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FEMS
First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund

Price: $37.75
Change: $0.26 (0.01%)
Last Updated:

Vitals

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $30.30
  • 52 Week Hi $40.44
  • AUM $167.3 M
  • Shares 4.5 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 43,270
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 50,552

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPEM 0.11% $3.8 B 1 M -2.79%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.12% $65.3 B 11 M -2.81%
Most Liquid (Volume) EEM 0.68% $28.9 B 64 M -3.52%
Top YTD Performer RSXJ 0.76% $39.0 M 3,690 9.84%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

201
Number of Holdings
10.99%
% Assets in Top 10
15.65%
% Assets in Top 15
43.73%
% Assets in Top 50
Number of Holdings
201

% Assets in Top 10
10.99%

% Assets in Top 15
15.65%

% Assets in Top 50
43.73%

Sector Breakdown

Asset Percentage
Common equity 97.45%
Preferred stock 2.52%
ETF Cash Component 0.02%
Sector Percentage
Industrials 19.28%
Technology 17.54%
Basic Materials 16.38%
Consumer, Cyclical 13.1%
Real Estate 9.21%
Other 6.46%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 4.7%
Communications 3.73%
Energy 3.48%
Financials 3.2%
Utilities 2.16%
Non-Equity 0.38%
Healthcare 0.35%
ETF Cash Component 0.02%
Market Cap Percentage
Mid cap 58.39%
Large cap 16.73%
Small cap 15.72%
Micro cap 9.14%
ETF Cash Component 0.02%
Region Percentage
Asia 48.87%
Latin America 21.78%
Europe 20.08%
Africa 5.49%
Asia-Pacific 2.85%
Middle East 0.92%
ETF Cash Component 0.02%
Region Percentage
Emerging Markets 93.59%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 5.9%
Not-designated 0.49%
ETF Cash Component 0.02%
Country Percentage
Taiwan 25.19%
Brazil 19.6%
Turkey 14.54%
China 14.26%
South Africa 5.49%
Thailand 4.35%
Indonesia 2.93%
United Kingdom 2.28%
Hong Kong 1.82%
Malaysia 1.81%
Mexico 1.69%
Russia 1.45%
Philippines 1.03%
Poland 0.96%
Egypt 0.92%
Netherlands 0.53%
Bahamas 0.49%
India 0.33%
France 0.32%
ETF Cash Component 0.02%
Asset Percentage
Common equity 97.45%
Preferred stock 2.52%
ETF Cash Component 0.02%

FEMS Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
8.03

FEMS Dividend

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

Dividend
$0.65
Dividend Date
2019-12-13
Annual Dividend Rate
$1.73

$0.65
Dividend
2019-12-13
Dividend Date
$1.73
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
4.59%

FEMS Fund Flows

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

1 Week Fund Flow
No Ranking Available

4 Week Fund Flow
$11.3 M

13 Week Fund Flow
$30.9 M

26 Week Fund Flow
$20.6 M

Year to Date Fund Flow
$11.3 M

1 Year Fund Flow
$5.2 M

3 Year Fund Flow
$62.6 M

5 Year Fund Flow
$143.1 M

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FEMS 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 Emerging Markets 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.

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

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Analyst Report

This ETF utilizes the AlphaDEX strategy to invest in emerging market small caps. This methodology involves a quantitative screening methodology designed to identify the stocks from a specific universe that have the greatest potential for capital appreciation. Specifically, stocks from the eligible universe are ranked on growth factors such as recent price appreciation, sales-to-price ratio, and one year sales growth, and separately on value factors such as book value to price ratio, cash flow to price ratio, and return on assets. Stocks with the highest scores are included in the benchmark, and the highest weightings are afforded larger weightings.

For those looking to make a play on small cap equities, FEMS certainly makes for a viable option. The fund has nearly 200 holdings, but allocates over 25% of its assets to Taiwan; an economy that most believe is already fully developed. This may dilute the emerging market exposure and lead to undesirable results. Beyond that, the fund has a sound strategy and can be used as a part of a bigger emerging market strategy, but the fund is not deep enough to be your core holding for exposure to developing economies.

FEMS Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.545%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.19%
Category Average
0.54%
Expense Ratio
0.80%
ESG Themes and Scores

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

FEMS Performance

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

-0.21%
1 Week Return
-4.19%
4 Week Return
5.52%
13 Week Return
15.52%
26 Week Return
-4.48%
Year to Date Return
11.66%
1 Year Return
22.07%
3 Year Return
36.58%
5 Year Return
1 Week Return
-0.21%

4 Week Return
-4.19%

13 Week Return
5.52%

26 Week Return
15.52%

Year to Date Return
-4.48%

1 Year Return
11.66%

3 Year Return
22.07%

5 Year Return
36.58%

FEMS Charts

FEMS Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
158.87%
Rank
2 of 74

20 Day Volatility
23.67%
Rank
7 of 73

50 Day Volatility
19.11%
Rank
12 of 73

200 Day Volatility
15.47%
Rank
17 of 73

Beta
0.93
Rank
15 of 73

Standard Deviation
2.21%
Rank
7 of 69

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $37.80
  • 60 Day MA $38.04
  • MACD 15 Period 0.11
  • MACD 100 Period 0.98
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 34.83
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 63.91
  • RSI 10 Day 47
  • RSI 20 Day 48
  • RSI 30 Day 50
  • Ultimate Oscillator 48

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $36.94
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $38.40
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $36.61
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $39.01
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $36.27
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $40.76

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $37.50
  • Support Level 2 $37.26
  • Resistance Level 1 $37.93
  • Resistance Level 2 $38.12

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 52.36
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 49.48
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 47.71
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 57.91

Fact Sheet

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