Global Deep Value Dividend Portfolio, Series 18
The Global Deep Value Dividend Portfolio is a unit investment trust that invests in 50 companies that have estimated low current year price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios in addition to above-average dividend yields. We believe these companies may offer long-term investors an opportunity for capital appreciation and dividend income.
The Importance of P/E Ratios
The P/E ratio is considered the most common measure of a stock's value. Stocks that have high P/E ratios tend to be considered a higher risk investment than those with low P/E ratios, since a high P/E ratio often signifies high earnings growth expectations.
The Importance of Dividends
Corporations are not obligated to share their earnings with stockholders, so dividends may be viewed as a sign of a company's profitability as well as management's assessment of the future. Dividends have also had a significant impact on stock performance. You should be aware that there is no guarantee that the issuers of the securities included in the portfolio will declare dividends in the future or that, if declared, they will either remain at current levels or increase over time.
Portfolio Selection Process
Through our selection process we seek to find the stocks that we believe have the best prospects for above-average total return.
Identify the Universe
We begin by selecting stocks from the S&P 1500 Index (excluding
stocks of companies in developed (ex-U.S.) and emerging markets as determined by the Sponsor) and
developed (ex-U.S.) and emerging markets stocks that trade directly on a major U.S. stock exchange or
through an American Depositary Receipt.
Screen the Universe
We then evaluate the companies based on market capitalization,
the ratio of each stock’s current price to its estimated current year earnings and also its dividend payout
ratio. These screens are designed to identify well-capitalized stocks with a low P/E ratio and the ability to
sustain its dividend yield.
Select the Portfolio
The final step is to select the 25 highest dividend-yielding stocks from the S&P 1500 Index
universe described above, 15 highest dividend-yielding foreign developed market stocks and 10
highest dividend-yielding emerging market stocks for the portfolio. The stocks are approximately
equally weighted within the portfolio.
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. Although this portfolio terminates in approximately 15 months, the strategy is longterm. 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
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.
You should be aware that the portfolio is concentrated in stocks in both the consumer
products and the financials sectors which involves additional risks, including limited
diversification. The companies engaged in the consumer products industry are subject
to global competition, changing government regulations and trade policies, currency
fluctuations, and the financial and political risks inherent in producing products for
foreign markets. The companies engaged in the financials sector are 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
potential increased regulation.
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. Risks associated with investing in foreign securities may be more pronounced in emerging markets where the securities markets are substantially smaller, less liquid, less regulated and more volatile than the U.S. and developed foreign markets.
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.
Although this portfolio 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.
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 cyber security.