Dow Jones Global Titans Portfolio, Series 24
In recent years, globalization has become a reality. The once distinct geographic, economic and
cultural lines have not only been blurred, but nearly erased. With this transformation, we have
seen the emergence of a new breed of mega-corporations–the Global Titans®.
The Dow Jones Global Titans Portfolio invests in 50 of the world's largest and most-established
blue-chip companies included in the Dow Jones Global Titans 50TM Index. The portfolio provides
exposure to companies headquartered in countries around the world, aiming to reduce risk
through country diversification.
Global diversification is considered one of the best ways of reducing risk by decreasing
dependency on the performance of a single economy. Because large multinational corporations
frequently have operations in multiple countries and generate revenues worldwide, they typically
have a buffer against regional economic downturns that other smaller and more centralized
companies may not have. It is important to note that diversification does not guarantee a profit or
protect against loss.
Characteristics of Global Titan®
- To be identified as Global Titans®, the companies must be well established and have a broad
- They must be well known to global investors for either their long history of success or offer
widely used products or services.
- They must be market leaders in their industry with either a dominant position or a
- They must be among the largest of blue-chip companies in the global arena.
- All companies must be market and industry leaders globally, rather than just at the local level.
- All companies must have international market exposure, either selling or providing services,
outside of their home markets.
|Not FDIC Insured Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value
This unit investment trust seeks above-average
capital appreciation; however, there is no
assurance the objective will be met.
The portfolio is invested in companies included
in the Dow Jones Global Titans 50TM Index as of
the business day prior to the portfolio's initial
date of deposit. However, it will not be adjusted
to reflect changes to the components of the
Index, if any, during the life of the portfolio.
You should carefully consider the portfolio's investment objective,
risks, and charges and expenses 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 the consumer products sector 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.
An investment in a portfolio which includes foreign securities should be made with an understanding of the additional risks involved, such as currency
fluctuations, political risk, the lack of adequate financial information and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers. Certain of the securities
in the portfolio are listed on a U.S. securities exchange and certain of the securities are traded only in foreign securities markets.
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.
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.
The Dow Jones Global Titans 50TM Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates ("SPDJI") and Global Titans® is a registered trademark of SPDJI. Both have
been licensed for use by First Trust Portfolios L.P. Standard & Poor's® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P"); Dow Jones® is a
registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones"); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes
by First Trust Portfolios L.P. The Dow Jones Global Titans Portfolio is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates, and
none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or
interruptions of the Dow Jones Global Titans 50TM Index.