First Trust Equity Edge Index

Ticker
FTEQEDGE
Index Value
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End of Day Closing Value of the Index.
289.54
Index value as of 6/20/2024
Overview
Index Values
Performance
Documents

Overview

The First Trust Equity Edge Index ("The Index") seeks to provide exposure to U.S. stocks exhibiting a blend of dividend growth and low volatility characteristics. The Index combines the investment approach of the Value Line® Dividend Index (VLFVD) and the Nasdaq U.S. Rising Dividend Achievers Index (NQDVRIS) in equal-weights. The Value Line® Dividend Index screens for companies that have a Value Line® Safety Ranking ® of #1 or #2 (on a scale of 1-5) based on their financial strength. These companies tend to exhibit lower volatility through a full market cycle. The Nasdaq U.S. Rising Dividend Achievers Index screens for companies with a history of stable or increasing dividends and strong earnings per share (EPS) with the potential to continue to do so in the future. The Index includes a performance adjustment rate of 0.55% per annum.

Index Facts

Ticker Symbol
FTEQEDGE
Inception Date
1/31/2024
Rebalance Frequency
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Please refer to the methodology of the index for more details about the manner in which it is rebalanced.
Quarterly

Current Index Data

As of
Closing Index Value
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End of Day Closing Value of the Index.
289.54
Previous Closing Value
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Previous End of Day Closing Value of the Index.
288.88
Percent Change
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The change in value between the most recent closing index value and the previous index closing value.
0.23%

Index Values

Historical Closing Index Values *

As of
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Performance

Month End Performance

As of
Index Performance * 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception†
First Trust Equity Edge Index 2.90% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5.22%

Quarter End Performance

As of
Index Performance * 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception†
First Trust Equity Edge Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7.09%
† Inception Date is 1/31/2024
* Past performance of the Index is not an indication or guarantee of future results.

Documents

file_downloadIndex Methodology Rule Book
file_downloadIndex Overview

Important Information

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Please refer to the methodology for the Index (the "Methodology") for more details about the Index, including the manner in which it is rebalanced, the timing of such rebalancing, criteria for additions and deletions of the Underlying Indexes, as well as all Index calculations.

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The First Trust Equity Edge Index ("FTIS Index") is a product of FT Indexing Solutions LLC ("FTIS") and is administered and calculated by Bloomberg Index Service Limited and its affiliates (collectively, "BISL"). FIRST TRUST® and FIRST TRUST EQUITY EDGE INDEXTM are trademarks of First Trust Portfolios L.P. (collectively, with FTIS and their respective affiliates, "First Trust"). The foregoing index and trademarks have been licensed for use for certain purposes by Bloomberg.

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