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Target Global Dividend Leaders Portfolio, 2nd Quarter 2017 Series

The Strategy
Target Global Dvd. Leaders 2Q '17 - Term 7/9/18 (Target Global Dividend Leaders Portfolio) is a unit investment trust which invests in a fixed portfolio of stocks for approximately 15 months. The stocks are selected by applying a disciplined investment strategy which adheres to pre-determined screens and factors. The portfolio seeks above-average total return; however, there is no assurance the objective will be met.

The strategy is based on these important elements:

  • Establish three distinct universes which consist of the following:
    • Domestic equity - all U.S. stocks.
    • International equity – all foreign stocks that are listed on a U.S. securities exchange either directly or in the form of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).
    • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) – all U.S. REITs (including mortgage REITs).
  • Regulated investment companies and limited partnerships are excluded from all universes. REITs (including mortgage REITs) are also excluded from the domestic and international equity universes.
  • Select the stocks in each universe that meet the following criteria:
    • Market capitalization greater than $1 billion.
    • Three month average daily trading volume greater than $1 million.
    • Dividend yield greater than twice that of the S&P 500 Index at the time of selection.
  • Rank the selected stocks within each universe on the following factors: price to cash flow; return on assets; and 3, 6 and 12-month price appreciation.
  • Select the 20 stocks within each universe with the best overall rankings. The domestic and international equity universes are subject to a maximum of four stocks from any one of the major market sectors. The financials and real estate sectors are combined for the sector limit purpose. If a universe has less than 20 eligible securities, all eligible securities are selected.
  • The universes are approximately weighted as shown below. Stocks are approximately equally weighted within their universe.
    • 40% domestic equity.
    • 40% international equity.
    • 20% REITs.

If this strategy had been applied since 1998, investors would have realized higher total returns than by investing in the MSCI All Country World Index. Although this unit investment trust 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.

Not FDIC Insured • Not Bank Guaranteed • May Lose Value

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Standard Deviations* Average Annual Total Returns*
MSCI All Country World Index Strategy MSCI All Country World Index Strategy
Since 1998 15.96% 16.04% 5.70% 11.02%
15 years 15.68% 16.32% 6.47% 12.22%
10 years 16.99% 17.44% 4.12% 8.62%
5 years 11.38% 13.01% 9.96% 7.70%
3 years 11.23% 13.54% 3.69% 0.88%
*Through 12/30/16

Annual Total Returns
Year MSCI All Country World Index
Strategy
1998 21.97% 1.61%
1999 26.82% 12.45%
2000 -13.94% 4.67%
2001 -15.91% 6.97%
2002 -18.98% -7.56%
2003 34.63% 48.13%
2004 15.75% 24.54%
2005 11.37% 11.65%
2006 21.53% 29.53%
2007 12.18% 22.16%
2008 -41.85% -30.14%
2009 35.41% 53.33%
2010 13.21% 20.17%
2011 -6.86% 0.34%
2012 16.80% 12.73%
2013 23.44% 25.22%
2014 4.71% 3.11%
2015 -1.84% -12.40%
2016 8.48% 14.79%
05/31/17 11.26% 0.29%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results and the actual current performance of the portfolio may be lower or higher than the hypothetical performance of the strategy. Hypothetical returns for the strategy in certain years were significantly higher than the returns of the MSCI All Country World Index. Hypothetical strategy returns were the result of certain market factors and events which may not be replicated in the future. You can obtain performance information which is current through the most recent month-end by calling First Trust Portfolios L.P. at 1-800-621-1675 option 2. Investment return and principal value of the portfolio will fluctuate causing units of the portfolio, when redeemed, to be worth more or less than their original cost.

Simulated strategy returns are hypothetical, meaning that they do not represent actual trading, and, thus, may not reflect material economic and market factors, such as liquidity constraints, that may have had an impact on actual decision making. The hypothetical performance is the retroactive application of the strategy designed with the full benefit of hindsight. Strategy returns reflect a sales charge of 2.95% in the first year, 1.95% in subsequent years, estimated annual operating expenses of 0.187%, plus organization costs, but not taxes or commissions paid by the portfolio to purchase securities. Strategy returns assume that all dividends are reinvested monthly while index returns assume dividends are reinvested when they are received.

Actual portfolio performance will vary from that of investing in the strategy stocks because it may not be invested equally in these stocks and may not be fully invested at all times. It is important to note that the strategy may underperform the MSCI All Country World Index in certain years and may produce negative results. The MSCI All Country World Index is an unmanaged free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets. The index cannot be purchased directly by investors.

Although this unit investment trust 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.

Standard Deviation is a measure of price variability (risk). A higher degree of variability indicates more volatility and therefore greater risk.

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.

An investment in a portfolio containing small-cap and mid-cap companies is subject to additional risks, as the share prices of small-cap companies and certain mid-cap companies are often more volatile than those of larger companies due to several factors, including limited trading volumes, products, financial resources, management inexperience and less publicly available information.

Certain of the securities in the portfolio are issued by 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.

An investment in a portfolio containing equity securities of foreign issuers is subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers. Risks associated with investing in foreign securities may be more pronounced in emerging markets where the securities markets are substantially smaller, less liquid, less regulated and more volatile than the U.S. and developed foreign markets.

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 issuers.

 
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