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First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF

etf
FTLS
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$45.38 -0.51 0%
primary theme
Long-Short Equity
FTLS (ETF)

First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$45.38 -0.51 0%
primary theme
Long-Short Equity
FTLS (ETF)
First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$45.38 -0.51 0%
primary theme
Long-Short Equity

FTLS - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 2.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.8%
  • Net Assets $316 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 24.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$45.89
$35.16
$46.82

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.55%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 250.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme Long-Short Equity
  • Fund Type Exchange Traded Fund
  • Investment Style Long-Short Equity

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

Dividend.com Ratings*

$11.83

+0.17%

$72.47 M

7.99%

$0.94

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4.60%

2.19%

$11.82

-1.01%

$70.24 M

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-0.51%

1.95%

$11.68

-0.60%

$23.23 M

2.42%

$0.28

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-1.68%

1.13%

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

Dividend.com Ratings*

$45.38

-1.10%

$316.06 M

0.42%

$0.19

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2.25%

1.55%

$90.20

-4.55%

$223.97 M

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$1.23

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-5.00%

0.65%

$33.88

-0.70%

$150.39 M

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1.69%

0.39%

$34.33

-2.18%

$45.70 M

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-8.43%

1.64%

$52.36

-1.04%

$7.83 M

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$0.44

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-1.32%

0.55%

FTLS - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 4.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.09%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    First Trust
  • Inception Date
    Sep 08, 2014
  • Shares Outstanding
    6950002
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    John Gambla

Fund Description

Under normal conditions, the fund will expose at least 80% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) to U.S. exchange-listed equity securities and/or U.S. exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") that provide exposure to U.S. exchange-listed equity securities. It pursues its investment objective by establishing long and short positions in its portfolio of U.S. exchange-listed equity securities and ETFs. The fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in U.S. exchange-listed equity index futures contracts.


FTLS - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FTLS Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.2% -11.6% 23.0% 39.41%
1 Yr 13.4% -31.5% 77.1% 50.50%
3 Yr 5.7%* -19.6% 27.2% 43.32%
5 Yr 8.8%* -9.2% 19.6% 31.48%
10 Yr N/A* -0.7% 9.8% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FTLS Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 2.1% -47.6% 88.4% 53.54%
2019 15.2% -12.0% 37.8% 13.83%
2018 -5.6% -41.4% 12.7% 30.17%
2017 13.9% -67.1% 21.9% 15.24%
2016 5.4% -17.3% 25.3% 27.27%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FTLS Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 4.1% -11.6% 23.0% 25.12%
1 Yr 13.4% -35.0% 77.1% 48.00%
3 Yr 5.7%* -20.5% 27.2% 41.18%
5 Yr 8.8%* -9.6% 19.6% 30.25%
10 Yr N/A* -0.7% 9.8% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FTLS Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 2.1% -47.6% 88.4% 53.54%
2019 15.2% -12.0% 37.8% 13.83%
2018 -5.6% -23.0% 12.7% 41.90%
2017 13.9% -3.6% 24.8% 29.88%
2016 5.4% -15.5% 25.3% 32.17%

FTLS - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FTLS Category Low Category High FTLS % Rank
Net Assets 316 M 0 4.39 B 20.10%
Number of Holdings 337 3 2569 14.43%
Net Assets in Top 10 76.8 M -97.1 M 753 M 20.90%
Weighting of Top 10 24.30% 1.5% 100.0% 85.29%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. E-mini Nasdaq 100 Future Dec 20 5.68%
  2. E-mini Nasdaq 100 Future Dec 20 5.68%
  3. E-mini Nasdaq 100 Future Dec 20 5.68%
  4. E-mini Nasdaq 100 Future Dec 20 5.68%
  5. E-mini Nasdaq 100 Future Dec 20 5.68%
  6. E-mini Nasdaq 100 Future Dec 20 5.68%
  7. E-mini Nasdaq 100 Future Dec 20 5.68%
  8. E-mini Nasdaq 100 Future Dec 20 5.68%
  9. E-mini Nasdaq 100 Future Dec 20 5.68%
  10. E-mini Nasdaq 100 Future Dec 20 5.68%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FTLS % Rank
Stocks
69.94% -8.00% 153.48% 45.81%
Cash
30.07% -140.68% 108.00% 45.27%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 11.96% 28.86%
Other
0.00% -70.40% 38.53% 39.80%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.58% 27.86%
Bonds
0.00% -19.57% 152.17% 37.44%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FTLS % Rank
Healthcare
18.89% 0.00% 97.72% 23.16%
Technology
17.95% 0.00% 43.72% 65.79%
Consumer Cyclical
11.85% 0.00% 81.85% 55.79%
Industrials
10.47% 0.00% 40.06% 52.11%
Financial Services
9.43% 0.00% 74.14% 68.95%
Basic Materials
8.54% 0.00% 17.64% 6.84%
Consumer Defense
7.98% 0.00% 40.76% 35.79%
Communication Services
7.33% 0.00% 27.67% 59.47%
Energy
3.76% 0.00% 13.19% 16.84%
Utilities
2.59% 0.00% 27.45% 24.74%
Real Estate
1.21% 0.00% 26.19% 59.47%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FTLS % Rank
US
63.71% -29.89% 150.78% 40.80%
Non US
6.23% -2.05% 67.09% 43.78%

FTLS - Expenses

Operational Fees

FTLS Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.55% 0.39% 12.79% 79.00%
Management Fee 0.95% 0.00% 2.25% 30.88%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 5.08%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 1.47% N/A

Sales Fees

FTLS Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

FTLS Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 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.

FTLS Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 250.00% 0.00% 498.00% 76.47%

FTLS - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FTLS Category Low Category High FTLS % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.14% 0.00% 2.23% 5.39%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FTLS Category Low Category High FTLS % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.09% -2.65% 3.99% 37.50%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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FTLS - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

John Gambla


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 08, 2014

6.48

6.5%

John W. Gambla, CFA, FRM, PRM, is a senior portfolio manager for the Alternatives Investment Team at First Trust Advisors L.P. Prior to joining First Trust in July 2011, he was co-Chief Investment Officer at the Nuveen HydePark Group LLC where he started in 2007. While at Nuveen HydePark Group LLC, he co-directed investment activities including research, product development, trading, portfolio management and performance attribution. John also led the research systems and infrastructure development for Nuveen HydePark Group LLC. Previously, he was a Senior Trader and Quantitative specialist at Nuveen Asset Management. While there, he was responsible for trading all derivatives for the 120+ municipal mutual funds with Nuveen Asset Management. John W. Gambla, has served in a variety of roles throughout his career including: portfolio management, research, business development and strategy development. He was born in 1966 and earned a B.S. in Genetics and Developmental Biology and a B.A. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and an MBA from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.

Rob Guttschow


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 08, 2014

6.48

6.5%

Rob A. Guttschow, CFA, is a senior portfolio manager for the Alternatives Investment Team at First Trust Advisors L.P. Prior to joining First Trust in July 2011, Mr. Guttschow was co-Chief Investment Officer at the Nuveen HydePark Group LLC where he started in 2007. While at Nuveen HydePark Group LLC, Mr. Guttschow co-directed investment activities including research, product development, trading, portfolio management and performance attribution. Previously, Mr. Guttschow was an Overlay Manager and Senior Portfolio Manager at Nuveen Asset Management. While there, he developed Nuveen’s buy-side derivative desk for fixed income and equity portfolio hedging. He was born in 1968 and earned a B.S. in Materials/Ceramic Engineering and a MBA from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.02 22.3 5.82 6.68