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  • ETF
  • FDM
    Pricing Data
    $43.76
    Change: $0.84 (0.02%)
    Time: 08/16/19
    Previous Close: $42.92
  • Category
  • Small Cap Blend Equities
  • ESG Score
Last Updated:

Profile

Vitals

Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $38.38
  • 52 Week Hi: $52.55
  • AUM: $135.7 M
  • Shares: 3.1 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 8,488
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 10,309

Alternative ETFs in the Small Cap Blend Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest VBR 0.07% $12,776.0 M 247,325 9.52%
Largest (AUM) VBR 0.07% $12,776.0 M 247,325 9.52%
Most Liquid (Volume) IWN 0.24% $8,477.6 M 740,312 6.82%
Top YTD Performer OSCV 0.79% $55.5 M 20,475 16.09%

Analyst Report

FDM seeks to replicate a benchmark which offers exposure to the micro cap sector of the U.S. equity market. The investment thesis behind micro caps is a very similar, but more aggressive approach than small caps. The companies held in this ETF will be very small and volatile firms that have a huge potential for both explosive growth and utter failure. At one point in time most companies were micro caps, and this ETF will give investors exposure to the ones that work their way into the upper echelons of the U.S. equities market. While some exposure to these small companies is healthy for a portfolio, the allocation should be kept low as this ETF will likely exhibit a high amount of volatility as well as being incredibly risky. FDM spreads its assets relatively evenly across numerous market sectors with a slight bias toward financials and consumer stocks. However, this fund has less diversification than other micro cap funds in the field as First Trust employs a 'select' methodology that attempts to weed out some of the worst performers. As a result, this fund will be a good addition for investor looking for growth, but do not mind a bit of risk in their portfolio.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FDM 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 Small Cap Blend 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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FDM Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B+ n/a
Expenses C+ n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

FDM 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.

FDM Holdings

Filings Data as of: Aug 16, 2019

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank: 35 of 56
230
Category Low SMCP (8)
Category High GWX (1891)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 36 of 56
15.71%
Category Low EWSC (2.59%)
Category High SMCP (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 21 of 56
20.54%
Category Low EWSC (3.76%)
Category High SMCP (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 23 of 56
44.57%
Category Low PRFZ (11.21%)
Category High YOLO (100.00%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 99.81%
ETF Cash Component 0.19%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 29.91%
Industrials 16.13%
Consumer, Cyclical 14.11%
Real Estate 11.35%
Other 6.93%
Technology 5.59%
Energy 4.49%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 3.24%
Basic Materials 3.22%
Healthcare 3.07%
Communications 1.21%
Utilities 0.54%
ETF Cash Component 0.19%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Micro cap 92.9%
Small cap 6.9%
ETF Cash Component 0.19%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
North America 99.54%
Latin America 0.46%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
United States 98.58%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 0.96%
Emerging Markets 0.46%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 98.58%
Canada 0.96%
Brazil 0.46%

FDM Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.543%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.20%
Category Average
0.63%
Expense Ratio
Rank: 42 of 56
0.60%
Category Low VBR (0.07%)
Category High VPC (7.64%)

Commission Free Trading

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

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 10 other ETFs in the Small Cap Blend Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

FDM ESG Themes and Scores
  • 2.61/10
    ESG Score
  • 4.88%
    ESG Score Global Percentile (%)
  • 1.53%
    ESG Score Peer Percentile (%)
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      4.38%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      65.21

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)

      Higher improves ESG score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      4.38%

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      3.7%

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)

      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Gambling Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Weapons Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)

      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Flag (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)

      Higher improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)

      Higher improves ESG score
    • No Female Directors (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)

      Higher improves ESG score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)

      Higher improves ESG score
    • Entrenched Board (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Overboarding (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • One Share One Vote (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Poison Pill (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Pay Flag (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)

      Lower improves ESG score
    • Accounting Flag (%)

      Lower improves ESG score

FDM Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 42 of 55
-1.91%
Category Low MJ (-8.06%)
Category High PSCU (0.60%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 10 of 54
-2.69%
Category Low MJ (-12.00%)
Category High OSCV (-1.11%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 9 of 53
-1.59%
Category Low YOLO (-22.48%)
Category High OSCV (1.31%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 27 of 51
-6.20%
Category Low MJ (-25.79%)
Category High ALTY (3.94%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 21 of 50
8.64%
Category Low VAMO (-8.34%)
Category High OSCV (16.09%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 38 of 49
-14.89%
Category Low CSF (-25.25%)
Category High ALTY (3.47%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 1 of 38
27.08%
Category Low VAMO (-11.32%)
Category High FDM (27.08%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 2 of 26
49.49%
Category Low SDIV (-10.21%)
Category High PSCU (66.06%)

FDM Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 23
$10.8 M
Category Low MJ (‑$54.2 M)
Category High SCHC ($15.6 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 6 of 40
$8.6 M
Category Low IJJ (‑$69.5 M)
Category High IWN ($160.5 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 25 of 50
$1.9 M
Category Low IJS (‑$122.8 M)
Category High FNDA ($166.0 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 33 of 54
‑$0.5 M
Category Low IWN (‑$247.0 M)
Category High MJ ($293.6 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 39 of 54
‑$2.9 M
Category Low IWN (‑$758.5 M)
Category High MJ ($475.8 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 49 of 54
‑$44.5 M
Category Low IWN (‑$324.1 M)
Category High MJ ($842.8 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 24 of 56
$91.7 M
Category Low PSCU (‑$97.7 M)
Category High VBR ($3,848.7 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 28 of 56
$77.9 M
Category Low IWC (‑$201.2 M)
Category High VBR ($6,845.5 M)

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Charts

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

FDM Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 11 of 50
13.14
Category Low SDIV (9.16)
Category High PSCU (47.19)

FDM Dividend

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

Dividend
$0.14
Dividend Date
2019-06-14
Annual Dividend Rate
$0.66
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 36 of 49
1.54%
Category Low JHSC (0.91%)
Category High SDIV (10.12%)

FDM Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 25 of 55
78.74%
Category Low ORG (17.39%)
Category High SDVY (143.53%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 38 of 54
19.99%
Category Low VPC (11.04%)
Category High SDVY (55.01%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 40 of 53
15.56%
Category Low VPC (8.17%)
Category High SDVY (43.36%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 38 of 51
14.69%
Category Low VPC (7.35%)
Category High SDVY (34.31%)
Beta
Rank: 38 of 51
0.97
Category Low VAMO (0.39)
Category High MJ (2.06)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 19 of 49
2.78%
Category Low ALTY (0.56%)
Category High IJS (9.16%)

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $44.69
  • 60 Day MA: $44.36
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.76
  • MACD 100 Period: -0.97
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 53.30
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 74.62
  • RSI 10 Day: 43
  • RSI 20 Day: 45
  • RSI 30 Day: 46
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 44

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $42.95
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $45.00
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $42.98
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $46.41
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $43.38
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $46.38

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $43.22
  • Support Level 2: $42.68
  • Resistance Level 1: $44.05
  • Resistance Level 2: $44.34

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 48.55
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 30.97
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 40.18
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 32.26

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