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FEMS
First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund

Price: $44.66
Change: $0.55 (0.01%)
Last Updated:

Vitals

Investment Themes

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.

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $31.48
  • 52 Week Hi $49.54
  • AUM $162.1 M
  • Shares 3.7 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 19,450
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 21,533

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest VWO 0.10% $79.4 B 8 M 3.36%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.10% $79.4 B 8 M 3.36%
Most Liquid (Volume) EEM 0.70% $30.5 B 33 M 1.27%
Top YTD Performer KSA 0.74% $848.6 M 300,358 28.48%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

206
Number of Holdings
12.68%
% Assets in Top 10
17.49%
% Assets in Top 15
43.68%
% Assets in Top 50
Number of Holdings
206

% Assets in Top 10
12.68%

% Assets in Top 15
17.49%

% Assets in Top 50
43.68%

FEMS Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
8.73

FEMS Dividend

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

Dividend
$0.43
Dividend Date
2021-06-24
Annual Dividend Rate
$1.62

$0.43
Dividend
2021-06-24
Dividend Date
$1.62
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
3.66%

FEMS Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 0 3 Month Net Flows: 25.59 M 6 Month Net Flows: 1.09 M 1 Year Net Flows: -16.29 M 3 Year Net Flows: -87.01 M 5 Year Net Flows: 85.42 M 10 Year Net Flows: 154.44 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:

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
0.544%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.19%
Category Average
0.51%
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.

-1.79%
1 Week Return
-4.32%
4 Week Return
-2.47%
13 Week Return
9.78%
26 Week Return
11.04%
Year to Date Return
31.48%
1 Year Return
27.99%
3 Year Return
70.30%
5 Year Return
1 Week Return
-1.79%

4 Week Return
-4.32%

13 Week Return
-2.47%

26 Week Return
9.78%

Year to Date Return
11.04%

1 Year Return
31.48%

3 Year Return
27.99%

5 Year Return
70.30%

FEMS Price and Volume Chart

Sector Breakdown

Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 85.76%
Preferred Equity 5.41%
Alien/Foreign 5.35%
Unit 2.51%
CASH 1.02%
Other 0.0%
Warrant 0.0%
Sector Percentage
Electronic Technology 17.58%
Finance 13.42%
Process Industries 12.42%
Non-Energy Minerals 8.21%
Utilities 8.03%
Consumer Non-Durables 5.56%
Transportation 5.49%
Consumer Durables 5.09%
Producer Manufacturing 4.25%
Communications 3.46%
Distribution Services 3.32%
Industrial Services 2.8%
Retail Trade 2.42%
Energy Minerals 2.4%
Technology Services 2.07%
CASH 1.02%
Commercial Services 0.72%
Consumer Services 0.63%
Health Technology 0.61%
Miscellaneous 0.55%
Other 0.0%
Market Cap Percentage
Small 71.83%
Mid 26.13%
Micro 2.04%
Large 0.0%
Region Percentage
Asia Pacific 63.47%
Europe 18.12%
North, Central and South America 17.44%
Other 1.02%
Region Percentage
Country Percentage
Taiwan 26.98%
China 15.43%
Brazil 14.24%
Turkey 9.6%
Hong Kong 9.37%
Thailand 5.47%
South Africa 5.17%
Indonesia 2.45%
Malaysia 2.01%
Mexico 1.72%
India 1.62%
Chile 1.36%
Russia 1.32%
Poland 1.3%
Other 1.02%
Ukraine 0.73%
Philippines 0.14%
Colombia 0.12%
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 85.76%
Preferred Equity 5.41%
Alien/Foreign 5.35%
Unit 2.51%
CASH 1.02%
Other 0.0%
Warrant 0.0%

FEMS Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
262.38%
Rank
2 of 66

20 Day Volatility
17.11%
Rank
31 of 66

50 Day Volatility
21.90%
Rank
7 of 66

200 Day Volatility
19.71%
Rank
12 of 65

Beta
1.15
Rank
5 of 66

Standard Deviation
5.02%
Rank
10 of 65

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $45.66
  • 60 Day MA $45.68
  • MACD 15 Period -0.71
  • MACD 100 Period -0.23
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 58.89
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 66.26
  • RSI 10 Day 41
  • RSI 20 Day 44
  • RSI 30 Day 47
  • Ultimate Oscillator 48

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $43.59
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $46.30
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $43.90
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $47.36
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $44.27
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $47.51

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $44.53
  • Support Level 2 $44.39
  • Resistance Level 1 $44.77
  • Resistance Level 2 $44.88

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 60.95
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 43.31
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 58.24
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 41.21

Financial Advisor Report

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Fact Sheet

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