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First Trust Low Duration Strategic Focus ETF

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LDSF
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$20.27 -0.01 0%
primary theme
U.S. Short-Term Bond Duration
LDSF (ETF)

First Trust Low Duration Strategic Focus ETF

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$20.27 -0.01 0%
primary theme
U.S. Short-Term Bond Duration
LDSF (ETF)
First Trust Low Duration Strategic Focus ETF
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$20.27 -0.01 0%
primary theme
U.S. Short-Term Bond Duration

LDSF - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return -0.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $145 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 100.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$20.28
$18.91
$20.56

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.20%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 14.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme U.S. Short-Term Bond Duration
  • Fund Type Exchange Traded Fund
  • Investment Style Short-Term Bond

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

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Dividend.com Ratings*

$10.96

0.00%

$75.05 B

2.12%

$0.23

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-0.63%

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$10.79

-0.09%

$63.57 B

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-0.74%

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$4.21

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$57.48 B

2.75%

$0.12

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0.00%

0.59%

$27.52

-0.07%

$45.08 B

2.15%

$0.59

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-0.61%

0.05%

$13.83

-0.07%

$30.41 B

1.02%

$0.14

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-1.07%

0.63%

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

Dividend.com Ratings*

$82.25

-0.02%

$63.57 B

1.67%

$1.37

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-0.78%

0.05%

$82.48

-0.06%

$45.08 B

2.15%

$1.77

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-0.92%

0.05%

$54.68

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$22.78 B

2.24%

$1.23

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-0.89%

0.06%

$31.29

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$7.47 B

1.77%

$0.55

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-0.35%

0.07%

$51.24

+0.06%

$6.89 B

2.25%

$1.15

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-0.45%

0.65%

LDSF - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -0.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 2.36%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    First Trust Low Duration Strategic Focus ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    First Trust
  • Inception Date
    Jan 02, 2019
  • Shares Outstanding
    7150002
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Daniel Lindquist

Fund Description

Under normal market conditions, the fund seeks to achieve its investment objectives by investing at least 80% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in a portfolio of U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds ("ETFs") that principally invest in income-generating securities that provide it with a duration of three years or less. A significant portion of the ETFs in which the fund invests may be advised by First Trust. The fund is non-diversified.


LDSF - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period LDSF Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -0.9% -2.8% 2.9% 87.60%
1 Yr 1.2% -5.0% 13.2% 91.89%
3 Yr N/A* 1.0% 7.3% N/A
5 Yr N/A* 0.6% 8.0% N/A
10 Yr N/A* 0.3% 4.3% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period LDSF Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 -0.2% -23.0% 206.3% 91.55%
2019 N/A -2.4% 6.6% N/A
2018 N/A -50.6% 1.0% N/A
2017 N/A -2.6% 3.0% N/A
2016 N/A -65.8% 10.9% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period LDSF Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -0.9% -2.8% 2.9% 87.60%
1 Yr 1.2% -6.6% 13.2% 76.32%
3 Yr N/A* -0.2% 7.3% N/A
5 Yr N/A* -0.1% 8.0% N/A
10 Yr N/A* 0.2% 4.3% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period LDSF Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 -0.2% -23.0% 206.3% 91.55%
2019 N/A -2.3% 7.2% N/A
2018 N/A -4.2% 6.5% N/A
2017 N/A -2.6% 5.9% N/A
2016 N/A -65.2% 10.9% N/A

LDSF - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

LDSF Category Low Category High LDSF % Rank
Net Assets 145 M 4.55 M 75.1 B 82.32%
Number of Holdings 8 3 4705 93.11%
Net Assets in Top 10 145 M -601 M 8.13 B 57.87%
Weighting of Top 10 100.00% 2.2% 100.0% 0.36%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. First Trust Low Duration Oppos ETF 40.08%
  2. iShares 0-5 Year Invmt Grade Corp Bd ETF 20.01%
  3. First Trust TCWOpportunistic Fxd Inc ETF 11.82%
  4. First Trust Senior Loan ETF 10.63%
  5. First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF 10.02%
  6. First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF 5.02%
  7. First Trust Emerging Mkts Lcl Ccy Bd ETF 2.34%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High LDSF % Rank
Bonds
83.13% 25.94% 145.57% 89.67%
Cash
15.36% -47.76% 74.06% 7.38%
Convertible Bonds
1.37% 0.00% 22.73% 58.03%
Other
0.14% -4.26% 17.16% 8.20%
Stocks
0.01% -0.59% 6.71% 15.25%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 41.32% 52.46%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High LDSF % Rank
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 78.35% 34.48%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 20.23% 20.69%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 37.93%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 43.97%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 0.86%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 31.03%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 66.38%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 17.05% 37.93%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 32.37% 23.28%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 31.90%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 20.43% 39.66%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High LDSF % Rank
US
0.01% -0.59% 6.50% 13.77%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 2.40% 39.84%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High LDSF % Rank
Securitized
42.37% 0.00% 90.31% 16.56%
Corporate
36.63% 0.00% 99.86% 58.36%
Cash & Equivalents
14.46% 0.00% 74.06% 21.97%
Government
5.43% 0.00% 76.57% 77.21%
Derivative
0.97% 0.00% 26.77% 10.49%
Municipal
0.13% 0.00% 22.48% 35.41%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High LDSF % Rank
US
75.15% -0.83% 123.14% 67.21%
Non US
7.98% -20.10% 92.31% 66.39%

LDSF - Expenses

Operational Fees

LDSF Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.20% 0.01% 34.57% 93.29%
Management Fee 0.20% 0.00% 1.19% 19.31%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 5.23%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.50% N/A

Sales Fees

LDSF Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.50% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

LDSF 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.

LDSF Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 14.00% 0.00% 496.37% 5.36%

LDSF - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

LDSF Category Low Category High LDSF % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.27% 0.00% 1.92% 1.80%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

LDSF Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

LDSF Category Low Category High LDSF % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.36% -9.96% 4.45% 33.16%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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LDSF - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Daniel Lindquist


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 02, 2019

2.16

2.2%

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.

David McGarel


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 02, 2019

2.16

2.2%

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.

Chris Peterson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 02, 2019

2.16

2.2%

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.

William Housey


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 02, 2019

2.16

2.2%

William A. Housey, CFA, was born in 1973. Mr. Housey earned a B.S. in Finance from Eastern Illinois University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Management & Strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. Mr. Housey joined First Trust Advisors L.P. in 2010 as Senior Portfolio Manager for the Leveraged Finance Investment Team and has over 22 years of investment experience having held various positions in portfolio management and research. Mr. Housey is responsible for managing fixed-income portfolios, principally focusing on below investment-grade credit.

Steve Collins


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 02, 2019

2.16

2.2%

Mr. Steven Collins, CFA, is Vice President, Fixed Income Research, and is responsible for selecting and monitoring Unit Investment Trusts (UITs) consisting of both single and multiple fixed income asset types as well as equity UITs. Mr. Collins is a member of the First Trust Strategic Model Investment Committee. He is also a member of a Fixed Income Sub-Committee providing credit analysis for the banking sector including our securities lending and derivatives counterparties. Mr. Collins is also a member of the 22e4 Liquidity Committee and is the Chairman of the UIT 22e-4 Liquidity Committee. Mr. Collins joined FTA in 2007, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago. Mr. Collins received a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Illinois State University and an M.B.A from DePaul University.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.02 28.08 5.83 1.16