California Municipal Income Select Closed-End Portfolio, Series 79
Americans deal with a number of different taxes in their everyday lives, perhaps none more noticeable
than individual income taxes. In fact, individual income taxes comprise the largest component of
Americans’ tax bill. Tax Freedom Day is the day on which Americans have earned enough money to pay
all federal, state and local taxes for the year. On average, Americans had to work a full 42 days in 2019
just to earn enough money to pay for these taxes.1
Since closed-end funds maintain a relatively fixed pool of investment capital, portfolio managers are better able to adhere to their investment philosophies through greater flexibility and control. In addition, closed-end funds don't have to manage fund liquidity to meet potentially large redemptions.
Closed-end funds are structured to generally provide a more stable income stream than other managed fixed-income investment products because they are not subjected to cash inflows and outflows, which can dilute dividends over time. However, as a result of bond calls, redemptions and advanced refundings, which can dilute a fund's income, the portfolio cannot guarantee consistent income. Although the portfolio's objective seeks monthly tax-free income, there is no assurance the objective will be met.
This unit investment trust seeks monthly
income that is exempt from federal, California
state and/or local income taxes by investing in
a pool of closed-end funds that invest primarily
in California municipal bonds. However, certain
distributions paid by certain funds may be
subject to federal and California state income
taxes. In addition, a portion of the income may
be subject to the alternative minimum tax.
|Not FDIC Insured Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value
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 associated with an investment in a portfolio of closed-end funds which
invest in municipal bonds.
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 to their net asset value in the secondary market.
Certain closed-end funds employ the use of leverage, which increases the volatility of such funds.
The portfolio is also subject to additional risks as a result of its concentration in bonds issued by California
municipalities, including a deterioration of the economic factors affecting the state.
All 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
bond market or investors’ perception thereof, possible downgrades and defaults of interest and/or principal.
Municipal bonds are subject to numerous risks, including higher interest rates, economic recession,
deterioration of the municipal bond market, possible downgrades and defaults of interest and/or principal.
This UIT is a buy and hold strategy and investors should consider
their ability to hold the trust until maturity.
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. The markets for credit
instruments, including municipal securities, have experienced
periods of extreme illiquidity and volatility.
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.
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.
For a discussion of additional risks of investing in the trust see
the “Risk Factors” section of the prospectus.