“The First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF seeks maximum total return and current income. The fund invests in bonds, notes and bills issued or guaranteed by entities in emerging market (EM) countries that are denominated in the issuer’s local currency. The risk/return profile of EM local currency bonds is driven mainly by two components, local interest rates and foreign exchange (FX) fluctuations, which can be a significant driver of performance, either positive or negative,” according to a statement issued by First Trust.
That new ETF will compete with well-established rivals, such as the actively managed WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund (NYSEArca: ELD) and the passively managed Market Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMLC).
“The First Trust Low Duration Mortgage Opportunities ETF primarily seeks to generate current income with a secondary objective of capital appreciation,” according to First Trust.
First Trust has been one of the most prolific and successful issuers of new ETFs this year with 12 new product launches. [Another Good Year for New ETFs]
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