FXG:ARCA-First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX

ETF | Consumer Defensive | NYSE Arca

Last Closing Price

USD 44.59


+0.03 (+0.07)%

Market Cap

USD 0.31B



Average Target Price

Average Analyst Rating


STA Verdict



The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the StrataQuant(R) Consumer Staples Index. The fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in common stocks that comprise the index. The index is a modified equal-dollar weighted index designed by NYSE to objectively identify and select stocks from the Russell 1000(R) Index in the consumer staples sector that may generate positive alpha relative to traditional passive-style indices through the use of the AlphaDEX(R) selection methodology.

Inception Date: 08/05/2007

Primary Benchmark: StrataQuant Consumer Staples TR USD

Primary Index: MSCI ACWI NR USD

Gross Expense Ratio: 0.61%

Management Expense Ratio: 0.64 %

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Relative Performance (Total Returns)

Relative Returns (From:    To: 2019-03-18 )

Largest Industry Peers for Consumer Defensive

Symbol Name Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
XLP SPDR Select Sector Fund - Cons.. 0.13 %

+0.08 (+0.15%)

USD 10.94B
VDC Vanguard Consumer Staples 0.10 %

+0.42 (+0.29%)

USD 4.29B
KXI iShares Global Consumer Staple.. 0.47 %

+0.22 (+0.42%)

USD 0.74B
FSTA Fidelity MSCI COnsumer Staples.. 0.08 %

+0.07 (+0.21%)

USD 0.46B
IYK iShares U.S. Consumer Goods 0.43 %

+0.22 (+0.19%)

USD 0.45B
RHS Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight C.. 0.40 %

-0.19 (-0.15%)

USD 0.40B
PBJ Invesco Dynamic Food & Beverag.. 0.63 %

+0.08 (+0.25%)

USD 0.07B
IPS SPDR S&P International Consume.. 0.40 %


USD 0.04B
JHMS John Hancock Multifactor Consu.. 0.50 %

+0.08 (+0.29%)

USD 0.03B
WSKY Spirited Funds/ETFMG Whiskey &.. 0.67 %


USD 0.01B

ETFs Containing FXG

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap


Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Consumer Defensive)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (NYSE Arca)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Capital Gain 5.66% 10% F 28% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 5.66% 10% F 26% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -6.01% 10% F 37% F
Dividend Return 2.05% 40% F 36% F
Total Return -3.96% 10% F 35% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 21.30% 44% F 68% D+
Dividend Return 10.02% 33% F 34% F
Total Return 31.32% 33% F 59% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 3.83% 70% C- 63% D
Dividend Return 5.48% 40% F 53% F
Total Return 1.64% 40% F 34% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 7.22% 40% F 79% C+
Risk Adjusted Return 75.83% 40% F 74% C
Market Capitalization 1.89B 45% F 37% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:

There is nothing we particularly like

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.