This ETF offers exposure to the large cap sector of the U.S. equity market, making it one of many options for accessing an asset class that receives significant allocations in many portfolios. As such, FEX will appeal primarily to investors constructing exposure for the long term, and won't be of much use to short-term focused traders. This ETF is one of the AlphaDEX products from First Trust, linked to an index that utilizes rules-based quantitative screens to identify companies that are poised to outperform broad-based cap-weighted benchmarks. The AlphaDEX products have an impressive track record compared to funds such as SPY, though the historical period is somewhat limited. Investors convinced by the stellar performance and underlying methodology may prefer FEX as a tool for accessing large cap U.S. stocks, while those who believe in perfectly efficient markets and focus on minimizing fees will want to look elsewhere. This fund's expense ratio is considerably higher than other options such as SPY or VOO.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FEX 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 Large 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.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 15 other ETFs in the Large Cap Blend 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.
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 FEX 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 Category.
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