First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opp:FEO

    Manage Alerts


    As of 10/18/2021

    52 Wk Avg$14.56$15.70-7.20%
    52 Wk High$15.88$17.161.84%
    52 Wk Low$12.08$14.28-16.35%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate9.56%
    Distribution Amount$0.3500
    Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund will seek to achieve a high level of total return by investing at least 80% of its Managed Assets in equity and fixed-income securities of emerging market countries. The Fund will seek to capitalise on the growth and development of countries which have positive demographics, reform-oriented fiscal and monetary policies, improving economic fundamentals, abundant natural resources and/or developing domestic economies.

    Capital Structure

    As of 10/18/2021

    Total Investment Exposure:$79.579M
    Total Common Assets:$73.779M
    Common Shares Outstanding:4,991,802

    As of 10/18/2021

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $5.800M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $5.800M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $5.800M
    Effective Leverage (%): 7.29%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2020

      Per Common Share
    Management FeesN/A
    Other Expenses:N/A
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 1.95%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    First Trust Advisors L.P.

    Portfolio Managers
    Max Wolman

    Category: Fixed Income - Taxable-Emerging Market Income
    Ticker: FEO
    NAV Ticker: XFEOX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 15,447
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $0.225M
    Inception Date: 8/28/2006
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $19.06
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
    Third Party Links & Reports


    As of 10/18/2021

    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 6/30/2021
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 10/18/2021
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 10/18/2021
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 10/18/2021
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 10/18/2021

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 10/19/2021

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-3.87%
    1 Year-7.20%
    3 Year-10.32%
    5 Year-10.28%

    As of 10/18/2021

    3 Month1.06
    6 Month1.35
    1 Year1.51
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 9/30/2021
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Emerging Market Income

    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 9/30/2021
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Emerging Market Income

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 10/18/2021
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 6/30/2021
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2020
    Average Bond Price:
    As of 6/30/2021
    Asset Allocation

    As of 6/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 6/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Government (Super Sector)41.36%
    Sensitive (Super Sector)19.60%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)19.45%
    Corporate (Super Sector)14.70%
    Corporate Bond14.43%
    Financial Services7.83%
    Consumer Cyclical6.94%
    Communication Services4.09%
    Top Holdings

    As of 6/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd$3.27M3.90%
    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Participating Preferred$3.15M3.76%
    Russian Federation 7.05%$2.92M3.49%
    South Africa (Republic of) 9%$2.58M3.08%
    Poland (Republic of) 2.5%$2.49M2.98%
    Secretaria Tesouro Nacional 10%$2.17M2.60%
    Tencent Holdings Ltd$2.08M2.49%
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares$1.92M2.29%
    Russian Federation 7.6%$1.69M2.02%
    Indonesia (Republic of) 8.38%$1.68M2.01%
    Credit Quality

    As of 6/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 6/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 6/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    Others - Fixed Income21.92%
    China - Equity14.64%
    Russia - Fixed Income6.38%
    Brazil - Fixed Income5.78%
    South Korea - Equity5.22%
    Taiwan - Equity4.72%
    Mexico - Fixed Income4.48%
    India - Equity4.46%
    South Africa - Fixed Income3.73%
    Brazil - Equity3.30%
    Poland - Fixed Income2.98%
    Indonesia - Fixed Income2.51%
    Russia - Equity2.12%
    Malaysia - Fixed Income1.82%
    Mexico - Equity1.76%
    Hong Kong - Equity1.68%
    South Africa - Equity1.57%
    India - Fixed Income1.51%
    Argentina - Fixed Income1.38%
    Peru - Fixed Income1.08%
    Others - Equity1.00%
    China - Fixed Income0.94%
    Indonesia - Equity0.81%
    Netherlands - Equity0.70%
    Turkey - Fixed Income0.70%
    United Kingdom - Equity0.58%
    Singapore - Equity0.32%
    Singapore - Fixed Income0.31%
    Israel - Fixed Income0.26%
    Philippines - Equity0.23%

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