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FT Income Portfolio, Series 1

Finding the right mix of investments is a key factor to successful investing. Because different investments often react differently to economic and market changes, the FT Income Portfolio has been developed to capture both equity and fixed income market dynamics. The FT Income Portfolio is a unit investment trust which consists of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) advised by First Trust Advisors L.P., an affiliate of the trust’s sponsor. The portfolio is diversified across both stocks and bonds through First Trust® ETFs that employ varying investment strategies. By not solely focusing on equities and incorporating a fixed income component, the portfolio seeks to maximize income while providing capital appreciation potential.

Using a disciplined investment strategy, the FT Income Portfolio includes both equity characteristics and diverse asset class exposures. The equity portion of the portfolio consists of First Trust® ETFs that invest in common stocks of companies of various market capitalizations, growth and value styles, sectors and countries. The fixed income portion of the portfolio consists of First Trust® ETFs that invest in varied asset classes to diversify risk exposure.

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.

Portfolio Objectives

This unit investment trust seeks monthly income and capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of First Trust® ETFs; 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.

Risk Considerations:
An investment in this unmanaged unit investment trust should be made with an understanding of the risks involved with owning ETFs which invest in fixed income, equity securities and options.

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. Certain of the ETFs may employ the use of leverage, which increases the volatility of such funds.

Certain of the ETFs invest in senior loans. The yield on ETFs which invest in senior loans will generally decline in a falling interest rate environment and increase in a rising interest rate environment. Senior loans are generally below investment grade quality (“junk” bonds). An investment in senior loans involves the risk that the borrowers may default on their obligations to pay principal or interest when due.

Certain of the ETFs 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 shortterm credit developments to a greater degree.

Certain of the ETFs invest in investment grade securities. Investment grade securities are subject to numerous risks including higher interest rates, economic recession, deterioration of the investment grade market or investors’ perception thereof, possible downgrades and defaults of interest and/or principal.

Certain of the ETFs invest in floating-rate securities. The yield on such a security will generally decline in a falling interest rate environment, causing the trust to experience a reduction in the income it receives from such securities.

Certain of the ETFs invest in common stocks. Common stocks are subject to certain risks, 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.

Certain of the ETFs invest in securities of foreign issuers which are subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers.

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 cyber security.

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 organizational costs.

For a discussion of additional risks of investing in the trust see the “Risk Factors” section of the prospectus.

Although this portfolio terminates in approximately 15 months, the strategy is long-term. Investors should consider their ability to pursue investing in successive portfolios, if available. 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.

 
Fund Cusip Information
30310F801 (Cash)
30310F819 (Reinvest)
30310F827 (Cash-Fee)
30310F835 (Reinvest-Fee)
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The information presented is not intended to constitute an investment recommendation for, or advice to, any specific person. By providing this information, First Trust is not undertaking to give advice in any fiduciary capacity within the meaning of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. First Trust has no knowledge of and has not been provided any information regarding any investor. Financial advisors must determine whether particular investments are appropriate for their clients. First Trust believes the financial advisor is a fiduciary, is capable of evaluating investment risks independently and is responsible for exercising independent judgment with respect to its retirement plan clients.
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