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SMid Capital Strength Opportunity, 18  Ticker: FGXFGX
A unit investment trust that seeks above-average capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of small- and mid-capitalization companies which have strong balance sheets.
Please note that there is no assurance the objective will be met.
Product Code: SMCO18
Portfolio Status: Secondary
Initial Offer Date: 08/02/2021
Secondary Date: 10/29/2021
Portfolio Ending Date: 11/02/2022
Tax Structure: Regulated Investment Company
Distributions: Semi-Annual
Initial Offer Price: $10.0000
NAV(*): $8.0244
POP(*): Not Avail
Remaining Deferred Sales Charge: $0.0000
* As of Trade Date: 10/03/2022 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.

 Historical 12-Month Distribution of Trust Holdings:^
Rate  Per Unit (as of 9/30/2022)
----- $0.06970
^ There is no guarantee the issuers of the securities included in the trust will declare dividends or distributions in the future. The historical 12-month distribution per unit of the securities included in the trust are for illustrative purposes only and are not indicative of the trust's distribution or distribution rate. The historical 12-month distribution per unit is based on the weighted average of the trailing twelve month distributions paid by the securities included in the portfolio. The historical 12-month distributions are reduced to account for the effects of fees and expenses, which will be incurred when investing in a trust. For trusts that include funds, distributions may include realized short term capital gains, realized long-term capital gains and/or return of capital. Certain of the issuers may have reduced their dividends or distributions over the prior twelve months. The distribution per unit paid by the trust may be higher or lower than the amount shown above due to certain factors that may include, but are not limited to, a change in the dividends or distributions paid by issuers, actual expenses incurred, or the sale of securities in the portfolio.

 Holdings Analysis Click here to Perform a Benchmark Comparison  
 Sector Weighting
Communication Services  Communication Services 1.54%
Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary 17.31%
Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples 4.35%
Energy  Energy 0.00%
Financials  Financials 16.59%
Health Care  Health Care 10.07%
Industrials  Industrials 21.95%
Information Technology  Information Technology 19.05%
Materials  Materials 8.85%
Real Estate  Real Estate 0.00%
Utilities  Utilities 0.00%
Other  Other 0.29%
  Large Mid Small  
Growth  0.00% 31.04% 35.20%  
Value  0.00% 27.33% 6.14%  

 Style Weighting
Large-Cap Growth 0.00%
Large-Cap Value 0.00%
Mid-Cap Growth 31.04%
Mid-Cap Value 27.33%
Small-Cap Growth 35.20%
Small-Cap Value 6.14%
Undetermined 0.29%
U.S. Stocks 95.05%   Other 0.29%
Non-U.S. Stocks 4.66%      
The style and sector characteristics of the portfolio are determined as of 10/03/2022 and will likely vary thereafter due to market fluctuations in the underlying securities.  

 Key Stats
Weighted Average Market Cap $6,854.82
Price/Earnings 10.44
Price/Book 2.86
As of 10/3/2022
All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions. All figures are subject to change.

 Holdings  Export Current Holdings | View Initial Holdings  
 First Horizon Corporation FHN Financials  Financials Mid-Cap Value 4.56%
 Mueller Industries, Inc. MLI Industrials  Industrials Small-Cap Growth 4.29%
 Molina Healthcare, Inc. MOH Health Care  Health Care Mid-Cap Growth 3.84%
 Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated CORT Health Care  Health Care Small-Cap Growth 3.82%
 Paylocity Holding Corporation PCTY Information Technology  Information Technology Mid-Cap Growth 3.55%
 Steel Dynamics, Inc. STLD Materials  Materials Mid-Cap Value 3.54%
 Hubbell Incorporated HUBB Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Growth 3.49%
 Casey's General Stores, Inc. CASY Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Mid-Cap Growth 3.18%
 Federated Hermes, Inc. (Class B) FHI Financials  Financials Small-Cap Growth 3.14%
 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation LPX Materials  Materials Small-Cap Growth 2.89%
 Crane Holdings, Co. CR Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Value 2.85%
 TopBuild Corp. BLD Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Growth 2.65%
 SEI Investments Company SEIC Financials  Financials Mid-Cap Growth 2.53%
 Eagle Materials Inc. EXP Materials  Materials Small-Cap Growth 2.42%
 Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc JAZZ Health Care  Health Care Mid-Cap Value 2.41%
 Fair Isaac Corporation FICO Information Technology  Information Technology Mid-Cap Growth 2.40%
 Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. ALRM Information Technology  Information Technology Small-Cap Growth 2.40%
 Graco Inc. GGG Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Growth 2.38%
 Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. AEIS Information Technology  Information Technology Small-Cap Growth 2.38%
 The Toro Company TTC Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Growth 2.37%
 Deckers Outdoor Corporation DECK Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Growth 2.35%
 The Timken Company TKR Industrials  Industrials Small-Cap Value 2.32%
 Polaris Inc. PII Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Growth 2.30%
 Axos Financial, Inc. AX Financials  Financials Small-Cap Value 2.28%
 AGCO Corporation AGCO Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Value 2.25%
 EVERTEC, Inc. EVTC Information Technology  Information Technology Small-Cap Growth 2.25%
 Gentex Corporation GNTX Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Value 2.18%
 First American Financial Corporation FAF Financials  Financials Mid-Cap Value 2.16%
 Synaptics Incorporated SYNA Information Technology  Information Technology Small-Cap Growth 2.07%
 MasTec, Inc. MTZ Industrials  Industrials Mid-Cap Value 2.00%
 MAXIMUS, Inc. MMS Information Technology  Information Technology Small-Cap Growth 1.99%
 Brunswick Corporation BC Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Value 1.94%
 Evercore Inc. EVR Financials  Financials Small-Cap Growth 1.92%
 Lithia Motors, Inc. LAD Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Mid-Cap Value 1.78%
 MKS Instruments, Inc. MKSI Information Technology  Information Technology Mid-Cap Value 1.66%
 Crocs, Inc. CROX Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Small-Cap Growth 1.64%
 Ziff Davis, Inc. ZD Communication Services  Communication Services Small-Cap Value 1.54%
 Fox Factory Holding Corp. FOXF Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Small-Cap Growth 1.54%
 Medifast, Inc. MED Consumer Staples  Consumer Staples Small-Cap Growth 1.17%
 YETI Holdings, Inc. YETI Consumer Discretionary  Consumer Discretionary Small-Cap Growth 0.93%
 Consensus Cloud Solutions, Inc. CCSI Information Technology  Information Technology Small-Cap Growth 0.35%
Total Number of Holdings:    41
Underlying Securities information represented above is as of 10/03/2022 but will vary with future fluctuations in the market.

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.

Sector Concentration Risk. A portfolio which is concentrated in an individual sector is subject to additional risks, including limited diversification.

COVID-19 Economic Impact Risk. The COVID-19 global pandemic 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. 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.

Foreign Securities Risk. Securities of non-U.S. issuers are subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting non-U.S. issuers.

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.

Technology Risk. The companies engaged in the information technology sector are subject to fierce competition, high research and development costs, and their products and services may be subject to rapid obsolescence. Technology company stocks, especially those which are Internet-related, may experience extreme price and volume fluctuations that are often unrelated to their operating performance.

Term Risk - 15 months. Although this unit investment trust 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.

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 cybersecurity.

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.

You should carefully consider the trust's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses before investing. Contact your financial professional 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.

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

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Fund Cusip Information
30321P327 (Cash)
30321P335 (Reinvest)
30321P343 (Cash-Fee)
30321P350 (Reinvest-Fee)
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