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FEMS First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund

  • ETF
  • FEMS
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.07 (0.0%)
    Time: 05/23/16
    Previous Close: $27.72
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
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Trading Data

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  • 52 Week Lo: $23.43
  • 52 Week Hi: $36.26
  • AUM: $54.9 M
  • Shares: 2.0 M

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Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 30,145
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 27,822

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Analyst Report

This ETF utilizes the AlphaDEX strategy to invest in emerging market small caps. This methodology involves a quantitative screening methodology designed to identify the stocks from a specific universe that have the greatest potential for capital appreciation. Specifically, stocks from the eligible universe are ranked on growth factors such as recent price appreciation, sales-to-price ratio, and one year sales growth, and separately on value factors such as book value to price ratio, cash flow to price ratio, and return on assets. Stocks with the highest scores are included in the benchmark, and the highest weightings are afforded larger weightings. For those looking to make a play on small cap equities, FEMS certainly makes for a viable option. The fund has nearly 200 holdings, but allocates over 25% of its assets to Taiwan; an economy that most believe is already fully developed. This may dilute the emerging market exposure and lead to undesirable results. Beyond that, the fund has a sound strategy and can be used as a part of a bigger emerging market strategy, but the fund is not deep enough to be your core holding for exposure to developing economies.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FEMS 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 Emerging Markets 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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FEMS Overall Realtime Rating:

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Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B EEM
Expenses C+ SCHE

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FEMS 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.

FEMS Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 97.95%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 1.52%
Other 0.53%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Technology 21.48%
Consumer Cyclical 13.24%
Basic Materials 12.96%
Real Estate 12.45%
Industrials 10.71%
Utilities 9.77%
Consumer Defensive 8.32%
Financial Services 4.41%
Communication Services 1.77%
Energy 1.74%
Health Care 1.11%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 0.0%
Large 2.26%
Medium 57.4%
Small 33.54%
Micro 2.11%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia (Emerging) 38.27%
Asia (Developed) 21.96%
Latin America 17.65%
Africa 10.53%
Europe 9.53%
Middle East 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
U.S. 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging 75.99%
Developed 21.96%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Taiwan 21.96%
Mexico 3.33%
China 18.38%
Brazil 13.83%
South Africa 9.95%
Thailand 6.19%
India 5.46%
Poland 4.45%
Turkey 4.15%
Malaysia 3.43%
Other 8.87%

FEMS Expenses & Fees

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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FEMS Performance

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

FEMS Valuation

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

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FEMS Dividend

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FEMS Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

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  • 20 Day MA: $28.41
  • 60 Day MA: $28.74
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.25
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.29
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 49.01
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 72.60
  • RSI 10 Day: 42
  • RSI 20 Day: 44
  • RSI 30 Day: 47
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 43

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $27.26
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $28.53
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $27.02
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $29.84
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $27.12
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $30.67

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $27.72
  • Support Level 2: $27.66
  • Resistance Level 1: $27.88
  • Resistance Level 2: $27.98


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 36.90
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 49.56
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 40.15
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 38.46

Fact Sheet

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