Nasdaq Index Blog - Archive Posts for July, 2015

First Trust Switches 10 AlphaDEX ETFs to Nasdaq Updated: 7/14/2015

Today, First Trust transferred 10 AlphaDEX® ETFs from NYSE Arca to The Nasdaq Stock Market®. Each ETF will list and trade its shares on Nasdaq under the same ticker symbol as was used on NYSE. Additionally, each ETF’s Index Provider will change to Nasdaq Global Indexes.

“The transfer of these 10 ETFs is evidence of First Trust’s confidence that the Nasdaq marketplace is a leader in ETF listing and trading,” said Jeffrey McCarthy, Head of ETP Listings at Nasdaq. “These products exemplify the importance of exchange listing diversification and how Nasdaq is positioned to provide multi-faceted solutions to ETF issuers by supporting index creation, calculation, listing and trading-through the benchmark switch of these funds to Nasdaq Indexes. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with First Trust and the AlphaDEX team in the future.”

Each ETF will seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of a Nasdaq AlphaDEX® Equity Index (each, a “New Index”). Each New Index is a modified equal-dollar weighted index developed and maintained by Nasdaq that may generate positive alpha relative to traditional passive-style indices through the use of the AlphaDEX® selection methodology.


Fund Name Ticker New Index
First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund FJP Nasdaq AlphaDEX® Japan Index
First Trust China AlphaDEX Fund FCA Nasdaq AlphaDEX® China Index
First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund FBZ Nasdaq AlphaDEX® Brazil Index
First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX Fund FKO Nasdaq AlphaDEX® South Korea Index
First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund FKU Nasdaq AlphaDEX® United Kingdom Index
First Trust Germany AlphaDEX Fund FGM Nasdaq AlphaDEX® Germany Index
First Trust Switzerland AlphaDEX Fund FSZ Nasdaq AlphaDEX® Switzerland Index
First Trust Hond Kong AlphaDEX Fund FHK Nasdaq AlphaDEX® Hong Kong Index
First Trust Canada AlphaDEX Fund FCAN Nasdaq AlphaDEX® Canada Index
First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX Fund FTW Nasdaq AlphaDEX® Taiwan Index


To learn more about Nasdaq Global Indexesclick here and a Nasdaq Global Indexes representative will contact you directly.

Cybersecurity: The New ETF Frontier Updated: 7/9/2015


This week we launched the Nasdaq CEA Cybersecurity IndexSM to track the performance of companies engaged in the cybersecurity segment of the technology and industrials sectors. It includes companies primarily involved in the building, implementation, and management of security protocols applied to private and public networks, computers, and mobile devices in order to provide protection of the integrity of data and network operations.

Following the launch of the index, First Trust listed the First Trust Nasdaq CEA Cybersecurity ETF (Symbol: CIBR) on The Nasdaq Stock Market®. The Fund uses an indexing investment approach to attempt to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the Nasdaq CEA Cybersecurity IndexSM (NQCYBR). To learn more about the ETF, click here.

Nasdaq operates an efficient platform for successfully introducing a product suite into one of the single largest pools of liquidity, including market participants that represent a full spectrum of investors. ETF issuers benefit from an end-to-end solution that provides ongoing product support including index licensing, listings opportunities, data offerings and trading services. As the home to some of the world's most innovative ventures, Nasdaq generates opportunities for issuers to access new markets and deliver new concepts that change the way the industry develops, manages and applies ETFs.

To learn more about our one-stop shop ETF and indexing solution, please visit our website. For a custom solution for your index or ETF, please feel free to reach out and we will get back to you.

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