Franklin Liberty Systematic Style Premia ETF

Price: $20.66
Change: $0.06 (0.0%)
Category: Long-Short
Last Updated:


Brand Franklin
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.65%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Dec 18, 2019
Index Tracked ACTIVE - No Index

Analyst Report

The Franklin Liberty Systematic Style Premia ETF (FLSP) is an actively managed fund that allocates its assets across two strategies. In the first, the portfolio managers focus on factors like value, momentum, and carry, and consider those factors in making bullish and bearish bets across stocks, bonds, commodities, and currencies. In the second strategy, the team uses factors like quality, momentum, and value in determining whether to hold long or short positions in individual stocks and stock indices. The fund is reasonably priced for what it offers but offers little liquidity and often trades at wide spreads.

Ultimately any actively managed fund is a bet on the manager’s ability to outperform the market. FLSP is reasonably priced for what it offers but is not a tool for buy-and-hold investors who want low-cost, diversified asset allocation.

There are other hedge-fund imitators in the ETF marketplace. Given the consistent under-performance of active management, investors might wonder if there’s any point in trying to mimic them, but that hasn’t stopped issuers from trying. Other variations include the SPDR SSga Multi-Asset Real Return ETF (RLY), the RPAR Risk Parity ETF (RPAR), and the First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF (FTLS).

ETF Database Themes

Category Long-Short
Asset Class Alternatives
Asset Class Size Multi-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Region (General) Developed Markets
Region (Specific) Broad

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Alternatives: Absolute Returns
  • Category Absolute Returns
  • Focus Global Macro
  • Niche Tactical Asset Allocation
  • Strategy Active
  • Weighting Scheme Proprietary

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $18.08
  • 52 Week Hi $20.78
  • AUM $55.3 M
  • Shares 2.7 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 752
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 1,344

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Long-Short Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest CSM 0.46% $488.3 M 7,274 23.88%
Largest (AUM) QAI 0.79% $814.3 M 68,868 0.44%
Most Liquid (Volume) XYLD 0.60% $605.1 M 173,486 16.60%
Top YTD Performer CSM 0.46% $488.3 M 7,274 23.88%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Alternatives: Absolute Returns Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest CPI 0.38% $55.1 M 4,826 0.16%
Largest (AUM) RPAR 0.51% $1.5 B 153,177 5.60%
Most Liquid (Volume) RPAR 0.51% $1.5 B 153,177 5.60%
Top YTD Performer RLY 0.50% $159.1 M 25,395 24.08%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Holdings Comparison

FLSP ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 328 251 117
% of Assets in Top 10 30.76% 67.27% 71.15%
% of Assets in Top 15 37.24% 74.27% 79.07%
% of Assets in Top 50 63.57% 88.38% 94.84%

Size Comparison

FLSP ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) N/A 14.62% 2.27%
Mid (>2.7B) N/A 2.71% 0.11%
Small (>600M) N/A 1.61% 0.00%
Micro (<600M) N/A 0.11% 0.00%

FLSP Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio

FLSP Dividend

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

FLSP ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.24 $ 0.24 $ 0.37
Dividend Date 2021-06-10 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 1.77 $ 0.70 $ 0.55
Annual Dividend Yield 8.59% 2.01% 1.95%

FLSP Price and Volume Chart

FLSP Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 0 3 Month Net Flows: 0 6 Month Net Flows: 4.07 M 1 Year Net Flows: 6.04 M 3 Year Net Flows: 56.25 M 5 Year Net Flows: 56.25 M 10 Year Net Flows: 56.25 M

FLSP Price vs Flows AUM Influence

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Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FLSP 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 Long-Short 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 n/a n/a
Expenses n/a n/a

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

FLSP Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Ordinary income
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores

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

FLSP Performance

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

FLSP ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
1 Month Return 0.47% 0.69% 1.17%
3 Month Return 2.66% 1.05% 1.74%
YTD Return 6.30% 6.65% 7.24%
1 Year Return 1.30% 7.66% 10.34%
3 Year Return N/A 14.87% 11.08%
5 Year Return N/A 19.79% 12.64%

Geographic Exposure

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

Holdings Analysis

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

FLSP Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
13 of 21

20 Day Volatility
5 of 21

50 Day Volatility
9 of 21

200 Day Volatility
11 of 21

16 of 21

Standard Deviation
15 of 18


  • 20 Day MA $20.41
  • 60 Day MA $20.46
  • MACD 15 Period 0.21
  • MACD 100 Period 0.38
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 1.12
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 0.48
  • RSI 10 Day 59
  • RSI 20 Day 55
  • RSI 30 Day 55
  • Ultimate Oscillator 62

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $20.28
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $20.76
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $20.09
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $20.72
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $20.13
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $20.77

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $20.66
  • Support Level 2 $20.66
  • Resistance Level 1 $20.66
  • Resistance Level 2 $20.66


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 58.95
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 83.26
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 57.73
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 71.94

Financial Advisor Report

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Fact Sheet

A fact sheet is not available for this ETF. Please visit the FLSP ETF home page for more information.

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