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Strategic Income Select Closed-End Portfolio, Series 54
Ticker Symbol: FZNEAX

35 Holdings (As of day of Deposit)
Ticker Name Initial
Weight
Price*
General Equity Funds (17.15%):
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 2.85% $16.16
HTD John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 2.86% 23.86
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc. 2.86% 8.96
JCE Nuveen Core Equity Alpha Fund 2.86% 16.98
RMT Royce Micro-Cap Trust, Inc. 2.86% 11.70
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 2.86% 18.70
High-Yield Bond Funds (8.57%):
BGH Barings Global Short Duration High Yield Fund 2.85% 17.32
DHF BNY Mellon High Yield Strategies Fund 2.86% 3.28
DHY Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund 2.86% 2.50
Income & Preferred Stock Funds (8.57%):
DFP Flaherty & Crumrine Dynamic Preferred and Income Fund Incorporated 2.86% 28.51
HPI John Hancock Preferred Income Fund 2.85% 21.59
JPC Nuveen Preferred & Income Opportunities Fund 2.86% 9.92
Investment Grade Bond Funds (8.57%):
BTZ BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust 2.86% 15.12
INSI Insight Select Income Fund 2.85% 20.76
WEA Western Asset Premier Bond Fund 2.86% 14.23
Loan Participation Funds (8.57%):
BGB Blackstone Strategic Credit Fund 2.86% 14.09
VVR Invesco Senior Income Trust 2.86% 4.43
JQC Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund 2.85% 6.59
Multi-Sector Bond Funds (17.16%):
CIK Credit Suisse Asset Management Income Fund, Inc. 2.86% 3.45
FTF Franklin Limited Duration Income Trust 2.86% 9.10
KIO KKR Income Opportunities Fund 2.86% 16.56
MCR MFS Charter Income Trust 2.86% 8.67
MIN MFS Intermediate Income Trust 2.86% 3.61
VGI Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund 2.86% 11.70
Specialized Equity Funds (8.57%):
GGN GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust 2.86% 3.92
HEQ John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund 2.85% 12.81
EOD Wells Fargo Global Dividend Opportunity Fund 2.86% 5.68
World Equity Funds (8.55%):
AEF Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund, Inc. 2.85% 8.29
ETW Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 2.85% 11.10
IHD Voya Emerging Markets High Dividend Equity Fund 2.85% 7.41
World Income Funds (14.29%):
FAX Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. 2.86% 4.21
JGH Nuveen Global High Income Fund 2.86% 16.17
EDI Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Total Income Fund 2.85% 8.45
EMD Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc. 2.86% 13.66
EHI Western Asset Global High Income Fund Inc. 2.86% 10.41

* As of the close of business on 10/14/21.
Market values are for reference only and are not indicative of your individual cost basis.

Not FDIC Insured • Not Bank Guaranteed • May Lose Value

Portfolio Summary
Initial Date of Deposit 10/15/2021
Initial Public Offering Price $10.00 per Unit
Portfolio Ending Date 10/16/2023
Historical 12-Month Distribution Rate of Trust Holdings:* 7.03%
Historical 12-Month Distribution Per Unit:* $0.7028
Cash CUSIP 30322N644
Reinvestment CUSIP 30322N651
Fee Account Cash CUSIP 30322N669
Fee Account Reinvestment CUSIP 30322N677

*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 and historical 12-month distribution rate 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 12-month distributions paid by the securities included in the portfolio. The historical 12-month distribution rate is calculated by dividing the historical 12-month distributions by the trust’s offering price. The historical 12-month distribution and rate are reduced to account for the effects of fees and expenses, which will be incurred when investing in a trust. Certain of the issuers may have reduced their dividends or distributions over the prior 12 months. The distribution per unit and rate 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.


Sales Charges (based on a $10 public offering price)
Standard Accounts
Transactional Sales Charges: Initial: 0.00%
  Deferred: 2.25%
Creation & Development Fee:   0.50%
Maximum Sales Charge:   2.75%
Fee/Wrap Accounts
Maximum Sales Charge:   0.50%

The deferred sales charge will be deducted in three monthly installments commencing 1/20/22.

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.

The maximum sales charge for investors in fee accounts consists of the C&D 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 C&D fee is a charge of $0.050 per unit collected at the end of the initial offering period. If the price you pay exceeds $10.00 per unit, the C&D fee will be less than 0.50%; if the price you pay is less than $10.00 per unit, the C&D fee will exceed 0.50%.

In addition to the sales charges listed, UITs are subject to annual operating expenses and organization costs.

You should consider the portfolio's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully 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 portfolio. Read it carefully before you invest.

Risk Considerations
An investment in this unmanaged unit investment trust should be made with an understanding of the risks associated with an investment in a portfolio of closed-end funds. Closed-end funds 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 the funds 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, closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount from their net asset value in the secondary market. Certain closed-end funds in which the portfolio invests employ the use of leverage, which increases the volatility of such funds.

Certain of the closed-end funds invest in common stocks. Common stocks are 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.

Certain of the closed-end funds invest in floating-rate securities. A floating-rate security is an instrument in which the interest rate payable on the obligation fluctuates on a periodic basis based upon changes in an interest rate benchmark. As a result, the yield on such a security will generally decline in a falling interest rate environment, causing the trust to experience a reduction in the income it receives from such securities. Certain of the floating-rate securities pay interest based on LIBOR. The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates LIBOR, will cease making LIBOR available as a reference rate over a phase-out period that will begin immediately after December 31, 2021. The unavailability or replacement of LIBOR may affect the value, liquidity or return on certain portfolio investments. Any potential effects of the transition away from LIBOR can be difficult to ascertain, and they may vary depending on a variety of factors and they could result in losses to the portfolio.

Certain of the closed-end funds invest in high-yield securities or “junk” bonds. Investing in high-yield securities should be viewed as speculative and you should review your ability to assume the risks associated with investments which utilize such securities. High-yield securities are subject to numerous risks, including higher interest rates, economic recession, deterioration of the junk bond market, possible downgrades and defaults of interest and/or principal. High-yield security prices tend to fluctuate more than higher rated securities and are affected by short-term credit developments to a greater degree.

Certain of the closed-end funds invest in investment grade securities. Investment grade securities are subject to numerous risks including higher interest rates, economic recession, deterioration of the investment grade security market or investors’ perception thereof, possible downgrades and defaults of interest and/or principal.

Certain of the closed-end funds invest in options. Options are subject to various risks including that their value may be adversely affected if the market for the option becomes less liquid or smaller. In addition, options will be affected by changes in the value and dividend rates of the stock subject to the option, an increase in interest rates, a change in the actual and perceived volatility of the stock market and the common stock and the remaining time to expiration.

Certain of the closed-end funds invest in senior loan securities. The yield on closed end funds which invest in senior loans will generally decline in a falling interest rate environment and increase in a rising interest rate environment. Senior loans are generally below investment grade quality (“junk” bonds). An investment in senior loans involves the risk that the borrowers may default on their obligations to pay principal or interest when due.

Certain of the closed-end funds invest in covenant-lite loans which contain fewer or no maintenance covenants and may hinder the closed-end funds' ability to reprice credit risk and mitigate potential loss especially during a downturn in the credit cycle.

All of the closed-end funds 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 foreign issuers. Risks associated with investing in foreign securities may be more pronounced in emerging markets where the securities markets are substantially smaller, less liquid, less regulated and more volatile than the U.S. and developed foreign markets.

About one year after the United Kingdom officially departed the European Union (commonly referred to as “Brexit”), the United Kingdom and the European Union reached a trade agreement that became effective on December 31, 2020. It is not currently possible to determine the extent of the impact the Brexit trade agreement may have on the portfolio’s investments and this certainly could negatively impact current and future economic conditions in the United Kingdom and other countries, which could negatively impact the value of the portfolio’s investments.

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 COVID-19 global pandemic has caused significant volatility and declines in global financial markets, causing losses for investors. The development of vaccines has slowed the spread of the virus and allowed for the resumption of “reasonably” normal business activity in the United States, although many countries continue to impose lockdown measures. Additionally, there is no guarantee that vaccines will be effective against emerging variants of the disease.

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.

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.

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.

For a discussion of additional risks of investing in the Trust see the “Risk Factors” section of the prospectus.

 
Fund Cusip Information
30322N644 (Cash)
30322N651 (Reinvest)
30322N669 (Cash-Fee)
30322N677 (Reinvest-Fee)
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