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First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund (TDIV)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund. 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 NASDAQ Technology Dividend IndexSM (the "Index").
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • To be included in the index, the security must be listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, the New York Stock Exchange, or the NYSE Amex and classified as a technology or telecommunications company according to Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB).
  • Each security must have a minimum market capitalization of $500 million, have a minimum three-month average daily dollar trading volume of $1 million, have paid a regular or common dividend within the past 12 months; have a yield of at least 0.5%; have not had a decrease in common dividends per share paid within past 12 months; and may not be issued by an issuer currently in bankruptcy proceedings.
  • The index is evaluated semi-annually in March and September, but if at any time during the year other than the evaluation, an index security no longer meets the eligibility criteria, or is otherwise determined to have become ineligible for inclusion in the index, the security is removed from the Index and is not replaced.
  • The index employs a modified dividend value weighting methodology. At each evaluation, the index securities are classified as technology or telecommunications based on their ICB classification. The technology securities are given a collective weight of 80% and the telecommunications securities are given a collective weight of 20% in the index. The index weighting methodology includes caps to prevent high concentrations among larger stocks.
  • The index is rebalanced quarterly.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeTechnology
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
Fiscal Year-End09/30
Inception Price$19.92
Inception NAV$19.92
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Expense Ratio0.50%
Current Fund Data (as of 9/20/2019)
Closing NAV1$40.17
Closing Market Price2$40.20
Bid/Ask Midpoint$40.15
Bid/Ask Discount0.07%
Total Net Assets$1,004,560,156
Outstanding Shares25,005,000
Daily Volume111,427
Average 30-Day Daily Volume68,105
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$41.12 / $31.20
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$41.13 / $31.20
Number of Holdings93
Fund Characteristics (as of 8/30/2019)7
Maximum Market Cap.$1,052,618
Median Market Cap.$13,216
Minimum Market Cap.$290
Price/Cash Flow8.56
Top Holdings (as of 9/20/2019)
Holding Percent
Apple Inc. 8.91%
Intel Corporation 8.25%
Microsoft Corporation 8.08%
International Business Machines Corporation 8.01%
Cisco Systems, Inc. 6.83%
Texas Instruments Incorporated 4.35%
QUALCOMM Incorporated 4.10%
Broadcom Inc. 4.05%
Oracle Corporation 3.79%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (ADR) 2.31%

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 9/23/2019)3$0.2281
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 8/30/2019)43.17%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 8/30/2019)52.38%
Index Yield (as of 8/30/2019)63.32%
Bid/Ask Midpoint vs. NAV (as of 6/30/2019)
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Above NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
6/30/2019 47 1 0 0
3/31/2019 42 0 0 0
12/31/2018 25 4 0 0
9/30/2018 50 0 0 0
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Below NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
6/30/2019 15 0 0 0
3/31/2019 19 0 0 0
12/31/2018 31 3 0 0
9/30/2018 13 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.

Top Industry Exposure (as of 9/20/2019)
Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 32.18%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 14.49%
Software 14.07%
Diversified Telecommunication Services 13.52%
IT Services 10.01%
Communications Equipment 8.14%
Wireless Telecommunication Services 5.67%
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components 1.19%
Aerospace & Defense 0.51%
Commercial Services & Supplies 0.19%
Month End Performance (as of 8/30/2019)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 8.45% 18.01% 3.97% 13.01% 9.63% N/A 12.71%
After Tax Held 8.20% 17.52% 2.91% 11.86% 8.45% N/A 11.51%
After Tax Sold 5.01% 10.66% 2.31% 9.60% 6.97% N/A 9.67%
Market Price 8.37% 18.02% 3.91% 12.97% 9.60% N/A 12.70%
Index Performance **
NASDAQ Technology Dividend IndexSM 8.68% 18.59% 4.64% 13.71% 10.31% N/A 13.43%
S&P 500 Information Technology Index 11.10% 29.41% 6.62% 22.92% 17.69% N/A 18.04%
S&P 500 Index 6.87% 18.34% 2.92% 12.70% 10.11% N/A 13.32%
Quarter End Performance (as of 6/28/2019)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 2.69% 19.05% 13.21% 16.46% 10.89% N/A 13.18%
After Tax Held 2.44% 18.55% 12.05% 15.28% 9.70% N/A 11.95%
After Tax Sold 1.59% 11.27% 7.77% 12.35% 8.00% N/A 10.04%
Market Price 2.55% 19.03% 12.96% 16.46% 10.85% N/A 13.17%
Index Performance **
NASDAQ Technology Dividend IndexSM 2.85% 19.51% 13.97% 17.19% 11.60% N/A 13.91%
S&P 500 Information Technology Index 6.06% 27.13% 14.34% 26.20% 18.53% N/A 18.22%
S&P 500 Index 4.30% 18.54% 10.42% 14.19% 10.71% N/A 13.70%
3-Year Statistics (as of 8/30/2019)
  Standard Deviation Alpha Beta Sharpe Ratio Correlation
TDIV 13.93% -0.07 1.05 0.84 0.92
S&P 500 Information Technology Index 15.68% 8.33 1.08 1.31 0.84
S&P 500 Index 12.19% --- 1.00 0.92 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 NASDAQ Technology Dividend IndexSM 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 Information Technology Index - The Index is an unmanaged index which includes the stocks in the information technology sector of the S&P 500 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 NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index(SM).
7 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
8 Inception Date is 8/13/2012

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 NASDAQ Technology Dividend IndexSM.  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 stock 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 fund may invest in small capitalization and mid capitalization companies. Such companies may experience greater price volatility than larger, more established companies.

An investment in a fund containing securities of non-U.S. issuers is subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting non-U.S. issuers. These risks may be heightened for securities of companies located in, or with significant operations in, emerging market countries. The fund may invest in depositary receipts which may be less liquid than the underlying shares in their primary trading market.

The fund invests in information technology companies which are subject to certain risks, including rapidly changing technologies, short product life cycles, fierce competition, aggressive pricing and reduced profit margins, loss of patent, copyright and trademark protections, cyclical market patterns, evolving industry standards and frequent new product introductions.

The fund invests in telecommunications companies which are subject to certain risks, including a market characterized by increasing competition and regulation, the need to commit substantial capital to meet increasing competition and technological innovations that may make various products and services obsolete.

There is no guarantee that any issuer will declare dividends in the future, or that, if declared, they will remain at current levels or increase over time.

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 NASDAQ Technology Dividend IndexSM are registered trademarks and service marks of Nasdaq, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the "Corporations") and are licensed for use by First Trust Advisors L.P. 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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