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FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August

etf
FAUG
Dividend policy
None
Price as of:
$34.11 +0.35 +0%
primary theme
Options-based
FAUG (ETF)

FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August

Dividend policy
None
Price as of:
$34.11 +0.35 +0%
primary theme
Options-based
FAUG (ETF)
FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August
Dividend policy
None
Price as of:
$34.11 +0.35 +0%
primary theme
Options-based

FAUG - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 10.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $92.7 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 N/A

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$33.75
$24.50
$34.11

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.85%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 0.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) N/A
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme Options-based
  • Fund Type Exchange Traded Fund
  • Investment Style Options-based

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

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Dividend.com Ratings*

$23.80

+0.42%

$12.74 B

1.15%

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11.95%

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$36.23

+0.64%

$6.71 B

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4.44%

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$9.02

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$2.45 B

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-0.88%

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$12.50

+0.32%

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1.13%

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$9.19

-0.43%

$1.51 B

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-8.37%

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

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$22.36

+0.72%

$1.33 B

11.05%

$2.45

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-5.00%

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$32.76

+0.74%

$703.84 M

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13.71%

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$20.14

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$160.47 M

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-6.55%

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$26.96

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$129.39 M

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7.18%

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$28.90

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$118.57 M

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FAUG - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 10.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio -0.83%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August
  • Fund Family Name
    First Trust
  • Inception Date
    Nov 07, 2019
  • Shares Outstanding
    2900002
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Howard Rubin

Fund Description

Under normal market conditions, the fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options ("FLEX Options") that reference the performance of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the "Underlying ETF"). FLEX Options are customized equity or index option contracts that trade on an exchange, but provide investors with the ability to customize key contract terms like exercise prices, styles and expiration dates. It is non-diversified.


FAUG - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FAUG Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 10.3% -33.8% 930.0% 11.74%
1 Yr N/A -34.2% 25.3% N/A
3 Yr N/A* -14.7% 13.8% N/A
5 Yr N/A* -8.0% 12.6% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -5.7% 12.2% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FAUG Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 N/A -28.6% 28.4% N/A
2018 N/A -93.5% 8.2% N/A
2017 N/A -38.9% 19.8% N/A
2016 N/A -10.9% 12.8% N/A
2015 N/A -31.0% 6.6% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FAUG Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 10.5% -33.8% 930.0% 11.30%
1 Yr N/A -37.3% 25.3% N/A
3 Yr N/A* -14.7% 13.8% N/A
5 Yr N/A* -8.0% 12.6% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -5.7% 12.2% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FAUG Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 N/A -5.9% 28.4% N/A
2018 N/A -30.9% 8.2% N/A
2017 N/A -23.4% 19.8% N/A
2016 N/A -10.9% 12.8% N/A
2015 N/A -31.0% 8.0% N/A

FAUG - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FAUG Category Low Category High FAUG % Rank
Net Assets 92.7 M 628 K 12.7 B 47.04%
Number of Holdings 6 3 509 93.20%
Net Assets in Top 10 91.9 M -3.33 M 3.98 B 31.20%
Weighting of Top 10 N/A 14.4% 100.0% N/A

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Option on SPDR S&P 500 ETF EUR Acc H Aug21 98.82%
  2. Option on SPDR S&P 500 ETF EUR Acc H Aug21 98.82%
  3. Option on SPDR S&P 500 ETF EUR Acc H Aug21 98.82%
  4. Option on SPDR S&P 500 ETF EUR Acc H Aug21 98.82%
  5. Option on SPDR S&P 500 ETF EUR Acc H Aug21 98.82%
  6. Option on SPDR S&P 500 ETF EUR Acc H Aug21 98.82%
  7. Option on SPDR S&P 500 ETF EUR Acc H Aug21 98.82%
  8. Option on SPDR S&P 500 ETF EUR Acc H Aug21 98.82%
  9. Option on SPDR S&P 500 ETF EUR Acc H Aug21 98.82%
  10. Option on SPDR S&P 500 ETF EUR Acc H Aug21 98.82%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FAUG % Rank
Stocks
98.42% -8.21% 100.13% 28.00%
Cash
1.58% -27.95% 103.52% 64.00%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.17% 67.60%
Other
0.00% -5.49% 78.63% 75.60%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 27.16% 70.00%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 98.05% 71.60%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FAUG % Rank
Technology
24.33% 0.00% 44.70% 39.65%
Healthcare
14.27% 0.00% 29.45% 58.59%
Financial Services
12.72% 0.00% 27.65% 84.14%
Consumer Cyclical
11.59% 0.00% 18.75% 28.19%
Communication Services
10.95% 0.00% 21.22% 36.12%
Industrials
8.62% 1.88% 44.64% 52.42%
Consumer Defense
7.51% 0.00% 26.50% 44.93%
Utilities
3.21% 0.00% 15.00% 35.24%
Real Estate
2.60% 0.00% 8.90% 63.00%
Basic Materials
2.25% 0.00% 64.58% 41.41%
Energy
1.95% 0.00% 60.53% 82.82%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FAUG % Rank
US
97.52% -8.13% 99.79% 22.00%
Non US
0.90% -0.70% 98.99% 53.60%

FAUG - Expenses

Operational Fees

FAUG Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.85% 0.20% 9.76% 76.07%
Management Fee 0.85% 0.00% 1.75% 63.49%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 41.50%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.28% N/A

Sales Fees

FAUG Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 4.75% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

FAUG Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

FAUG Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 0.00% 0.00% 456.80% 11.11%

FAUG - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FAUG Category Low Category High FAUG % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 10.00% 72.73%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FAUG Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FAUG Category Low Category High FAUG % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.83% -2.13% 14.24% 88.09%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FAUG Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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FAUG - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Howard Rubin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 07, 2019

0.98

1.0%

Mr Rubin joined Cboe Vest in 2017. Prior to joining Vest, Mr. Rubin has served as Director of Portfolio Management at ProShare Advisors LLC from Dec 2007 to Sep 2013. Mr. Rubin has also served as Senior Portfolio Manager of ProFund Advisors LLC since Nov 2004 and Portfolio Manager of ProFund Advisors LLC from April 2000 through Nov 2004. Mr. Rubin holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Mr. Rubin received a master’s degree in finance from George Washington University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania.

Karan Sood


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 07, 2019

0.98

1.0%

Mr. Sood has over ten ears of experience in derivative based investment strategy design and trading. Mr. Sood joined CBOE Vest in 2012. Prior to joining CBOE Vest, Mr. Sood worked as a senior manager in at ProShares Advisors LLC. At ProShares he was instrumental in developing several first-to-market derivative based exchange traded funds. Prior to ProShares, Mr. Sood worked as a Vice President at Barclays Capital. Last based in New York, he was responsible for using derivatives to design structured investment strategies and solutions for the firm’s institutional clients in the Americas. Prior to his role in New York, Mr. Sood worked in similar capacity in London with Barclays Capital’s European clients. Mr. Sood received a master’s degree in Decision Sciences & Operations Research from London School of Economics & Political Science. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 19.35 3.67 5.26

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