FT Cboe Vest Gold Strategy Quarterly Buffer ETF (BGLD)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The investment objective of the FT Cboe Vest Gold Strategy Quarterly Buffer ETF (the "Fund") is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees, expenses and taxes) that match those of the SPDR Gold Trust (the "Underlying ETF"), up to a predetermined upside cap of 9.00% (before fees, expenses and taxes) and 8.77% (after fees and expenses, excluding brokerage commissions, trading fees, taxes and extraordinary expenses not included in the Fund's management fee), while providing a buffer against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -15% (before fees, expenses and taxes) over the period from June 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Fund Overview
TickerBGLD
Fund TypeTarget Outcome Strategies
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
Portfolio Manager/Sub-AdvisorCBOE Vest Financial, LLC
CUSIP33733E849
ISINUS33733E8497
Intraday NAVBGLDIV
Fiscal Year-End12/31
ExchangeCboe BZX
Inception1/20/2021
Inception Price$19.99
Inception NAV$19.99
Expense Ratio0.90%
Current Fund Data (as of 6/24/2022)
Closing NAV1$18.48
Closing Market Price2$18.49
Bid/Ask Midpoint$18.52
Bid/Ask Premium0.22%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.49%
Total Net Assets$13,857,928
Outstanding Shares750,002
Daily Volume307
Average 30-Day Daily Volume3,001
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$20.01 / $18.42
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$19.80 / $18.34
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)4
NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Top Holdings (as of 6/24/2022)*
Holding Percent
U.S. Treasury Bill, 0%, due 08/25/2022 94.37%
2022-08-31 SPDR Gold Trust C 162.58 5.79%
2022-08-31 SPDR Gold Trust P 145.47 -0.16%
2022-08-31 SPDR Gold Trust C 186.54 -0.56%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 6/24/2022)
  2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022
Days Traded at Premium 193 32 21 ---
Days Traded at Discount 47 30 37 ---
Outcome Period Performance
Outcome Period Values
Reference Asset SPDR Gold Trust
Cap (Net) 9.00% (8.77%)
Buffer Start (Net) -5.00% (-5.23%)
Buffer End (Net) -15.00% (-15.23%)
Outcome Period 6/1/2022 - 8/31/2022
Current Values
(as of 6/27/2022 at 4:00 PM ET)
Fund Value/Return $18.50 / -0.03%
Reference Asset Value/Return $169.90 / -0.73%
Remaining Outcome Period 65 days
Remaining Cap (Net) 9.03% (8.80%)
Reference Asset Return to Realize the Cap 9.80%
Remaining Buffer  
Reference Asset to Buffer End 14.38%
+ Unrealized Option Payoff 0.00%
+ Downside Before Buffer -4.97%
Remaining Buffer (Net) 9.40% (9.18%)
Reference Asset and Fund Values
Cap Reference Asset Value $186.54
Starting Reference Asset Value $171.14
Buffer Start Reference Asset Value $162.58
Buffer End Reference Asset Value $145.47
Cap Fund Value^ $20.17
Starting Fund Value $18.50
Buffer Start Fund Value^ $17.58
Buffer End Fund Value^ $17.58
Definitions
Net - After fees and expenses, excluding brokerage commissions, trading fees, taxes and extraordinary expenses not included in the Fund's management fee.
Fund Value/Return - The current bid/ask midpoint of the Fund, and the return of the Fund since the start of the Outcome Period.
Reference Asset Value/Return - The current value and the price return of the Reference Asset since the start of the Outcome Period.
Remaining Outcome Period - The number of days remaining until the end of the Outcome Period.
Remaining Cap - Based on the Fund's current bid/ask midpoint, the best potential return if held to the end of the Outcome Period, assuming the Reference Asset meets or exceeds the Cap Reference Asset Value.
Reference Asset Return to Realize the Cap - The return of the Reference Asset currently needed in order for the Fund to realize the return of the Remaining Cap.
Remaining Buffer - The current amount of the Fund's stated buffer remaining which is the sum of Downside Before Buffer, Reference Asset to Buffer End, and Unrealized Option Payoff.
Reference Asset to Buffer End - The loss of the Reference Asset from its current value to the Buffer End Reference Asset Value.
Unrealized Option Payoff - Based on the Fund's current bid/ask midpoint, the potential investment outcome of the Fund, before fees and expenses, if held to the end of the Target Outcome period assuming the current Reference Asset Value quoted above remains unchanged. This is due to the intrinsic value of the underlying options positions that create the Fund's buffer range.
Downside Before Buffer - Based on the Fund value, the amount of Fund loss that can be incurred prior to the buffer taking effect.
The "Reference Asset and Fund Values" represent the values that trigger the Cap and the Start and End of the Buffer range for the respective Reference Asset and Fund.
^ The Cap Fund Value, Buffer Start Fund Value and Buffer End Fund Value are all calculated before fees and expenses.
The Outcome Period Values are shown both gross and net of fees. The outcome values may only be realized for an investor who holds shares for the outcome period shown.
Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and shares when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Market Data by Xignite
Month End Performance (as of 5/31/2022)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception4
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) -4.19% -2.27% -8.10% N/A N/A N/A -5.54%
After Tax Held -4.19% -2.27% -8.10% N/A N/A N/A -5.54%
After Tax Sold -2.48% -1.34% -4.79% N/A N/A N/A -4.21%
Market Price -4.19% -2.17% -8.37% N/A N/A N/A -5.50%
Index Performance **
LBMA Gold Price -2.57% 1.88% -2.01% N/A N/A N/A -0.01%
S&P 500® Index -5.53% -13.30% -1.71% N/A N/A N/A 5.31%
Quarter End Performance (as of 3/31/2022)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception4
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 2.85% 2.85% 3.23% N/A N/A N/A -2.19%
After Tax Held 2.85% 2.85% 3.23% N/A N/A N/A -2.19%
After Tax Sold 1.69% 1.69% 1.91% N/A N/A N/A -1.67%
Market Price 2.80% 2.80% 2.80% N/A N/A N/A -2.27%
Index Performance **
LBMA Gold Price 5.71% 5.71% 14.17% N/A N/A N/A 3.14%
S&P 500® Index -4.95% -4.95% 14.03% N/A N/A N/A 14.59%

*Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and shares when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

After Tax Held returns represent return after taxes on distributions. Assumes shares have not been sold. After Tax Sold returns represent the return after taxes on distributions and the sale of fund shares. Returns do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Market Price returns are determined by using the midpoint of the national best bid offer price ("NBBO") as of the time that the fund's NAV is calculated. Returns are average annualized total returns, except those for periods of less than one year, which are cumulative.

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

**Performance information for each listed index is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual fund performance. Indexes do not charge management fees or brokerage expenses, and no such fees or expenses were deducted from the performance shown. Indexes are unmanaged and an investor cannot invest directly in an index.

LBMA Gold Price - The Benchmark is the global benchmark price for unallocated gold delivered in London.

S&P 500® Index - The Index is an unmanaged index of 500 companies used to measure large-cap U.S. stock market performance. The returns shown are price only.

Footnotes
1 The NAV represents the fund's net assets (assets less liabilities) divided by the fund's outstanding shares .
2 Fund shares are purchased and sold on an exchange at their market price rather than net asset value (NAV), which may cause the shares to trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
3 The median bid-ask spread is calculated by identifying the national best bid and national best offer ("NBBO") for the fund as of the end of each 10 second interval during each trading day of the last 30 calendar days and dividing the difference between each such bid and offer by the midpoint of the NBBO. The median of those values is identified and that value is expressed as a percentage rounded to the nearest hundredth.
4 Inception Date is 1/20/2021

You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. You can download a prospectus or summary prospectus, or contact First Trust Portfolios L.P. at 1-800-621-1675 to request a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information about the fund. The prospectus or summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

Risk Considerations

You could lose money by investing in a fund. An investment in a fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed. There can be no assurance that a fund's objective(s) will be achieved. Investors buying or selling shares on the secondary market may incur customary brokerage commissions. Please refer to each fund's prospectus and SAI for additional details on a fund's risks. The order of the below risk factors does not indicate the significance of any particular risk factor.

There can be no assurance that an active trading market for fund shares will develop or be maintained.

A fund that uses FLEX Options to employ a "target outcome strategy" has characteristics unlike many other traditional investment products and may not be appropriate for all investors. There can be no guarantee that a target outcome fund will be successful in its strategy to buffer against losses. A shareholder may lose their entire investment. In the event an investor purchases shares after the first day of the target outcome period defined in the fund's prospectus ("Target Outcome Period") or sells shares prior to the end of the Target Outcome Period, the buffer that a fund seeks to provide may not be available.

A new cap is established at the beginning of each Target Outcome Period and is dependent on prevailing market conditions. As a result, the cap may rise or fall from one Target Outcome Period to the next and is unlikely to remain the same for consecutive Target Outcome Periods.

A Target Outcome Fund will not participate in gains beyond the cap. In the event an investor purchases fund shares after the first day of a Target Outcome Period and the fund has risen in value to a level near the cap, there may be little or no ability for that investor to experience an investment gain on their fund shares; however, the investor will remain vulnerable to downside risk.

A fund that effects all or a portion of its creations and redemptions for cash rather than in-kind may be less tax-efficient.

Commodity prices can have significant volatility, and exposure to commodities can cause the value of a fund's shares to decline or fluctuate in a rapid and unpredictable manner.

A fund may be subject to the risk that a counterparty will not fulfill its obligations which may result in significant financial loss to a fund.

An issuer or other obligated party of a debt security may be unable or unwilling to make dividend, interest and/or principal payments when due and the value of a security may decline as a result.

A fund is susceptible to operational risks through breaches in cyber security. Such events could cause a fund to incur regulatory penalties, reputational damage, additional compliance costs associated with corrective measures and/or financial loss.

Investments in debt securities subject the holder to the credit risk of the issuer and the value of debt securities will generally change inversely with changes in interest rates. In addition, debt securities generally do not trade on a securities exchange making them less liquid and more difficult to value.

The use of derivatives instruments involves different and possibly greater risks than investing directly in securities including counterparty risk, valuation risk, volatility risk, and liquidity risk. Further, losses because of adverse movements in the price or value of the underlying asset, index or rate may be magnified by certain features of the derivatives.

Trading FLEX Options involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities. A fund may experience substantial downside from specific FLEX Option positions and certain FLEX Option positions may expire worthless. There can be no guarantee that a liquid secondary trading market will exist for the FLEX Options and FLEX options may be less liquid than exchange-traded options.

FLEX Options are subject to correlation risk and a FLEX Option's value may be highly volatile, and may fluctuate substantially during a short period of time. FLEX Options will be exercisable at the strike price only on their expiration date. Prior to the expiration date, the value of the FLEX Options will be determined based upon market quotations or other recognized pricing methods. In the absence of readily available market quotations for fund holdings, a fund's advisor may determine the fair value of the holding, which requires the advisor's judgement and is subject to the risk of mispricing or improper valuation.

A fund's income may decline when interest rates fall or if there are defaults in its portfolio.

A fund may be a constituent of one or more indices or models which could greatly affect a fund's trading activity, size and volatility.

As inflation increases, the present value of a fund's assets and distributions may decline.

Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of the debt securities in a fund's portfolio will decline because of rising interest rates. Interest rate risk is generally lower for shorter term debt securities and higher for longer-term debt securities.

The portfolio managers of an actively managed portfolio will apply investment techniques and risk analyses that may not have the desired result.

Market risk is the risk that a particular security, or shares of a fund in general may fall in value. Securities are subject to market fluctuations caused by such factors as general economic conditions, political events, regulatory or market developments, changes in interest rates and perceived trends in securities prices. Shares of a fund could decline in value or underperform other investments as a result. In addition, local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, spread of infectious disease or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have significant negative impact on a fund. In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine which has caused and could continue to cause significant market disruptions and volatility within the markets in Russia, Europe, and the United States. The hostilities and sanctions resulting from those hostilities could have a significant impact on certain fund investments as well as fund performance. The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused and may continue to cause significant volatility and declines in global financial markets. While the U.S. has resumed "reasonably" normal business activity, many countries continue to impose lockdown measures. Additionally, there is no guarantee that vaccines will be effective against emerging variants of the disease.

A fund classified as "non-diversified" may invest a relatively high percentage of its assets in a limited number of issuers. As a result, a fund may be more susceptible to a single adverse economic or regulatory occurrence affecting one or more of these issuers, experience increased volatility and be highly concentrated in certain issuers.

A fund and a fund's advisor may seek to reduce various operational risks through controls and procedures, but it is not possible to completely protect against such risks. The fund also relies on third parties for a range of services, including custody, and any delay or failure related to those services may affect the fund's ability to meet its objective.

The market price of a fund's shares will generally fluctuate in accordance with changes in the fund's net asset value ("NAV") as well as the relative supply of and demand for shares on the exchange, and a fund's investment advisor cannot predict whether shares will trade below, at or above their NAV.

A fund with significant exposure to a single asset class, country, region, industry, or sector may be more affected by an adverse economic or political development than a broadly diversified fund.

Subsidiary investment risk applies to a fund that invests in certain securities through a wholly-owned subsidiary of the fund that is organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands ("Subsidiary"). Changes in the laws of the U.S. and/or Cayman Islands could result in the inability of a fund to operate as intended. The Subsidiary is not registered under the 1940 Act and is not subject to all the investor protections of the 1940 Act. Thus, a fund that is as an investor in the Subsidiary will not have all the protections offered to investors in registered investment companies.

A target outcome fund 's investment strategy is designed to deliver returns if shares are bought on the first day that the fund enters into the FLEX Options and are held until the FLEX Options expire at the end of the Target Outcome Period subject to the cap.

If a fund does not qualify as a RIC for any taxable year and certain relief provisions were not available, a fund's taxable income would be subject to tax at the fund level and to a further tax at the shareholder level when such income is distributed. Further, there may be other tax implications to a fund based on the type of investments in a fund.

Trading on an exchange may be halted due to market conditions or other reasons. There can be no assurance that a fund's requirements to maintain the exchange listing will continue to be met or be unchanged.

A fund that invests in FLEX Options that reference an ETF is subject to certain of the risks of owning shares of an ETF as well as the risks of the types of instruments in which the reference ETF invests.

A fund that has exposure to gold through its investments (through a subsidiary) in FLEX Options on a reference ETF is subject to gold risk. The price of gold bullion can be significantly affected by international monetary and political developments and generally may be more speculative. In addition, worldwide metal prices may fluctuate substantially over short periods of time, and as a result, a fund's share price may be more volatile than other types of investments. The underlying ETF does not insure its gold and a loss may be suffered for which no party is liable for damages.

Securities issued or guaranteed by federal agencies and U.S. government sponsored instrumentalities may or may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.

First Trust Advisors L.P. is the adviser to the fund. First Trust Advisors L.P. is an affiliate of First Trust Portfolios L.P., the fund’s distributor.

Cboe® is a registered trademark of Cboe Exchange, Inc., which has been licensed for use in the name of the fund. The fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or marketed by Cboe Exchange, Inc. or any of its affiliates ("Cboe") or their respective third-party providers, and Cboe and its third-party providers make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the funds and shall have no liability whatsoever in connection with the fund.
The fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDR® Gold Trust and WGTS, (together with their affiliates hereinafter referred to as the “Corporations”). The Corporations have not passed on the legality or suitability of, or the accuracy or adequacy of, descriptions and disclosures relating to the fund or the FLEX Options. The Corporations make no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the advisability of investing in the fund or the FLEX Options or results to be obtained by the fund or the FLEX Options, shareholders or any other person or entity from use of the Underlying ETF. The Corporations have no liability in connection with the management, administration, marketing or trading of the fund or the FLEX Options.

Not FDIC Insured • Not Bank Guaranteed • May Lose Value