First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ETFFund
- Change -0.25 (-0.6%)
- Volume 0.56 M
4:00 PM EDT Aug 31, 2015
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- Assets $2,854.5M
- Expense Ratio 0.70%
- Yield 1.57%
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US Equity ETF
First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The ETF mimics the performance of the StrataQuant Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Index. The Fund holds large cap consumer staple stocks based on a screen of growth and value factors. The ETF puts the stocks in tiers based on their rankings and then equal weights them.
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04-07-2015 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Consumers staples exchange traded funds spent significant time in the limelight in late March when Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) announced that H.J. Heinz, a company those firms acquired in 2013, will purchase Kraft...
03-03-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
It may not be the commentary on the current equity market rally that some bulls want to hear, but consumer staples exchange traded funds are more than just bystanders in said rally. On Monday, three of the nearly 140 ETFs that made all-time highs were staples funds. That on a ...
02-11-2015 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber
The United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) has not been anything to write home about this year. Even with the nightly news telling America about frigid temperatures in the Midwest and Northeast on a regular basis, UNG is lower by 3.2% over the past month. Natural gas e...
12-08-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
As measured by the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLP), 2014 has been another decent year for the consumer staples sector, the sixth-largest sector weight in the S&P 500. XLP, the larges consumer staples ETF by assets, is up 15.7% year-to-date, placing it f...
12-02-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Even with the ongoing debate surrounding the term "smart beta," exchange traded funds with the smart or strategic beta classification continue gaining traction among institutional investors and registered investment advisors. As of late August, assets under managements across ...
11-19-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
After rising for the ninth time in 10 sessions Tuesday, the S&P 500 closed the day at another record high. So did the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The NASDAQ Composite is acting like its 1999 again, but that none of that means investors are taking significant risk with secto...
09-05-2014 12:08 PM by Todd Shriber
As adaptation and proliferation of alternatively-indexed or strategic beta exchange traded funds increases, advisors and investors are scouring for new ways to evaluate these ETFs. One evaluation tool for strategic beta ETFs, though it should be the sole determinant of a fund'...
09-05-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
It has not been a bad year for the low-growth consumer staples sector, particularly when considering the group's lethargy early in 2014. Popular market capitalization-weighted consumer staples exchange traded funds are boasting year-to-date returns north of 7% or close to 8%. ...
07-29-2014 01:43 PM by Todd Shriber
Broad market exchange traded funds, such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) and the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEArca: VTI), are good for just that: Broad market exposure. However, inflows to sector and industry ETFs suggest advisors and investors are increasi...
07-21-2014 03:59 PM by Todd Shriber
Shares of nutritional supplements distributor Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) were spotted lower by 11.3% in late trading Monday on volume that was more than seven times the daily average after the stock's most notorious bear made some choice comments about the controversial company. Pe...
07-21-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber
For all the criticism of alternative indexing and smart beta exchange traded funds, most of which revolves around semantics, one thing is impossible to deny: Whether the critics like it or not, these ETFs are fostering massive asset growth for the issuers behind these products. ...
07-03-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Remember the momentum sell-off that tripped previously high-flying sectors? You know the one that occurred late in the first quarter and lasted into the early part of the second quarter? The one that wrought havoc on biotechnology, Internet and social media stocks and exchange tr...
05-31-2014 08:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Perhaps it is not surprising that during a week when the S&P 500 climbed to a record high, investors hunted for specific pockets of strength. That much was seen in the most searched exchange traded funds on ETF Trends this week. For the first time in many weeks, this week'...
05-30-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The equities markets advanced to new all-time highs, but defensive consumer staples sector exchange traded funds led the charge Thursday as the Commerce Department revealed a decline in gross domestic product. Consumer staples ETFs also hit all-time highs Thursday. The First T...
04-16-2014 11:42 AM by Todd Shriber
On Tuesday, CNBC posted a list of 29 Nasdaq stocks that are at least 20% below their 52-week highs, enough to qualify for bear market territory. Yahoo (NasdaqGS: YHOO) was the "best" performer on the list with a decline from its 52-week high of exactly 20%, but shares of the ...
04-15-2014 11:34 AM by Tom Lydon
The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FV) is off to a fast start, at least terms of gathering assets. FV, which is not yet six weeks old, has already accumulated $134.3 million in assets under management. Such asset-gathering proficiency is impressive under any ...
03-13-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Shares of nutrition and weight loss company Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) slid 7.4% on 4.5 times the average daily volume Wednesday on news the Federal Trade Commission has opened a formal investigation into the company. Herbalife said it will comply with the investigation, but that d...
03-07-2014 02:36 PM by Todd Shriber
The fund of funds approach that is often associated with the hedge fund universe has a presence in the exchange traded products industry with the newest addition being the First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FV). The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF debuted T...
02-04-2014 12:45 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Yesterday we saw a giant uptick in trading activity throughout the ETF landscape as a result of several ETF institutional sized model changes hitting the marketplace. Accelerated turnover was evident in the First Trust AlphaDEX sector ETFs, which we have highlighted from time ...
01-09-2014 11:53 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
We have spoken about the imminent earnings season for equities as we head into the end of January and beginning of February, and yesterday we saw some sector activity in options that makes us want to dig deeper. XLP (SPDR Consumer Staples, Expense Ratio 0.18%) February 42 puts...
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: 37
|Miscellaneous Consumer Staples||3.7%|
|Food & Drug Stores||18.5%|
|Agricultural Products Whslrs||2.4%|
|Food Products Wholesalers||2.2%|
Number of Holdings: 37
|4.8%||CVS||CVS Health Corp||Real Estate||120498000||United States|
|4.7%||TSN||Tyson Foods Inc||Real Estate||17088000||United States|
|4.6%||CAG||ConAgra Foods Inc||Real Estate||19286000||United States|
|4.5%||HAIN||Hain Celestial Group...||Real Estate||7115000||United States|
|4.5%||ADM||Archer-Daniels-Midla...||Real Estate||29199000||United States|
|4.3%||WWAV||WhiteWave Foods Co/T...||Real Estate||8863000||United States|
|4.3%||EPC||Edgewell Personal Ca...||Personal Products||5766000||United States|
|4.2%||INGR||Ingredion Inc||Real Estate||6436000||United States|
|4.2%||STZ||Constellation Brands...||US Stocks||24254000||United States|
|3.9%||WBA||Walgreens Boots Alli...||Real Estate||102402000||United States|
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