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Large Cap Growth

First Trust Large Cap Growth ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The NASDAQ-100 Ex-Tech Sector Index (NDXX) is an equal weighted index based on the securities of the NASDAQ-100 Index that are not classified as Technology according to the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) classification system.

NDXX Fact Sheet

NDXX Fact Sheet

NDXX Methodology

 

The NASDAQ-100 Technology Sector Index (NDXT) is an equal weighted index based on the securities of the NASDAQ-100 Index that are classified as Technology according to the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) classification system.

NDXT Fact Sheet

NDXT Fact Sheet

NDXT Methodology

NDXT Research

 

The Capital Strength Index (NQCAPST) seeks to provide exposure to well-capitalized companies with strong market positions that have the potential to provide their stockholders with a greater degree of stability and performance over time. The companies are screened so that the index constituents generally have strong balance sheets, a high degree of liquidity, the ability to generate earnings growth, and a record of financial strength and profit growth. The Index is composed of 50 stocks selected objectively based on cash on hand, debt ratios and volatility. The index components are equally weighted at each quarterly rebalance.

NQCAPST Additional Data

NQCAPST Fact Sheet

NQCAPST Methodology

Sector

First Trust Sector ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The Nasdaq CTA Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Index (NQROBO) is designed to track the performance of companies engaged in the artificial intelligence and robotics segment of the technology, industrial, medical and other economic sectors. The Index includes companies in artificial intelligence or robotics that are classified as either enablers, engagers or enhancers.

NQROBO 2018 Mid-Year Performance Research

NQROBO 2019 Q1 Performance Research

NQROBO Additional Data

NQROBO Methodology

NQROBO Research

 

The Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity IndexSM (NQCYBR) is designed to track the performance of companies engaged in the Cybersecurity segment of the technology and industrial sectors. The Index includes companies primarily involved in the building, implementation and management of security protocols applied to private and public networks, computers and mobile devices in order to provide protection of the integrity of data and network operations.

Cybersecurity Research October 2017

NQCYBR Additional Data

NQCYBR Fact Sheet

NQCYBR Methodology

NQCYBR Research

The Effect of Data Breaches on the Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity Index

 

The Nasdaq Dorsey Wright People's Portfolio Index (NQDWAPP) tactically allocates between the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index, the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Equal Weight Index, and the Nasdaq US T-Bill Index based on daily relative strength readings.

NQDWAPP Additional Data

NQDWAPP Fact Sheet

NQDWAPP Methodology

 

The NASDAQ OMX ABA Community Bank Index (ABQI) is a market capitalization-weighted index designed to track the performance of banks and thrifts, or their holding companies, listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market®. The index is intended to serve as a benchmark for investment products by including the larger and more liquid community banks.

ABQI Methodology

 

The NASDAQ OMX Global Automobile Index (QAUTO) is a market-capitalization weighted index, designed to track the performance of the largest and most liquid companies engaged in the manufacturing of automobiles.

QAUTO Additional Data

QAUTO Index Research Report 5/2012

QAUTO Index Research Report 6/2012

QAUTO Methodology

 

The Nasdaq US Smart Banks Index (NQSSBA) is designed to provide exposure to US companies within the Banking sector. The universe is screened by a series of three factors (Volatility, Value, and Growth). Securities are then selected and a modified factor weighted methodology is applied.

NQSSBA Additional Data

NQSSBA Methodology

 

The Nasdaq US Smart Food & Beverage Index (MQSSFB) is designed to provide exposure to US companies within the Food & Beverage sector.The universe is screened by a series of three factors (Volatility, Value, and Growth). Securities are then selected and a modified factor weighted methodology is applied.

NQSSFB Additional Data

NQSSFB Methodology

 

The Nasdaq US Smart Oil & Gas Index (NQSSOG) is designed to provide exposure to US companies within the Oil & Gas sector. The universe is screened by a series of three factors (Volatility, Value, and Growth). Securities are then selected and a modified factor weighted methodology is applied.

NQSSOG Additional Data

NQSSOG Methodology

 

The Nasdaq US Smart Pharmaceuticals Index (NQSSPH) is designed to provide exposure to US companies within the Pharmaceutical sector. The universe is screened by a series of three factors (Volatility, Value, and Growth). Securities are then selected and a modified factor weighted methodology is applied.

NQSSPH Additional Data

NQSSPH Methodology

 

The Nasdaq US Smart Retail Index (NQSSRE) is designed to provide exposure to US companies within the Retail sector.The universe is screened by a series of three factors (Volatility, Value, and Growth). Securities are then selected and a modified factor weighted methodology is applied.

NQSSRE Additional Data

NQSSRE Methodology

 

The Nasdaq US Smart Semiconductor Index (NQSSSE) is designed to provide exposure to US companies within the Semiconductor sector. The universe is screened by a series of three factors (Volatility, Value, and Growth). Securities are then selected and a modified factor weighted methodology is applied.

NQSSSE Additional Data

NQSSSE Methodology

 

The Nasdaq US Smart Transportation Index (NQSSTR) is designed to provide exposure to US companies within the Transportation sector. The universe is screened by a series of three factors (Volatility, Value, and Growth). Securities are then selected and a modified factor weighted methodology is applied.

NQSSTR Additional Data

NQSSTR Methodology

 

 

 

 

Income

First Trust Income ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus Index Family (“Indexes”) (DWAMY) selects securities based on individual stock momentum plus a fundamental factor (value, dividend yield or volatility). Each security in the Index must pass minimum momentum requirements and greater weights are given to securities with better factor scores.

DWAMY Additional Data

DWAMY Methodology

 

The Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus Index Family (“Indexes”) (DWAMLV) selects securities based on individual stock momentum plus a fundamental factor (value, dividend yield or volatility). Each security in the Index must pass minimum momentum requirements and greater weights are given to securities with better factor scores.

DWAMLV Additional Data

DWAMLV Methodology

 

The Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus Index Family (“Indexes”) (DWAMV) selects securities based on individual stock momentum plus a fundamental factor (value, dividend yield or volatility). Each security in the Index must pass minimum momentum requirements and greater weights are given to securities with better factor scores.

DWAMV Additional Data

DWAMV Methodology

 

The Lunt Capital Large Cap Factor Rotation Index (LUNTFCPR) seeks to select a portfolio of securities exhibiting desirable factor exposure. The Index selects securities from four single factor-oriented indexes based on the proprietary Lunt Capital Factor Allocation Methodology.

LUNTFCPR Additional Data

LUNTFCPR Fact Sheet

LUNTFCPR Methodology

 

The NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index  (NQ96DIVUS) includes up to 100 Technology and Telecommunications companies that pay a regular or common dividend.

NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fact Sheet

NQ96DIVUS Additional Data

NQ96DIVUS Methodology

NQ96DIVUS Research

 

The NASDAQ US Rising Dividend Achievers Index (NQDVRIS) is comprised of securities determined by NASDAQ OMX to have increased their dividend value over the previous three year and five year annual periods, while being best positioned to continue the dividend increases.

NQDVRIS Additional Data

NQDVRIS Fact Sheet

NQDVRIS Methodology

NQDVRIS Research

 

 

The Nasdaq US Small Mid Cap Rising Dividend Achievers Index (NQDVSMR) is comprised of securities in the small mid cap space determined by Nasdaq to have increased their dividend value over the previous three year and five year annual periods, while being best positioned to continue the dividend increases.

NQDVSMR Additional Data

NQDVSMR Fact Sheet

NQDVSMR Methodology

NQDVSMR Research

 

The NASDAQ US Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index (NQMAUS) is designed to provide exposure to multiple asset segments, each selected to result in a consistent and high yield for the index. The Index is comprised of securities classified as US equities, US Real-Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), US preferred securities, US master-limited partnerships (MLPs) and a high-yield corporate debt Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF).

 

Broad Market

First Trust Broad Market ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus Five Index (DWANQDFF) invests in five exchange-traded funds from the First Trust Portfolios product line with powerful Relative Strength characteristics. In instances where Relative Strength diminishes across equity sectors, the index can gain varying amounts of exposure to the Nasdaq US T-Bill Index (Nasdaq: NQCASH).

DWANQDFF Additional Data

DWANQDFF Fact Sheet

DWANQDFF Methodology

 

The Dorsey Wright Focus Five Index (DWANQFF) selects five exchange-traded funds from the First Trust Portfolios product line with powerful relative strength characteristics.

DWANQFF Additional Data

DWANQFF Fact Sheet

DWANQFF Methodology

DWANQFF Research

 

The Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 Index (DWANQIFF) selects five exchange-traded funds from the First Trust Portfolios product line with powerful relative strength characteristics.

DWANQIFF Additional Data

DWANQIFF Fact Sheet

DWANQIFF Methodology

DWANQIFF Research

 

Nasdaq Global Risk Managed Income CAD TR Index (NQGRMICT)

NASDAQ Global Risk Managed Income CAD TR Index Fact Sheet

NQGRMIC Quarterly Commentary

NQGRMICT Additional Data

NQGRMICT Methodology

NQGRMICT Research

Equity

First Trust Equity ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The Dorsey Wright Dynamic U.S. Sector Focus Five Index (DWAUSDFF) selects five exchange-traded funds from the First Trust Portfolios Canada product line that represent the highest ranked U.S. equity sectors based on Dorsey Wright’s Relative Strength Tally Rankings. In instances where Relative Strength diminishes across sectors, the Index can gain varying amounts of exposure to the Nasdaq US T-Bill Index.

DWAUSDFF Methodology

 

The ISE BICK Index (BIQ) is designed to track the performance of the largest and most liquid public companies domiciled in Brazil, India, Mainland China and South Korea.

BIQ Methodology

Global Equity

First Trust Global Equity ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The ISE ChIndia Index (ICK) is designed to track the performance of companies from the emerging markets of China and India.

ICK Methodology

Foreign Equity

First Trust Foreign Equity ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The ISE Global Wind Energy Index (GWE)

is designed to track public companies that are active in the wind energy industry based on analysis of the products and services offered by those companies.

GWE Fact Sheet

GWE Methodology

GWE Research

 

 

The ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index (CVL) is designed to track public companies that are active in the engineering and construction industry (the “industry”) based on the analysis of those companies’ products and services.

CVL Methodology

 

Sector Water

First Trust Sector Water ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The ISE Water Index (HHO) is designed to track the performance of companies that derive a substantial portion of their revenues from the potable and wastewater industry. Industry exposure includes water distribution, infrastructure (pumps, pipes and valves), water solutions (purification and filtration), and ancillary services such as consulting, construction and metering.

HHO Fact Sheet

HHO Methodology

 

 

 

Technology

First Trust Technology ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The ISE CTA Cloud Computing Index (CPQ) is designed to track the performance of companies actively involved in the cloud computing industry.

CPQ Fact Sheet

CPQ Methodology

CPQ Research

CPQ Research - Methodology Revamp

Energy

First Trust Energy ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The ISE-REVERE Natural Gas Index (FUM) is designed to track public companies that derive a substantial portion of their revenues from midstream activities and/or the exploration and production of natural gas.

FUM Fact Sheet

FUM Methodology

AlphaDEX

First Trust AlphaDEX ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Index (NQDXASPAXJP) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on December 15, 2014 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXASPAXJP Additional Data

NQDXASPAXJP Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Australia Index (NQDXAU) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Australia Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Australia Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on May 18, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXAU Additional Data

NQDXAU Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Brazil Index (NQDXBR) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Brazil Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Brazil Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on May 18, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXBR Additional Data

NQDXBR Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Canada Index (NQDXCA) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Canada Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Canada Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on May 18, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXCA Additional Data

NQDXCA Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® China Index (NQDXCN) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ China Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ China Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on May 18, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXCN Additional Data

NQDXCN Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Developed Markets Ex-US Index (NQDXDMXUS) employs the AlphaDEX®stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Developed Markets Ex-US Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Developed Markets Ex-US Index on growth factors including 3-, 6- and 12-month price appreciation, sales to price and one year sales growth and separately on value factors including book value to price, cash flow to price and return on assets. The Index began on February 11, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXDMXUS Additional Data

NQDXDMXUS Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Developed Markets Ex-US Small Cap Index (NQDXDMXUSSC) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Developed Markets Ex-US Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Developed Markets Ex-US Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on September 8, 2014 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXDMXUSSC Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX®Emerging Markets Index (NQDXEM) employs the AlphaDEX®stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Emerging Markets Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Emerging Markets index on growth factors including 3-, 6- and 12-month price appreciation, sales to price and one year sales growth and separately on value factors including book value to price, cash flow to price and return on assets. The Index began on February 11, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXEM Additional Data

NQDXEM Fact Sheet

NQDXEM Methodology

NQDXEM Research

Research: Measuring AlphaDEX Index Performance

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Emerging Markets Small Cap Index (NQDEMSC) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Emerging Markets Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Emerging Markets Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on September 8, 2014 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXEMSC Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX®Europe Index (NQDXEU) employs the AlphaDEX®stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Europe Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Europe Index on growth factors including 3-, 6- and 12-month price appreciation, sales to price and one year sales growth and separately on value factors including book value to price, cash flow to price and return on assets. The Index began on February 11, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXEU Additional Data

NQDXEU Methodology

NQDXEU Research

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Eurozone Index (NQDXEURO) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Eurozone Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Eurozone Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on September 8, 2014 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXEURO Fact Sheet

NQDXEURO Methodology

NQDXEURO Research

Research: Measuring AlphaDEX Index Performance

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Germany Index (NQDXDE) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Germany Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Germany Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on December 15, 2014 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXDE Additional Data

NQDXDE Methodology

NQDXDE Research

Research: Measuring AlphaDEX Index Performance

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Hong Kong Index (NQDXHK) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Hong Kong Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Hong Kong Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on May 18, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXHK Additional Data

NQDXHK Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Japan Index (NQDXJP) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Japan Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Japan Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on December 15, 2014 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXJP Additional Data

NQDXJP Methodology

Research: Measuring AlphaDEX Index Performance

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index (NQDXUSLC) Family employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US Select Index Family and the Nasdaq US Select Style Index Family. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family is constructed by ranking the stocks in the Index families mentioned above separately on growth and value factors.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSLC Additional Data

NQDXUSLC Fact Sheet

NQDXUSLC Methodology

Research: Measuring AlphaDEX Index Performance

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index (NQDXUSLCG) Family employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US Select Index Family and the Nasdaq US Select Style Index Family. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family is constructed by ranking the stocks in the Index families mentioned above separately on growth and value factors.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSLCG Additional Data

NQDXUSLCG Fact Sheet

NQDXUSLCG Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index (NQDXUSLCV) Family employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US Select Index Family and the Nasdaq US Select Style Index Family. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family is constructed by ranking the stocks in the Index families mentioned above separately on growth and value factors.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSLCV Additional Data

NQDXUSLCV Fact Sheet

NQDXUSLCV Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX®Latin America Index (NQDXLA) employs the AlphaDEX®stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Latin America Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Latin America Index on growth factors including 3-, 6- and 12-month price appreciation, sales to price and one year sales growth and separately on value factors including book value to price, cash flow to price and return on assets. The Index began on February 11, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXLA Additional Data

NQDXLA Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index (NQDXUSMEGA) Family employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US Select Index Family and the Nasdaq US Select Style Index Family. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family is constructed by ranking the stocks in the Index families mentioned above separately on growth and value factors.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSMEGA Additional Data

NQDXUSMEGA Fact Sheet

NQDXUSMEGA Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family (NQDXUSMC) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US Select Index Family and the Nasdaq US Select Style Index Family. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family is constructed by ranking the stocks in the Index families mentioned above separately on growth and value factors.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSMC Additional Data

NQDXUSMC Fact Sheet

NQDXUSMC Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family (NQDXUSMCG) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US Select Index Family and the Nasdaq US Select Style Index Family. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family is constructed by ranking the stocks in the Index families mentioned above separately on growth and value factors.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSMCG Additional Data

NQDXUSMCG Fact Sheet

NQDXUSMCG Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family (NXDXUSMCV) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US Select Index Family and the Nasdaq US Select Style Index Family. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family is constructed by ranking the stocks in the Index families mentioned above separately on growth and value factors.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSMCV Additional Data

NQDXUSMCV Fact Sheet

NQDXUSMCV Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family (NQDXUSMLTCG) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US Select Index Family and the Nasdaq US Select Style Index Family. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family is constructed by ranking the stocks in the Index families mentioned above separately on growth and value factors.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSMLTCG Additional Data

NQDXUSMLTCG Fact Sheet

NQDXUSMLTCG Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family (NQDXUSMLTCV) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US Select Index Family and the Nasdaq US Select Style Index Family. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family is constructed by ranking the stocks in the Index families mentioned above separately on growth and value factors.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSMLTCV Additional Data

NQDXUSMLTCV Fact Sheet

NQDXUSMLTCV Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family (NXDXUSSC) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US Select Index Family and the Nasdaq US Select Style Index Family. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family is constructed by ranking the stocks in the Index families mentioned above separately on growth and value factors.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSSC Additional Data

NQDXUSSC Fact Sheet

NQDXUSSC Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family (NQDXUSSCG) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US Select Index Family and the Nasdaq US Select Style Index Family. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family is constructed by ranking the stocks in the Index families mentioned above separately on growth and value factors.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSSCG Additional Data

NQDXUSSCG Fact Sheet

NQDXUSSCG Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family (NQDXUSSCV) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the Nasdaq US Select Index Family and the Nasdaq US Select Style Index Family. The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® US Index Family is constructed by ranking the stocks in the Index families mentioned above separately on growth and value factors.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSSCV Additional Data

NQDXUSSCV Fact Sheet

NQDXUSSCV Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® South Korea Index (NQDXKR) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ South Korea Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ South Korea Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on May 18, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXKR Additional Data

NQDXKR Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Switzerland Index (NQDXCH) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Switzerland Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Switzerland Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on December 15, 2014 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXCH Additional Data

NQDXCH Methodology

NQDXCH Research

Research: Measuring AlphaDEX Index Performance

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Total US Market Index (NQDXUSB) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ US Benchmark Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ US Benchmark Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on September 12, 2014 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXUSB Methodology

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® United Kingdom Index (NQDXGB) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ United Kingdom Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ United Kingdom Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on May 18, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

AlphaDEX UK Research – Q1 2019

NQDXGB Additional Data

NQDXGB Methodology

Research: Measuring AlphaDEX Index Performance

 

Nasdaq Canadian Preservation CAD Index (NQICPCAD)

NQICPCAD Additional Data

NQICPCAD Fact Sheet

NQICPCAD Research

NQICPCAD Research: Outlook for 2017

 

The Nasdaq Dorsey Wright DALI1 Index is a rules-based, quantitatively enabled index which is designed to catch the long-term trends of both the market and strong asset classes when the overall environment is bullish and supportive of higher prices.

NQDALI Methodology

Fixed Income

First Trust Fixed Income ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

Multi Asset

First Trust Multi Asset ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The Nasdaq Dorsey Wright DALI1 Index (NQDALI) is a rules-based, quantitatively enabled index which is designed to catch the long-term trends of both the market and strong asset classes when the overall environment is bullish and supportive of higher prices.

NQDALI Methodology

Income (Europe)

First Trust Income (Europe) ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The Nasdaq Global High Equity Income Index (NQGIHEI) selects stocks from the Nasdaq Global Index based on factors such as liquidity, dividend yield and other quality screens. The Index is comprised of six sub-portfolios, each of which is rebalanced and reconstituted semi-annually.

Additional Data NQGIHEI

NQGIHEI Methodology

 

The Nasdaq US High Equity Income Index (NQUSHEI) selects stocks from the Nasdaq US Benchmark Index based on factors such as liquidity, dividend yield and other quality screens. The Index is comprised of six sub-portfolios, each of which is rebalanced and reconstituted semi-annually.

NQUSHEI Additional Data

NQUSHEI Methodology

NQUSHEI Research

AlphaDEX (Europe)

First Trust AlphaDEX (Europe) ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX®Emerging Markets Index (NQDXEM) employs the AlphaDEX®stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Emerging Markets Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Emerging Markets index on growth factors including 3-, 6- and 12-month price appreciation, sales to price and one year sales growth and separately on value factors including book value to price, cash flow to price and return on assets. The Index began on February 11, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXEM Additional Data

NQDXEM Fact Sheet

NQDXEM Methodology

NQDXEM Research

Research: Measuring AlphaDEX Index Performance

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Eurozone Index employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Eurozone Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Eurozone Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on September 8, 2014 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXEURO Fact Sheet

NQDXEURO Methodology

NQDXEURO Research

Research: Measuring AlphaDEX Index Performance

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Germany Index (NQDXDE) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Germany Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Germany Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on December 15, 2014 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXDE Additional Data

NQDXDE Methodology

NQDXDE Research

Research: Measuring AlphaDEX Index Performance

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® Japan Index (NQDXJP) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ Japan Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ Japan Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on December 15, 2014 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXJP Additional Data

NQDXJP Methodology

Research: Measuring AlphaDEX Index Performance

 

NASDAQ AlphaDEX Switzerland CHF NTR Index (NQDXCHCHFN)

AlphaDEX Research

NQDXCHCHFN Additional Data

 

The NASDAQ AlphaDEX® United Kingdom Index (NQDXGB) employs the AlphaDEX® stock selection methodology to select stocks from the NASDAQ United Kingdom Index. The Index is constructed by ranking the stocks in the NASDAQ United Kingdom Index separately on growth and value factors. The Index began on May 18, 2015 at a value of 1000.00.

AlphaDEX Research

AlphaDEX UK Research – Q1 2019

NQDXGB Additional Data

NQDXGB Methodology

Research: Measuring AlphaDEX Index Performance

 

The Nasdaq Global High Equity Income Index (NQGIHEI) selects stocks from the Nasdaq Global Index based on factors such as liquidity, dividend yield and other quality screens. The Index is comprised of six sub-portfolios, each of which is rebalanced and reconstituted semi-annually.

Additional Data NQGIHEI

NQGIHEI Methodology

Green

First Trust Green ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) is a modified market capitalization weighted index designed to track the performance of companies that are primarily manufacturers, developers, distributors and/or installers of clean energy technologies, as defined by Clean Edge.

CELS Additional Data

CELS Fact Sheet

CELS Fact Sheet

CELS Methodology

CELS Research

NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fact Sheet

 

The NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) is designed to act as a transparent and liquid benchmark for the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector. The Index includes companies that are primarily engaged and involved in electric grid; electric meters, devices, and networks; energy storage and management; and enabling software used by the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector.

QGRD Fact Sheet

QGRD Fact Sheet

QGRD Methodology

QGRD Research

Riskalyze

First Trust Riskalyze ETFs tracking Nasdaq Indexes

The Nasdaq Riskalyze Developed Markets Index (NQRSKDM) seeks to create a diversified portfolio of low volatility securities. The Index selects securities from the Nasdaq Developed Markets Ex-US Large Mid Cap Index based on factors such as liquidity and volatility.

NQRSKDM Additional Data

NQRSKDM Fact Sheet

NQRSKDM Methodology

Research: Nasdaq Riskalyze Index Family

 

The Nasdaq Riskalyze Emerging Markets Index (NQRSKEM) seeks to create a diversified portfolio of low volatility securities. The Index selects securities from the Nasdaq Emerging Markets Large Mid Cap Index based on factors such as liquidity and volatility.

NQRSKEM Additional Data

NQRSKEM Fact Sheet

NQRSKEM Methodology

Research: Nasdaq Riskalyze Index Family

 

The Nasdaq Riskalyze US Large Cap Index (NQRSKUSL) seeks to create a diversified portfolio of dividend-paying securities. The Index selects securities from the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index.

NQRSKUSL Additional Data

NQRSKUSL Fact Sheet

NQRSKUSL Methodology

Research: Nasdaq Riskalyze Index Family

 

The Nasdaq Riskalyze US Mid Cap Index (NQRSKUSM) seeks to create a diversified portfolio of dividend-paying securities. The Index selects securities from the Nasdaq US 600 Mid Cap Index.

NQRSKUSM Additional Data

NQRSKUSM Fact Sheet

NQRSKUSM Methodology

Research: Nasdaq Riskalyze Index Family

 

The Nasdaq Riskalyze US Small Cap Index (NQRSKUSS) seeks to create a diversified portfolio of dividend-paying securities. The Index selects securities from the Nasdaq US 700 Small Cap Index.

NQRSKUSS Additional Data

NQRSKUSS Fact Sheet

NQRSKUSS Methodology

Research: Nasdaq Riskalyze Index Family

 

The Nasdaq Riskalyze US Large Cap Select Dividend Index (NQRSKUSLD) seeks to create a diversified portfolio of dividend-paying securities with above average yield. The Index selects securities from the Nasdaq US 500 Large Cap Index.

NQRSKUSLD Additional Data

NQRSKUSLD Fact Sheet

NQRSKUSLD Methodology

Research: Nasdaq Riskalyze Index Family

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