Worldwide Economic Recovery Portfolio, Series 8
The Worldwide Economic Recovery Portfolio is a unit investment trust that invests in
companies that, in our opinion, have skilled management, possess strong balance sheets, and have demonstrated the ability to generate earnings growth. We believe these companies have the potential
to provide a greater degree of stability and consistent performance over time and could potentially benefit from the global recovery once the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us.
Portfolio Selection Process
Through our selection process, we seek to find the stocks that we believe have the best prospects
for above-average capital appreciation.
Identify the Universe | We begin by selecting stocks of companies listed on a U.S. securities
exchange and eliminate those companies that do not meet our investment criteria.
Screen for Financial Strength | We then evaluate companies based on multiple factors. These
factors are designed to identify those stocks which exhibit strong fundamental characteristics and
to eliminate those that do not meet our investment criteria.
Select Companies with Attractive Valuations | The final step in our process is to select
companies based on the fundamental analysis of our team of research analysts. The stocks
selected for the portfolio are those that meet our investment objective, trade at attractive
valuations and, in our opinion, are likely to exceed market expectations of future cash flows.
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 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 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 information technology sector which
involves additional risks, including limited diversification. The companies engaged in the information
technology sector are subject to fierce competition, high research and development costs, and their products
and services may be subject to rapid obsolescence. Technology company stocks, especially those which are
Internet-related, may experience extreme price and volume fluctuations that are often unrelated to their
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.
Large capitalization companies may grow at a slower rate than the overall market.
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 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.
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.