FDT
First Trust Developed Markets ex-US AlphaDEX Fund

Price: $62.25
Change: $0.24 (0.0%)
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Vitals

Issuer First Trust
Brand First Trust
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.80%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Apr 18, 2011

Analyst Report

This ETF is one of many options that offers exposure to developed markets outside of the U.S., an asset class that includes stocks from Western Europe, Japan, and Australia. It should also be noted that FDT includes meaningful exposure to Canadian stocks, distinguishing this fund from EAFE ETFs that avoid North American equities altogether. Given this focus, FDT may have appeal to investors building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; ex-U.S. developed markets exposure should be a core component of portfolios for those in it for the long run. FDT is unique because of the methodology employed by the underlying index; this ETF is part of the AlphaDEX suite of products that employs a quant-based approach with the goal of identifying component companies that maintain the greatest potential for capital appreciation. In exchange for this attempt to generate alpha, which may be appealing to those opposed to market cap weighting, investors can expect to pay a little bit more. FDT’s expense ratio is on the high end of the range for its ETFdb Category; those who believe the AlphaDEX methodology is capable of generating excess returns over the long run may be willing to pay for this exposure, while those looking to keep costs down and simply own the market may prefer other options (such as SCHF).

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Multi-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Region (General) Developed Markets
Region (Specific) Broad

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Equity: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - Total Market
  • Category Size and Style
  • Focus Total Market
  • Niche Broad-based
  • Strategy Multi-factor
  • Weighting Scheme Tiered

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $46.36
  • 52 Week Hi $64.82
  • AUM $417.4 M
  • Shares 6.7 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 26,957
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 22,621

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Foreign Large Cap Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPDW 0.04% $12.2 B 1 M 12.38%
Largest (AUM) VEA 0.05% $106.2 B 7 M 12.41%
Most Liquid (Volume) EFA 0.32% $57.7 B 22 M 11.84%
Top YTD Performer BBCA 0.19% $6.1 B 106,317 29.70%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: Developed Markets Ex-U.S. - Total Market Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPDW 0.04% $12.2 B 1 M 12.38%
Largest (AUM) VEA 0.05% $106.2 B 7 M 12.41%
Most Liquid (Volume) VEA 0.05% $106.2 B 7 M 12.41%
Top YTD Performer FYLD 0.59% $39.8 M 12,771 18.90%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

FDT ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 301 714 824
% of Assets in Top 10 6.12% 21.75% 14.37%
% of Assets in Top 15 9.06% 27.58% 19.22%
% of Assets in Top 50 28.47% 52.14% 42.92%

Size Comparison

FDT ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 38.62% 69.66% 67.14%
Mid (>2.7B) 61.27% 24.69% 28.54%
Small (>600M) 0.12% 2.96% 3.94%
Micro (<600M) 0.00% 0.27% 0.39%

FDT Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

FDT
P/E Ratio
11.14
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
26.03
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
17.77

FDT Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

FDT ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.36 $ 0.44 $ 0.33
Dividend Date 2021-09-23 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 2.10 $ 1.06 $ 0.90
Annual Dividend Yield 3.38% 2.59% 2.33%

FDT Price and Volume Chart

FDT Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 15.3 M 3 Month Net Flows: 24.81 M 6 Month Net Flows: 31.09 M 1 Year Net Flows: -10.31 M 3 Year Net Flows: -656.77 M 5 Year Net Flows: 301.23 M 10 Year Net Flows: 497.66 M

FDT Price vs Flows AUM Influence

View charts that break down the influence that fund flows and price had on overall assets.

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FDT 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 ETF Database Pro members, shows the ETF in the Foreign Large 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 ETF Database Pro. To view information on how the ETF Database Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

FDT Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

FDT
Expense Ratio
0.80%
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
0.41%
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio
0.38%

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Qualified dividends
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores
6.39/10
ESG Score
52.43%
Global Percentile
57.8%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      6.6%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      361.05
      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 (%)
      6.6%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      7.21%
      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

FDT Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

FDT ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
Average
1 Month Return -0.85% 0.44% -0.06%
3 Month Return 0.10% 0.42% 1.21%
YTD Return 12.26% 10.10% 11.69%
1 Year Return 26.69% 24.47% 23.63%
3 Year Return 24.25% 27.01% 26.27%
5 Year Return 45.03% 31.02% 30.93%

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of FDT's underlying holdings.

Region Percentage
Europe 44.46%
Asia Pacific 43.12%
North, Central and South America 11.88%
Other 0.58%
Country Percentage
Japan 23.52%
Canada 11.88%
South Korea 9.46%
United Kingdom 8.72%
Sweden 6.91%
Australia 5.75%
Germany 5.51%
France 3.83%
Hong Kong 3.4%
Italy 2.86%
Netherlands 2.49%
Norway 2.32%
Switzerland 2.08%
Finland 1.57%
Belgium 1.55%
Luxembourg 1.4%
Israel 1.4%
Austria 1.11%
Spain 0.99%
Denmark 0.67%
Other 0.58%
Ireland 0.55%
New Zealand 0.52%
Singapore 0.47%
Mexico 0.26%
Cyprus 0.12%
Portugal 0.12%

Holdings Analysis

The following charts reflect the allocation of FDT's underlying holdings.

Sector Percentage
Finance 24.06%
Non-Energy Minerals 12.85%
Consumer Durables 8.48%
Process Industries 8.01%
Energy Minerals 5.13%
Producer Manufacturing 5.09%
Transportation 5.06%
Retail Trade 4.63%
Electronic Technology 4.23%
Utilities 4.01%
Technology Services 3.81%
Communications 2.98%
Consumer Services 2.14%
Distribution Services 2.0%
Health Technology 1.73%
Consumer Non-Durables 1.7%
Industrial Services 1.64%
Commercial Services 1.51%
CASH 0.58%
Health Services 0.4%
Market Cap Percentage
Mid 61.27%
Large 38.62%
Small 0.12%
Micro 0.0%
Region Percentage
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 97.87%
Preferred Equity 1.11%
CASH 0.58%
Unit 0.48%
Sector Percentage
Finance 24.06%
Non-Energy Minerals 12.85%
Consumer Durables 8.48%
Process Industries 8.01%
Energy Minerals 5.13%
Producer Manufacturing 5.09%
Transportation 5.06%
Retail Trade 4.63%
Electronic Technology 4.23%
Utilities 4.01%
Technology Services 3.81%
Communications 2.98%
Consumer Services 2.14%
Distribution Services 2.0%
Health Technology 1.73%
Consumer Non-Durables 1.7%
Industrial Services 1.64%
Commercial Services 1.51%
CASH 0.58%
Health Services 0.4%

FDT Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
217.10%
Rank
4 of 124

20 Day Volatility
13.09%
Rank
29 of 124

50 Day Volatility
14.47%
Rank
20 of 124

200 Day Volatility
14.17%
Rank
20 of 124

Beta
1.0
Rank
14 of 123

Standard Deviation
4.26%
Rank
14 of 120

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $61.42
  • 60 Day MA $62.45
  • MACD 15 Period 0.85
  • MACD 100 Period -0.34
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 20.30
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 19.01
  • RSI 10 Day 56
  • RSI 20 Day 51
  • RSI 30 Day 50
  • Ultimate Oscillator 60

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $60.49
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $63.13
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $59.86
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $62.98
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $59.68
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $64.30

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $62.09
  • Support Level 2 $61.94
  • Resistance Level 1 $62.47
  • Resistance Level 2 $62.70

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 40.26
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 56.35
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 48.98
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 68.47

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