First Trust Nasdaq BuyWrite Income ETF
ALTAR
Score™
4.0% info Recommen-
dation
UNDERWEIGHT
2024E    2025E
P/E
ratio
25.0x P/Sales
ratio
3.5x
P/BV
ratio
5.5x Div.
yield
0.9%


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The First Trust Low Beta Income ETF is an actively managed portfolio of US large-cap stocks, with an options overlay of short calls and long puts on the S&P 500.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor First Trust
Website www.ftportfolios.com
Inception date Jan 06, 2014
Assets (mns) $210
Currency USD
Expense ratio 75 bp
Distributions Monthly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-End Investment Company
Custodian
Weighting Proprietary
Index replication
Uses derivatives Yes
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 207
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $973,340
Large cap (>$10bn) 92.8%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 6.7%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.5%
Developed mkts 99.4%
Emerging mkts 0.6%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
MICROSOFT CORP 10.1 %
APPLE INC 9.7 %
AMAZON.COM INC 4.6 %
META PLATFORMS INC 4.5 %
NVIDIA CORP 4.4 %
BROADCOM INC. 3.6 %
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP 2.4 %
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES 2.0 %
ALPHABET INC. CLASS A 2.0 %
ALPHABET INC. CLASS C 2.0 %
Total 45.3 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 92.9 %
IRELAND 2.0 %
BRITAIN 1.2 %
ISRAEL 1.0 %
SWITZERLAND 0.7 %
CHINA 0.6 %
ITALY 0.2 %
CANADA 0.1 %
BRAZIL 0.1 %
BERMUDA 0.1 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru January 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
1.5% 17.1% 5.5% -- 5.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.56 71%
MSCI EAFE 0.56 64%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.40 35%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $20.27
30d moving avg. $19.54
Annualized volatility 11.8%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Short interest (Underlying) 3.2%
Relative strength (RSI) 77

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 143
Turnover 1.4%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.21%
ADV underlying (mns) $211,740

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 35 potential alternatives to the First Trust Nasdaq BuyWrite Income ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with FTQI. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: FTQI Expense: 75 bp ALTAR Score™: 4.0%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH FTQI
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs FTQI
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs FTQI
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs FTQI
(%)
QYLD Global X NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF 60.0 60 15 4.2 +0.1
QRMI Global X NASDAQ 100 Risk Managed Income ETF 60.0 60 15 4.2 +0.2
QYLG Global X Nasdaq 100 Covered Call & Growth ETF 59.8 60 15 4.1 +0.1
QCLR Global X NASDAQ 100 Collar 95-110 ETF 59.7 25 50 4.4 +0.4
NUSI Nationwide Nasdaq-100 Risk-Managed Income ETF 59.7 68 7 4.1 +0.0
QTR Global X NASDAQ 100 Tail Risk ETF 59.5 26 49 4.4 +0.4
QYLE Global X Nasdaq 100 ESG Covered Call ETF 57.1 60 15 4.3 +0.2
JEPQ J.P. Morgan Nasdaq Equity Premium Income ETF 51.8 35 40 4.3 +0.3
XYLE Global X S&P 500 ESG Covered Call ETF 49.1 60 15 4.8 +0.8
EFIV SPDR S&P 500 ESG ETF 48.9 10 65 5.1 +1.1
PBP Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF 48.8 49 26 4.9 +0.8
XRMI Global X S&P 500 Risk Managed Income ETF 48.6 60 15 4.8 +0.8
XYLD Global X S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 48.6 60 15 4.8 +0.8
XYLG Global X S&P 500 Covered Call & Growth ETF 48.2 60 15 4.7 +0.6
XCLR Global X S&P 500 Collar 95-110 ETF 47.9 25 50 5.1 +1.0
XTR Global X S&P 500 Tail Risk ETF 47.9 26 49 5.0 +1.0
SFLR Innovator Equity Managed Floor ETF 46.2 89 -14 4.2 +0.1
STLG iShares Factors US Growth Style ETF 44.5 25 50 5.5 +1.5
ACIO Aptus Collared Investment Opportunity ETF 42.6 79 -4 4.3 +0.3
FTHI First Trust BuyWrite Income ETF 41.2 75 0 5.5 +1.4
MMLG First Trust Multi-Manager Large Growth ETF 39.1 85 -10 2.0 -2.1
TYLG Global X Information Technology Covered Call & Growth ETF 35.5 60 15 4.4 +0.3
SIXH ETC 6 Meridian Hedged Equity Index Option ETF 34.8 82 -7 5.8 +1.8
THNQ ROBO Global Artificial Intelligence ETF 18.3 68 7 1.7 -2.4
DJIA Global X Dow 30 Covered Call ETF 17.7 60 15 5.3 +1.3
DYLG Global X Dow 30 Covered Call & Growth ETF 17.6 60 15 5.3 +1.2
CCOR Core Alternative ETF 17.0 107 -32 5.2 +1.1
DIVO Amplify CWP Enhanced Dividend Income ETF 13.6 55 20 5.5 +1.5
LCG Sterling Capital Focus Equity ETF 11.2 59 16 3.0 -1.1
XVOL Acruence Active Hedge U.S. Equity ETF 10.3 83 -8 5.0 +1.0
KNG FT Vest S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Target Income ETF 5.2 75 0 5.8 +1.8
HYLG Global X Health Care Covered Call & Growth ETF 4.6 60 15 6.3 +2.2
RYLD Global X Russell 2000 Covered Call ETF 2.8 60 15 3.4 -0.6
FYLG Global X Financials Covered Call & Growth ETF 2.2 60 15 5.6 +1.5
IDVO Amplify International Enhanced Dividend Income ETF 0.8 65 10 8.7 +4.6

1Overlap is the percentage of holdings by weight that are identical. For example, if Fund A has a 2% position in Apple, Inc. (AAPL) and Fund B has a 5% position, their overlapping position in AAPL is 2%.

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RESULTS & ESTIMATES

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Return on equity

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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UNDERWEIGHT

Below average appreciation potential. A rating of UNDERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 2nd quintile (ranking higher than only 20%-40%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at relatively expensive valuations and/or having below-average fundamentals.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 25.6 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 5.4 x
Less: Expense ratio 75 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 4.0 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.50 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.55
 
The composite rating is a weighted average of analysts' consensus recommendations for individual ETF constituents, based on the following scale:

BUY = 1; OVERWEIGHT = 1.5, HOLD = 2; UNDERWEIGHT = 2.5; and SELL = 3.

Readers are cautioned that because analyst ratings tend to be inflated, the composite score may be more useful as a relative measure of sentiment between funds rather than as a stand-alone recommendation.
 

 

See RATING tab for calculation of ALTAR Score™
Risk & reward. Uses std. dev. as proxy for risk, ALTAR Score™ for return forecast.
Dividends paid by constituents to the fund. May differ from actual distributions to shareholders due to constituent changes, timing issues or other factors.
Monthly returns based on changes in price plus dividends. May differ from daily returns reported by funds. See below for standardized returns.