13 important things you should know about First Trust BICK ETF

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Are you looking to buy or sell BICK? Or perhaps you’re looking for BICK fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this BICK ETF review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: BICK performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: BICK buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in BICK ETF;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to BICK.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe First Trust BICK Index Fund (BICK).
  2. What is BICK underlying index?
  3. What are BICK holdings?
  4. What is BICK performance? What are BICK historical returns?
  5. How many up and down years did BICK have historically?
  6. What is BICK dividend yield?
  7. What is BICK expense ratio?
  8. What is BICK tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  9. What is BICK beta? How would you assess BICK risk?
  10. What is BICK Sharpe ratio?
  11. What is BICK Finny Score? BICK buy or sell?
  12. What are the pros of investing in BICK? What are BICK buy reasons?
  13. What are the cons of investing in BICK? What are BICK sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe First Trust BICK Index Fund (BICK).

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 BICK (Brazil, India, China, South Korea) Index. The Fund invests at least 90% of its net assets in common stocks and depositary receipts included in the Index.

2. What is BICK underlying index?

ISE BICK Index.

3. What are BICK top holdings?

BICK has 89 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 19.57% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd ADR RDY.BO 2.54%
Celltrion Healthcare Co Ltd 091990.KS 2.45%
Wipro Ltd ADR WIT.BO 2.19%
Infosys Ltd ADR INFY.BO 2.14%
Reliance Industries Ltd ADR RIGD.BO 1.81%
Celltrion Inc 068270.KS 1.76%
WNS (Holdings) Ltd ADR WNS 1.74%
NCsoft Corp 036570.KS 1.69%
JD.com Inc ADR JD 1.65%
TAL Education Group ADR TAL 1.60%

4. What is BICK performance? What are BICK historical returns?

BICK has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 0.53%;
  • 3-month return is -24.61%;
  • 1-year return is -13.66%;
  • 3-year return is -4.24%;
  • 5-year return is -1.44%;
  • 10-year return is -0.86%.

5. How many up and down years did BICK have historically?

In the last 10 years, BICK had 4 up years and 5 down years.

6. What is BICK dividend yield?

BICK yield is 1.05%.

7. What is BICK expense ratio?

BICK expense ratio is 0.64%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. What is BICK tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.35%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.51%.

9. What is BICK beta? How would you assess BICK risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.21;
  • 5-year beta is 1.24.

10. What is BICK Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.23;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is -0.02.

Analysis

11. What is BICK Finny Score? BICK buy or sell?

BICK Finny Score is 0. Our quantitative analysis shows 0 reasons to buy BICK and 7 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 0.

12. What are the pros of investing in BICK? What are BICK buy reasons?

There are no apparent reasons to buy BICK.

13. What are the cons of investing in BICK? What are BICK negatives?

The following are BICK weaknesses from our perspective:

  • BICK net assets are $66.93 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • BICK 3-year return is -4.24%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), -2.17%.
  • BICK 5-year return is -1.44%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), -1.08%.
  • BICK 10-year return is -0.86%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD), 3.33%.
  • BICK expense ratio is 0.64%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • BICK 3-year Beta is 1.21, which is higher than the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD) 3-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 3 years.
  • BICK 5-year Beta is 1.24, which is higher than the index (MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD) 5-year beta, 1.00. The fund is perceived to be riskier than the comparable index based on the previous 5 years.
In the BICK review, we covered BICK key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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