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First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX® Fund

etf
FEM
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$23.85 +0.21 +0%
primary theme
Emerging Markets Equity
FEM (ETF)

First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX® Fund

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$23.85 +0.21 +0%
primary theme
Emerging Markets Equity
FEM (ETF)
First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX® Fund
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$23.85 +0.21 +0%
primary theme
Emerging Markets Equity

FEM - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return -10.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -4.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.1%
  • Net Assets $371 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 12.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$23.64
$15.72
$27.59

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.80%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 122.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme Emerging Markets Equity
  • Fund Type Exchange Traded Fund
  • Investment Style Diversified Emerging Mkts

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

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Dividend.com Ratings*

$22.91

+0.88%

$24.78 B

2.01%

$0.46

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5.24%

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$27.29

+1.04%

$12.66 B

2.80%

$0.76

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-4.88%

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$30.98

+0.88%

$5.66 B

1.77%

$0.54

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6.13%

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$22.02

+0.73%

$4.90 B

1.99%

$0.44

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5.61%

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$35.02

+0.98%

$2.89 B

4.57%

$1.58

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1.51%

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

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Dividend.com Ratings*

$48.53

+1.34%

$87.37 B

2.53%

$1.21

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8.64%

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$27.34

+1.79%

$2.93 B

3.70%

$0.99

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-8.31%

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$37.87

+1.26%

$2.35 B

1.02%

$0.38

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20.28%

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$36.35

+1.25%

$1.70 B

2.08%

$0.75

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5.47%

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$39.62

+1.77%

$1.46 B

4.73%

$1.84

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-13.15%

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FEM - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -10.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -4.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 3.61%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 3.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX® Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    First Trust
  • Inception Date
    Apr 18, 2011
  • Shares Outstanding
    17450002
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Jon Erickson

Fund Description

The fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the common stocks, depositary receipts, real estate investment trusts ("REITs") and preferred shares that comprise the index. The index is designed to select stocks from the NASDAQ Emerging Markets Index (the "base index") that may generate positive alpha, or risk-adjusted returns, relative to traditional indices through the use of the AlphaDEX® selection methodology.


FEM - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FEM Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -10.9% -24.4% 461.9% 97.89%
1 Yr -9.5% -32.9% 70.4% 93.05%
3 Yr -4.5%* -14.1% 23.9% 93.51%
5 Yr 5.1%* -5.2% 22.1% 81.66%
10 Yr N/A* -2.4% 9.3% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FEM Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 16.3% -4.8% 42.0% 60.34%
2018 -18.2% -58.5% 0.0% 49.79%
2017 37.4% -33.4% 66.6% 33.02%
2016 13.0% -10.1% 241.3% 12.50%
2015 -16.7% -34.7% 4.9% 66.86%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FEM Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -10.1% -24.0% 461.9% 97.64%
1 Yr -9.5% -32.9% 70.4% 92.79%
3 Yr -4.5%* -14.1% 23.9% 92.68%
5 Yr 5.1%* -5.2% 22.1% 79.56%
10 Yr N/A* -2.4% 9.3% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FEM Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 16.3% -4.8% 42.0% 60.60%
2018 -18.2% -41.9% 0.0% 55.33%
2017 37.4% -24.0% 66.6% 40.78%
2016 13.0% -10.0% 249.6% 16.27%
2015 -16.7% -34.7% 4.9% 75.94%

FEM - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FEM Category Low Category High FEM % Rank
Net Assets 371 M 705 K 87.4 B 49.64%
Number of Holdings 166 1 5645 29.93%
Net Assets in Top 10 47.1 M -81.1 M 24.2 B 64.18%
Weighting of Top 10 12.72% 2.9% 100.0% 97.70%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. KGHM Polska Miedz SA 1.78%
  2. KGHM Polska Miedz SA 1.78%
  3. KGHM Polska Miedz SA 1.78%
  4. KGHM Polska Miedz SA 1.78%
  5. KGHM Polska Miedz SA 1.78%
  6. KGHM Polska Miedz SA 1.78%
  7. KGHM Polska Miedz SA 1.78%
  8. KGHM Polska Miedz SA 1.78%
  9. KGHM Polska Miedz SA 1.78%
  10. KGHM Polska Miedz SA 1.78%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FEM % Rank
Stocks
99.92% 40.97% 100.38% 7.07%
Cash
0.08% -114.84% 13.18% 89.78%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.77% 43.03%
Other
0.00% -5.37% 121.77% 43.75%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 15.83% 31.97%
Bonds
0.00% -9.89% 58.22% 39.09%

FEM - Expenses

Operational Fees

FEM Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.80% 0.04% 40.36% 85.64%
Management Fee 0.80% 0.00% 2.00% 34.09%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 4.57%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.25% N/A

Sales Fees

FEM Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.40% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

FEM Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.40% 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.

FEM Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 122.00% 0.00% 420.00% 89.28%

FEM - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FEM Category Low Category High FEM % Rank
Dividend Yield 3.21% 0.00% 9.74% 2.97%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FEM Category Low Category High FEM % Rank
Net Income Ratio 3.61% -1.40% 6.51% 5.35%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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FEM - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jon Erickson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 18, 2011

9.55

9.6%

Jon C. Erickson, CFA, was born in 1966. Mr. Erickson earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and has an MBA from the University of Illinois in Finance. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 1994 and he is a Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President. As the head of FTA’s Equity Research Group, Mr. Erickson shall be responsible for determining the securities to be purchased and sold by Funds that do not utilize quantitative investment strategies on behalf of the Investment Committee.

David McGarel


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 18, 2011

9.55

9.6%

David G. McGarel, CFA, was born in 1966. Mr. McGarel earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 1997 and he is a Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Investment Officer. As head of FTA’s Strategy Research Group, Mr. McGarel shall be responsible for developing and implementing quantitative investment strategies for those Funds that have investment policies that require them to follow such strategies, on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Stan Ueland


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 18, 2011

9.55

9.6%

Mr. Ueland joined First Trust Advisors as a Vice President in August 2005 and has been a Senior Vice President of First Trust and FTP since September 2012. At First Trust, he plays an important role in executing the investment strategies of each portfolio of exchange-traded funds advised by First Trust. Before joining First Trust, he was vice president of sales at BondWave LLC from May 2004 through August 2005, an account executive for Mina Capital Management LLC and Samaritan Asset Management LLC from January 2003 through May 2004, and a sales consultant at Oracle Corporation from January 1997 through January 2003.

Roger Testin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 18, 2011

9.55

9.6%

Roger F. Testin, CFA, was born in 1966. Mr. Testin earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 2001 and he is a Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President. As Product Manager for the VA’s, SMA’s and International Managed Products, Mr. Testin shall be responsible for the daily implementation and execution of the strategies for these product vehicles on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Daniel Lindquist


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 18, 2011

9.55

9.6%

Daniel J. Lindquist, CFA, was born in 1970. Mr. Lindquist earned a B.A. in Business Economics from Wheaton College and has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 2004 and is a Managing Director. Mr. Lindquist is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and is responsible for the overall supervision of the Separate Managed Accounts.

Chris Peterson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 18, 2016

4.62

4.6%

Chris A. Peterson, CFA was born in 1975. Mr. Peterson earned a B.S in Finance from Bradley University and has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Analytic Finance & Accounting. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 2000. As head of FTA’s Portfolio Advisor’s Strategy Research Group, Mr. Peterson shall be responsible for developing and implementing quantitative equity strategies on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 33.7 5.88 0.92