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First Trust NYSE Biotech Index (FBT) - ETF


Charts and data are derived from prices adjusted for both splits and distributions to emphasize total return.

ETF Symbol:
Avg Vol269k
52 wk High154.84
52 wk Low113.43
Inception:Jun 2006
Total Returns:
1 day1.9%
5 day1.9%
1 month8.7%
3 month1.5%
6 month5.4%
9 month-6.3%
1 year5.4%
Price Data: Closing Price
Compare Funds:
Correlated Group: Health Care (View cGroup) (All Groups)

Correlated Funds

Most Directly Correlated
ProShares UltraPro Nasdaq Biotech ETFUBIO0.95  
ProShares Ultra Nasdaq BiotechnologyBIB0.95  
iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index FundIBB0.95  
Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X ETFLABU0.94  
SPDR BioTech ETFXBI0.93  
VanEck Vectors Biotech ETFBBH0.90  
ARK Genomic Revln Multi Sector ETFARKG0.89  
ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETFSBIO0.86  
First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX FundFXH0.85  
Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETFVTWG0.84  
Least Correlated
iShares Long-Term Corp Bond ETFIGLB0.00  
PIMCO Investment Grade Corp Bond Index FundCORP0.00  
JPMorgan Ultra-Short Municipal ETFJMST0.00  
Vanguard Total Corp Bond ETFVTC-0.00  
iShares iBonds Dec 2027 Term CorpIBDS-0.00  
CurrencyShares Euro TrustFXE-0.00  
ProShares UltraPro Short Dow30SDOW-0.00  
PGIM Ultra Short Bond ETFPULS-0.01  
Western Asset Total Return ETFWBND-0.01  
Vanguard Short-Term Infl-Protected SecuritiesVTIP-0.01  
Most Inversely Correlated
ProShares Short S&P 500SH-0.69  
ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500SPXU-0.69  
Proshares UltraShort S&P500SDS-0.69  
Direxion S&P 500 Bear 3X SharesSPXS-0.69  
Direxion Small Cap Bear 3X SharesTZA-0.79  
Proshares UltraShort Russell2000TWM-0.79  
Proshares Short Russell 2000RWM-0.80  
ProShares UltraPro Short Russell2000SRTY-0.80  
Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X ETFLABD-0.93  
ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq BiotechnologyBIS-0.95  
These 126 day (6 month) correlations can be considered short term, focusing on recent price movements.
Correlations are only calculated for actively traded funds. As of: 2019-11-08.

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