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S&P International Dividend Aristocrats Portfolio, 2nd Quarter 2018 Series

The S&P International Dividend Aristocrats Portfolio invests in companies from the S&P Global Dividend Aristocrats Index. The index consists of 100 companies from the S&P Global Broad Market Index that have increased dividends or maintained stable dividends every year for at least 10 consecutive years.

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Why Invest In Companies With A History Of Growing Dividends?

Quality | Companies that have been able to consistently grow their dividend have a tendency to be higher quality compared to those of the broader market in terms of earnings quality and leverage, in our opinion. A company’s ability to reliably increase its dividend for years, or even decades, can be an indication of its financial strength or discipline.

Buffer Against Market Volatility | Dividend growth companies may be attractive to investors looking for disciplined companies that can endure difficult market and economic environments. These companies typically feature healthy balance sheets and consistent cash flows that provide plenty of capital to effectively operate their business and fund a growing dividend.

Address The Potential Risks Associated With Rising Rates | Unlike high dividend yield strategies which tend to be concentrated in companies from certain sectors that could come under pressure during periods of rising rates, dividend growth strategies tend to be more diversified and able to provide increased exposure to sectors that could become more desirable with improving economic activity and rising rates.


Portfolio Objective

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.

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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 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 real estate sector which involves additional risks, including limited diversification. 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 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.

Although this unit investment trust 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.

"Standard & Poor’s", "S&P", "S&P 500" and "S&P Global Dividend Aristocrats" are trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC ("S&P") and have been licensed for use by First Trust Portfolios L.P. The S&P International Dividend Aristocrats Portfolio is not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by Standard & Poor’s and Standard & Poor’s makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in such products.

 
The information in the prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. The prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.
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