An investment in an equity portfolio should be made with an understanding of the risks associated with an investment in common stocks including the risk that the financial condition of the issuers of the equities or the general condition of the stock market may worsen.
A portfolio which is concentrated in an individual sector is subject to additional risks, including limited diversification.
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 companies engaged in the energy sector are subject to price and supply fluctuations caused by international politics, energy conservation, taxes, price controls, and other regulatory policies of various governments.
The companies engaged in the financials sector are subject to the adverse effects of volatile interest rates, economic recession, decreases in the availability of capital, increased competition from new entrants in the field, and potential increased regulation.
An investment in securities of foreign issuers should be made with an understanding of the additional risks involved, such as currency fluctuations, political risk, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers.
Recent turmoil in the Middle
East and natural disasters in Japan have increased the volatility of certain
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.
All data used for the sector and style classification comparisons is from
Bloomberg Finance L.P, which we believe to be reliable, but do not take responsibility
for its accuracy.
The style and capitalization characteristics used to describe the stocks are designed to help you
understand how they fit into your overall investment plan. Due to changes in the value of the stocks
the characteristics may vary over time. In general, growth stocks have high relative price-to-book
ratios while value stocks have low relative price-to-book ratios. In determining market capitalization
characteristics, we analyze the market capitalizations of the 3,000 largest stocks in the U.S. (excluding
foreign securities, ADRs, limited partnerships and regulated investment companies) on a monthly basis.
Companies with market capitalizations among the largest 10% are considered Large-Cap securities, the next
20% are considered Mid-Cap securities and the remaining securities are considered Small-Cap securities.
Although the portfolio terminates in approximately one year, 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. The
rollover option is subject to modification, termination, or suspension.
You should carefully consider the trust's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses 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 trust. Read it carefully before you invest.
This product information does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any state to any person to whom it is not lawful to make such an offer. Sales of any of these securities must include prospectus delivery and the services of a retail broker/dealer duly licensed in the appropriate states.
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