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FT Vest DJIA® Dogs 10 Target Income ETF (DOGG)
Investment Objective/Strategy - FT Vest DJIA® Dogs 10 Target Income ETF (the "Fund") seeks to provide current income with a secondary objective of providing capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will pursue its objective by investing primarily in common stocks, exchange-traded options (including FLexible EXchange options ("FLEX Options")) and short-term U.S. Treasury securities. The Fund seeks to provide exposure to the "Dogs of the Dow," the ten highest dividend-yielding stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average ("DJIA") on an annual basis. The Fund will purchase securities comprising the Dogs of the Dow and gain synthetic exposure to the price movements of the securities comprising the Dogs of the Dow through the use of a combination of puts, calls and U.S. Treasury securities. The Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in securities comprising the "Dogs of the Dow" or in options contracts that utilize "Dogs of the Dow" constituents as the reference asset. Through its investments in securities comprising the Dogs of the Dow and portfolio of investments that reference the Dogs of the Dow, the Fund seeks to provide exposure to a concentrated portfolio of large-capitalization U.S. equity securities while providing a consistent level of income that, when annualized, is approximately 8% (before fees and expenses) above the annualized yield of the DJIA.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Fund Overview
TickerDOGG
Fund TypeTarget Income Strategies®
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
Portfolio Manager/Sub-AdvisorVest Financial, LLC
CUSIP33738D846
ISINUS33738D8469
Intraday NAVDOGGIV
Fiscal Year-End10/31
ExchangeCboe BZX
Inception4/26/2023
Inception Price$19.91
Inception NAV$19.91
Expense Ratio*0.75%
* As of 3/1/2024
Current Fund Data (as of 5/29/2024)
Closing NAV1$19.83
Closing Market Price2$19.84
Bid/Ask Midpoint$19.87
Bid/Ask Premium0.20%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.29%
Total Net Assets$30,744,284
Outstanding Shares1,550,002
Daily Volume6,213
Average 30-Day Daily Volume7,571
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$21.64 / $18.68
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$21.59 / $18.68
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)41
Top Holdings (as of 5/29/2024)*
Holding Percent
U.S. Treasury Bill, 0%, due 01/23/2025 75.68%
International Business Machines Corporation 5.13%
The Coca-Cola Company 5.13%
3M Company 5.11%
Dow Inc. 5.08%
Johnson & Johnson 5.08%
Verizon Communications Inc. 5.04%
Cisco Systems, Inc. 4.98%
Chevron Corporation 4.93%
Amgen Inc. 4.89%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 5/30/2024)4$0.1600
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 4/30/2024)54.89%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 4/30/2024)69.42%
Distribution Rate (as of 4/30/2024)79.30%
Fund Characteristics (as of 4/30/2024)8
Maximum Market Cap.$348,431
Median Market Cap.$159,293
Minimum Market Cap.$15,296
Price/Earnings19.31
Price/Book3.03
Price/Cash Flow10.10
Price/Sales0.71
Market cap and price ratio statistics are for the equity portion of the fund and exclude cash and options.
Portfolio Options Information (as of 4/30/2024)
Average Monthly Option Overwrite %7.04%
Average Monthly Upside Participation %92.97%
Average ATM Short Call Maturity7 Days
Average Monthly Option Overwrite % is the prior calendar month average percentage of the net asset value used for writing of call options against a long position at each monthly call selling date. Average Monthly Upside Participation % is the prior calendar month average percentage of participation in the price returns of the underlying instrument at each monthly call selling date. Average ATM (At the Money) Short Call Maturity reflects the average number of days until expiration of the call options written over the prior calendar month.
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 5/29/2024)
  2023 Q1 2024 Q2 2024 Q3 2024
Days Traded at Premium 166 58 40 ---
Days Traded at Discount 5 3 2 ---
Top Sector Exposure (as of 5/29/2024)
Health Care 4.23%
Information Technology 4.07%
Materials 3.13%
Energy 3.12%
Industrials 3.06%
Consumer Staples 2.34%
Communication Services 2.05%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 5/29/2024) *


Month End Performance (as of 4/30/2024)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception9
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) -1.42% -2.74% 8.69% N/A N/A N/A 11.31%
After Tax Held -2.34% -3.96% 4.62% N/A N/A N/A 7.20%
After Tax Sold -0.84% -1.61% 5.05% N/A N/A N/A 6.85%
Market Price -1.19% -3.25% 8.26% N/A N/A N/A 11.09%
Index Performance **
Dow Jones Industrial Average® -0.39% 0.92% 13.25% N/A N/A N/A 15.78%
S&P 500® Index 4.29% 6.04% 22.66% N/A N/A N/A 25.79%
Quarter End Performance (as of 3/28/2024)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception9
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 1.04% 1.04% N/A N/A N/A N/A 15.82%
After Tax Held 0.10% 0.10% N/A N/A N/A N/A 11.84%
After Tax Sold 0.61% 0.61% N/A N/A N/A N/A 9.18%
Market Price 0.91% 0.91% N/A N/A N/A N/A 16.03%
Index Performance **
Dow Jones Industrial Average® 6.14% 6.14% N/A N/A N/A N/A 21.96%
S&P 500® Index 10.56% 10.56% N/A N/A N/A N/A 31.48%

*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.

Dow Jones Industrial Average® - The Index is a price-weighted average of 30 U.S. blue-chip companies.

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

There is no guarantee that the fund’s distribution target will be achieved. The fund does not seek to achieve any specific level of total return performance compared with the total return performance of the Index or the S&P 500® Index. Capital appreciation on the securities held by the fund may be less than the capital appreciation of the Index and the S&P 500® Index, and the total return performance of the fund may be less than the total return performance of the Index and the S&P 500® Index.

An option is a contractual obligation between a buyer and a seller. There are two types of options known as “calls” and “puts.” The buyer of a call option has the right, but not the obligation, to purchase an agreed upon quantity of an underlying asset from the writer (seller) of the option at a predetermined price (the strike price) within a certain window of time (until the option’s expiration), creating a long position.

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 Most recent distribution paid or declared to today's date. Subject to change in the future. There is no guarantee that the fund will declare dividends.
5 The 30-day SEC yield is calculated by dividing the net investment income per share earned during the most recent 30-day period by the maximum offering price per share on the last day of the period and includes the effects of fee waivers and expense reimbursements, if applicable.
6 12-Month Distribution Rate is calculated by dividing the sum of the fund's trailing 12-month ordinary distributions paid or declared by the NAV price. Distribution rates may vary.
7 Distribution Rate is calculated by dividing the fund's most recent ordinary distribution paid or declared, on an annualized basis, by the NAV price. Distribution rates may vary.
8 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
9 Inception Date is 4/26/2023

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 Statement of Additional Information 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's use of call options involves risks different from those associated with ordinary portfolio securities transactions and depends on the ability of a fund's portfolio managers to forecast market movements correctly. As the seller (writer) of a call option, a fund will tend to lose money if the value of the reference index or security rises above the strike price. When writing a call option, a fund will have no control over the exercise of the option by the option holder and the American style options sold by a fund may be exercised at any time before the option expiration date (as opposed to the European style options which may be exercised only on the expiration date). There may be times a fund needs to sell securities in order to settle the options, which may constitute a return of capital and make a fund less tax-efficient than other ETFs. Options may also involve the use of leverage, which could result in greater price volatility than other markets.

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

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.

The writer of a covered call option foregoes any profit from increases in the market value of the underlying security covering the call option above the sum of the premium and the strike price of the call, but retains the risk of loss if the underlying security declines in value. The Fund will have no control over the exercise of the option by the option holder and may lose the benefit from any capital appreciation on the underlying security.

Current market conditions risk is the risk that a particular investment, or shares of the fund in general, may fall in value due to current market conditions. As a means to fight inflation, the Federal Reserve and certain foreign central banks have raised interest rates and expect to continue to do so, and the Federal Reserve has announced that it intends to reverse previously implemented quantitative easing. Recent and potential future bank failures could result in disruption to the broader banking industry or markets generally and reduce confidence in financial institutions and the economy as a whole, which may also heighten market volatility and reduce liquidity. Ongoing armed conflicts between Russia and Ukraine in Europe and among Israel, Hamas and other militant groups in the Middle East, have caused and could continue to cause significant market disruptions and volatility within the markets in Russia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The hostilities and sanctions resulting from those hostilities have and could continue to have a significant impact on certain fund investments as well as fund performance and liquidity. The COVID-19 global pandemic, or any future public health crisis, and the ensuing policies enacted by governments and central banks have caused and may continue to cause significant volatility and uncertainty in global financial markets, negatively impacting global growth prospects.

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.

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.

A fund normally pays its income as distributions and therefore, a fund may be required to reduce its distributions if it has insufficient income. Additionally at times, a fund may need to sell securities when it would not otherwise do so and could cause distributions from that sale to constitute return of capital. Because of this, a fund may not be an appropriate investment for investors who do not want their principal investment in a fund to decrease over time or who do not wish to receive return of capital in a given period.

Companies that issue dividend-paying securities are not required to continue to pay dividends on such securities. Therefore, there is a possibility that such companies could reduce or eliminate the payment of dividends in the future.

Equity securities may decline significantly in price over short or extended periods of time, and such declines may occur in the equity market as a whole, or they may occur in only a particular country, company, industry or sector of the market.

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.

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.

Large capitalization companies may grow at a slower rate than the overall market.

Leverage may result in losses that exceed the amount originally invested and may accelerate the rates of losses. Leverage tends to magnify, sometimes significantly, the effect of any increase or decrease in a fund's exposure to an asset or class of assets and may cause the value of a fund's shares to be volatile and sensitive to market swings.

Certain fund investments may be subject to restrictions on resale, trade over-the-counter or in limited volume, or lack an active trading market. Illiquid securities may trade at a discount and may be subject to wide fluctuations in market value.

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, natural disasters or other events could have significant negative impact on a fund.

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 prices of options are volatile and the effective use of options depends on a fund's ability to terminate option positions at times deemed desirable to do so. There is no assurance that a fund will be able to effect closing transactions at any particular time or at an acceptable price.

High portfolio turnover may result in higher levels of transaction costs and may generate greater tax liabilities for shareholders.

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's use of put options involves risks different from those associated with ordinary portfolio securities transactions and depends on the ability of a fund's portfolio managers to forecast market movements correctly. As the seller (writer) of a put option, a fund will tend to lose money if the value of the reference index or security falls below the strike price. When writing a put option, a fund will have no control over the exercise of the option by the option holder and the American style options sold by a fund may be exercised at any time before the option expiration date (as opposed to the European style options which may be exercised only on the expiration date). There may be times a fund needs to sell securities in order to settle the options, which may constitute a return of capital and make a fund less tax-efficient than other ETFs. Options may also involve the use of leverage, which could result in greater price volatility than other markets.

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.

If, in any year, a fund which intends to qualify as a Registered Investment Company (RIC) under the applicable tax laws fails to do so, it would be taxed as an ordinary corporation.

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.

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.

A fund may hold securities or other assets that may be valued on the basis of factors other than market quotations. This may occur because the asset or security does not trade on a centralized exchange, or in times of market turmoil or reduced liquidity. Portfolio holdings that are valued using techniques other than market quotations, including "fair valued" assets or securities, may be subject to greater fluctuation in their valuations from one day to the next than if market quotations were used. There is no assurance that a fund could sell or close out a portfolio position for the value established for it at any time.

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

The Target Outcome registered trademarks are registered trademarks of Vest Financial LLC.

The "Dow Jones Industrial Average" (the "index") is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC ("SPDJI"), and has been licensed for use by First Trust Advisors L.P. S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P"); "Dow Jones®" and "DJIA" are trademarks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones"); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by First Trust Advisors L.P. The fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the Index.

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