January 23, 2009


Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, D.C.  20549

Re: Rule 17g-1 Fidelity Bond Filing-Information with Respect to Joint Fidelity
Bond filing under Investment Company Act Rule 17g-1, Bond No 99516108B for the
following management investment companies (Investment Company Act of 1940 File
Number/ SEC Registration Number): First Defined Portfolio Fund, LLC (File No.
811-10015/ SEC Registration No. 333-46062); First Trust/Four Corners Senior
Floating Rate Income Fund (File No. 811-21344/ SEC Registration Nos. 333-105251
and 333-109680); Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure/Utilities Dividend
& Income Fund (File No. 811-21496/ SEC Registration No. 333-112202); First
Trust/Four Corners Senior Floating Rate Income Fund II (File No. 811-21539/ SEC
Registration Nos. 333-113978 and 333-115414); Energy Income and Growth Fund
(File No. 811-21549/ SEC Registration No. 333-114131, 333-120853 and
333-116841); First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (File No. 811-21586/ SEC
Registration No. 333-116023); First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income
Fund (File No. 811-21636/ SEC Registration No. 333-119081); First Trust/FIDAC
Mortgage Income Fund (File No.811-21727/ SEC Registration No. 333-123262 );
First Trust Strategic High Income Fund (File No.811-21756/ SEC Registration No.
333-124146); First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund (File No. 811-21774/ SEC
Registration No. 333-125751); First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II (File
No. 811-21842/ SEC Registration No. 333-131194); First Trust Strategic High
Income Fund III (File No. 811-21994/ SEC Registration No. 333-139549); First
Trust Tax-Advantaged Preferred Income Fund (File No. 333-132639/ SEC
Registration No. 811-21876); First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund
(File No. 333-1354540/ SEC Registration No. 811-21905); First Trust Specialty
Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund (File No. 333-141457/ SEC Registration
No. 811-22039); First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX(R) Fund (File No.
333-140895/ SEC Registration No. 811-22019); First Trust Active Dividend Income
Fund (File No. 333-143792/ SEC Registration No. 811-22080); and First Trust
Exchange-Traded Fund II (File No. 333-143964/ SEC Registration No. 811-21944).

Dear Sir or Madam:

         Enclosed for filing, pursuant to Rule 17g-1 of the Investment Company
Act of 1940, as amended, please find a copy of the Joint Insured Fidelity Bond
for the period October 9, 2008 through October 9, 2009 for the First Trust
complex of funds referenced above. Please note for the Commission's records, the

                   (i) The Joint Insured Fidelity Bond;

                  (ii) a Certificate of Assistant Secretary containing the form
         of resolutions of the Board of Trustees approving the amount, type,
         form and coverage of the Fidelity Bond, the amount of the single
         insured bond which the registrant would have provided had it not been
         named as an insured under the Fidelity Bond, and a statement as to the
         period for which premiums have been paid; and

                 (iii) a copy of the Blanket Bond Insurance Agreement.

                                      Very truly yours,

                                      FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P.

                                      /s/ Kristi A. Maher
                                      Deputy General Counsel