FTLB:NSD-First Trust Low Beta Income ETF

ETF | Options-based | NASDAQ Global Market

Last Closing

USD 20.7566


0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

USD 4.16M



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ducovest Verdict



The investment seeks to provide current income. The fund will pursue its objective by investing in equity securities listed on U.S. exchanges and by utilizing an "option strategy" consisting of buying U.S. exchange-traded put options on the Standard & Poor's 500(R) Index (the "index") and writing (selling) U.S. exchange-traded covered call options on the index. The call options written by the fund will be less than one year. The fund is non-diversified.

Inception Date: 06/01/2014

Primary Benchmark: CBOE S&P 500 95-110 Collar

Primary Index: S&P 500 TR USD

Gross Expense Ratio: 0.85%

Management Expense Ratio: 0.85 %

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Relative Returns (From:    To: 2019-01-12 )

Largest Industry Peers for Options-based

Symbol Name Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
QYLD Global X NASDAQ-100 Covered Ca.. 0.68 %


USD 0.56B
FTHI First Trust BuyWrite Income ET.. 0.85 %


USD 0.07B

ETFs Containing FTLB


Market Performance

  Market Performance vs. Industry/Classification (Options-based) Market Performance vs. Exchange (NASDAQ Global Market)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Capital Gain 2.76% 67% D+ 30% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 2.76% 67% D+ 30% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -10.91% 100% A+ 53% F
Dividend Return 2.83% 33% F 71% C-
Total Return -8.08% 67% D+ 55% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 3.68% 67% D+ 48% F
Dividend Return 6.98% 33% F 29% F
Total Return 10.66% 33% F 45% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 2.73% 67% D+ 44% F
Dividend Return 4.02% 33% F 42% F
Total Return 1.28% 33% F 36% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 6.92% 67% D+ 92% A-
Risk Adjusted Return 58.02% 33% F 66% D
Market Capitalization 4.16M 33% F 5% F

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:

There is nothing we particularly like

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.