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Dividend Edge Portfolio, Series 8

In today's low interest rate environment, investors may have the potential to achieve above-average yields through high dividend-paying stocks. Dividend-paying stocks can be used to capture yield while retaining capital appreciation potential. The Dividend Edge Portfolio seeks to include high-quality dividend-paying companies that each currently have an indicated stock dividend yield that is greater than the company's highest yielding senior unsecured debt with issuance of at least $250 million, a maturity between 5-10 years, and a S&P credit rating of BBB+ or higher.

Dividends have historically been one of the few constants in the world of investing, contributing nearly half of the stock market's total returns. According to Ibbotson Associates, dividends have provided approximately 42% of the 10.04% average annual total return on the S&P 500 Index, from 1926 through 2016. The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 stocks used to measure large-cap U.S. stock market performance. The index cannot be purchased directly by investors. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Portfolio Objective

This unit investment trust seeks above-average total return through a combination of capital appreciation and dividend income; however, there is no assurance the objective will be met.

Portfolio Selection Process

Through our selection process, we seek to find the stocks that we believe have the best prospects for above-average total return.

Identify the Universe
We begin with the companies listed in the S&P 500 Index (excluding Real Estate Investment Trusts).

Screen The Universe
We then select companies with an indicated stock dividend yield that is greater than the company's highest yielding senior unsecured debt with issuance of at least $250 million, maturity between 5-10 years and current S&P bond credit rating of BBB+ or higher. In addition, we select those companies with a market capitalization greater than $10 billion.

Select The Portfolio
The final step is to select the 25 highest dividend-yielding stocks for the portfolio subject to a maximum of approximately 25% in a single sector. The stocks are approximately equally weighted within the portfolio.


Not FDIC Insured • Not Bank Guaranteed • May Lose Value

You should consider the portfolio's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing.Contact your financial advisor or call First Trust Portfolios, L.P. at 1.800.621.1675 to request a prospectus, which contains this and other information about the portfolio. Read it carefully before you invest.

Risk Considerations:
An investment in this unmanaged unit investment trust should be made with an understanding of the risks involved with owning common stocks, such as an economic recession and the possible deterioration of either the financial condition of the issuers of the equity securities or the general condition of the stock market.

Certain of the securities in the portfolio are issued by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Companies involved in the real estate industry are subject to changes in the real estate market, vacancy rates and competition, volatile interest rates and economic recession.

The value of the securities held by the trust may be subject to steep declines or increased volatility due to changes in performance or perception of the issuer.

Although this portfolio terminates in approximately 15 months, the strategy is long-term. Investors should consider their ability to pursue investing in successive portfolios, if available. There may be tax consequences unless units are purchased in an IRA or other qualified plan.

 
Fund Cusip Information
30304X669 (Cash)
30304X677 (Reinvest)
30304X685 (Cash-Fee)
30304X693 (Reinvest-Fee)
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The information presented is not intended to constitute an investment recommendation for, or advice to, any specific person. By providing this information, First Trust is not undertaking to give advice in any fiduciary capacity within the meaning of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. First Trust has no knowledge of and has not been provided any information regarding any investor. Financial advisors must determine whether particular investments are appropriate for their clients. First Trust believes the financial advisor is a fiduciary, is capable of evaluating investment risks independently and is responsible for exercising independent judgment with respect to its retirement plan clients.
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