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  • ETF
  • FDM
    Pricing Data
    $36.55
    Change: $0.01 (-0.0%)
    Time: 09/23/16
    Previous Close: $36.56
  • Category
  • Small Cap Blend Equities
Last Updated:

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Vitals

Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $28.06
  • 52 Week Hi: $36.69
  • AUM: $49.6 M
  • Shares: 1.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 4,239
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 4,531

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Cheapest
Largest (AUM)
Most Liquid (Volume)
Top YTD Performer

Analyst Report

FDM seeks to replicate a benchmark which offers exposure to the micro cap sector of the U.S. equity market. The investment thesis behind micro caps is a very similar, but more aggressive approach than small caps. The companies held in this ETF will be very small and volatile firms that have a huge potential for both explosive growth and utter failure. At one point in time most companies were micro caps, and this ETF will give investors exposure to the ones that work their way into the upper echelons of the U.S. equities market. While some exposure to these small companies is healthy for a portfolio, the allocation should be kept low as this ETF will likely exhibit a high amount of volatility as well as being incredibly risky. FDM spreads its assets relatively evenly across numerous market sectors with a slight bias toward financials and consumer stocks. However, this fund has less diversification than other micro cap funds in the field as First Trust employs a 'select' methodology that attempts to weed out some of the worst performers. As a result, this fund will be a good addition for investor looking for growth, but do not mind a bit of risk in their portfolio.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FDM 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 Small Cap Blend 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.

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FDM Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B+ n/a
Expenses C+ n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

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FDM In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

FDM Holdings

Filings Data as of: Sep 05, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank:
280
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
Rank:
10.69%
Category Low
Category High

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 98.95%
International Stocks 0.96%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.08%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financial Services 41.08%
Consumer Cyclical 18.72%
Industrials 14.2%
Real Estate 6.71%
Technology 5.46%
Basic Materials 4.79%
Consumer Defensive 3.93%
Health Care 2.62%
Utilities 1.03%
Communication Services 1.01%
Energy 0.35%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 0.0%
Large 0.0%
Medium 0.0%
Small 5.5%
Micro 94.42%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 98.95%
Latin America 0.55%
Europe 0.41%
Middle East 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.92%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 98.95%
Puerto Rico 0.55%
Germany 0.41%
Other 0.09%

FDM Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.575%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.26%
Category Average
0.38%
Expense Ratio
Rank:
0.60%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 9 other ETFs in the Small Cap Blend Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

FDM Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

1 Week Return
Rank:
2.16%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
Rank:
2.18%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
Rank:
11.50%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
Rank:
14.41%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
Rank:
12.34%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
Rank:
16.09%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
Rank:
31.66%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
Rank:
129.84%
Category Low
Category High

Charts

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 FDM relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

FDM Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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P/E Ratio
Rank:
15.42
Category Low
Category High

FDM Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Dividend
$0.14
Dividend Date
2016-09-21
Annual Dividend Rate
$0.60
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank:
1.63%
Category Low
Category High

FDM Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

5 Day Volatility
Rank:
90.91%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
Rank:
12.29%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
Rank:
9.71%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
Rank:
14.37%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
Rank:
0.99
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
Rank:
1.84%
Category Low
Category High

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $36.03
  • 60 Day MA: $35.31
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.50
  • MACD 100 Period: 2.15
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 0.80
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 9.83
  • RSI 10 Day: 66
  • RSI 20 Day: 62
  • RSI 30 Day: 61
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 69

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $35.16
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $36.60
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $35.34
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $36.68
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $35.09
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $36.60

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: n/a
  • Support Level 2: $36.47
  • Resistance Level 1: n/a
  • Resistance Level 2: $36.59

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 80.47
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 84.30
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 66.39
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 69.94

Fact Sheet

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