FT High Income Municipal Model Portfolio, 5
Americans deal with a number of different taxes in their everyday lives, perhaps none more
noticeable than individual income taxes. In fact, individual income taxes comprise the largest
component of Americans’ tax bill. By investing in federal tax-exempt municipal bonds, investors
have the potential for significant tax savings. For investors in higher tax brackets, municipals can
offer greater after-tax yields than taxable debt securities of similar maturities and credit quality,
including Treasuries and corporate bonds.
The FT High Income Municipal Model Portfolio primarily consists of exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
advised by First Trust Advisors L.P., an affiliate of the trust’s sponsor. The portfolio is allocated among
fixed income ETFs which invest in municipal debt. The ETFs included in the portfolio have been
selected by the First Trust Advisors Model Investment Committee through a dynamic approach.
What Is An ETF?
ETFs offer investors the opportunity to buy and sell an entire basket of securities with a single
transaction throughout the trading day. ETFs combine the characteristics of a mutual fund with
the convenience and trading flexibility of stocks. Below is a list of other ETF features.
Diversification | ETFs hold a basket of securities which helps to mitigate single security risk. It is
important to note that diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss.
Transparency | ETF holdings are available daily so investors know what they own.
Tax Efficiency | The ETF structure allows for increased tax efficiency.
Fully Invested | Unlike a traditional mutual fund, ETFs do not need to hold cash in order to
satisfy investor redemptions which allows them to better adhere to their investment objective.
This unit investment trust seeks to provide high income that is exempt from federal income
taxes with a secondary objective of capital appreciation; however, there is no assurance that the
objectives will be achieved. It is important to note that certain distributions paid by certain funds
may be subject to federal income taxes and may be subject to the alternative minimum tax.
|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 ETFs which invest in municipal bonds.
ETFs are subject to various risks, including management’s ability to meet the fund’s investment objective, and to manage the fund’s portfolio when the underlying securities are redeemed or sold, during periods of market
turmoil and as investors’ perceptions regarding ETFs or their underlying investments change. Unlike open-end funds, which trade at prices based on a current determination of the fund’s net asset value, ETFs frequently trade
at a discount from their net asset value in the secondary market.
All of the funds invest in high-yield securities or “junk” bonds. Investing in high-yield securities should be viewed as speculative and you should review your ability to assume the risks associated with investments which utilize
such securities. High-yield securities are subject to numerous risks, including higher interest rates, economic recession, deterioration of the junk bond market, possible downgrades and defaults of interest and/or principal.
High-yield security prices tend to fluctuate more than higher rated securities and are affected by short-term credit developments to a greater degree.
All of the funds invest in investment grade securities. Investment grade securities are subject to numerous risks including higher interest rates, economic recession, deterioration of the investment grade security market or
investors’ perception thereof, possible downgrades and defaults of interest and/or principal.
Certain of the funds invest in limited duration bonds. Limited duration bonds are subject to interest rate risk, which is the risk that the value of a security will fall if interest rates increase. While limited duration bonds are
generally subject to less interest rate sensitivity than longer duration bonds, there can be no assurance that interest rates will not rise during the life of the trust.
Municipal bonds are subject to numerous risks, including higher interest rates, economic recession, deterioration of the municipal bond market, possible downgrades and defaults of interest and/or principal.
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.
It is important to note that an investment can be made in the underlying funds directly rather than through the trust. These direct investments can be made without paying the trust’s sales charge, operating expenses and
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.
For a discussion of additional risks of investing in the trust see the “Risk Factors” section of the prospectus.