First Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund

Price: $24.25
Change: $0.03 (0.0%)
Category: Commodities
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Issuer First Trust
Brand First Trust
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.95%
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Inception Oct 22, 2013
Index Tracked ACTIVE - No Index

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ETF Database Themes

Category Commodities
Asset Class Commodity
Commodity Type Diversified
Commodity Broad
Commodity Exposure Futures-Based

FactSet Classifications

Segment Commodities: Broad Market
Category Broad Market
Focus Broad Market
Niche Variable
Strategy Active
Weighting Scheme Proprietary

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $21.45
  • 52 Week Hi $24.87
  • AUM $2,709.1 M
  • Shares 111.9 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 508,591
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 629,632

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Commodities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest FGDL 0.15% $65.6 M 15,455 2.21%
Largest (AUM) PDBC 0.59% $5.7 B 3 M 2.30%
Most Liquid (Volume) PDBC 0.59% $5.7 B 3 M 2.30%
Top YTD Performer KCCA 0.81% $263.9 M 30,006 23.14%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Commodities: Broad Market Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest COMB 0.25% $115.5 M 64,888 -2.80%
Largest (AUM) PDBC 0.59% $5.7 B 3 M 2.30%
Most Liquid (Volume) PDBC 0.59% $5.7 B 3 M 2.30%
Top YTD Performer CCRV 0.40% $27.1 M 6,417 12.65%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Holdings Comparison

FTGC ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 12 14 18
% of Assets in Top 10 89.95% 77.72% 75.63%
% of Assets in Top 15 99.98% 81.38% 79.77%
% of Assets in Top 50 99.98% 85.25% 85.11%

Size Comparison

FTGC ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) N/A N/A N/A
Mid (>2.7B) N/A N/A N/A
Small (>600M) N/A N/A N/A
Micro (<600M) N/A N/A N/A

FTGC 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

FTGC Dividend

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

FTGC ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.19 $ 1.08 $ 1.25
Dividend Date 2023-09-22 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 3.07 $ 1.95 $ 2.03
Annual Dividend Yield 12.64% 8.17% 9.31%

FTGC Price and Volume Charts

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FTGC Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: 4.84 M 1 Month Net Flows: -33.63 M 3 Month Net Flows: -48.19 M 6 Month Net Flows: -324.76 M 1 Year Net Flows: -1.17 B 3 Year Net Flows: 2.61 B 5 Year Net Flows: 2.58 B 10 Year Net Flows: 2.92 B

FTGC Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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5 Day Net AUM Change: -48.27 M
1 Month Net AUM Change: -33.57 M
3 Month Net AUM Change: 28.28 M
6 Month Net AUM Change: -188.11 M
1 Year Net AUM Change: -1.42 B
3 Year Net AUM Change: 2.55 B
5 Year Net AUM Change: 2.49 B
10 Year Net AUM Change: 2.71 B

Realtime Rating

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Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A DBC
Expenses C UCIB

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

FTGC 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

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

FTGC Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers. Returns over 1 year are annualized.

FTGC ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
1 Month Return -0.06% 1.09% 0.72%
3 Month Return 7.64% 5.06% 6.28%
YTD Return 1.31% -2.32% 0.33%
1 Year Return 6.94% 3.23% 2.55%
3 Year Return 20.30% 12.87% 11.96%
5 Year Return 8.64% 2.18% 3.67%

Geographic Exposure

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

Holdings Analysis

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

FTGC Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility 9.91%
20 Day Volatility 7.66%
50 Day Volatility 9.15%
200 Day Volatility 12.31%
Beta 0.45
Standard Deviation 0.69%
5 Day Volatility
34 of 36

20 Day Volatility
20 of 36

50 Day Volatility
20 of 36

200 Day Volatility
24 of 35

18 of 34

Standard Deviation
28 of 32


  • 20 Day MA $24.43
  • 60 Day MA $24.02
  • MACD 15 Period -0.20
  • MACD 100 Period 0.89
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 70.62
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 73.38
  • RSI 10 Day 45
  • RSI 20 Day 52
  • RSI 30 Day 54
  • Ultimate Oscillator 37

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $23.99
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $24.80
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $24.07
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $24.81
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $23.74
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $24.86

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $24.18
  • Support Level 2 $24.11
  • Resistance Level 1 $24.33
  • Resistance Level 2 $24.41


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 46.70
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 34.02
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 44.70
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 28.89


  • Tracking Difference Median (%) n/a
  • Tracking Difference Max Upside (%) n/a
  • Tracking Difference Max Downside (%) n/a
  • Median Premium Discount (%) -0.05
  • Maximum Premium Discount (%) 0.35
  • Average Spread (%) 1.06
  • Average Spread ($) 1.06

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