construct the index, DWA begins with the universe of First Trust sector and industry ETFs and the FTSM.
  • Using the DWA proprietary relative strength methodology, the ETFs are compared to each other to determine inclusion by measuring each ETF's price momentum relative to other ETFs in the universe.
  • Each ETF is given a score that allows the index to objectively determine where it ranks relative to all other ETFs in the universe and five ETFs that satisfy certain trading volume and liquidity requirements are selected for inclusion.
  • The relative strength analysis is conducted twice monthly. ETFs are replaced when they fall sufficiently out of favor, based on their relative strength, versus the other ETFs within the universe.
    • When an ETF is added or removed, the index is rebalanced so each ETF position is equally weighted.
  • The index can gain varying amounts of exposure to FTSM when the relative strength of more than one-third of the universe of First Trust ETFs begins to diminish relative to FTSM. FTSM is evaluated twice monthly.
    • FTSM may constitute between 0% and 95% of the index, but is limited to an increase or decrease of no more than 33% per evaluation.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeSector Rotation
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
Fiscal Year-End09/30
Inception Price$20.02
Inception NAV$20.02
Rebalance FrequencyPeriodically
Fees And Expenses
Management Fees0.30%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses0.41%
Total Annual Expenses0.71%
Current Fund Data (as of 3/27/2020)
Closing NAV1$22.37
Closing Market Price2$22.41
Bid/Ask Midpoint$22.38
Bid/Ask Premium0.01%
Total Net Assets$287,487,397
Outstanding Shares12,850,002
Daily Volume72,262
Average 30-Day Daily Volume139,205
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$29.72 / $20.52
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$29.77 / $20.63
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)6
Fund Characteristics (as of 2/28/2020)7
Maximum Market Cap.$7,639
Median Market Cap.$2,234
Minimum Market Cap.$1,166
Top Holdings (as of 3/27/2020)*
Holding Percent
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF 66.61%
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund 6.50%
First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund 6.39%
First Trust Technology AlphaDEX® Fund 6.37%
First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX® Fund 6.30%
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX® Fund 6.12%

* 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 3/30/2020)3$0.0030
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 2/28/2020)40.74%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 2/28/2020)51.14%
Index Yield (as of 2/28/2020)61.07%
Bid/Ask Midpoint vs. NAV (as of 12/31/2019)
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Above NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
12/31/2019 34 0 0 0
9/30/2019 23 0 0 0
6/30/2019 22 0 0 0
3/31/2019 33 0 0 0
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Below NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
12/31/2019 30 0 0 0
9/30/2019 41 0 0 0
6/30/2019 41 0 0 0
3/31/2019 28 0 0 0

The price used to calculate market return is determined by using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the stock exchange, on which shares of the Fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated.

Month End Performance (as of 2/28/2020)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) -3.98% -6.14% -1.37% 5.52% N/A N/A 7.51%
After Tax Held -4.11% -6.14% -1.81% 5.23% N/A N/A 7.21%
After Tax Sold -2.35% -3.64% -0.80% 4.13% N/A N/A 5.72%
Market Price -4.09% -6.18% -1.41% 5.47% N/A N/A 7.49%
Index Performance **
Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus Five Index -3.92% -6.10% -1.10% 5.85% N/A N/A 7.86%
S&P 500 Index -5.50% -8.27% 8.19% 9.87% N/A N/A 12.03%
Quarter End Performance (as of 12/31/2019)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 4.98% 18.78% 18.78% 9.38% N/A N/A 9.66%
After Tax Held 4.83% 18.26% 18.26% 9.08% N/A N/A 9.35%
After Tax Sold 2.95% 11.11% 11.11% 7.16% N/A N/A 7.42%
Market Price 4.94% 18.79% 18.79% 9.37% N/A N/A 9.65%
Index Performance **
Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus Five Index 5.03% 19.15% 19.15% 9.72% N/A N/A 10.02%
S&P 500 Index 9.07% 31.49% 31.49% 15.27% N/A N/A 15.18%
3-Year Statistics (as of 2/28/2020)
  Standard Deviation Alpha Beta Sharpe Ratio Correlation
FVC 14.50% -3.93 1.01 0.32 0.91
S&P 500 Index 13.16% --- 1.00 0.65 1.00
Standard Deviation is a measure of price variability (risk). Alpha is an indication of how much an investment outperforms or underperforms on a risk-adjusted basis relative to its benchmark.Beta is a measure of price variability relative to the market. Sharpe Ratio is a measure of excess reward per unit of volatility. Correlation is a measure of the similarity of performance.

*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 based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread on the stock exchange on which shares of the fund are listed for trading 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 Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus Five 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.

S&P 500 Index - The Index is an unmanaged index of 500 stocks used to measure large-cap U.S. stock market performance.

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 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 Index yield represents the weighted average trailing 12-month dividend of the constituents of the Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus Five Index.
7 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
8 Inception Date is 3/17/2016

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 Nasdaq Stock Market LLC.

The fund's return may not match the return of the Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus Five 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 ETF owned by the fund, fund shares or stocks in general may fall in value. There can be no assurance that the fund's investment objective will be achieved.

The ETFs in which the fund invests invest in equity securities and the value of the fund's shares will fluctuate with changes in the value of these equity securities.

The ETFs in which the fund invests are likely to be concentrated in a single industry or sector. An ETF concentrated in a single industry or sector presents more risks than a fund that is broadly diversified over several industries or sectors.

The ETFs in which the fund invests may invest in small capitalization and mid capitalization companies. Such companies may experience greater price volatility than larger, more established companies.

The fund may be subject to interest rate risk and income risk. Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of the cash equivalents in the fund will decline because of rising market interest rates. Income risk is the risk that income from the fund's portfolio could decline if interest rates fall.

The index employs a "momentum" style methodology that emphasizes selecting ETFs that have had higher recent price performance compared to other ETFs. Momentum can turn quickly and cause significant variation from other types of investments.

Pursuant to the methodology that the index employs, the fund may own a significant portion of the First Trust ETFs included in the index. Any such ETF may be removed from the index in the event that it does not comply with the eligibility requirements of the index. As a result, the fund may be forced to sell shares of certain First Trust ETFs at inopportune times or for prices other than at current market values or may elect not to sell such shares on the day that they are removed from the index, due to market conditions or otherwise.

The fund may invest in U.S. government obligations. U.S. Treasury obligations are backed by the "full faith and credit" of the U.S. government. Securities issued or guaranteed by federal agencies and U.S. government sponsored instrumentalities may or may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.

The risks of owning an ETF generally reflect the risks of owning the underlying securities, although lack of liquidity in an ETF could result in it being more volatile and ETFs have management fees that increase their costs.

The fund invests in securities of affiliated ETFs, which involves additional expenses that would not be present in a direct investment in such affiliated ETFs.

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.

Nasdaq® and Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus Five Index are registered trademarks and service marks of Nasdaq, Inc. (together with its affiliates hereinafter referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by First Trust. The Fund has not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability. The Fund is not issued, endorsed, sold or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUND.

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 advisors 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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