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  • ETF
  • FVL
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.11 (0.01%)
    Time: 04/26/17
    Previous Close: $21.58
  • Category
  • All Cap Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
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  • 52 Week Lo: $18.78
  • 52 Week Hi: $22.51
  • AUM: $52.6 M
  • Shares: 2.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 3,383
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 4,838

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Analyst Report

This interesting product from First Trust, offers investors broad based equity exposure to a group of (generally) mid and small cap firms. However, the main difference between FVL and a number of other mid and small cap focused products is that its index is developed in concert with Value Line, an investment research company that is known for its stock selection process. The underlying benchmark in this fund takes Value Line's proprietary methodology and selects 100 securities that have received Value Line's top grade for the company's Timeliness Ranking System. This method has performed well when compared against fellow mid cap funds such as IJH, outperforming over longer time horizons. However, FVL does have a significantly higher expense ratio than many of these counterparts so cost-conscious investors may want to avoid this fund unless they really believe in the Value Line system and its ability to consistently generate alpha over the long haul.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FVL 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 All Cap 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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FVL Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B- n/a
Expenses B- n/a

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FVL 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.com Category.

FVL Holdings

Filings Data as of: Apr 24, 2017
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Concentration Analysis

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

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 100.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Consumer, Cyclical 36.04%
Energy 20.57%
Technology 8.26%
Healthcare 7.42%
Basic Materials 7.32%
Utilities 5.43%
Industrials 5.2%
Real Estate 3.46%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 2.26%
Telecommunications 1.73%
Other 1.37%
Financials 0.94%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Small cap 35.42%
Micro cap 28.89%
Mid cap 25.03%
Large cap 10.65%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
North America 88.82%
Europe 8.09%
Latin America 1.08%
Africa 1.03%
Asia-Pacific 0.98%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
United States 82.73%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 15.17%
Emerging Markets 2.1%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 82.73%
Canada 6.09%
United Kingdom 3.97%
Finland 1.28%
Netherlands 1.13%
Mexico 1.08%
South Africa 1.03%
Luxembourg 1.01%
Japan 0.98%
Ireland 0.7%

FVL Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com 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 14 other ETFs in the All Cap Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

FVL Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com 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 FVL relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

FVL Valuation

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

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FVL Dividend

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

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FVL Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

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  • 20 Day MA: $21.51
  • 60 Day MA: $21.64
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.20
  • MACD 100 Period: -0.02
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 29.63
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 27.12
  • RSI 10 Day: 59
  • RSI 20 Day: 53
  • RSI 30 Day: 52
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 46

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $21.30
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $21.74
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $21.32
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $21.74
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $21.00
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $21.84

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $21.66
  • Support Level 2: $21.64
  • Resistance Level 1: $21.74
  • Resistance Level 2: $21.80


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 40.15
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 59.16
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 43.75
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 48.02

Fact Sheet

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