First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund
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What is FAD?
The Fund will seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Funds fees and expenses) of an equity index called the NASDAQ AlphaDEX Multi Cap Growth Index (the Index ). The Index is a modified equal dollar-weighted index developed and maintained by The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. that is designed to generate positive alpha relative to traditional passive-style indices through the use of the AlphaDEX selection methodology. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX Multi Cap Growth Index is an enhanced index created and administered by Nasdaq, Inc. ( Nasdaq ) which employs the AlphaDEX stock selection methodology to select stocks that meet certain criteria from the three indices NASDAQ US 500 Large Cap Index, NASDAQ US 600 Mid Cap Index and NASDAQ US 700 Small Cap Index. Nasdaq constructs the NASDAQ AlphaDEX Multi Cap Growth Index by ranking the eligible stocks within each index on growth factors including 3, 6 and 12 month price appreciation, sales to price and one year sales growth, and separately on value factors including book value to price, cash flow to price and return on assets. All stocks are ranked on the sum of ranks for the growth factors and, separately, all stocks are ranked on the sum of ranks for the value factors. A stock must have data for all growth and/or value factors to receive a rank for that style. Each stock receives either its growth or value score as it s selection score based on it s style designation as determined by Nasdaq. The top 187 stocks from the NASDAQ US 500 Large Cap Growth Index, 225 stocks from the NASDAQ US 600 Mid Cap Growth Index and 262 stocks from the NASDAQ US 700 Small Cap Growth Index based on the selection score determined in the previous step comprise the selected stocks . The selected stocks are divided into quintiles based on their rankings within their size class and the top ranked quintiles receive a higher weight within the index. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX Multi Cap Growth Index is comprised of the selected stocks in the following weights: the stocks selected from the NASDAQ US 500 Large Cap Growth Index comprise 50%, the stocks selected from the NASDAQ US 600 Mid Cap Growth Index comprise 30%, and the stocks selected from the NASDAQ US 700 Small Cap Growth Index comprise 20%. The index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly.
ETFs related toFAD
ETFs correlated to FAD include IWR, JHMM, AVUS
What is ETF correlation?
Correlation is a measure of the strength of the relationship between two ETFs. It quantifies the degree to which prices of the two ETFs typically move together.
Here, correlation is measured over the past year with the Pearson correlation coefficient (Pearon’s r), which ranges from -1 to 1.
Using ETF correlations in portfolio and strategy construction
ETF correlations can help you create investing strategies and portfolios. Use them to:
- •Build a diversified portfolio from uncorrelated or inversely correlated ETFs with the aim of minimizing portfolio risk.
- •Compare correlated or related ETFs to find one with a lower expense ratio or higher trading volume.
- •Create an investing strategy that hedges an ETF with an uncorrelated or inversely correlated ETF.
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