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First Trust Alternative Absolute Return Strategy ETF

Price: $30.33
Change: $0.11 (0.0%)
Category: Commodities
Last Updated:


  • Issuer First Trust
  • Brand First Trust
  • Structure Currency Pool
  • Expense Ratio 0.95%
  • ETF Home Page Home page
  • Inception May 18, 2016
  • Tax Form 1099
  • Index Tracked ACTIVE - No Index

Investment Themes

Analyst Report


Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $25.11
  • 52 Week Hi $32.80
  • AUM $113.9 M
  • Shares 3.8 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 13,005
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 17,847

Alternative ETFs in the Commodities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest BCI 0.25% $690.1 M 161,734 23.15%
Largest (AUM) PDBC 0.59% $6.2 B 4 M 32.18%
Most Liquid (Volume) PDBC 0.59% $6.2 B 4 M 32.18%
Top YTD Performer BDRY 3.76% $88.3 M 514,266 232.86%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
% Assets in Top 10
Number of Holdings

% Assets in Top 10

FAAR Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
No Ranking Available

FAAR Dividend

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

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FAAR Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 6.06 M 3 Month Net Flows: 21.26 M 6 Month Net Flows: 43.76 M 1 Year Net Flows: 65.2 M 3 Year Net Flows: 90.78 M 5 Year Net Flows: 103.78 M 10 Year Net Flows: 103.78 M

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FAAR 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 Commodities 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.

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

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

FAAR Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same Category.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

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ESG Themes and Scores

FAAR does not have an ESG score. There are no ESG themes that map to this ETF.

FAAR Performance

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

1 Week Return
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13 Week Return
26 Week Return
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FAAR Price and Volume Chart

Sector Breakdown

FAAR Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
6 of 26

20 Day Volatility
3 of 26

50 Day Volatility
4 of 26

200 Day Volatility
7 of 26

25 of 26

Standard Deviation
20 of 24


  • 20 Day MA $30.28
  • 60 Day MA $30.44
  • MACD 15 Period 0.06
  • MACD 100 Period 0.41
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 69.97
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 69.97
  • RSI 10 Day 51
  • RSI 20 Day 51
  • RSI 30 Day 51
  • Ultimate Oscillator 51

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $29.05
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $31.49
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $29.31
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $31.16
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $29.30
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $31.09

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $30.07
  • Support Level 2 $29.82
  • Resistance Level 1 $30.54
  • Resistance Level 2 $30.76


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 59.11
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 68.36
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 52.90
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 52.71

Financial Advisor Report

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Fact Sheet

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