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First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF (HYLS)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Aug 2, 2022

HYLS is an actively managed ETF by First Trust. HYLS launched on Feb 27, 2013 and has a 1.01% expense ratio.

ETF Info

ISINUS33738D4088
CUSIP33738D408
IssuerFirst Trust
Inception DateFeb 27, 2013
RegionNorth America (U.S.)
CategoryHigh Yield Bonds, Actively Managed
Expense Ratio1.01%
Index TrackedNo Index (Active)
ETF Home Pagewww.ftportfolios.com
Asset ClassBond

Trading Data

Previous Close$41.73
Year Range$38.86 - $45.91
EMA (50)$40.64
EMA (200)$42.85
Average Volume$377.37K

HYLSShare Price Chart


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HYLSPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF in Feb 2013 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $14,170 for a total return of roughly 41.70%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-8.06%
-10.26%
HYLS (First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

HYLSReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M6.58%7.67%
6M-7.50%-7.07%
YTD-9.11%-13.59%
1Y-8.05%-6.29%
5Y2.19%10.73%
10Y3.77%11.20%

HYLSMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022-1.89%-0.66%-0.31%-4.40%-1.80%-7.13%7.18%0.10%
20210.47%0.02%0.73%0.33%0.32%0.41%0.19%0.51%-0.02%-0.31%-1.05%2.06%
20200.09%-1.18%-11.88%7.45%3.42%-0.46%4.16%0.62%-0.46%0.32%3.18%1.15%
20195.27%1.75%0.89%1.38%-0.99%1.65%0.65%0.23%0.68%-0.11%1.24%1.22%
20180.23%-0.51%-0.31%0.23%-0.00%-0.03%1.56%0.93%0.39%-1.29%-0.52%-3.09%
20170.94%1.74%-0.08%0.91%0.99%0.03%1.36%-0.27%0.07%0.13%-0.25%0.65%
2016-0.48%0.59%2.30%1.67%0.18%0.14%2.02%0.92%0.38%-0.32%-0.71%1.48%
2015-0.13%3.25%0.14%0.93%0.40%-1.03%0.28%-0.06%-2.47%1.97%-2.07%-0.84%
20140.86%1.61%0.19%0.25%0.84%0.95%-1.93%1.25%-1.84%1.68%-0.17%-1.81%
2013-0.10%1.52%2.92%-0.45%-1.96%1.88%-0.22%0.66%3.38%0.37%0.28%

HYLSSharpe 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 Tactical High Yield ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.95. 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.


-2.00-1.50-1.00-0.500.000.501.001.50MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-0.95
-0.31
HYLS (First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

HYLSDividend History

First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF granted a 6.90% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $2.88 per share.


PeriodTTM202120202019201820172016201520142013
Dividend$2.88$2.62$2.48$2.51$2.61$2.69$2.59$2.87$2.87$2.63

Dividend yield

6.90%5.71%5.60%5.98%7.10%7.14%7.33%8.80%8.83%8.23%

HYLSDrawdowns Chart

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


-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2022FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-9.11%
-14.13%
HYLS (First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

HYLSWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF. 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 Tactical High Yield ETF is 22.99%, recorded on Mar 20, 2020. It took 96 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-22.99%Feb 13, 202026Mar 20, 202096Aug 6, 2020122
-15.37%Jan 3, 2022123Jun 29, 2022
-7.46%Jun 3, 2015160Jan 20, 201697Jun 8, 2016257
-5.73%Jul 7, 2014115Dec 16, 201449Feb 27, 2015164
-5.69%Oct 2, 201858Dec 24, 201825Jan 31, 201983
-5.54%May 23, 201322Jun 24, 201381Oct 17, 2013103
-2.83%Oct 25, 201614Nov 11, 201634Jan 3, 201748
-2.01%Jan 9, 201852Mar 23, 201885Jul 25, 2018137
-1.89%Sep 3, 202016Sep 25, 202011Oct 12, 202027
-1.79%Jun 9, 201613Jun 27, 20167Jul 7, 201620

HYLSVolatility Chart

Current First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF volatility is 10.50%. 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.


5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%40.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
10.50%
19.01%
HYLS (First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)