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First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II  as of 08/29/2014

NYSE / FHY Asset Class:  High Yield Fds Leveraged 1 YR Lipper Avg:  14.79%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return -- 15.40% 13.35% 4.38%
Lipper Pct. Rank -- 41 63 82
NAV Return -- 14.45% 9.96% 4.39%
Lipper Pct. Rank -- 50 94 94
Premium/Discount History

10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-- -5.800% -8.070%

NAV $17.28 Market Price $15.77
Net Change $0.01 Market Change $0.00
Premium/Discount -8.74%
1 YR NAV Return 9.963%
1 YR NAV Rank 94
12-Mo Yield as of 7/31/2014 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 8.55%
Distribution Yield (Market) 9.03%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.120
Ex-Div Date 7/1/2014
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend --
Ex-Div Date --
Dividend Frequency Monthly
YTD Dividends $0.840
YTD Capital Gains --
Inception Date 3/28/2006
Fund Advisor First Trust Advisors LP
Manager & Tenure Team Managed
Phone 800-621-1675
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 7/31/2014 $144.9
% Leveraged Assets as of 10/31/2013 27.25%
Portfolio Turnover 27.00%
Mgmt Fees 1.381%
Expense Ratio 2.220%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks a high level of current income. The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objectives by investing in a diversified portfolio of below-investment grade and investment grade debt securities, and equity securities offer attractive yield and/or capital appreciation potential.
Total Net Assets by Category (as of 3/31/2014)
Corporate Notes/Bonds 80.14%
Foreign Long-Term Debt 12.51%
Other Mortgage 6.01%
Portfolio Other 1.34%
Quality (as of 3/31/2014)
B 37.42%
BB 25.12%
CCC 16.61%
Foreign Currencies 12.51%
BBB 2.09%
Other 1.34%
CC 1.07%
A 0.87%
C 0.86%
Not Rated 0.85%

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