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First Trust Capital Strength ETF (FTCS)

  • Mar. 11, 2014, 12:54 PM
    • The First Trust RBA Quality Income ETF (QINC) and RBA American Industrial Renaissance ETF (AIRR) will track their respective Richard Bernstein Advisors indexes; QINC will focus on total return through global firms with strong dividends and capital appreciation potential, while AIRR will invest in both small and mid-cap domestic firms in the industrial and community banking sectors.
    • High dividend ETFs and capital strength ETFs: VYM, HDV, KBWD, PEY, DIV, RDIV, FTCS
    • Regional banking ETFs: KRE, KBE, IAT, RKH, QABA, KRU, KBWR, KRS
    • The Global X Guru Small Cap Index ETF (GURX) and Guru International Index ETF (GURI) are hoping to capitalize on the success of GURU by offering exposure to small-cap and international (respectively) stocks that large hedge fund managers hold.
    • Broad hedge fund replication ETFs: QAI, MCRO, HDG, QEH
    | Mar. 11, 2014, 12:54 PM | Comment!
  • Jun. 21, 2013, 2:48 PM
    The recent drawdown in the S&P 500 (SPY) is a minor one compared to historical norms, says Goldman in a research note today. While reiterating its view of a 1,750 closing level this year for the index, the team expects there could be another 3-5% down in this current move.
    | Jun. 21, 2013, 2:48 PM | 4 Comments
  • Jun. 20, 2013, 11:44 AM
    Technicians are eying the S&P's (SPY -1.5%) breach today of its 50-day moving average. The 50-day line has held a number of times this year, putting chart-watchers in awe, writes Tomi Kilgore, but the unwritten rule says the more times a level is tested the more likely it is to break. Other ETFs of interest: IVE, SSO, IVV, SH, SDS, SPXU.
    | Jun. 20, 2013, 11:44 AM | 3 Comments
  • Jun. 19, 2013, 2:13 PM
    Bond prices (TLT -0.7%) slip following the more upbeat assessment of the economy from the FOMC. Higher growth and lower unemployment projections spell maybe a quicker schedule for tapering and eventual tightening, but materially lower inflation expectations say the opposite. Stocks give up a bit of ground as well, the S&P 500 (SPY -0.3%). The dollar (UUP +0.3%) pops higher across the board.
    | Jun. 19, 2013, 2:13 PM | 4 Comments
  • Jun. 5, 2013, 7:07 AM
    First Trust has decided to transform FDV into the First Trust Capital Strength ETF (FTCS) as FDV failed to attract significant investor interest. FTCS will offer exposure to U.S. large-caps with a low volatility growth tilt.
    | Jun. 5, 2013, 7:07 AM | Comment!
FTCS Description
The First Trust Capital Strength ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called The Capital Strength IndexSM.
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