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Both of the new ETFs brings an expense ratio of 0.80%.

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Michael Johnston: First Trust launched two more international AlphaDEX ETFs this week, on the heels of the debut of seven country-specific funds that own the stock selection model methodology used [see AlphaDEX ETFdb Portfolio]. The new ETFs provide broad exposure to emerging kathy reichs and developed markets outside the United States, specifically kathy reichs focused on small cap stocks in the segments: Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund (NYSEArca: FEMS)
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Last year, the first Trust debuted ETFs on the same markets kathy reichs that generally focus on larger companies. kathy reichs The First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX (NYSEArca: FEM) has assets of approximately kathy reichs $ 43 million, while the developed markets ex-US AlphaDEX Fund (NYSEArca: FDT) is approximately $ 33 million. Both ETFs started trading in April 2011.
FEMS is linked to the Defined Emerging Markets Small Cap Index, a benchmark that selects emerging markets small cap stocks based on their scores on a variety of value and growth metrics. Currently the underlying index has a tilt towards the emerging Asian economies, China (28%) and Taiwan (25%) are the largest individual country kathy reichs allocations. Also receiving the allocation kathy reichs of more than 5% in the portfolio are Thailand, Turkey, Indonesia and Malaysia [see FEMS Fact Sheet].
From a sector perspective, FEMS provides kathy reichs
a nice balance. Five sectors, consumer staples, financials, industrials, technology and materials-an allocation between 15% and 20% in the underlying index. The smallest weights are assigned to telecom and healthcare, these two sectors represent less than 3% of the assets.
FDTS is linked to the Defined Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap Index, a benchmark that nearly 400 small cap stocks comprises of a number of developed markets outside kathy reichs the United States (but including kathy reichs Canada). The median market capitalization of the index underlying this ETF is only $ 600 million, compared FDT has a median market capitalization of approximately $ 4.5 billion.
This ETF also has an Asian tilt; FDTS makes his biggest national allocations to Japan (26%), Hong Kong (13%), and South Korea (13%). Other countries offer weight 5% or more are Canada, the United Kingdom and France. FDTS represents the largest sector allocation to financials (22%), kathy reichs followed by industry kathy reichs (16%) and consumer discretionaries (15%). By the underweight side of the spectrum are health care (2%) and telecommunications (3%) [see FDTS Fact Sheet].
Both of the new ETFs brings an expense ratio of 0.80%.
For comparison, the SPDR S & P Emerging Markets Small Cap ETF (NYSEArca: EWX) charges 0.65%. The Schwab International
Small Cap Equity ETF (NYSEArca: SCHC) charges kathy reichs just 0.35%. kathy reichs
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