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First Trust Specialty Finance & Financial Opportunities Fund  as of 01/16/2018

NYSE / FGB Asset Class:  Sector Equity Funds 1 YR Lipper Avg:  14.88%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 4.74% 4.66% -5.42% 4.40%
Lipper Pct. Rank 60 54 94 44
NAV Return 2.99% 4.16% -2.41% 0.00%
Lipper Pct. Rank 75 70 93 82
Premium/Discount History

10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-2.905% -0.209% 1.700%

NAV $6.31 Market Price $6.41
Net Change -$0.04 Market Change $0.04
Premium/Discount 1.58%
1 YR NAV Return -2.410%
1 YR NAV Rank 93
12-Mo Yield as of 11/30/2017 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 10.42%
Distribution Yield (Market) 10.97%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.175
Ex-Div Date 11/22/2017
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend --
Ex-Div Date --
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
YTD Dividends $0.700
YTD Capital Gains --
Inception Date 5/24/2007
Fund Advisor First Trust Advisors LP
Manager & Tenure Team Managed
Phone 800-621-1675
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 12/31/2017 $90.5
% Leveraged Assets as of 11/30/2016 21.59%
Portfolio Turnover 4.00%
Mgmt Fees 1.297%
Expense Ratio 1.940%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks a high level of current income. The Fund seeks attractive total return as a secondary objective. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its assets in a portfolio of securities of specialty finance and other financial companies.
Top Holdings (as of 8/31/2017)
Ares Capital Corp ORD 14.00%
TCP Capital Corp ORD 8.74%
New Mountain Finance Corp ORD 8.58%
Golub Capital BDC Inc ORD 8.51%
CYS Investments Inc ORD 8.42%
THL Credit Inc ORD 7.25%
Hercules Capital Inc ORD 7.13%
Solar Capital Ltd ORD 6.66%
Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC Corp ORD 6.65%
Annaly Capital Management Inc ORD 6.03%
Top Sectors (as of 8/31/2017)
Financials 124.55%


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