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Tactical Alpha, 17  Ticker: FNOITX
A unit investment trust that seeks to provide above-average capital appreciation by investing in stocks from within specific areas of the market where we believe tactical opportunities currently exist.
Product Code: TALP17
Portfolio Status: Secondary
Initial Offer Date: 06/18/2018
Secondary Date: 09/14/2018
Portfolio Ending Date: 09/18/2019
Tax Structure: Regulated Investment Company
Distributions: Monthly
Initial Offer Price: $10.0000
NAV(*): $9.8498
POP(*): $9.9846
Remaining Deferred Sales Charge: $0.0900
* As of Trade Date: 09/21/2018 4:00pm ET
The Public Offering Price (POP) represents the net asset value per unit plus any applicable organization costs and sales charges. The Net Asset Value (NAV) represents the value per unit of a trust’s portfolio securities and other assets reduced by applicable deferred sales charges and other liabilities.

 Estimated Net Annual Distribution Per Unit
Estimated Net Annual Distribution * $0.1405
Subsequent Years * $0.1403
As of 09/17/2018
* The estimated net annual distribution for subsequent years is expected to be less than the amount for the first year because a portion of the securities included in the portfolio will be sold to pay for organization costs, the deferred sales charge and the creation and development fee.  The estimates are based on annualizing the most recent dividends declared by the issuers of the securities included in the portfolio. There is no guarantee that the issuers of the securities included in the portfolio will declare distributions in the future or that, if declared, they will either remain at current levels or increase over time.

 Holdings Analysis Click here to Perform a Benchmark Comparison  
 Sector Weighting
Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary 12.46%
Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples 0.00%
Energy  Energy 12.49%
Financials  Financials 22.23%
Health Care  Health Care 4.30%
Industrials  Industrials 14.72%
Information Technology  Information Technology 22.82%
Materials  Materials 10.91%
Real Estate  Real Estate 0.00%
Telecommunication Services  Telecommunication Services 0.00%
Utilities  Utilities 0.00%
Other  Other 0.07%
  Large Mid Small  
Growth  33.13% 7.91% 1.77%  
Value  46.20% 9.27% 1.65%  

 Style Weighting
Large-Cap Growth 33.13%
Large-Cap Value 46.20%
Mid-Cap Growth 7.91%
Mid-Cap Value 9.27%
Small-Cap Growth 1.77%
Small-Cap Value 1.65%
Undetermined 0.07%
U.S. Stocks 86.33%   Other 0.07%
Non-U.S. Stocks 13.60%      
The style and sector characteristics of the portfolio are determined as of 09/21/2018 and will likely vary thereafter due to market fluctuations in the underlying securities.  

 Key Stats
Weighted Average Market Cap $165,003.87
Weighted Average Price/Earnings 15.96
Weighted Average Price/Book 2.50
As of 9/21/2018
All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions

 Holdings  Export Current Holdings | View Initial Holdings  
 WellCare Health Plans, Inc. WCG Health Care  Health Care Mid-Cap Growth 2.53%
 ConocoPhillips COP Energy  Energy Large-Cap Value 2.33%
 Apple Inc. AAPL Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 2.30%
 Microsoft Corporation MSFT Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 2.28%
 Marathon Petroleum Corporation MPC Energy  Energy Large-Cap Value 2.27%
 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. RCL Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Large-Cap Value 2.26%
 Honeywell International Inc. HON Industrials  Industrials Large-Cap Growth 2.23%
 Citigroup Inc. C Financials  Financials Large-Cap Value 2.22%
 Mastercard Incorporated MA Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 2.22%
 Union Pacific Corporation UNP Industrials  Industrials Large-Cap Growth 2.20%
 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM Financials  Financials Large-Cap Value 2.16%
 Expedia Group, Inc. EXPE Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Large-Cap Growth 2.15%
 Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Large-Cap Growth 2.13%
 Fortive Corporation FTV Industrials  Industrials Large-Cap Growth 2.13%
 The Home Depot, Inc. HD Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Large-Cap Growth 2.12%
 Oshkosh Corporation OSK Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Value 2.11%
 Bank of America Corporation BAC Financials  Financials Large-Cap Value 2.10%
 Caterpillar Inc. CAT Industrials  Industrials Large-Cap Growth 2.09%
 Prudential Financial, Inc. PRU Financials  Financials Large-Cap Value 2.09%
 Total S.A. (ADR) TOT Energy  Energy Large-Cap Value 2.08%
 EOG Resources, Inc. EOG Energy  Energy Large-Cap Value 2.06%
 SunTrust Banks, Inc. STI Financials  Financials Large-Cap Value 2.05%
 Activision Blizzard, Inc. ATVI Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 2.05%
 Capital One Financial Corporation COF Financials  Financials Large-Cap Value 2.04%
 Raytheon Company RTN Industrials  Industrials Large-Cap Growth 2.04%
 Adobe Systems Incorporated ADBE Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 2.03%
 The Walt Disney Company DIS Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Large-Cap Value 2.02%
 The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. GS Financials  Financials Large-Cap Value 1.96%
 ArcelorMittal (ADR) MT Materials  Materials Large-Cap Value 1.96%
 Citizens Financial Group, Inc. CFG Financials  Financials Large-Cap Value 1.96%
 Alphabet Inc. (Class C) GOOG Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 1.94%
 Steel Dynamics, Inc. STLD Materials  Materials Mid-Cap Value 1.93%
 Royal Dutch Shell Plc (Class B) (ADR) RDS/B Energy  Energy Large-Cap Value 1.93%
 Morgan Stanley MS Financials  Financials Large-Cap Value 1.92%
 Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. ODFL Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Growth 1.92%
 BlackRock, Inc. BLK Financials  Financials Large-Cap Value 1.90%
 BASF SE (ADR) BASFY Materials  Materials Large-Cap Value 1.85%
 Evercore Inc. EVR Financials  Financials Mid-Cap Growth 1.83%
 HollyFrontier Corporation HFC Energy  Energy Mid-Cap Value 1.82%
 Rio Tinto Plc (ADR) RIO Materials  Materials Large-Cap Value 1.81%
 Broadcom Inc. AVGO Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Value 1.79%
 Gentex Corporation GNTX Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Value 1.78%
 Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. SUPN Health Care  Health Care Small-Cap Growth 1.77%
 Lam Research Corporation LRCX Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Value 1.73%
 Glencore Plc (ADR) GLNCY Materials  Materials Large-Cap Value 1.71%
 Boise Cascade Company BCC Materials  Materials Small-Cap Value 1.65%
 MKS Instruments, Inc. MKSI Information Technology  Information Technology Mid-Cap Value 1.63%
 Stamps.com Inc. STMP Information Technology  Information Technology Mid-Cap Growth 1.63%
 Facebook, Inc. (Class A) FB Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 1.63%
 Applied Materials, Inc. AMAT Information Technology  Information Technology Large-Cap Growth 1.59%
Total Number of Holdings:    50
Underlying Securities information represented above is as of 09/21/2018 but will vary with future fluctuations in the market.

 Deferred Sales Charge Schedule
Amount Date
$0.04500 September 20, 2018
$0.04500 October 19, 2018
$0.04500 November 20, 2018

Risk Considerations

Equity Risk. An investment in a portfolio containing common stocks is 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.

Foreign Securities Risk. 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.

IRA Risk. There may be tax consequences unless units are purchased in an IRA or other qualified plan.

Small-Cap and Mid-Cap Risk. 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.

Volatility Risk. 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.

Operational Risk. As the use of Internet technology has become more prevalent in the course of business, the trust has become more susceptible to potential operational risks through breaches in cyber security.

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.

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.

Not FDIC Insured, Not Bank Guaranteed and May Lose Value.

Fund Cusip Information
30309N286 (Cash)
30309N294 (Reinvest)
30309N302 (Cash-Fee)
30309N310 (Reinvest-Fee)
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