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FEMS
First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund

Price: $35.03
Change: $0.21 (-0.01%)
Last Updated:

Vitals

Investment Themes

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $21.59
  • 52 Week Hi $39.73
  • AUM $148.9 M
  • Shares 4.2 M

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.

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 16,391
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 29,178

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPEM 0.11% $4.3 B 1 M -3.00%
Largest (AUM) VWO 0.12% $60.8 B 15 M -2.53%
Most Liquid (Volume) VWO 0.12% $60.8 B 15 M -2.53%
Top YTD Performer EMQQ 0.86% $824.9 M 186,419 46.43%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

200
Number of Holdings
12.66%
% Assets in Top 10
17.28%
% Assets in Top 15
44.37%
% Assets in Top 50
Number of Holdings
200

% Assets in Top 10
12.66%

% Assets in Top 15
17.28%

% Assets in Top 50
44.37%

Sector Breakdown

Asset Percentage
Common equity 99.18%
ETF Cash Component 0.64%
Preferred stock 0.18%
Sector Percentage
Basic Materials 14.37%
Industrials 13.25%
Technology 12.42%
Real Estate 12.39%
Other 9.5%
Consumer, Cyclical 8.34%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 8.21%
Energy 5.01%
Utilities 4.75%
Financials 4.06%
Communications 3.91%
Healthcare 3.14%
ETF Cash Component 0.64%
Market Cap Percentage
Mid cap 52.97%
Small cap 20.97%
Large cap 18.99%
Micro cap 6.43%
ETF Cash Component 0.64%
Region Percentage
Asia 52.2%
Europe 22.32%
Latin America 10.08%
Africa 9.94%
Asia-Pacific 4.47%
ETF Cash Component 0.64%
Middle East 0.2%
North America 0.15%
Region Percentage
Emerging Markets 90.42%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 8.08%
Not-designated 0.71%
ETF Cash Component 0.64%
United States 0.15%
Country Percentage
Taiwan 21.48%
China 16.34%
Turkey 15.52%
South Africa 9.94%
Brazil 6.86%
Thailand 5.12%
Indonesia 3.96%
Malaysia 3.71%
Poland 2.98%
Mexico 2.83%
Hong Kong 2.46%
United Kingdom 2.16%
Philippines 2.02%
India 1.27%
Russia 1.17%
ETF Cash Component 0.64%
Bahamas 0.39%
Azerbaijan 0.32%
France 0.27%
Netherlands 0.21%
Egypt 0.2%
United States 0.15%
Asset Percentage
Common equity 99.18%
ETF Cash Component 0.64%
Preferred stock 0.18%

FEMS Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
7.2

FEMS Dividend

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

Dividend
$0.34
Dividend Date
2020-06-25
Annual Dividend Rate
$1.87

$0.34
Dividend
2020-06-25
Dividend Date
$1.87
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
5.28%

FEMS Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 0 3 Month Net Flows: -13.64 M 6 Month Net Flows: 38.3 M 1 Year Net Flows: 44.13 M 3 Year Net Flows: 19.31 M 5 Year Net Flows: 162.51 M 10 Year Net Flows: 203.68 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
0.538%
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.

3.71%
1 Week Return
8.75%
4 Week Return
33.13%
13 Week Return
-9.92%
26 Week Return
-9.77%
Year to Date Return
2.82%
1 Year Return
7.90%
3 Year Return
33.60%
5 Year Return
1 Week Return
3.71%

4 Week Return
8.75%

13 Week Return
33.13%

26 Week Return
-9.92%

Year to Date Return
-9.77%

1 Year Return
2.82%

3 Year Return
7.90%

5 Year Return
33.60%

FEMS Price and Volume Chart

FEMS Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
259.86%
Rank
6 of 56

20 Day Volatility
20.81%
Rank
29 of 56

50 Day Volatility
28.24%
Rank
19 of 56

200 Day Volatility
52.14%
Rank
13 of 55

Beta
1.13
Rank
7 of 56

Standard Deviation
4.00%
Rank
13 of 54

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $33.17
  • 60 Day MA $30.18
  • MACD 15 Period 1.53
  • MACD 100 Period 5.45
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 20.21
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 17.10
  • RSI 10 Day 71
  • RSI 20 Day 67
  • RSI 30 Day 63
  • Ultimate Oscillator 66

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $31.43
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $36.45
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $30.81
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $35.56
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $30.11
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $35.43

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $34.89
  • Support Level 2 $34.74
  • Resistance Level 1 $35.21
  • Resistance Level 2 $35.39

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 44.71
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 67.24
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 51.22
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 74.97

Fact Sheet

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