Mega-Cap Portfolio, Series 55
The Mega-Cap Portfolio invests in some of the largest companies in the world. These companies are
well-known blue chip companies that are widely regarded as leaders in their respective industries.
These companies, known for their quality products and services, are some of the most successful in the
world and have the potential to provide their stockholders with a greater degree of stability and
consistent performance over time.
Mega-cap companies typically have a notable presence throughout the world. Recently, more opportunities
have arisen outside of the United States, where populations are growing rapidly and market penetration is
lower. The United Nations anticipates that the current world population of 7.7 billion could potentially
increase to 9.7 billion in 2050 driven by growth in developing countries. According to the International
Monetary Fund, world GDP growth is estimated to be 3.0% for 2019 and 3.4% for 2020. In addition, the 50
largest constituents in the S&P 100 Index represent 80.48% of its total market capitalization as of
October 31, 2019. The S&P 100 Index is a benchmark for mega-cap stock investing.
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 objective, 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.
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.
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.
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
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