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FGM First Trust Germany AlphaDEX Fund

  • ETF
  • FGM
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.13 (0.0%)
    Time: 05/24/16
    Previous Close: $36.22
  • Category
  • Europe Equities
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Trading Data

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  • 52 Week Lo: $30.64
  • 52 Week Hi: $39.67
  • AUM: $135.5 M
  • Shares: 3.8 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 8,086
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 13,430

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Analyst Report

This ETF utilizes the AlphaDEX strategy to invest in the German stock market. 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 German equities, FGM certainly makes for a viable option, but it is on the upper range of expenses; you pay a premium for the strategy which has proven itself under numerous market environments. Germany’s economy has long been hailed as one of the strongest in Europe, as they have withstood a number of issues that other countries have fell prey to, making this ETF an enticing opportunity. The ETF has a portfolio of 40 stocks with around 40% of assets going to the top ten securities; while that isn’t the best diversity in the space, it certainly is not the worst. FGM would probably not be used as a core holding in a portfolio, but can be a great tool for segmenting German stocks as a satellite holding of a bigger portfolio.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FGM 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 Europe 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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FGM Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B EZU
Expenses C VGK

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FGM 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.

FGM Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

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

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 99.88%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.12%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Industrials 29.87%
Consumer Cyclical 21.41%
Basic Materials 13.43%
Technology 13.1%
Financial Services 8.54%
Utilities 4.18%
Real Estate 3.25%
Communication Services 2.96%
Health Care 1.68%
Consumer Defensive 1.46%
Energy 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 16.39%
Large 19.24%
Medium 60.63%
Small 3.62%
Micro 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 99.88%
Middle East 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
U.S. 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.88%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Germany 96.03%
United Kingdom 3.85%
Other 0.12%

FGM 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

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Commission Free Trading

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

Category Commission Free Trading

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FGM Performance

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

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

FGM Valuation

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

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FGM Dividend

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

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FGM 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: $36.39
  • 60 Day MA: $35.98
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.24
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.46
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 28.07
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 58.38
  • RSI 10 Day: 53
  • RSI 20 Day: 52
  • RSI 30 Day: 53
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 58

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $35.43
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $36.60
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $35.30
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $37.48
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $35.48
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $37.51

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $36.29
  • Support Level 2: $36.23
  • Resistance Level 1: $36.38
  • Resistance Level 2: $36.41


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 84.09
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 77.17
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 66.26
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 55.57

Fact Sheet

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