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This ETF offers exposure to large cap U.S. equities that are classified as value companies, making FTA a potentially useful tool for those looking to tap into this segment of the domestic stock market or shift exposure towards companies with lower pricing multiples and higher dividend yields. There are a number of ETF options offering exposure to this asset class; FTA is unique because of the methodology it uses to determine holdings. Instead of offering exposure to all large cap value stocks, FTA utilizes a quant-based screening methodology to identify companies deemed to have the greatest potential for capital appreciation. For investors who believe the AlphaDEX methodology is sound and has the ability to generate alpha consistently, FTA may be a very appealing option for accessing large cap value stocks. For those who believe that markets are completely efficient, there are several cheaper options out there, including IWD and VTV. FTA's exposure is somewhat unique compared to more broad-based value ETFs; this fund offers more balanced exposure that breaks the link between market capitalization and index allocation. That feature may be appealing for certain investors, especially those looking for alternatives to cap-weighting.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FTA 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 Value 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.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 29 other ETFs in the Large Cap Value Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of FTA 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.com Category.
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