Capital Strength Opportunity Portfolio, Series 31
Our goal with the Capital Strength Opportunity Portfolio is to choose well-capitalized companies with
strong market positions. One important advantage that well-capitalized companies enjoy over others is
that they have the potential to provide their stockholders with a greater degree of stability and
performance over time.
Through our selection process, we seek to find companies with the following
- Well-capitalized with strong balance sheets;
- Skilled management;
- High liquidity;
- Ability to generate earnings growth; and
- Record of financial strength and profit growth.
This unit investment trust seeks above-average capital appreciation; however, there is
no assurance the objective will be met.
Why Cash Matters
Companies with sizeable cash positions tend to be mature companies that dominate their industries. A
company with a significant amount of cash on its balance sheet is attractive for many reasons. Cash
enables companies to bypass the credit markets and provides the means to:
- Make strategic cash-financed mergers and acquisitions;
- Begin to pay dividends or increase dividend payments to boost returns;
- Repurchase undervalued shares;
- Reinvest cash to grow their business;
- Improve their debt rating, thus reducing their cost of capital; and
- Fund research and development projects, even in a down market.
|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
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.
In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine which has caused and could continue to cause significant market disruptions and volatility within the markets in Russia, Europe, and the United States. The hostilities and sanctions resulting from those hostilities could have a significant impact on certain investments as well as performance.
The ongoing effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic, or the potential impacts of any future public health crisis, may cause significant volatility and uncertainty in global financial markets. While vaccines have been developed, there is no guarantee that vaccines will be effective against future 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.