Income Dividend Equity Allocation (IDEA) Portfolio, Series 31
The Income Dividend Equity Allocation (IDEA) Portfolio is a unit investment trust which focuses on
companies that have paid or increased their dividends over the last ten years and have market
capitalizations that are greater than $1 billion.
The starting universe of securities which are eligible for inclusion in the portfolio are selected based on a
proprietary rules-based model. The final portfolio is selected from this universe by a value-oriented
portfolio management team from Confluence Investment Management LLC (“Confluence”).
The companies selected for the portfolio have a tendency to be:
- Established companies that can generate
free cash flow;
- Companies that have management teams committed to growing their dividends.
An investment approach which seeks growth in dividends is especially important since inflation can
erode investment returns and lower purchasing power. In addition, because the portfolio has the
potential to provide a dividend growth rate which is higher than inflation, real income to investors has
the potential to grow over time.
The securities included in the trust are selected by Confluence using a comprehensive
evaluation process. This process draws upon their extensive experience of investing,
on behalf of their clients, in a wide range of investments during various market cycles
in their attempt to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns to their clients.
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.
|Not FDIC Insured Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value
You should consider the portfolio's investment objective, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. Contact your financial professional or call First Trust Portfolios, L.P. 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.
An investment in foreign securities should be made with an understanding of the additional risks involved with foreign issuers, such as currency and interest rate fluctuations, nationalization or other adverse political or
economic developments, lack of liquidity of certain foreign markets, 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.
Large capitalization companies may grow at a slower rate than the overall market.
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.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused significant volatility and declines in global financial markets,
causing losses for investors. The development of vaccines has slowed the spread of the virus and allowed
for the resumption of “reasonably” normal business activity in the United States, although many countries
continue to impose lockdown measures. Additionally, there is no guarantee that vaccines will be effective
against emerging variants of the disease.
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.