Financials Select Portfolio, Series 63
The financials sector covers a wide range of industries including banks, investment banking, brokerage, consumer finance and credit and insurance. Many of the firms included within this sector offer
services including traditional banking, insurance underwriting, securities underwriting, investment brokerage and merchant banking.
Earnings have been steadily rising since the 2008 global financial crisis. Bloomberg’s 2018 and 2019 consensus estimated earnings growth rates for the S&P 500 Financials Index were 15.04% and
9.83%, respectively, as of 11/3/17.
We believe the trend that has perhaps had the most notable impact on this sector is industry
consolidation, and that improved efficiency, lower operating costs and increased volume are a few of the
benefits. We believe consolidation across the financials sector could continue to play an important role as
institutions react to regulatory mandates and competitive opportunities both here in the U.S. and abroad.
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 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 financials
sector which involves additional risks, including limited diversification.The
companies engaged in the financials sector are subject to the adverse effects
of volatile interest rates, economic recession, decreases in the availability
of capital, increased competition from new entrants in the field, and potential
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.
An investment in a portfolio containing equity securities of foreign issuers is subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks,
withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign 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.
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.