First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income:FDEU

    Manage Alerts


    As of 9/29/2023

    52 Wk Avg$12.16$13.22-8.08%
    52 Wk High$13.75$14.30-2.73%
    52 Wk Low$9.27$10.71-14.59%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate6.77%
    Distribution Amount$0.0700
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    he Fund’s investment objectives are to provide a high level of current income with a secondary focus on capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions, the Fund pursues its investment objectives by investing at least 80% of its Managed Assets in a portfolio of equity securities of European companies of any market capitalization, including, but not limited to, common and preferred stocks that pay dividends, depositary receipts, and real estate investment trusts.

    Capital Structure

    As of 9/29/2023

    Total Investment Exposure:$301.264M
    Total Common Assets:$227.289M
    Common Shares Outstanding:17,231,908

    As of 9/29/2023

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $73.975M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $73.975M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $73.975M
    Effective Leverage (%): 24.55%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2022

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.45%
    Other Expenses:0.24%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:0.63%
    Total: 2.32%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    First Trust Advisors L.P.

    Portfolio Managers
    Ben Lofthouse, Rob A. Guttschow, Faizan Baig, John W. Gambla

    Category: Equity-Global Equity
    Ticker: FDEU
    NAV Ticker: XFDEX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 52,017
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $0.623M
    Inception Date: 9/24/2015
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $19.06
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: Yes
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
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    As of 9/29/2023

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 6/30/2023
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 9/29/2023
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 9/29/2023
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 9/29/2023

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 10/2/2023

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-4.88%
    1 Year-8.08%
    3 Year-10.85%
    5 Year-10.34%

    As of 9/29/2023

    3 Month-2.29
    6 Month-1.26
    1 Year0.59
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 9/30/2023
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Global Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 9/30/2023
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Global Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 6/30/2023
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2022
    Asset Allocation

    As of 6/30/2023

    Top Sectors

    As of 6/30/2023

    Defensive (Super Sector)35.57%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)30.74%
    Sensitive (Super Sector)27.56%
    Financial Services15.30%
    Consumer Defensive14.28%
    Basic Materials7.22%
    Consumer Cyclical6.84%
    Top Holdings

    As of 6/30/2023

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Sanofi SA$10.83M3.51%
    AstraZeneca PLC$10.07M3.27%
    Unilever PLC$9.20M2.98%
    Nestle SA$8.85M2.87%
    RELX PLC$8.27M2.68%
    Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA Class A$7.99M2.59%
    Novartis AG Registered Shares$7.95M2.58%
    BHP Group Ltd$7.58M2.46%
    3i Group Ord$7.32M2.37%
    Roche Holding AG$7.11M2.31%
    Country Allocation

    As of 6/30/2023

    Country% Portfolio
    United Kingdom - Equity31.20%
    France - Equity16.01%
    Switzerland - Equity13.66%
    Germany - Equity8.52%
    Netherlands - Equity7.21%
    Australia - Equity4.51%
    Spain - Equity4.13%
    Italy - Equity2.93%
    Sweden - Equity2.41%
    Denmark - Equity1.66%
    Norway - Equity1.05%
    Finland - Equity0.60%
    United States - Equity0.00%
    Belgium - Equity-0.01%

    Closed-end fund historical distribution sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. For more detailed information on the distributions of a specific fund, please visit the sponsor's website.


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