This ETF offers exposure to the Chinese stock market, making it one of many options available to investors looking to access one of the most important global economies that accounts for an increasingly large portion of global GDP growth. As such, FCA can be a useful tool for overweighting China within a long-term portfolio, or as a means of establishing a shorter-term tactical tilt designed to capitalize off of temporary mispricings. There are a number of products in the China Equities ETFdb Category that offer pure play exposure to Chinese stock markets; FCA is unique because of the methodology employed by the index that it seeks to replicate. This ETF is part of the AlphaDEX suite of ETFs from First Trust; it is linked to an index that utilizes rules-based quantitative screening techniques to select stocks deemed to have the greatest potential for capital appreciation (and therefore capable of generating excess returns relative to broader benchmarks). For the opportunity to generate alpha offered by this technique, investors can expect to pay a bit more; FCA is a bit more expensive than most of the ETFs in the China Equities ETFdb Category, though its expense ratio is generally comparable to some of the offerings. For those who believe that the AlphaDEX methodology is capable of outperforming cap-weighted benchmarks over the long run, this ETF might make sense as the best way to add China exposure to a portfolio. Those looking to keep fees down and simply own the broader market have several options available to them, including GXC.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FCA 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 China 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.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 5 other ETFs in the China Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of FCA relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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