First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ETFFund
- Change -0.35 (-1.0%)
- Volume 0.13 M
3:59 PM EDT Dec 12, 2013
U.S. Markets are closed
- Assets $910.4M
- Expense Ratio 0.70%
- Yield 1.14%
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US Equity ETF
First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the StrataQuant Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Index.
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12-03-2013 02:19 PM by Tom Lydon
Diverging performances in domestic small-cap consumer sectors reveal investors' darkening outlook on holiday sales and could point to further weakness in broader discretionary exchange traded funds. The Russell 2000 Consumer Discretionary Index has fallen behind the Russell 20...
11-11-2013 01:37 PM by Tom Lydon
Fundamental or "smart-beta" index-based exchange traded funds are quickly becoming an attractive alternative to traditional market-capitalization funds as investors diversify and become more accustomed to the ETF vehicle. The new breed of passive smart-beta ETFs select stocks ...
11-07-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The S&P 500 (^GSPC) is up about 5.5% since Sept. 30. November is the start of the best six-month cycle for stocks and a month in which it has historically been rewarding to own cyclical sectors. Those points may imply that animal spirits are high, but stodgy consumer stapl...
12-14-2012 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The economy and markets are humming along, but potential risks still loom, namely the so-called fiscal cliff. For the more pessimistic investors, it could be time to look over some defensive exchange traded fund options. While Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer at Pacif...
03-05-2012 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The stock market continues its steady climb on low volatility, but a recent spike of trading activity in a defensive, consumer staples ETF is catching the attention of some analysts. First Trust Consumer Staples AlaphaDEX ETF (NYSEArca: FXG)? normally trades with an average vo...
05-10-2011 11:19 AM by John Spence
Consumer staples exchange traded funds followed the market higher Tuesday and received a lift from Dean Foods (NYSE: DF), which rallied over 10% after the dairy company raised its full-year outlook. "This could be the first quarter that Dean has exceeded EPS expectations in cl...
05-05-2011 07:49 AM by John Spence
A 5% rise in Whole Foods (NasdaqGS: WFMI) in Thursday's premarket could have investors hungering for exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track consumer staples, as well as the food and beverage sector. Whole Foods after Wednesday closing bell reported quarterly earnings and lift...
05-03-2011 04:27 AM by John Spence
Consumer staples exchange traded funds (ETFs) could get a boost Tuesday from Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), which reported better-than-expected earnings and boosted its full-year outlook. The company "continued to provide strong growth to both the top and bottom line growth in the fir...
02-10-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
ETFs are down after the government reported weekly jobless claims fell to a two-year low, with disappointing earnings from companies including Cisco Systems Inc. weighing on sentiment. Market Vectors Egypt (NYSEArca: EGPT) popped up nearly 3% in early trading after Egypt Pres...
02-07-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded fund (ETFs) have made getting your exposure to various sectors easier than ever. It's an especially big advantage when you consider the strength of the consumer staples sector these days. Stocks in the consumer staples category have the most market value alloca...
01-13-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) turned flat on Thursday after mixed economic data raised concerns about the labor market and higher inflation. The Labor Department report said the number of U.S. workers who filed new applications for jobless benefits surged by 35,000 last week t...
12-14-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Most exchange traded funds (ETFs) are keeping gains tempered this morning as the markets await word about what the Federal Reserve will do about interest rates. While they wait, investors seem to be taking comfort in a solid retail report. The Commerce Department reported U.S...
11-22-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
ETFs are flat early Monday, as investors are questioning whether an international bailout for Ireland will be enough to stabilize the European financial system. On Sunday, debt-laden Ireland formally applied for financial assistance from its European partners. The move was wel...
09-07-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
First, the good news: consumer spending rose in July. Next, the not-so-good news: they're not frivolously throwing their cash around. And finally, more good news: you can still play consumer spending trends with exchange traded funds (ETFs). A modest uptick in consumer spendin...
09-06-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Retailers of all sorts are lowering their prices across the board, in an attempt to lure the late Summer or back-to-school spender. Is it enough to rally related exchange traded funds (ETFs)? Retailers are sure hoping so. Many of them are offering consumers deep discounts and ...
09-02-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) aren't as stable as they used to be, and people are starting to invest for a worst-case scenario. Investors are buying into a type of "ultimate bunker portfolio," with all the basic essentials to weather out the storm. A recent tren...
08-19-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
In terms of consumer spending, it feels like 2009 all over again as shoppers clamp down on their wallets. But retail exchange traded funds (ETFs) have managed to cope with the ever-changing tides. How's this for a bad omen? The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index tanked its hard...
07-22-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
It's no secret: the retail sector and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) are hurting. Blame high unemployment, a low vote of confidence in the economy and generally tepid consumer spending. But there's still hope to be had. There are two areas of consumer spending that are holdi...
07-22-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) powered ahead in early trading, with the Dow rising more than 200 points. But that's not on the back of much positive news about the American economy. We've perused the ETF Trends Dashboard to find the early-morning winners and lose...
03-13-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The health care bill has caused quite a stir in the United States. Despite the inter-party bickering, the fact remains that Americans are generally unhealthy. They're going to eventually have to follow doctor's orders, and you can play it with exchange traded funds (ETFs). Ou...
Number of Holdings: 38
|Pharmacies & Drug Stores||6.6%|
|Household Products Mfg||6%|
|Other Spec Retail - Discr||3.8%|
|Agricultural Product Whslrs||1.9%|
|Food Product Wholesalers||1.9%|
Number of Holdings: 38
|5.3%||TSN||Tyson Foods Inc||Real Estate||-||United States|
|4.7%||GNC||GNC Holdings Inc||Specialty Stores||-||United States|
|4.6%||HLF||Herbalife Ltd||Real Estate||-||United States|
|4.6%||SWY||Safeway Inc||Real Estate||-||United States|
|4.6%||INGR||Ingredion Inc||Real Estate||-||United States|
|4.4%||KR||Kroger Co/The||Real Estate||-||United States|
|4.4%||STZ||Constellation Brands...||Real Estate||-||United States|
|4.3%||ENR||Energizer Holdings I...||Real Estate||-||United States|
|4.2%||CVS||CVS Caremark Corp||Real Estate||-||United States|
|4.2%||WFM||Whole Foods Market I...||Real Estate||-||United States|
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