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U.S. Large-Cap ETF (FTC) Hits a New 52-Week High


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Investors seeking momentum may have First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund FTC on the radar now. The fund recently hit a new 52-week high. Shares of FTC are up approximately 30.2% from a 52-week low of $51.63/share.

But are more gains in the cards for this ETF? Let's take a look at the fund and the near-term outlook to get a better idea of where it might be headed.

FTC in Focus

FTC focuses on providing exposure to the large-cap space of the U.S. equity market. The fund charges 62 basis points in fee per year and has AUM of $802.5 million (see all Large-Cap ETFs here ).

Why the move?

The U.S. economy added 313,000 jobs in February - the highest since July 2016 - compared with a Reuters forecast of 200,000. However, tepid wage growth reduced fears of an aggressive rate hiking spree by the Fed. Average hourly earnings in the United States grew a mere 0.1% in February compared with 0.3% in the previous month. The recent weakness in wage growth has introduced some calm with respect to faster-than-expected rate hikes and led to a rally in the market.

More Gains Ahead?

FTC has a weighted alpha of 29.40 . Moreover, the fund has a Zacks ETF Rank #2 (Buy) with a Medium risk outlook. So, there is a promising outlook ahead for those who want to ride this surging ETF a shade further.

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This article appears in: Investing , ETFs
Referenced Symbols: FTC



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