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Multi-Sector Income Portfolio, Series 35

The Multi-Sector Income Portfolio offers investors the potential for a lower-risk total return alternative to investing solely in stocks. To accomplish this, the portfolio invests in high dividendpaying equity securities diversified among common stocks, Canadian energy stocks and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) as well as in closed-end funds (CEFs) which invest primarily in master limited partnerships (MLPs), equities and taxable bonds. The portfolio is approximately weighted based on the allocation below.

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Canadian Energy Stocks

The Canadian energy common stocks held in the portfolio generate cash flow through the gathering, processing, transportation, storage, and distribution of oil and natural gas.

With continuing geo-political and long-term supply concerns, we believe this investment may represent an attractive alternative for investors seeking oil and gas exposure and high current income potential.

The Importance of Dividends

Due to the fact that corporations are not obligated to share their earnings with stockholders, dividends may be viewed as a sign of a company's profitability as well as management's assessment of the future, in our opinion.

Dividends have had a significant impact on stock performance. Consider the historical effect dividends have had on companies in the S&P 500 Index. 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. You should be aware that there is no guarantee that the issuers of the securities included in the portfolio will declare dividends in the future or that, if declared, they will either remain at current levels or increase over time.

Master Limited Partnerships

MLPs are limited partnerships that are publicly traded on a U.S. securities exchange, which combine the tradeability of common stocks with the corporate structure of a limited partnership. MLPs are traditionally high cash flow businesses that pay out a majority of that cash to investors. Unlike individual partnership investments, investing in MLPs through closed-end funds provides investors with one Form 1099 per shareholder at the end of the year, rather than multiple K-1s and potential state filings.

Real Estate Investment Trusts

In investing, low correlation signifies that different investments have not performed in the same way. A study by Ibbotson Associates found that REITs' low correlation to other investments is a key factor for portfolio diversification.1 This makes a compelling case for the use of REITs to reduce risks in a variety of investment portfolios.

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Portfolio Objectives

This unit investment trust seeks a high rate of current monthly income and capital appreciation. There is, however, no assurance that the objectives will be achieved. 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.

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 an investment in a portfolio of common stocks and closed-end funds.

Common stocks are subject to certain risks, 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.

Closed-end funds are subject to various risks, including management's ability to meet the fund's investment objective, and to manage the fund's portfolio when the underlying securities are redeemed or sold, during periods of market turmoil and as investors' perceptions regarding the funds or their underlying investments change. Unlike open-end funds, which trade at prices based on a current determination of the fund's net asset value, closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value in the secondary market. Certain closed-end funds may employ the use of leverage which increases the volatility of such funds.

Certain of the closed-end funds invest in MLPs. Investments in MLPs are subject to the risks generally applicable to companies in the energy and natural resources sectors, including commodity pricing risk, supply and demand risk, depletion risk and exploration risk. U.S. taxing authorities could challenge the trust's treatment of the MLPs for federal income tax purposes. These tax risks could have a negative impact on the aftertax income available for distribution by the MLPs and/or the value of the trust's investments.

An investment in a portfolio containing REIT securities is subject to additional risks, as 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.

Certain of the common stocks held by the trust are issued by companies headquartered in Canada which involves additional risks. The Canadian market is relatively concentrated in issuers involved in the production and distribution of natural resources and continued demands by the Province of Quebec for sovereignty could significantly affect the Canadian market, particularly if such demands are met.

An investment in a portfolio containing securities of foreign issuers is subject to certain risks, including currency and interest rate fluctuations, nationalization or other adverse political or economic developments, lack of liquidity of certain foreign markets, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers.

The companies engaged in the energy sector are subject to certain risks, including price and supply fluctuations caused by international politics, energy conservation, taxes, price controls, and other regulatory policies of various governments. Falling oil and gas prices may negatively impact the profitability and business prospects of certain energy companies.

Certain of the closed-end funds invest in high-yield securities or “junk” bonds. Investing in high-yield securities should be viewed as speculative and you should review your ability to assume the risks associated with investments which utilize such securities. High-yield securities are subject to numerous risks, including higher interest rates, economic recession, deterioration of the junk bond market, possible downgrades and defaults of interest and/or principal. Highyield security prices tend to fluctuate more than higher rated securities and are affected by short-term credit developments to a greater degree.

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.

It is important to note that an investment can be made in the underlying funds directly rather than through the trust. These direct investments can be made without paying the trust’s sales charge, operating expenses and organizational costs.

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.

For a discussion of additional risks of investing in the trust see the “Risk Factors” section of the prospectus.

 
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