Target Global Dividend Leaders Portfolio, 3rd Quarter 2012 Series
Target Global Dvd. Leaders 3Q '12 - Term 10/9/13 (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 ADRs.
- REITs - all U.S. REITs.
- Registered investment companies and limited partnerships are excluded from
all universes. REITs are also excluded from the domestic and international
- 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
- 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,
subject to a maximum of four stocks from any one of the ten major market sectors
for both the domestic and international equity universes. 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
equallyweighted within their universe.
- 40% domestic equity.
- 40% international equity.
- 20% REITs.
|Not FDIC Insured Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value
||Average Annual Total Returns*
||MSCI All Country World Index
||MSCI All Country World Index
|Annual Total Returns
||MSCI All Country World Index
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.
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 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 small-cap companies is subject to additional
risks, as the share prices of small-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
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.