First Trust AMEX Biotechnology Index Fund (FBT)


First Trust AMEX Biotechnology Index Fund (FBT)


The First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund is and exchange-traded index fund. The investment objective of the fund is to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield of the NYSE Arca Biotechnology IndexSM [1]

Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - First Trust Advisors L.P
  • Inception Date - 06/19/2006
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – FBT
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – EBT
  • Expense Ratio - 0.60%

Top Holdings

Holdings Percent (%)
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 5.54
OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 5.39
Cephalon, Inc. 5.26
Millipore Corporation 5.24
Human Genome Sciences, Inc. 5.22
Life Technologies Corp 5.21
Myriad Genetics, Inc. 5.12
Celgene Corporation 5.10
Gilead Sciences, Inc. 5.04
Nektar Therapeutics 5.01

Holdings as of 23/10/2009

Other Bio-Technology ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
Biotech HOLDRS ETF (BBH)Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith HOLDRS N/A
First Trust AMEX Biotechnology Index Fund (FBT)First Trust Advisors L.P 0.60%
Global Biotech Portfolio ETF (PBTQ)Invesco PowerShares0.75%
iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund (IBB)ishares0.48%
Powershares Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome Portfolio ETF (PBE)Invesco PowerShares0.60%
SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.35%


  1. - Overview of First Trust AMEX Biotechnology Index Fund (FBT)
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