First Trust Spec Finance & Fincl Opp:FGB

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    As of 5/20/2022. NAV as of 5/19/2022.

    52 Wk Avg$4.08$4.38-6.81%
    52 Wk High$4.39$4.610.46%
    52 Wk Low$3.32$3.97-12.98%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate9.76%
    Distribution Amount$0.0825
    Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Funds primary investment objective is to seek a high level of current income. The Fund seeks attractive total return as a secondary objective. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will seek to achieve its investment objectives by investing at least 80% of its Managed Assets in a portfolio of securities of specialty finance and other financial companies. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will concentrate its investments in securities of companies within industries in the financial sector., L’objectif de gestion est de garantir aux porteurs ayant souscrit avant le 7 mars 2011 et ayant conservé leurs parts jusqu'à l’échéance de la formule, soit le 7 mars 2017 (la ''Date d'Echéance''), une valeur liquidative égale à la plus élevée des valeurs suivantes: – la Valeur Liquidative de Référence ; – la Valeur Liquidative de Référence majorée de 70% de la Performance Moyenne liée à l'évolution d'un panier d'actions composé initialement des 18 plus grandes capitalisations de l'indice DJ EuroStoxx50 à la date du 21 septembre 2010. La Performance Moyenne est égale à la moyenne des, Der Fonds strebt die Erzielung berdurchschnittlicher Erträge aus seinen Anlagen in Aktienwerte bei gleichzeitigem langfristigem Kapitalwachstum an. Der Fonds legt weltweit mindestens 70% des Gesamtvermögens in eine spezifische Art oder einen Typ von Anlagen investiert werden, können die restlichen 30% des Gesamtvermögens weltweit in Finanzinstrumente von Unternehmen oder Emittenten jeder Größe und jeder Branche angelegt werden, es sei denn, die jeweilige Anlage, Investimento in strumenti finanziari di natura azionaria, obbligazionaria e monetaria denominati in qualsiasi valuta, principalmente di paesi dell’area OCSE e in modo contenuto in valute di paesi Emergenti. La politica di investimento è volta perseguire una composizione del portafoglio orientata verso strumenti di natura azionaria. Il fondo può investire in OICR e in parte residuale in OICR propri. Il peso degli strumenti finanziari di natura azionaria può variare liberamente tra il 60% ed il 100% del patrimonio del Fondo in funzione delle scelte operate dalla SGR., La gestión toma como referencia la rentabilidad del índice MSCI Europe Micro Cap Index (EUR) Se invertirá como mínimo el 75% de la exposición total en renta variable.

    Capital Structure

    As of 5/20/2022

    Total Investment Exposure:$64.454M
    Total Common Assets:$55.854M
    Common Shares Outstanding:14,367,591

    As of 5/20/2022

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $8.600M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $8.600M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $8.600M
    Effective Leverage (%): 13.34%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 11/30/2021

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.21%
    Other Expenses:0.57%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:0.57%
    Total: 2.35%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    First Trust Advisors L.P.

    Portfolio Managers
    Daniel T. Winter, Mark A. Keller, David Miyazaki

    Category: Equity-Sector Equity
    Ticker: FGB
    NAV Ticker: XFGBX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 49,273
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $0.200M
    Inception Date: 5/25/2007
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $19.10
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: November 30
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    As of 5/20/2022

    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 5/31/2021
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 5/20/2022
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 5/20/2022
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 5/20/2022

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 5/21/2022

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-8.74%
    1 Year-6.81%
    3 Year-1.34%
    5 Year0.06%

    As of 5/20/2022

    3 Month-1.71
    6 Month-2.09
    1 Year-1.74
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 4/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector 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 4/30/2022
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 2/28/2022
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 11/30/2021
    Asset Allocation

    As of 2/28/2022

    Top Sectors

    As of 2/28/2022

    Cyclical (Super Sector)98.40%
    Financial Services95.27%
    Real Estate3.13%
    Cash Equivalents0.13%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)0.13%
    Top Holdings

    As of 2/28/2022

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Hercules Capital Inc$6.29M8.77%
    Ares Capital Corp$5.46M7.62%
    Pennant Park Investment Corp$5.04M7.04%
    Main Street Capital Corp$4.84M6.76%
    BlackRock TCP Capital Corp$4.56M6.36%
    New Mountain Finance Corp$4.43M6.18%
    Golub Capital BDC Inc Class B$3.94M5.50%
    Stellus Capital Investment Corp$3.76M5.25%
    Barings BDC Inc$3.56M4.97%
    SLR Investment Corp$3.55M4.95%
    Country Allocation

    As of 2/28/2022

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Equity98.40%

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