Two More AlphaDEX ETFs Begin Trading
First Trust launched two more international AlphaDEX ETFs this week, on the heels of the debut of seven country-specific funds that employ the proprietary stock selection methodology [see AlphaDEX ETFdb Portfolio]. The new ETFs will offer broad exposure to emerging and developed markets outside the U.S., focusing specifically on small cap stocks in those segments: Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund (FEMS) Developed Markets ex-U.S. Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund (FDTS) Last year, First Trust debuted ETFs targeting these same markets that generally focus on larger companies. The First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX (FEM) has assets of about $43 million, while the Developed Markets ex-U.S. AlphaDEX Fund (FDT) has about $33 million. Both of those ETFs started trading in April 2011. Under The Hood FEMS is linked to the Defined Emerging Markets Small Cap Index, a benchmark that selects small cap emerging markets stocks based on their score on a variety [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: First Trust Rolls Out 7 New AlphaDEX ETFs Not Just EEM & VWO: Emerging Markets ETF Options April ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, and Closures First Trust Rolls Out International AlphaDEX ETFs Tax Efficiency Report Card
First Trust launched two more international AlphaDEX ETFs this week, on the heels of the debut of seven country-specific funds that employ the proprietary stock selection methodology [see AlphaDEX ETFdb Portfolio]. The new ETFs will offer broad exposure to emerging and developed markets outside the U.S., focusing specifically on small cap stocks in those segments: Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund (FEMS) Developed Markets ex-U.S. Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund (FDTS) Last year, First Trust debuted ETFs targeting these same markets that generally focus on larger companies. The First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX (FEM) has assets of about $43 million, while the Developed Markets ex-U.S. AlphaDEX Fund (FDT) has about $33 million. Both of those ETFs started trading in April 2011. Under The Hood FEMS is linked to the Defined Emerging Markets Small Cap Index, a benchmark that selects small cap emerging markets stocks based on their score on a variety [...]

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