Dorsey Wright Relative Strength Dividend, Series 53
Dorsey, Wright & Associates (DWA) is a registered investment advisory firm whose business includes
- 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 Dividend Portfolio 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 will meet the dividend objective of the portfolio.
Identify the Universe
The first step in the selection process is to identify the universe of stocks from which the portfolio is selected. 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 next step in the process is to determine the portfolio's sector exposure. The sector weightings are determined by a combination of current market weights, the relative strength ranking and those with the highest dividend yield 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 a combination of relative strength and dividend yield. The stocks are equally
weighted within the portfolio.
The Importance of Dividends
Dividends have traditionally been one of the few constants in the world of investing, helping
to buffer volatility in both good and bad markets. When markets decline, dividends have the
potential to offset losses, and when markets rise, dividends have the potential to enhance returns.
A dividend is a payment from a company’s earnings. Since corporations are not obligated to share
their earnings with stockholders, dividends may be viewed as a sign of a company’s profitability
as well as management’s assessment of the future.
This unit investment trust seeks above-average total return through a combination of capital appreciation and dividend income; 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.
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-
Certain of the securities in the trust are issued by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). 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 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
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.