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Management Talk Archive

Defined in Holdings and Time Periods
1:11 PM ET May 01 2014
The Unit Investment Trust industry has grown in the last ten years as investors look for alternatives to mutual funds. UITs invest in a fixed basket of securities that are invested for a fixed period of time. This offers transparency when it comes to holdings, a defined period of maturity and a more tax-efficient investment for retirement planning. >>

Stratified Returns
2:41 PM ET March 22 2014
The Fama-French three-factor model suggests that market returns can be better explained by size and value factors. Smaller companies are likely to outperform larger companies and value stocks are likely to exceed growth stocks in the long run. The First Trust AlphaDEX methodology improves on these basic criteria and is the foundation for indexes tracked by 39 of its funds. >>

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