Dorsey Wright Relative Strength Top 50, Series 54

Dorsey, Wright & Associates (DWA) is a registered investment advisory firm whose business includes two areas:

  • Professional management of equity portfolios for investors.

  • Investment research services for numerous broker/dealers and large institutions around the world.

The cornerstone of their approach is technical analysis, and in particular, the law of supply and demand, which gives them the discipline to make timely investment decisions. In their analysis, relative strength plays a very important role. To put it simply, relative strength is a measure of a stock's performance in relation to its peers. DWA believes it has refined its relative strength investment approach, creating a valuable and robust tool for stock selection that relies on unbiased, unemotional and objective data.

The Dorsey Wright Relative Strength Top 50 Series is a unit investment trust which invests in stocks selected by DWA using their proprietary investment process and is designed to be held over the fixed 15-month term of the trust.

Portfolio Selection Process

Through the selection process, DWA seeks to identify those companies that they believe are technical leaders within the marketplace.

Identify the Universe
DWA begins with the companies listed in the S&P 900 Index.

Measure Relative Strength Ratings
All of the securities in the universe are scored on several measures of relative strength. These measures rank securities based on intermediate-term price performance relative to a broad market benchmark, and relative to the other securities in the universe. Each security is given a score that allows DWA to determine where it ranks relative to all other securities in the universe with no subjectivity. Each security must meet a minimum relative strength ranking score to be eligible for inclusion in the portfolio.

Determine the Portfolio's Sector Weighting Exposure
The sector weightings are determined by a combination of current market weights and the relative strength ranking of the securities within each sector. The goal is to achieve a portfolio of high relative strength securities with an overall sector weighting close to current market weights.

Select the Portfolio
The final step is to select the top 50 companies for the portfolio based on relative strength. The stocks are equally weighted within the portfolio.

PORTFOLIO SELECTION PROCESS Chart

Portfolio Objective

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.

Risk Considerations
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 operating performance.

Securities of non-U.S. issuers are subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting non- U.S. issuers.

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.

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.

Ongoing armed conflicts between Russia and Ukraine in Europe and among Israel, Hamas and other militant groups in the Middle East, have caused and could continue to cause significant market disruptions and volatility within the markets in Russia, Europe, the Middle East 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.

 

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