Preferred Income Portfolio, Series 104
The Preferred Income Portfolio is a unit investment trust that is diversified across preferred stocks and
trust preferred securities from several companies and because the portfolio remains fixed, you have the
confidence of knowing what you own.
About Preferred Securities
- Preferred stocks are equity securities of the issuing company which pay income in the form of dividends.
- Trust preferred securities are securities issued by corporations, generally in the form of interest-bearing
notes or preferred stocks, distributions on which are treated as interest, rather than dividends, for
federal tax purposes.
- Preferred securities typically have a yield advantage over common stocks as well as comparably rated
fixed income investments.
- Preferred securities are “senior securities” which have preference over common stocks, but not debt,
of an issuer.
This unit investment trust seeks a high rate of current 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 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 preferred stocks and trust preferred securities,
such as an economic recession, volatile interest rates and the possible deterioration of either the financial
condition of the issuers of the trust preferred securities or the general condition of the stock market.
You should be aware that the portfolio is concentrated in preferred stocks and trust preferred securities issued
by companies in the financials sector which involves additional risks, including limited diversification. The
financials sector is subject to the adverse effects of volatile interest rates, economic recession, decreases
in the availability of capital, increased competition from new entrants in the field, and the potential for
increased regulation. Preferred stocks and trust preferred securities are typically subordinated to bonds
and other debt instruments
in a company’s capital structure, in terms of priority to corporate income, and
therefore will be subject to greater credit risk than those debt instruments.
Certain of the securities in the portfolio are issued by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). 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 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.
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 recent outbreak of a respiratory disease designated as COVID-19 was first detected in China in December
2019. The global economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is impossible to predict but is expected to
disrupt manufacturing, supply chains and sales in affected areas and negatively impact global economic
growth prospects. The COVID-19 outbreak has also caused significant volatility and declines in global
financial markets, which have caused losses for investors. The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak may be short
term or may last for an extended period of time, and in either case could result in a substantial economic
downturn or recession.
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
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.