This ETF offers broad-based exposure to U.S. equity markets, including stocks across a number of different sectors and companies of various sizes. As such, FAD may be appealing to investors building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; this fund covers an asset class that is a core holding of most investor portfolios. FAD is one of the AlphaDEX products from First Trust, meaning that it is linked to an index that employs stock screening tactics with the objective of outperforming simple cap-weighted benchmarks. The AlphaDEX methodology has an impressive track record, so those in hunt of alpha may want to take a closer look at this "enhanced" ETF that is linked to a quant-based index. Those seeking to minimize costs will probably steer clear, as FAD is considerably more expensive than IWZ (which seeks to replicate the Russell 3000 Growth Index). FAB is a trade-off between the potential to beat a broad cap-weighted benchmark (such as the Russell 3000) and increased annual expenses.Those who believe the AlphaDEX methodology can generate alpha over the long term may prefer this fund, while those who believe in efficient markets may want to stick to simple cap-weighting.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FAD on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the All Cap Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 14 other ETFs in the All Cap Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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