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Key Stats

Net Expense Ratio Discount or Premium to NAV Total Assets Under Management 30-Day Average Daily Volume
0.61% -0.02% 785.09M 26210.63
Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio 1 Year Fund Level Flows Max Drawdown (Since Inception)
1.03% 94.00% -6.770M Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment 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 AlphaDEX® Small Cap Core Index. The fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the common stocks that comprise the index. The index is designed to select stocks from the NASDAQ US 700 Small Cap Index TM (the "base index") that may generate positive alpha, or risk-adjusted returns, relative to traditional indices through the use of the AlphaDEX® selection methodology.
General
Security Type Exchange-Traded Fund
Equity Style Small Cap/Blend
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class US Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Small Blend
Category Index Russell 2000 TR USD
Global Category Name US Equity Small Cap
YCharts Categorization US Small Cap
YCharts Benchmark Russell 2000 Total Return (^RUTTR)
Prospectus Objective Small Company
Fund Owner Firm Name First Trust
Prospectus Benchmark Index
NASDAQ AlphaDEX(R) Small Cap Core TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^SPXTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Daniel Lindquist 16.33 yrs
David McGarel 16.33 yrs
Jon Erickson 16.33 yrs
Roger Testin 16.33 yrs
Stan Ueland 16.33 yrs
Chris Peterson 7.46 yrs
Erik Russo 2.67 yrs

Performance Versus Category

 
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As of September 21, 2023. Returns for periods of 1 year and above are annualized.

Annual Total Returns Versus Peers

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Name
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
YTD
23.09%
14.34%
-10.63%
21.33%
19.47%
27.41%
-18.41%
3.26%
11.96%
21.83%
-4.38%
31.49%
18.40%
28.71%
-18.11%
14.14%
20.62%
12.70%
-8.41%
21.56%
8.37%
26.54%
-12.18%
5.04%
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14.31%
1.16%
24.21%
-2.88%
16.64%
-9.99%
-2.20%
26.61%
13.15%
-8.49%
22.82%
11.28%
26.60%
-16.19%
0.68%
18.44%
16.26%
-9.33%
27.32%
19.16%
17.56%
-17.54%
3.98%
As of September 21, 2023.

Asset Allocation

As of September 20, 2023.
Type % Net % Long % Short
Cash 0.03% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 99.97% Upgrade Upgrade
Bond 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Convertible 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Preferred 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Other 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment 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 AlphaDEX® Small Cap Core Index. The fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the common stocks that comprise the index. The index is designed to select stocks from the NASDAQ US 700 Small Cap Index TM (the "base index") that may generate positive alpha, or risk-adjusted returns, relative to traditional indices through the use of the AlphaDEX® selection methodology.
General
Security Type Exchange-Traded Fund
Equity Style Small Cap/Blend
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class US Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Small Blend
Category Index Russell 2000 TR USD
Global Category Name US Equity Small Cap
YCharts Categorization US Small Cap
YCharts Benchmark Russell 2000 Total Return (^RUTTR)
Prospectus Objective Small Company
Fund Owner Firm Name First Trust
Prospectus Benchmark Index
NASDAQ AlphaDEX(R) Small Cap Core TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^SPXTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Daniel Lindquist 16.33 yrs
David McGarel 16.33 yrs
Jon Erickson 16.33 yrs
Roger Testin 16.33 yrs
Stan Ueland 16.33 yrs
Chris Peterson 7.46 yrs
Erik Russo 2.67 yrs

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