Annual Report
September 30, 2023
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II
Book 1
First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund
(FDD)
First Trust Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate ETF
(DTRE)
First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund
(FGD)
First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF (FAN)
First Trust Alerian U.S. NextGen Infrastructure ETF (RBLD)
First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure
Index Fund (GRID)
First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF
(FTRI)
First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF (FTAG)
First Trust Indxx NextG ETF (NXTG)
First Trust S-Network Future Vehicles & Technology ETF
(CARZ)
First Trust Cloud Computing ETF (SKYY)
First Trust International Equity Opportunities ETF (FPXI)
First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF (CIBR)
First Trust IPOX® Europe Equity Opportunities ETF (FPXE)
First Trust Dow Jones International Internet ETF (FDNI)

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Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This report contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the goals, beliefs, plans or current expectations of First Trust Advisors L.P. (“First Trust” or the “Advisor”) and its representatives, taking into account the information currently available to them. Forward-looking statements include all statements that do not relate solely to current or historical fact. For example, forward-looking statements include the use of words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “expect,” “believe,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “would” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of any series of First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II (the “Trust”) described in this report (each such series is referred to as a “Fund” and collectively, as the “Funds”) to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. When evaluating the information included in this report, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect the judgment of the Advisor and its representatives only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events and circumstances that arise after the date hereof.
Performance and Risk Disclosure
There is no assurance that any Fund described in this report will achieve its investment objective. Each Fund is subject to market risk, which is the possibility that the market values of securities owned by the Fund will decline and that the value of the Fund’s shares may therefore be less than what you paid for them. Accordingly, you can lose money by investing in a Fund. See “Risk Considerations” in the Additional Information section of this report for a discussion of certain other risks of investing in the Funds.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results, and current performance may be lower or higher than the figures shown. For the most recent month-end performance figures, please visit www.ftportfolios.com or speak with your financial advisor. Investment returns, net asset value and share price will fluctuate and Fund shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
The Advisor may also periodically provide additional information on Fund performance on each Fund’s webpage at www.ftportfolios.com.
How to Read This Report
This report contains information that may help you evaluate your investment. It includes details about each Fund and presents data and analysis that provide insight into each Fund’s performance and investment approach.
By reading the market overview by Robert F. Carey, Chief Market Strategist of the Advisor, you may obtain an understanding of how the market environment affected the performance of each Fund. The statistical information that follows may help you understand each Fund’s performance compared to that of relevant market benchmarks.
It is important to keep in mind that the opinions expressed by personnel of the Advisor are just that:informed opinions. They should not be considered to be promises or advice. The opinions, like the statistics, cover the period through the date on the cover of this report. The material risks of investing in each Fund are spelled out in its prospectus, statement of additional information, and other Fund regulatory filings.
Page 1

Shareholder Letter
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II
Annual Letter from the Chairman and CEO
September 30, 2023
Dear Shareholders,
First Trust is pleased to provide you with the annual report for certain series of the First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II (the “Funds”), which contains detailed information about the Funds for the twelve months ended September 30, 2023.
A famous financial industry quote came to mind as I was sizing up the current business climate:“Wall Street has a few prudent principles; the trouble is that they are always forgotten when they are most needed.” The past year has been a time when those who stuck with their principles were rewarded, in my opinion. The financial markets continue to battle a myriad of headwinds, from geopolitical uncertainty resulting from war (Israel and Hamas and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine), to slowing global economic growth and inflation. Inflation, for one, has remained persistently high. A common measure of inflation is the 12-month rate of change in the Consumer Price Index (“CPI”). The CPI stood at 3.7% on September 30, 2023, significantly lower than its most recent high of 9.1% set on June 30, 2022, but up from its most recent low of 3.0% on June 30, 2023. Considering this, as well as other better-than-expected economic data, the Federal Reserve recently noted that the Federal Funds target rate will need to remain elevated for a longer period than previously expected.
As many investors are likely aware, a higher Federal Funds target rate has deep implications for consumers. Perhaps the most obvious area impacted by higher rates is housing. The national average for a 30-year mortgage stood at 7.99% as of October 18, 2023, up from 3.22% on October 20, 2021. Higher mortgage rates, coupled with high home prices, are stretching U.S. home affordability. The monthly payment on a median-priced home ($407,100 in August 2023) with a 20% down payment, and a mortgage rate of 7.99%, comes in at $2,387. It is not just mortgage rates that are pressuring the budgets of U.S. households. Debt payments on car loans and credit cards are showing signs of weakness as well. Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York revealed that the rate of new credit card and new auto loan delinquencies stood at 7.2% and 7.3%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2023 (most recent data), surpassing pre-pandemic levels.
While headwinds to the global economy exist, not all the news is bad. Driven by technological developments in artificial intelligence, the U.S. equity markets have had a phenomenal year. Year-to-date through September 30, 2023, the S&P 500® Index has enjoyed a total return of 13.07%. Additionally, the U.S. exported a record 20.4 billion cubic feet per day (“Bcf/d”) of natural gas and 11.6 Bcf/d of liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) over the first six months of the year, making the U.S. the world’s largest exporter of LNG during the period. It can be tempting to deviate from fundamentals when times get tough, but we continue to encourage investors to hold fast to their principles; they will serve you for years to come.
Thank you for giving First Trust the opportunity to play a role in your financial future. We value our relationship with you and will report on the Funds again in six months.
Sincerely,
James A. Bowen
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Chief Executive Officer of First Trust Advisors L.P.
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Market Overview
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II
Annual Report
September 30, 2023 
Robert F. Carey, CFA
Senior Vice President and Chief Market Strategist
First Trust Advisors L.P.
Mr. Carey is responsible for the overall management of research and analysis of the First Trust product line. Mr. Carey has more than 30 years of experience as an Equity and Fixed-Income Analyst and is a recipient of the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) designation. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a B.S. in Physics. He is also a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago and the CFA Institute. Mr. Carey has appeared as a guest on such programs as Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and WBBM Radio, and has been quoted by several publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Wall Street Reporter, Bloomberg News Service and Registered Rep.
State of the Global Economy
The latest global growth forecast from the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) released in October 2023 sees real gross domestic product growth rising by 3.0% worldwide in 2023, up from its 2.9% projection in January 2023. The IMF is currently forecasting a 2.1% growth rate for the U.S., up from its January 2023 estimate of 1.4%. Emerging Market and Developing Economies are expected to grow by 4.0% this year, unchanged from the IMF’s 4.0% estimate in January 2023. The IMF notes that risks to their global outlook remain tilted to the downside, citing the real estate crisis in China, the potential for increased volatility among commodity prices, and uncomfortably high inflation, among other reasons, for their outlook.
In the U.S., inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (“CPI”), stood at 3.7% on a trailing 12-month basis at the end of September 2023, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While this is significantly lower than the most recent high of 9.1% in June 2022, the September 2023 CPI reading reflects a re-acceleration in the metric when compared to its most recent low of 3.0% set on June 30, 2023.
Performance of Global Stocks and Bonds
The major U.S. stock indices delivered positive results over the past 12 months. The S&P 500® (the “Index”), S&P MidCap 400® and S&P SmallCap 600® Indices posted total returns of 21.62%, 15.51% and 10.08%, respectively, for the 12-month period ended September 30, 2023. Nine of the 11 major sectors that comprise the Index were positive on a total return basis. The top performer was the Information Technology sector, up 41.10%, while the worst showing came from the Utilities sector, down 7.02%.
A Bloomberg survey of twenty-two equity strategists found that their average 2023 year-end price target for the Index was 4,370 as of October 18, 2023, according to its own release. The highest and lowest estimates were 4,900 and 3,700, respectively. The Index closed trading on September 29, 2023, at 4,288.05. Bloomberg’s consensus year-over-year earnings growth rate estimates for the Index for the 2023 and 2024 calendar years stood at -2.83% and 11.89%, respectively, as of October 13, 2023.
The broader foreign stock indices experienced positive total returns over the past year. For the 12-month period ended September 30, 2023, the MSCI World ex USA and MSCI Emerging Markets equity indices posted total returns of 24.00% (USD) and 11.70% (USD), respectively, according to Bloomberg. The major foreign bond indices were also up over the same period. The Bloomberg Global Aggregate Index of higher quality debt posted a total return of 2.24% (USD), while the Bloomberg EM Hard Currency Aggregate Index of emerging markets debt rose by 8.57% (USD), according to Bloomberg. The U.S. dollar fell 5.30% over the past 12 months against a basket of major currencies, as measured by the U.S. Dollar Index. The decrease in the dollar provided a boost to the performance of both foreign stock and bond indices, in our opinion.
Results were also positive in the U.S. bond market over the period. The top performing major debt group we track was intermediate U.S. high yield bonds. The Bloomberg Intermediate U.S. High Yield Index posted a total return of 10.34% for the 12-month period ended September 30, 2023. The worst performing U.S. debt group that we track was the Ginnie Mae 30-Year Bond. The Bloomberg Ginnie Mae 30-Year Index posted a total return of 0.29%. The yield on the benchmark 10-Year Treasury Note (“T-Note”) rose by 74 basis points in the period to close at 4.57% on September 29, 2023, according to Bloomberg. For comparative purposes, the average yield on the 10-Year T-Note was 2.27% for the 10-year period ended September 30, 2023.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited)
First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund (FDD)
First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of an equity index called the STOXX® Europe Select Dividend 30 Index (the “STOXX Index”). The shares of the Fund are listed and trade on the NYSE Arca, Inc. under the ticker symbol “FDD.” The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the common stocks and depositary receipts that comprise the STOXX Index.
The STOXX Index is compiled and maintained by STOXX Limited (the “Index Provider”). According to the Index Provider, the STOXX Index consists of 30 high dividend-yielding securities selected from the STOXX® Europe 600 Index, including secondary lines of those companies (where there are multiple lines of equity capital in a company), which covers 18 European countries:Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In addition, a company must have a non-negative five-year dividend-per-share growth rate and a dividend-to-earnings ratio of 60% or less.
Performance
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns
Cumulative Total Returns
 
1 Year
Ended
9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(8/27/07)
to 9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(8/27/07)
to 9/30/23
Fund Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAV
23.52%
1.52%
2.99%
-1.49%
7.82%
34.32%
-21.49%
Market Price
23.81%
1.51%
2.91%
-1.51%
7.78%
33.27%
-21.74%
Index Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STOXX® Europe Select Dividend 30 Index
23.18%
1.82%
3.31%
-1.09%
9.45%
38.52%
-16.17%
STOXX® Europe 600 Index
28.82%
3.95%
3.95%
2.44%
21.36%
47.32%
47.33%
MSCI Europe Index
28.85%
3.96%
3.83%
2.26%
21.41%
45.57%
43.30%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 34.)
Performance Review
The Fund generated a net asset value (“NAV”) return of 23.52% during the 12-month period covered by this report. During the same period, the MSCI Europe Index (the “Benchmark”) generated a return of 28.85%. The largest allocations were investments in the United Kingdom (“UK”) and France. The allocation to the UK was 20.7% and contributed 3.1% to the Fund’s return. The allocation to France was 17.6% and contributed 6.9% to the Fund’s return, which was the greatest contribution of any country represented in the Fund. The largest negative contribution to the Fund’s overall return came from the small allocation to Luxembourg. These investments received an allocation of 1.3% and caused a -2.4% drag on the Fund’s performance. However, within the investments in Luxembourg, almost the entire impact on the Fund’s return came from one security, Aroundtown S.A. The Fund’s currency exposure had a 9.6% impact on the Fund’s performance during the period covered by this report.

The STOXX® Europe Select Dividend 30 Index (“STOXX Index”) is the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of STOXX Ltd., Zug, Switzerland (“STOXX”), Deutsche Börse Group or their licensors, which is used under license. The Fund is neither sponsored nor promoted, distributed or in any other manner supported by STOXX Deutsche Börse Group or their licensors, research partners or data providers and STOXX, Deutsche Börse Group and their licensors, research partners or data providers do not give any warranty, and exclude any liability (whether in negligence or otherwise) with respect thereto generally or specifically in relation to any errors, omissions or interruptions in the STOXX Index or its data.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust STOXX® European Select Dividend Index Fund (FDD) (Continued)
Sector Allocation
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Financials
33.6%
Materials
18.9
Utilities
12.9
Consumer Discretionary
10.9
Industrials
9.1
Communication Services
5.8
Real Estate
4.7
Energy
4.1
Total
100.0%
Top Ten Holdings
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Glencore PLC
4.9%
Taylor Wimpey PLC
4.9
AP Moller - Maersk A/S, Class A
4.6
Yara International ASA
4.5
ACS Actividades de Construccion y Servicios
S.A.
4.4
Rio Tinto PLC
4.3
Endesa S.A.
4.2
Legal & General Group PLC
4.1
Aker BP ASA
4.1
Credit Agricole S.A.
3.7
Total
43.7%
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the indices
do not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore do not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate ETF (DTRE)
First Trust Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate ETF (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate Index (the “Index”). The shares of the Fund are listed and trade on the NYSE Arca, Inc. under the ticker symbol “DTRE.” The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks, real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and depositary receipts that comprise the Index.
The Index is owned and is developed, maintained and sponsored by VettaFi LLC (the “Index Provider”). According to the Index Provider, the Index includes common stocks, REITs and depositary receipts of companies listed on a global securities exchange and included in the Global Industry Classification Standard Real Estate sector within the S-Network Global 5000 Index and the S-Network Global REIT Index and derive at least 50 percent of their revenues from the following disruptive technology business segments: (i) Rapid Data Transfer; (ii) Distributed Data Handling; or (iii) E-Commerce Warehousing.
Performance
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns
Cumulative Total Returns
 
1 Year
Ended
9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(8/27/07)
to 9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(8/27/07)
to 9/30/23
Fund Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAV
4.42%
-0.57%
2.46%
1.55%
-2.81%
27.49%
28.08%
Market Price
5.93%
-0.55%
2.44%
1.54%
-2.74%
27.23%
27.81%
Index Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate
Index(1)(2)
4.19%
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index
2.72%
-0.30%
2.97%
2.21%
-1.48%
33.98%
42.24%
S&P Global REIT Index(3)
2.03%
0.01%
3.12%
2.10%
0.04%
35.99%
39.79%
MSCI World REIT Index(3)
-2.17%
1.39%
4.13%
2.31%
7.16%
49.81%
44.32%
MSCI World Real Estate Index(2)(3)
-0.95%
0.14%
N/A
N/A
0.68%
N/A
N/A
(1)
On September 30, 2022, the Fund’s underlying index changed from the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index to the Alerian Disruptive
Technology Real Estate Index. Therefore, the Fund’s performance and historical returns shown for the periods prior to this date are not
necessarily indicative of the performance that the Fund, based on its current index, would have generated.
(2)
Performance data is not available for all the periods shown in the table for the index because performance data does not exist for some of the
entire periods.
(3)
Prior to February 1, 2023, the Fund’s primary benchmark indices were the S&P Global REIT Index and the MSCI World REIT Index. Effective
February 1, 2023, the Fund’s primary benchmark index became the MSCI World Real Estate Index. The Fund’s investment advisor believes the
MSCI World Real Estate Index better reflects the investment strategies of the Fund.
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 34.)
Performance Review
The Fund generated a NAV return of 4.42% during the 12-month period covered by this report. During the same period, the MSCI World Real Estate Index (the “Benchmark”) generated a return of -0.95%. The Fund invested 74.8% of its assets in securities within the United States. These investments accounted for 4.1% of the Fund’s return. Investments in Japan caused the most drag on the Fund’s return, with an allocation of 8.9% in the Fund and a contribution to return of -1.1%. The Fund’s currency exposure had a 0.9% impact on performance during the period covered by this report.

Alerian and Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate Index are service marks of VettaFi LLC and have been licensed for use by First Trust Advisors L.P. The Fund is not issued, sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by VettaFi LLC or its affiliates (collectively, “VettaFi”). VettaFi makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the purchasers or owners of the Fund or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Fund particularly or the ability of the Index to track general market performance.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate ETF (DTRE) (Continued)
Sector Allocation
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Real Estate
100.0%
Total
100.0%
Top Ten Holdings
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
7.6%
Equinix, Inc.
6.7
Prologis, Inc.
6.6
American Tower Corp.
6.2
SBA Communications Corp.
6.1
Crown Castle, Inc.
5.9
STAG Industrial, Inc.
5.1
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.
4.8
DigitalBridge Group, Inc.
4.8
Terreno Realty Corp.
4.8
Total
58.6%
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the indices
do not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore do not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund (FGD)
First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index (the “Index”). The shares of the Fund are listed and trade on the NYSE Arca, Inc. under the ticker symbol “FGD.” The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the common stocks and depositary receipts that comprise the Index.
The Index is compiled and maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (the “Index Provider”). According to the Index Provider, the Index is an indicated annual dividend yield weighted index of 100 stocks selected from the developed-market portion of the Dow Jones World IndexSM. Indicated annual dividend yield is a stock’s unadjusted indicated annual dividend (not including any special dividends) divided by its unadjusted price.
Performance
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns
Cumulative Total Returns
 
1 Year
Ended
9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(11/21/07)
to 9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(11/21/07)
to 9/30/23
Fund Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAV
18.65%
2.21%
3.23%
2.91%
11.56%
37.38%
57.66%
Market Price
18.40%
2.17%
3.15%
2.87%
11.31%
36.36%
56.73%
Index Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index
18.47%
2.46%
3.41%
3.09%
12.94%
39.87%
62.11%
Dow Jones World Developed Markets
IndexSM
22.00%
6.94%
8.23%
6.25%
39.87%
120.58%
161.52%
MSCI World Index
21.95%
7.26%
8.26%
6.01%
41.95%
121.25%
152.18%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 34.)
Performance Review
The Fund generated a NAV return of 18.65% during the 12-month period covered by this report. During the same period, the MSCI World Index (the “Benchmark”) generated a return of 21.95%. The Fund’s investments were spread across many countries. The greatest allocation was 12.7% to South Korea, which caused a 5.0% contribution to the Fund’s return. The 11.0% allocation to Canada contributed 1.2% to the Fund’s return. Securities in the United States carried an average weight of 9.0% and contributed only 0.5% to the Fund’s return. Investments in Japan received an allocation of 8.8% and contributed 3.7% to the Fund’s return. There weren’t many negative contributors to the Fund’s return. The greatest source of drag was -1.0% from investments in Sweden. The Fund’s currency exposure had a 5.1% impact on performance during the period covered by this report.

Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index (“Index”) is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”) and has been licensed for use by First Trust. S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark  of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by First Trust. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the Index.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund (FGD) (Continued)
Sector Allocation
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Financials
35.5%
Industrials
12.8
Materials
11.3
Energy
9.1
Communication Services
7.7
Consumer Discretionary
7.4
Utilities
6.7
Consumer Staples
6.0
Real Estate
3.5
Total
100.0%
Top Ten Holdings
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd.
2.6%
Nippon Yusen KK
2.2
Peyto Exploration & Development Corp.
2.0
Hapag-Lloyd AG
1.8
Sitio Royalties Corp., Class A
1.8
Industrial Bank of Korea
1.6
AP Moller - Maersk A/S, Class A
1.5
BNK Financial Group, Inc.
1.5
Woori Financial Group, Inc.
1.5
Enagas S.A.
1.4
Total
17.9%
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the indices
do not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore do not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF (FAN)
First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of an equity index called the ISE Clean Edge Global Wind EnergyTM Index (the “Index”). The shares of the Fund are listed and trade on the NYSE Arca, Inc. under the ticker symbol “FAN.” The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the common stocks and depositary receipts that comprise the Index.
The Index is developed, maintained and sponsored by Nasdaq, Inc. (the “Index Provider”). According to the Index Provider, the Index provides a benchmark for investors interested in tracking public companies throughout the world that are active in the wind energy industry. According to the Index Provider, in order to be eligible for inclusion in the Index, a security must be issued by a company that is actively engaged in some aspect of the wind energy industry, such as the development or management of a wind farm, the production or distribution of electricity generated by wind power, or involvement in the design, manufacture or distribution of machinery or materials designed specifically for the wind energy industry. In addition, in order to be eligible for inclusion in the Index a security must have a market capitalization of at least $100 million, a minimum three-month average daily dollar trading volume of $500,000, a minimum free float of 25%, be listed on an Index-eligible global exchange and have seasoned on an Index-eligible global exchange for at least three months.
Performance
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns
Cumulative Total Returns
 
1 Year
Ended
9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(6/16/08)
to 9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(6/16/08)
to 9/30/23
Fund Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAV
-2.21%
5.00%
5.95%
-2.68%
27.61%
78.30%
-33.98%
Market Price
-2.62%
4.97%
5.86%
-2.72%
27.44%
76.75%
-34.36%
Index Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ISE Clean Edge Global Wind EnergyTM
Index
-1.69%
5.86%
6.79%
-1.89%
32.92%
92.90%
-25.31%
Russell 3000® Index
20.46%
9.14%
11.28%
9.72%
54.88%
191.20%
313.17%
MSCI World Index
21.95%
7.26%
8.26%
6.49%
41.95%
121.25%
161.41%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 34.)
Performance Review
The Fund generated a NAV return of -2.21% during the 12-month period covered by this report. During the same period, the MSCI World Index (the “Benchmark”) generated a return of 21.95%. Investments in the Utilities and Capital Goods sectors constituted almost the entire Fund during the period covered by this report. The Utilities sector received an allocation of 62.5% and contributed -9.1% to the Fund’s return. Investments in the Capital Goods sector carried an average weight of 33.7% and contributed 6.8% to the Fund’s return. The Fund’s currency exposure had a 4.6% impact on performance during the period covered by this report.

Nasdaq®, Clean Edge®, and ISE Clean Edge Global Wind EnergyTM Index are registered trademarks and service marks of Nasdaq, Inc. and Clean Edge, Inc., respectively (together with its affiliates hereinafter referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by First Trust. The Fund has not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability. The Fund is not issued, endorsed, sold or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUND.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF (FAN) (Continued)
Sector Allocation
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Utilities
59.7%
Industrials
35.7
Materials
4.3
Energy
0.3
Total
100.0%
Top Ten Holdings
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
8.1%
EDP Renovaveis S.A.
7.8
Orsted A/S
7.4
Northland Power, Inc.
7.1
China Longyuan Power Group Corp., Ltd.,
Class H
5.0
Boralex, Inc., Class A
3.3
ERG S.p.A.
2.3
Nordex SE
2.3
SKF AB, Class B
2.2
Prysmian S.p.A.
2.1
Total
47.6%
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the indices
do not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore do not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust Alerian U.S. NextGen Infrastructure ETF (RBLD)
First Trust Alerian U.S. NextGen Infrastructure ETF (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Alerian U.S. NextGen Infrastructure Index (the “Index”). The shares of the Fund are listed and trade on the NYSE Arca, Inc. under the ticker symbol “RBLD.” The Fund will normally invest in at least 90% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks and real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) that comprise the Index.
The Index is developed, maintained and sponsored by VettaFi LLC (the “Index Provider”). According to the Index Provider, the Index seeks to provide exposure to U.S. infrastructure companies with securities listed on recognized U.S. securities exchanges that build, operate and own infrastructure assets. U.S. infrastructure companies are companies that are domiciled and incorporated in the United States and are included in the Global Industry Classification (“GICS”) sub-industries or custom segments within the S-Network US Equity WR 3000 Index. According to the Index Provider, in addition to comprising one of the GICS sub-industries or custom segments, in order to be eligible for inclusion in the Index a company’s stock must trade on a recognized U.S. stock exchange and meet the size, float and liquidity standards of the Index.
Performance
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns
Cumulative Total Returns
 
1 Year
Ended
9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(10/13/08)
to 9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(10/13/08)
to 9/30/23
Fund Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAV
18.23%
-0.26%
2.38%
5.37%
-1.29%
26.50%
118.68%
Market Price
18.27%
-0.19%
2.38%
5.37%
-0.97%
26.55%
118.71%
Index Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alerian U.S. NextGen Infrastructure
Index(1)(2)
18.98%
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
MSCI World Industrials Index
27.56%
5.52%
7.33%
9.39%
30.82%
102.78%
283.31%
Russell 3000® Index
20.46%
9.14%
11.28%
12.23%
54.88%
191.20%
462.52%
MSCI USA Infrastructure Index(2)
-2.21%
3.25%
5.75%
N/A
17.35%
74.84%
N/A
(1)
On July 29, 2022, the Fund’s underlying index changed from the ISE Global Engineering and ConstructionTM Index to Alerian U.S. NextGen
Infrastructure Index. Therefore, the Fund’s performance and historical returns shown for the periods prior to this date are not necessarily
indicative of the performance that the Fund, based on its current index, would have generated. Since the Fund’s current underlying index had an
inception date of April 30, 2021, it was not in existence for all the periods shown.
(2)
Performance data is not available for all the periods shown in the table for the index because performance data does not exist for some of the
entire periods.
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 34.)
Performance Review
The Fund generated a NAV return of 18.23% during the 12-month period covered by this report. During the same period, the MSCI World Industrials Index (the “Benchmark”) generated a return of 27.56%. The Fund allocated 94.9% to securities within the United States. Within these investments, 38.8% of the Fund was allocated to the Industrials sector which contributed 11.0% to the Fund’s overall return. There were very few negative contributors to the Fund’s return, but the most negative contributor were the investments in the Utilities sector. These investments received an allocation of 30.0% and accounted for -0.5% drag on the Fund’s performance.

Alerian and Alerian U.S. NextGen Infrastructure Index (“Index”) are service marks of VettaFi LLC and have been licensed for use by First Trust Advisors L.P. The Fund is not issued, sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by VettaFi LLC or its affiliates (collectively, “VettaFi”). VettaFi makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the purchasers or owners of the Fund or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Fund particularly or the ability of the Index to track general market performance.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust Alerian U.S. NextGen Infrastructure ETF (RBLD) (Continued)
Sector Allocation
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Industrials
43.7%
Utilities
28.7
Energy
8.7
Information Technology
8.2
Materials
6.0
Real Estate
4.7
Total
100.0%
Top Ten Holdings
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Vertiv Holdings Co.
1.5%
Vistra Corp.
1.3
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
1.2
Constellation Energy Corp.
1.2
Okta, Inc.
1.2
Lennox International, Inc.
1.2
Targa Resources Corp.
1.2
Halliburton Co.
1.2
Caterpillar, Inc.
1.1
Cheniere Energy, Inc.
1.1
Total
12.2%
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the indices
do not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore do not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund (GRID)
First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart Grid InfrastructureTM Index (the “Index”). The shares of the Fund are listed and trade on Nasdaq, Inc. under the ticker symbol “GRID.” The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the common stocks and depositary receipts that comprise the Index.
Clean Edge, Inc. and Nasdaq, Inc. serve as index providers to the Index (the “Index Providers”). According to the Index Providers, the Index is designed to act as a transparent and liquid benchmark for the grid and electric energy infrastructure sector. The Index includes companies that are primarily engaged and involved in electric grid, electric meters and devices, networks, energy storage and management, and enabling software used by the smart grid infrastructure sector.
Performance
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns
Cumulative Total Returns
 
1 Year
Ended
9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(11/16/09)
to 9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(11/16/09)
to 9/30/23
Fund Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAV
26.39%
15.80%
12.04%
9.76%
108.19%
211.76%
264.06%
Market Price
26.39%
15.58%
12.08%
9.75%
106.30%
212.72%
263.48%
Index Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart Grid
InfrastructureTM Index
26.72%
16.82%
12.92%
10.66%
117.59%
237.20%
307.47%
Russell 3000® Index
20.46%
9.14%
11.28%
12.17%
54.88%
191.20%
392.02%
S&P Composite 1500® Industrials Index
25.78%
7.72%
10.27%
12.08%
45.03%
165.86%
386.68%
MSCI World Industrials Index
27.56%
5.52%
7.33%
8.74%
30.82%
102.78%
219.79%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 34.)
Performance Review
The Fund generated a NAV return of 26.39% during the 12-month period covered by this report. During the same period, the S&P Composite 1500® Industrials Index (the “Benchmark”) generated a return of 25.78%. The greatest allocation in the Fund during the period covered by this report was to investments in the Electrical Equipment industry. This industry received an allocation of 34.4% and contributed 15.5% to the Fund’s overall return, which was by far the greatest contribution to return of any industry. No industry had a significantly negative contribution to the Fund’s return. The Fund’s currency exposure had a 3.9% impact on performance during the period covered by this report.

Nasdaq®, Clean Edge®, and Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart Grid InfrastructureTM Index are registered trademarks and service marks of Nasdaq, Inc. and Clean Edge, Inc. respectively (together with its affiliates hereinafter referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by First Trust. The Fund has not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability. The Fund is not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUND.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund (GRID) (Continued)
Sector Allocation
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Industrials
52.5%
Information Technology
20.8
Utilities
19.8
Consumer Discretionary
6.9
Materials
0.0*
Total
100.0%
*
Amount is less than 0.01%.
Top Ten Holdings
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Schneider Electric SE
8.3%
ABB Ltd.
8.0
Eaton Corp. PLC
7.9
National Grid PLC
7.9
Johnson Controls International PLC
7.0
Aptiv PLC
4.2
Quanta Services, Inc.
3.8
Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
3.5
Enphase Energy, Inc.
3.2
Hubbell, Inc.
3.0
Total
56.8%
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the indices
do not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore do not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF (FTRI)
First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Indxx Global Natural Resources Income Index (the “Index”). The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on Nasdaq, Inc. under the ticker symbol “FTRI.” The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the common stocks and depositary receipts that comprise the Index.
The Index is owned and is developed, maintained and sponsored by Indxx, Inc. (the “Index Provider”). According to the Index Provider, the Index is a free float adjusted market capitalization weighted index designed to measure the market performance of the 50 highest dividend yielding companies involved in the upstream (i.e., generally exploration and production) segment of the natural resources sector.
Performance
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns
Cumulative Total Returns
 
1 Year
Ended
9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(3/11/10)
to 9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(3/11/10)
to 9/30/23
Fund Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAV
10.17%
6.50%
-1.01%
-2.29%
37.04%
-9.70%
-26.97%
Market Price
9.75%
6.42%
-1.04%
-2.33%
36.51%
-9.88%
-27.34%
Index Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indxx Global Natural Resources Income
Index(1)
11.72%
7.68%
N/A
N/A
44.78%
N/A
N/A
MSCI ACWI Materials Index
16.80%
5.12%
4.86%
3.64%
28.36%
60.75%
62.45%
MSCI ACWI Index
20.80%
6.46%
7.56%
7.99%
36.76%
107.21%
183.52%
(1)
Effective on the close of business December 18, 2015, the Fund’s underlying index changed from the ISE Global CopperTM Index to the Indxx
Global Natural Resources Income Index. Therefore, the Fund’s performance and total returns shown for the period prior to December 18, 2015,
are not necessarily indicative of the performance the Fund, based on its current index, would have generated. Since the Fund’s current underlying
index had an inception date of June 1, 2015, it was not in existence for all the periods disclosed.
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 34.)
Performance Review
The Fund generated a NAV return of 10.17% during the 12-month period covered by this report. During the same period, the MSCI ACWI Materials Index (the “Benchmark”) generated a return of 16.80%. The Fund allocated 35.5% to the Metals & Mining industry and 30.6% to Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels. Metals & Mining contributed 6.0% to the Fund’s return, while investments in Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry contributed 7.6%. The Chemicals industry received an allocation of 12.0% and contributed -2.1% to the Fund’s return. Investments in the Food Products industry received a 10.1% allocation and caused a -1.6% drag on the Fund’s return. The Fund’s currency exposure had a -0.1% impact on performance during the period covered by this report.

Indxx and Indxx Global Natural Resources Income Index (“Index”) are trademarks of Indxx, Inc. (“Indxx”) and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by First Trust. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Indxx, and Indxx makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such product. The Index is determined, composed and calculated by Indxx without regard to First Trust or the Fund.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF (FTRI) (Continued)
Sector Allocation
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Energy
40.2%
Materials
39.7
Consumer Staples
13.3
Industrials
5.1
Utilities
1.7
Total
100.0%
Top Ten Holdings
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., ADR
10.1%
Woodside Energy Group Ltd.
9.7
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.
9.2
Nutrien Ltd.
7.0
Ecopetrol S.A., ADR
4.5
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.
4.4
CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
3.9
Suzano S.A., ADR
3.4
Newcrest Mining Ltd.
3.3
Tyson Foods, Inc., Class A
3.3
Total
58.8%
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the indices
do not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore do not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF (FTAG)
First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Indxx Global Agriculture Index (the “Index”). The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on Nasdaq, Inc. under the ticker symbol “FTAG.” The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the common stocks and depositary receipts that comprise the Index.
The Index is owned and is developed, maintained and sponsored by Indxx, Inc. (the “Index Provider”). According to the Index Provider, the Index is a market capitalization weighted index designed to measure the performance of companies that are directly or indirectly engaged in improving agricultural yields. The Index is composed of farmland companies and firms involved in chemicals and fertilizers, seeds, irrigation equipment, and farm machinery.
Performance
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns
Cumulative Total Returns
 
1 Year
Ended
9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(3/11/10)
to 9/30/23
5 Years
Ended
9/30/23
10 Years
Ended
9/30/23
Inception
(3/11/10)
to 9/30/23
Fund Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAV
1.35%
2.21%
-6.81%
-10.66%
11.54%
-50.61%
-78.31%
Market Price
1.08%
2.19%
-6.84%
-10.69%
11.44%
-50.78%
-78.39%
Index Performance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indxx Global Agriculture Index(1)
2.23%
3.32%
N/A
N/A
17.72%
N/A
N/A
MSCI ACWI Index
20.80%
6.46%
7.56%
7.99%
36.76%
107.21%
183.52%
MSCI ACWI Materials Index
16.80%
5.12%
4.86%
3.64%
28.36%
60.75%
62.45%
(1)
Effective on the close of business December 18, 2015, the Fund’s underlying index changed from the ISE Global PlatinumTM Index to the Indxx
Global Agriculture Index. Therefore, the Fund’s performance and total returns shown for the period prior to December 18, 2015, are not
necessarily indicative of the performance the Fund, based on its current Index, would have generated. Since the Fund’s new underlying index had
an inception date of June 1, 2015, it was not in existence for all the periods disclosed.
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 34.)
Performance Review
The Fund generated a NAV return of 1.35% during the 12-month period covered by this report. During the same period, the MSCI ACWI Materials Index (the “Benchmark”) generated a return of 16.80%. The Chemicals industry received the greatest allocation in the Fund during the period covered by this report. With an average weight of 50.9%, the allocation to this industry caused a -3.0% contribution to Fund’s performance. Meanwhile, the greatest positive contributor to the Fund’s return came from the second largest allocation, the Machinery industry. Investments in the Machinery industry received an allocation of 23.0% and contributed 3.4% to the Fund’s overall performance. The Fund’s currency exposure had a 0.9% impact on performance during the period covered by this report.

Indxx and Indxx Global Agriculture Index (“Index”) are trademarks of Indxx, Inc. (“Indxx”) and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by First Trust. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Indxx, and Indxx makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such product. The Index is determined, composed and calculated by Indxx without regard to First Trust or the Fund.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF (FTAG) (Continued)
Sector Allocation
% of Total
Long-Term
Investments
Materials
48.1%
Industrials
30.7
Health Care
9.3
Consumer Staples
7.2
Consumer Discretionary
4.7