Cloud Computing Portfolio, Series 36
Cloud computing is defined as a technology that uses the Internet and central remote servers to maintain data and applications. This type of computing allows businesses and consumers to use applications without installation and provides access to their personal files on any device with Internet access. This technology offers more efficiency in computing by centralizing storage, memory, processing and bandwidth. In cloud computing, applications are accessible anywhere, anytime, and storage becomes, for all intents and purposes, infinite. Cloud computing acts as a global connector of the world's information and its users.
Innovation from digital device manufacturers, bandwidth providers, and content companies are among a few of the areas that are required to experience universal computing. The Cloud Computing Portfolio invests in companies that we believe will benefit as cloud computing becomes universal.
This unit investment trust seeks above-average capital appreciation; however, there is no assurance the objective will be met.
|Not FDIC Insured Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value
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.
An investment in this unmanaged unit investment trust should be made
with an understanding of the risks involved with owning common stocks, 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.
You should be aware that the portfolio is concentrated in stocks in the information technology sector which
involves additional risks, including limited diversification. 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
One of the securities in the portfolio is issued by a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Companies involved
in the real estate industry are subject to changes in the real estate market, vacancy rates and competition,
volatile interest rates and economic recession.
An investment in a portfolio containing foreign equities should be made with an understanding of the
additional risks involved with foreign issuers, such as currency fluctuations, political risk, withholding, the
lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers.
An investment in a portfolio containing mid-cap companies is subject to additional risks, as the share prices
of 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
Large capitalization companies may grow at a slower rate than the overall market.
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.
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.