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First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund  as of 06/11/2021

NYSE / FEO Asset Class:  Emerging Markets Funds 1 YR Lipper Avg:  50.85%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 6.24% 12.38% 50.54% 12.94%
Lipper Pct. Rank 44 63 82 63
NAV Return 4.60% 8.85% 29.55% 2.81%
Lipper Pct. Rank 60 67 87 87
Premium/Discount History

10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-10.736% -10.980% -8.400%

NAV $16.24 Market Price $15.79
Net Change $0.01 Market Change $0.02
Premium/Discount -2.76%
1 YR NAV Return 29.550%
1 YR NAV Rank 87
12-Mo Yield as of 4/30/2021 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 2.78%
Distribution Yield (Market) 9.11%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.350
Ex-Div Date 3/22/2021
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend $0.100
Ex-Div Date 12/21/2018
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
YTD Dividends $0.350
YTD Capital Gains --
Inception Date 8/28/2006
Fund Advisor First Trust Advisors LP
Manager & Tenure Team Managed
Phone 800-621-1675
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 5/31/2021 $80.1
% Leveraged Assets as of -- 7.20%
Portfolio Turnover 45.00%
Mgmt Fees 1.188%
Expense Ratio 1.950%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks a high level of total return. The Fund invests at least 80% of its Managed Assets (total asset value minus the sum of the Fund's liabilities other than the principal amount of borrowings, if any) in a diversified portfolio of equity and fixed-income securities of issuers in emerging market countries.
Top Holdings (as of 12/31/2020)
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 4.93%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ORD 4.60%
Tencent Holdings Ltd ORD 3.35%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ORD 1.74%
Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd ORD 1.39%
Meituan ORD 1.21%
Midea Group Co Ltd ORD 1.20%
Vale SA DR 1.20%
LONGi Green Energy Technology Co Ltd ORD 1.19%
LG Chem Ltd ORD 1.16%
Top Sectors (as of 12/31/2020)
Technology 18.58%
Financials 11.06%
Consumer Services 5.91%
Consumer Goods 5.16%
Industrials 3.19%
Basic Materials 2.86%
Oil & Gas 2.07%
Health Care 1.27%
Utilities 0.50%
Non Classified Equity 0.28%

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