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FPA First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund

  • ETF
  • FPA
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.0 (0.0%)
    Time: 05/23/16
    Previous Close: $26.37
  • Category
  • Asia Pacific Equities
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Trading Data

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  • 52 Week Lo: $21.54
  • 52 Week Hi: $32.33
  • AUM: $30.4 M
  • Shares: 1.2 M

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Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 7,250
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 6,145

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to a handful of developed economies in Asia, including South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore but excluding Japan. As such, this fund may be appealing to those who are looking to tilt developed markets exposure towards Asia, but are skeptical of Japan's ability to generate meaningful GDP growth. Many of the underlying economies are included in broad-based international ETFs, so beware double-dipping on some of these markets (though FPA can be useful for a tactical overweight position). While there are multiple Asia ex-Japan ETFs available, FPA is unique because of the methodology underlying the related index. This ETF is part of the AlphaDEX suite of ETFs from First Trust that are linked to indexes utilizing quant-based screens in an attempt to identify the stocks poised to outperform their broad peer group. In exchange for this advanced methodology, investors will have to pay a bit more; FPA is a bit more expensive than cap-weighted ETF options such as AAXJ and EPP (though the gap is relatively small compared to expense differentials among U.S equity funds). For those who believe that the AlphaDEX methodology has the ability to generate excess returns over the long run, this ETF may be very appealing as a way of overweighting developed Asian economies in a long-term portfolio or for establishing a short-term tactical tilt towards this region. For those looking to minimize fees or skeptical about the ability of the methodology to add value, EPP may be a better option.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FPA 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 Asia Pacific 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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FPA Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

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Liquidity B+ EWT
Expenses C VPL

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FPA 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.

FPA 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 99.22%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.47%
Other 0.3%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Industrials 20.58%
Consumer Cyclical 18.67%
Real Estate 18.63%
Consumer Defensive 9.2%
Basic Materials 6.39%
Technology 6.0%
Financial Services 5.27%
Health Care 5.19%
Utilities 4.5%
Communication Services 3.57%
Energy 1.24%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 21.18%
Large 70.18%
Medium 6.37%
Small 0.0%
Micro 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia (Developed) 70.42%
Australia 20.48%
Asia (Emerging) 8.33%
Middle East 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Europe 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
U.S. 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 90.9%
Emerging 8.33%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
South Korea 41.86%
Hong Kong 24.03%
Australia 19.06%
China 8.33%
Singapore 4.53%
New Zealand 1.41%
Other 0.78%

FPA 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

There are 12 other ETFs in the Asia Pacific Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

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

FPA Valuation

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

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FPA Dividend

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FPA 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: $27.10
  • 60 Day MA: $27.60
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.40
  • MACD 100 Period: -0.46
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 71.17
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 87.35
  • RSI 10 Day: 34
  • RSI 20 Day: 39
  • RSI 30 Day: 43
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 28

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $26.00
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $27.28
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $25.79
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $28.50
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $25.85
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $29.39

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $26.33
  • Support Level 2: $26.29
  • Resistance Level 1: $26.43
  • Resistance Level 2: $26.49


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 19.57
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 30.30
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 20.97
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 25.38

Fact Sheet

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