First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund (FLM)

Clusterstock  Dec 16  Comment 
Housing starts surged more than expected in November, and building permits rose to a five-month high. Data from the Census Bureau showed that housing starts rose 10.5% at an annual rate of 1.17 million, while building permits rose 11% at an...
Clusterstock  Nov 30  Comment 
Pending home sales rose 0.2% in October, missing forecasts.  Economists had estimated, according to Bloomberg, that pending home sales rose 1% month-on-month. In the prior month, they fell 2.3%. The National Association of Realtors...
Clusterstock  Nov 25  Comment 
New home sales jumped 10.7% at an annual rate of 495,000 in October.  Economists had forecast that sales of new single-family houses rose 6.8% at an annualized rate of 500,000 according to Bloomberg. Data for the prior month were revised...
Clusterstock  Nov 23  Comment 
Existing home sales fell more than expected in October. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), sales of existing condos, co-ops, single-family homes, and town homes fell 3.4% at an annual rate of 5.36 million in October.  In...
Clusterstock  Nov 18  Comment 
Housing starts fell more than expected last month, led largely by a drop in multi-family units.  Data from the Department of Commerce on Wednesday showed that housing starts fell 11% at an annual rate of 1.06 million, a seven-month low, in...
Clusterstock  Oct 22  Comment 
Existing-home sales increased more than expected in September, by 4.7%, at an annualized pace of 5.55 million. Economists had estimated that sales of existing single-family homes, condos, and co-ops rose 1.5% at an annualized pace of 5.39...
Clusterstock  Oct 20  Comment 
Housing starts grew 6.5% in September at an annualized pace of 1.206 million, much more than expected. Economists had estimated that housing starts grew 1.4% month-on-month at an annualized pace of 1.142 million, according to...
Clusterstock  Sep 21  Comment 
Existing-home sales dropped 4.8% at an annual rate of 5.31 million in August, according to the National Association of Realtors. This followed a 1.8% rise in July, revised lower, to an annual rate of 5.58 million. In the release, NAR chief...
Clusterstock  Aug 18  Comment 
Housing starts rose less than expected in July, but climbed at the highest rate in nearly eight years, according to the Census Bureau. Starts increased 0.2% at an annual rate of 1.21 million, the highest level since October 2007. Building...
Clusterstock  Jul 29  Comment 
Pending home sales fell for the first time this year in May. Sales fell 1.8% month-over-month, but are still near the highest levels in nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  In the release, NAR chief economist...


First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund (FLM)


First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund. The investment objective of the Fund is to seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield, before the Fund's fees and expenses, of the ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index. [1]

Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - First Trust Portfolios L.P.
  • Inception Date - 10/13/2008
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker - FLM
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker - FLMIV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.70%

Top Holdings

Holdings Percent (%)
Leighton Holdings Limited 4.38
Bouygues S.A. 4.00
Vinci SA 3.53
Hochtief AG 3.52
Skanska AB 3.27
Foster Wheeler Ltd. 2.94
JGC Corporation 2.93
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. 2.90
KBR, Inc. 2.80
Aker Solutions ASA 2.75

Holdings as of 23/10/2009

Other Construction ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
Emerging Markets Infrastructure Portfolio ETF (PXR)Invesco PowerShares0.75%
First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund (FLM)First Trust Portfolios L.P0.70%
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund (ITB)ishares0.48%
iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index Fund (IGF)ishares0.48%
Powershares Dynamic Building & Construction Portfolio ETF (PKB)Invesco PowerShares0.60%


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