Target Diversified Dividend Portfolio, 1st Quarter 2018 Series
Target Divsd. Dvd. 1Q '18 - Term 4/9/19 (Target Diversified Dividend Portfolio)
is a unit investment trust which invests in a fixed portfolio of stocks for
approximately 15 months. The stocks are selected by applying a disciplined investment
strategy which adheres to pre-determined screens and factors. The portfolio
seeks above-average total return; however, there is no assurance the objective
will be met.
The strategy is based on these steps:
- Begin with all stocks traded on a U.S. exchange and screen for
- Minimum market capitalization of $250 million.
- Minimum three month average daily trading volume of $1.5 million.
- Minimum stock price of $5.
- Eliminate REITs, ADRs, regulated investment companies
and limited partnerships.
- Select only those stocks with positive three year dividend growth.
- Give the remaining stocks a weighted ranking on three factors:
- Indicated dividend yield -50%.
- Price-to-book -25%.
- Payout ratio -25%.
- Purchase an approximately equally weighted portfolio
consisting of four stocks from each of the major GICS
market sectors with the highest combined ranking on
the three factors. The financials and real estate sectors
are combined for the sector limit purpose.
If this strategy had been applied since 1995, investors would have realized
higher total returns than by investing in the Russell 3000 Index. It is important
to note that the past performance of the strategy is hypothetical and it is
not indicative of the future performance of the Target Diversified Dividend
Portfolio. 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.
|Not FDIC Insured Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value
||Average Annual Total Returns*
|Annual Total Returns
|| Russell 3000
Past performance is no guarantee of future results and the actual current
performance of the portfolio may be lower or higher than the hypothetical performance
of the strategy. Hypothetical returns for the strategy in certain years were
significantly higher than the returns of the Russell 3000 Index. Hypothetical
strategy returns were the result of certain market factors and events which
may not be replicated in the future. You can obtain performance information
which is current through the most recent month-end by calling First Trust Portfolios
L.P. at 1-800-621-1675 option 2. Investment return and principal value of the
portfolio will fluctuate causing units of the portfolio, when redeemed, to be
worth more or less than their original cost.
Simulated strategy returns are hypothetical, meaning that they do not represent actual trading, and, thus, may not reflect material economic and market factors, such as liquidity constraints, that may have had an impact on actual decision making. The hypothetical performance is the retroactive application of the strategy designed with the full benefit of hindsight. Strategy returns reflect a sales
charge of 1.85% and estimated annual operating expenses of 0.185%, plus organization costs, but not taxes or commissions paid by the portfolio to purchase securities. Returns assume that all dividends received during a year are reinvested monthly. Actual portfolio performance will vary from that of investing in the strategy stocks because it may not be invested equally in these stocks and may not be fully invested at all times. It is important to note that the strategy may underperform the Russell 3000 Index in certain years and may produce negative results.
The Russell 3000 Index is an unmanaged index used to measure the performance of the largest 3000 U.S. stocks based on total market capitalization. The index cannot be purchased directly by investors.
Standard Deviation is a measure of price variability (risk). A higher degree of variability indicates more volatility and therefore greater risk.
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.
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.
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.
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.