First Trust® ETF Allocation Portfolio, Series 23
Ticker Symbol: FEWKAX
||First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund
||First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX® Fund
||First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX® Fund
||First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund
||First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX® Fund
||First Trust Energy AlphaDEX® Fund
||First Trust Europe AlphaDEX® Fund
||First Trust Financials AlphaDEX® Fund
||First Trust NASDAQ® ABA Community Bank Index Fund
||First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund
||First Trust Technology AlphaDEX® Fund
*As of the close of business on 1/12/18.
Market values are for reference only and are not indicative of your individual
|Not FDIC Insured Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value
|Initial Date of Deposit
|Initial Public Offering Price
||$10.00 per Unit
| Portfolio Ending Date
|Fee Accounts Cash CUSIP
|Fee Accounts Reinvestment CUSIP
|Sales Charges (based on a $10 public offering
|Transactional Sales Charges:
|Creation & Development Fee:
|Maximum Sales Charge:
The deferred sales charge will be deducted in three monthly installments commencing
When the public offering price is less than or equal to $10.00 per unit, there will be no initial sales charge. If
the price exceeds $10.00 per unit, you will pay an initial sales charge.
|Maximum Sales Charge:
The maximum sales charge for investors in fee accounts consists of the creation and development fee.
Investors in fee accounts are not assessed any transactional sales charges. Standard accounts sales charges
apply to units purchased as an ineligible asset.
The creation and development fee is a charge of $.050 per unit collected at
the end of the initial offering period. If the price you pay exceeds $10 per
unit, the creation and development fee will be less than 0.50%; if the price
you pay is less than $10 per unit, the creation and development fee will exceed
In addition to the sales charges listed, UITs are subject to annual operating expenses and organization costs.
You should consider the portfolio's investment objective, risks, and charges and
expenses carefully 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 portfolio. Read it carefully
before you invest.
An investment in this unmanaged unit investment trust should be made with an understanding of the risks involved with owning ETFs which invest in common stocks.
Common stocks are subject to 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.
ETFs are subject to various risks, including management’s ability to meet the fund’s investment objective, and to manage the fund’s portfolio when the
underlying securities are redeemed or sold, during periods of market turmoil and as investors’ perceptions regarding ETFs or their underlying investments
change. Unlike open-end funds, which trade at prices based on a current determination of the fund’s net asset value, ETFs frequently trade at a discount
from their net asset value in the secondary market. Certain ETFs may employ the use of leverage, which increases the volatility of such funds.
Certain of the ETFs invest in securities issued by foreign issuers.
Such securities are subject to certain risks, including currency
and interest rate fluctuations, nationalization or other adverse
political or economic developments, lack of liquidity of certain
foreign markets, withholding, the lack of adequate financial
information, and exchange control restrictions impacting
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.
For a discussion of additional risks of
investing in the trust see the "Risk Factors" section of the prospectus.
It is important to note that an investment can be made in the underlying funds directly rather than through the trust. These direct investments can be
made without paying the trust’s sales charge, operating expenses and organizational costs.
This UIT is a buy and hold strategy and investors should consider their ability to hold the trust until maturity. There may be tax consequences unless units
are purchased in an IRA or other qualified plan.
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.