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First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund (QQEW)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund is an exchange-traded index fund. The investment objective of the Fund is to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield of the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted IndexSM.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The index consists of companies in the NASDAQ-100 Index.
  • The index is reconstituted once a year in December, but replacements may be made during the year if there's a replacement in the NASDAQ-100 Index.
  • The index is an equal weighted index and is rebalanced four times annually in March, June, September and December.
  • The index contains the same securities as the NASDAQ-100 Index but each of the securities is initially set at a weight of 1.00% of the index and is rebalanced quarterly. The NASDAQ-100 Index includes 100 of the largest non-financial securities listed on Nasdaq.
  • The equal weighting allows for smaller company performance to contribute as much as the large companies within the Index.
Fund Overview
TickerQQEW
Fund TypeGrowth
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon
CUSIP337344105
ISINUS3373441050
Intraday NAVQQEWIV
Fiscal Year-End12/31
ExchangeNasdaq
Inception4/19/2006
Inception Price$20.00
Inception NAV$20.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Gross Expense Ratio*0.58%
Net Expense Ratio*0.58%
* As of 5/3/2021
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.60% per year, at least until April 30, 2022.
Current Fund Data (as of 5/12/2021)
Closing NAV1$101.28
Closing Market Price2$101.31
Bid/Ask Midpoint$101.29
Bid/Ask Premium0.01%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.06%
Total Net Assets$1,169,765,806
Outstanding Shares11,550,002
Daily Volume128,183
Average 30-Day Daily Volume78,998
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$108.98 / $69.93
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$108.96 / $69.90
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)102
Top Holdings (as of 5/12/2021)*
Holding Percent
Costco Wholesale Corporation 1.15%
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 1.15%
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1.14%
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 1.14%
VeriSign, Inc. 1.14%
Xcel Energy Inc. 1.12%
T-Mobile US, Inc. 1.11%
Copart, Inc. 1.10%
CSX Corporation 1.10%
Fastenal Company 1.10%

* 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$0.0776
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 4/30/2021)50.21%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 4/30/2021)60.21%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 4/30/2021)70.31%
Index Yield (as of 4/30/2021)81.64%
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)10
Maximum Market Cap.$2,193,756
Median Market Cap.$52,191
Minimum Market Cap.$15,803
Price/Earnings34.55
Price/Book6.12
Price/Cash Flow24.02
Price/Sales4.45
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 5/12/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium 137 30 16 ---
Days Traded at Discount 116 31 13 ---
Top Sector Exposure (as of 5/12/2021)
Technology 38.95%
Consumer Discretionary 22.48%
Health Care 15.64%
Industrials 8.08%
Consumer Staples 6.32%
Telecommunications 4.28%
Utilities 3.15%
Basic Materials 1.10%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 5/12/2021) *