Emerging Markets Equity Select ETF
ALTAR
Score™
11.7% info Recommen-
dation
OVERWEIGHT
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
12.0x P/Sales
ratio
0.7x
P/BV
ratio
1.0x Div.
yield
3.9%


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The First Trust Emerging Markets Equity Select ETF tracks an index of emerging market stocks selected for low volatility.

FUND BASICS
Category Emerging Market Equities
Fund Sponsor First Trust
Website www.ftportfolios.com
Inception date Jun 20, 2017
Assets (mns) $6
Currency USD
Expense ratio 75 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian
Weighting Tiered
Index replication
Uses derivatives No
Options available No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 261
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $46,509
Large cap (>$10bn) 48.1%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 48.6%
Small cap (<$2bn) 2.6%
Developed mkts 3.6%
Emerging mkts 96.4%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 3.9 %
ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC 3.3 %
SYNNEX TECHNOLOGY INTL CORP 3.1 %
COMPAL ELECTRONICS 3.0 %
TAIWAN CEMENT 2.9 %
NASPERS LTD-N SHS 2.5 %
HCL TECHNOLOGIES LTD 1.8 %
WIPRO LTD 1.6 %
PING AN INSURANCE GROUP CO-H 1.5 %
KLABIN SA - UNIT 1.4 %
Total 25.1 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
TAIWAN 21.4 %
CHINA 19.9 %
INDIA 15.2 %
BRAZIL 10.1 %
SOUTH AFRICA 6.8 %
MEXICO 4.7 %
HONG KONG 3.6 %
MALAYSIA 3.0 %
THAILAND 2.9 %
INDONESIA 2.8 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru September 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-19.8% -13.9% -- -- -2.8%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.73 53%
MSCI EAFE 0.94 72%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.82 85%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $42.42
30d moving avg. $41.99
Annualized volatility 17.9%
Short interest (ETF) 0.1%
Relative strength (RSI) 44

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 2
Turnover 1.3%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.30%
ADV underlying (mns) $5,954

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 99 potential alternatives to the Emerging Markets Equity Select ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with RNEM. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: RNEM Expense: 75 bp ALTAR Score™: 11.7%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH RNEM
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs RNEM
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs RNEM
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs RNEM
(%)
CEZ VictoryShares Emerging Market Volatility Wtd Index ETF 33.6 50 25 10.4 -1.3
JPEM JPMorgan Diversified Return Emerging Markets Equity ETF 28.5 44 31 9.2 -2.6
PXH Invesco FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets ETF 27.6 50 25 13.3 +1.5
JHEM John Hancock Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 27.6 49 26 8.7 -3.0
FNDE Schwab Fundamental Emerging Markets Large Co. Index ETF 26.8 39 36 13.4 +1.6
QEMM SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets StrategicFactors ETF 26.0 30 45 8.8 -3.0
EEMX SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Fossil Fuel Free ETF 25.9 30 45 7.6 -4.1
KEMX KraneShares MSCI Emerging Markets EX China Index ETF 25.0 49 26 7.7 -4.0
EELV Invesco S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility ETF 24.2 29 46 10.1 -1.7
SCHE Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF 23.9 11 64 7.9 -3.8
CEY VictoryShares Emerging Market High Dividend Volatility Wtd E 23.6 51 24 16.4 +4.6
SPEM SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF 23.6 11 64 7.7 -4.0
QLVE FlexShares Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index Fun 23.5 40 35 7.3 -4.4
GEM Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 23.5 45 30 7.5 -4.2
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 23.1 10 65 8.0 -3.7
PBEE Invesco PureBeta FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 23.0 15 60 8.4 -3.3
ESGE iShares ESG MSCI EM ETF 23.0 25 50 8.5 -3.2
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 22.9 68 7 7.4 -4.4
DBEM Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets Hedged Equity ETF 22.9 65 10 7.4 -4.3
EMSG Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets ESG Leaders Equity ETF 22.7 20 55 6.7 -5.0
GSEE Goldman Sachs MarketBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 22.0 36 39 7.3 -4.4
ROAM Hartford Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 21.5 44 31 13.1 +1.4
GMF SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific ETF 21.3 49 26 7.1 -4.6
BKEM BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Equity ETF 21.3 11 64 8.3 -3.4
EEMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets ETF 21.2 25 50 8.0 -3.7
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 21.1 13 62 7.9 -3.9
EMXC iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ex China ETF 21.1 25 50 8.1 -3.6
DGRE WisdomTree Emerging Markets Quality Dividend Growth Fund 19.9 32 43 9.0 -2.7
EEMA iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF 19.9 50 25 7.7 -4.1
FDEM Fidelity Targeted Emerging Markets Factor ETF 19.4 45 30 8.5 -3.2
DVEM WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Fund 18.8 32 43 7.3 -4.5
MFEM PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor Emerging Markets Equity ETF 18.4 49 26 8.0 -3.8
DEM WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund 18.0 63 12 15.0 +3.3
XSOE WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 18.0 32 43 5.7 -6.1
TLTE FlexShares Morningstar Emerging Markets Factor Tilt Index 17.7 59 16 11.1 -0.7
NUEM Nuveen ESG Emerging Markets Equity ETF 17.5 45 30 6.8 -5.0
BKF iShares MSCI BRIC ETF 17.2 69 6 7.4 -4.3
FLAX Franklin FTSE Asia Ex Japan ETF 17.2 19 56 7.7 -4.1
AVEM Avantis Emerging Markets Equity ETF 17.1 33 42 8.8 -2.9
AAXJ iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF 17.1 68 7 7.0 -4.7
FXI iShares China Large-Cap ETF 16.1 74 1 13.1 +1.4
ISEM Invesco Strategic Emerging Markets ETF 15.3 35 40 10.7 -1.0
EMMF WisdomTree Emerging Markets Multifactor Fund 14.7 48 27 9.7 -2.1
EMGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 14.4 45 30 9.1 -2.6
EMFM Global X MSCI Next Emerging & Frontier ETF 13.1 66 9 9.0 -2.7
XCEM Columbia EM Core ex-China ETF 13.1 16 59 7.1 -4.6
FLLA Franklin FTSE Latin America ETF 13.1 19 56 6.7 -5.1
DVYE iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF 12.9 49 26 17.0 +5.3
UEVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI Emerging Markets Value Momentum ETF 12.8 45 30 14.5 +2.7
EMDV ProShares MSCI Emerging Markets Dividend Growers ETF 12.3 61 14 9.0 -2.8
RFEM First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF 12.3 95 -20 8.1 -3.6
PIN Invesco India ETF 12.2 78 -3 6.0 -5.7
FLCH Franklin FTSE China ETF 12.1 19 56 8.2 -3.5
GXC SPDR S&P China ETF 12.1 59 16 7.7 -4.0
AIA iShares Asia 50 ETF 12.1 50 25 7.8 -4.0
MCHI iShares MSCI China ETF 12.1 59 16 7.6 -4.1
CHIX Global X China Financials ETF 11.9 66 9 19.1 +7.3
EWT iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF 11.7 59 16 6.1 -5.7
FLTW Franklin FTSE Taiwan ETF 11.5 19 56 6.2 -5.6
FLIN Franklin FTSE India ETF 11.4 19 56 5.7 -6.0
KALL KraneShares FTSE Emerging Markets Plus ETF 11.2 49 26 8.0 -3.8
VIGI Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF 11.1 20 55 5.6 -6.1
ECON Columbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF 10.9 59 16 4.9 -6.8
INDA iShares MSCI India ETF 10.9 69 6 5.4 -6.4
FEM First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX Fund 10.8 80 -5 13.9 +2.1
IXSE WisdomTree India Ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 10.8 58 17 4.9 -6.8
HDAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US High Dividend Yield Hedged 10.7 20 55 11.6 -0.1
CN Xtrackers MSCI All China Equity ETF 10.6 50 25 8.0 -3.7
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 10.2 16 59 7.0 -4.8
CHIL Global X MSCI China Large-Cap 50 ETF 9.6 29 46 7.5 -4.2
EDIV SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF 9.6 49 26 12.0 +0.3
VYMI Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF 9.4 27 48 10.2 -1.6
EPI WisdomTree India Earnings Fund 9.3 84 -9 8.6 -3.1
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 9.2 17 58 7.1 -4.6
FLN First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX Fund 8.9 80 -5 7.5 -4.3
NFTY First Trust India NIFTY 50 Equal Weight ETF 8.9 80 -5 8.1 -3.6
EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF 8.3 59 16 4.8 -7.0
INDY iShares India 50 ETF 8.2 93 -18 5.4 -6.3
FLBR Franklin FTSE Brazil ETF 8.1 19 56 5.3 -6.4
FRDM Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF 7.9 49 26 6.6 -5.2
SDEM Global X SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF 7.7 66 9 18.2 +6.5
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 7.7 40 35 7.1 -4.6
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 7.5 8 67 7.6 -4.2
EEMO Invesco S&P Emerging Markets Momentum ETF 7.3 29 46 4.0 -7.7
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 7.0 32 43 7.3 -4.4
ECOW Pacer Emerging Markets Cash Cows 100 ETF 7.0 74 1 13.7 +2.0
LVIN Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity ETF 7.0 29 46 11.6 -0.1
KEMQ Kraneshares Emerging Markets Consumer Technology Index ETF 6.9 60 15 4.5 -7.3
VIDI Vident International Equity Fund 6.9 59 16 11.4 -0.3
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 6.9 9 66 7.4 -4.3
FBZ First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund 6.8 80 -5 6.9 -4.8
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 6.8 30 45 7.2 -4.5
MOTI VanEck Vectors Morningstar International Moat ETF 6.8 57 18 10.0 -1.8
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 6.6 8 67 7.6 -4.2
EMQQ EMQQ The Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF 6.6 86 -11 2.1 -9.6
FDNI First Trust Dow Jones International Internet ETF 6.4 65 10 2.1 -9.7
FLZA Franklin FTSE South Africa ETF 6.4 19 56 11.1 -0.7
EZA iShares MSCI South Africa ETF 6.4 59 16 7.7 -4.0
NERD Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports & Digital Entertainment ETF 6.2 25 50 2.2 -9.5

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

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*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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multiple:
Emerging Markets Equity Select ETF
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S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

OVERWEIGHT

Above average appreciation potential. A rating of OVERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 4th quintile (ranking higher than 60%-80%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at attractive valuations and/or having above-average fundamentals.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 12.1 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.0 x
Less: Expense ratio 75 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 11.7 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.54 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.43
 
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.