ETF Factor Report

Data as of market close on 11/25/2020.

Validea's ETF reports provide factor exposures and other fundamental data for US equity ETFs.
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First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF (AFSM)

Total Assets: $2,064,778 Expense Ratio: 0.75% Active Share vs. S&P 500: 100.00% Active Share vs. Russell 2000: 73.09% Fee for Active Share: 0.75% Fee for Value Exposure: 1.21% Highest Scoring Metric: Price/Sales
Issuer:First Trust Validea Category: Mid-Cap Value Number of Holdings: 346 Median Mkt Cap (mil): $2,134 Average Mkt Cap (mil): $3,248 Implied Liquidity: $172,714,300 Concentration: 35/100
The investment seeks to provide capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions the fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in U.S.-listed equity securities issued by small capitalization companies. The manager defines small capitalization companies as those that at the time of investment have a market capitalization between a minimum of $250 million and the maximum market capitalization of a widely recognized index of small capitalization companies based upon the composition of the index at the time of investment. It is non-diversified.

Factor Profile

AFSM's exposure to the major factors (100 is highest).

AFSM Sector Exposure

Largest overweights and underweights relative to the S&P 500

AFSM Industry Exposure

Largest overweights and underweights relative to the S&P 500

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