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First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund (FPA)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated May 25, 2022

FPA is a passive ETF by First Trust tracking the investment results of the NASDAQ AlphaDEX Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Index. FPA launched on Apr 18, 2011 and has a 0.80% expense ratio.

ETF Info

  • ISINUS33737J1097
  • CUSIP33737J109
  • IssuerFirst Trust
  • Inception DateApr 18, 2011
  • RegionBroad Asia (Pacific ex-Japan)
  • CategoryAsia Pacific Equities
  • Expense Ratio0.80%
  • Index TrackedNASDAQ AlphaDEX Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Index
  • ETF Home Pagewww.ftportfolios.com
  • Asset ClassEquity
  • Asset Class Size

    Large-Cap
  • Asset Class Style

    Blend

Trading Data

  • Previous Close$28.84
  • Year Range$26.89 - $35.33
  • EMA (50)$29.32
  • EMA (200)$30.92
  • Average Volume$1.69K

FPAShare Price Chart


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FPAPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund on Apr 25, 2011 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $12,898 for a total return of roughly 28.98%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


FPA (First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund)
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FPAReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M-2.99%-7.73%
YTD-6.31%-16.43%
6M-5.55%-14.94%
1Y-14.98%0.12%
5Y1.14%12.52%
10Y6.06%11.66%

FPAMonthly Returns Heatmap


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FPASharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund Sharpe ratio is -0.74. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


FPA (First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund)
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FPADividend History

First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund granted a 6.01% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of May 25, 2022. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.73 per share.


PeriodTTM20212020201920182017201620152014201320122011
Dividend$1.73$1.59$0.51$1.10$0.76$1.12$0.66$0.48$1.15$0.66$0.44$0.49

Dividend yield

6.01%5.18%1.69%4.18%3.16%3.63%2.88%2.13%5.09%3.03%2.10%2.92%

FPADrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


FPA (First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund)
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FPAWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund is 52.94%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 256 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-52.94%Jan 29, 2018534Mar 23, 2020256Apr 14, 2021790
-37.78%Jul 27, 201142Oct 3, 2011506May 14, 2014548
-24.59%Apr 29, 2015184Jan 20, 2016335May 22, 2017519
-23.9%Jun 3, 2021226May 12, 2022
-13.25%Aug 27, 201476Dec 12, 201476Apr 6, 2015152
-6.98%Apr 28, 201123Jun 23, 20116Jul 7, 201129
-4.4%Jul 27, 201712Aug 11, 201721Sep 12, 201733
-4.08%Sep 19, 20177Sep 27, 201711Oct 12, 201718
-3.8%May 10, 20216May 17, 202111Jun 2, 202117
-3.59%Jul 8, 20113Jul 12, 20115Jul 21, 20118

FPAVolatility Chart

Current First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund volatility is 53.09%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


FPA (First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund)
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