Energy Select Portfolio, Series 63
Energy is the vital force powering business, manufacturing, and the transportation of goods and services to serve the world's economies. Energy supply and demand plays an increasingly vital role in
worldwide economic output.
As the global need for energy grows, the challenge of developing clean fuel initiatives to make the most of traditional fossil fuels and investing in cutting edge research to identify new energy
sources, like hydrogen fuels and fusion technologies, becomes increasingly important.
The United States currently consumes the largest percentage of the world's supply of oil;1 however, we
anticipate that emerging countries, along with Africa, may experience the highest rate of growth in
demand in the not too distant future. In Africa, an average annual growth rate of 2.4% is projected for
oil and liquid fuel consumption between 2012 and 2040 versus 0.0% for mature market economies
where energy consumption patterns are well established.2 The Energy Information Administration
projects that total world energy consumption will grow by approximately 48% between 2012 and 2040.
1,2 Energy Information Administration
World Oil Demand
OPEC forecasts that world oil demand is estimated to grow by 1.26 million barrels per day in 2017.
The chart below shows the anticipated increase in world oil demand over the long-term.
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 advisor
or call First Trust Portfolios, L.P. at the number listed below 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 an investment that is concentrated in stocks in the energy sector involves additional risks, including limited diversification. The
companies engaged in the energy sector are subject to certain risks, including price and supply fluctuations caused by international politics, energy
conservation, taxes, price controls, and other regulatory policies of various governments. Falling oil and gas prices may negatively impact the profitability
and business prospects of certain energy companies. There is no assurance that the projections stated herein will be realized.
An investment in 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 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.
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.
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.