75/25 Strategic Allocation, 1st Qtr 2018  Ticker: FSTVLX
A unit investment trust which seeks the potential for above-average total return by investing approximately 75% of its assets in common stocks which are selected by applying a disciplined investment strategy and 25% of its assets in exchange-traded funds which invest in fixed-income securities.
Product Code: 7S1Q18
Portfolio Status: Secondary
Initial Offer Date: 01/11/2018
Secondary Date: 04/10/2018
Portfolio Ending Date: 04/16/2019
Tax Structure: Regulated Investment Company
Distributions: Monthly
Initial Offer Price: $10.0000
NAV(*): $9.7483
POP(*): $9.8817
Remaining Deferred Sales Charge: $0.0000
* As of Trade Date: 09/20/2018 4:00pm ET
The Public Offering Price (POP) represents the net asset value per unit plus any applicable organization costs and sales charges. The Net Asset Value (NAV) represents the value per unit of a trust’s portfolio securities and other assets reduced by applicable deferred sales charges and other liabilities.

 Estimated Net Annual Distribution Per Unit
Estimated Net Annual Distribution Per Unit * $0.2106
As of 09/17/2018
* The estimates are based on annualizing the most recent dividends declared by the issuers of the securities included in the portfolio. There is no guarantee that the issuers of the securities included in the portfolio will declare distributions in the future or that, if declared, they will either remain at current levels or increase over time.

 Holdings  Export Current Holdings | View Initial Holdings  
 SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF SRLN 1.12%
 SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF SJNK 1.11%
 First Trust Senior Loan Fund FTSL 1.11%
 Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF VCIT 1.08%
 SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF CWB 1.04%
 Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF VCLT 1.04%
 iShares Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF IGLB 1.04%
 SPDR Portfolio Long Term Corporate Bond ETF SPLB 1.04%
 iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF EMHY 1.02%
 Invesco Senior Loan ETF BKLN 1.00%
 iShares TIPS Bond ETF TIP 0.97%
 SPDR Bloomberg Barclays TIPS ETF IPE 0.97%
 iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF PFF 0.97%
 Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF VMBS 0.97%
 First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF HYLS 0.97%
 Invesco Preferred ETF PGX 0.96%
 HCA Healthcare, Inc. HCA 0.96%
 Illumina, Inc. ILMN 0.91%
 The TJX Companies, Inc. TJX 0.89%
 Highland/iBoxx Senior Loan ETF SNLN 0.86%
 First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF LMBS 0.86%
 SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETF SPIB 0.85%
 VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF EMLC 0.85%
 Centene Corporation CNC 0.84%
 iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF IEF 0.84%
 iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF TLH 0.83%
 First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF FPE 0.83%
 O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ORLY 0.82%
 iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF LQD 0.82%
 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ISRG 0.81%
 iShares Core 10+ Year USD Bond ETF ILTB 0.81%
 Costco Wholesale Corporation COST 0.79%
 Target Corporation TGT 0.76%
 Sysco Corporation SYY 0.74%
 Express Scripts Holding Company ESRX 0.74%
 Ross Stores, Inc. ROST 0.74%
 Anthem, Inc. ANTM 0.74%
 UnitedHealth Group Incorporated UNH 0.73%
 Valero Energy Corporation VLO 0.72%
 Dollar General Corporation DG 0.72%
 CME Group Inc. CME 0.71%
 NextEra Energy, Inc. NEE 0.70%
 Best Buy Co., Inc. BBY 0.70%
 Hormel Foods Corporation HRL 0.69%
 Intel Corporation INTC 0.68%
 Prologis, Inc. PLD 0.68%
 Corning Incorporated GLW 0.67%
 Welltower Inc. WELL 0.67%
 Amphenol Corporation APH 0.67%
 T-Mobile US, Inc. TMUS 0.67%
 Micron Technology, Inc. MU 0.66%
 Verizon Communications Inc. VZ 0.65%
 WEC Energy Group, Inc. WEC 0.65%
 PG&E Corporation PCG 0.65%
 Waste Management, Inc. WM 0.65%
 Public Storage PSA 0.65%
 CVS Health Corporation CVS 0.64%
 Raytheon Company RTN 0.64%
 Eversource Energy ES 0.63%
 Northern Trust Corporation NTRS 0.63%
 Ventas, Inc. VTR 0.62%
 The Allstate Corporation ALL 0.62%
 Texas Instruments Incorporated TXN 0.62%
 Biogen Inc. BIIB 0.62%
 Exxon Mobil Corporation XOM 0.61%
 T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. TROW 0.61%
 General Dynamics Corporation GD 0.61%
 Cigna Corporation CI 0.60%
 Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC 0.60%
 Monster Beverage Corporation MNST 0.59%
 Nucor Corporation NUE 0.58%
 Medtronic Plc MDT 0.57%
 FedEx Corporation FDX 0.57%
 Skyworks Solutions, Inc. SWKS 0.57%
 Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. SWK 0.56%
 Altria Group, Inc. MO 0.55%
 Total S.A. (ADR) TOT 0.55%
 Eni SpA (ADR) E 0.55%
 Cerner Corporation CERN 0.55%
 Facebook, Inc. (Class A) FB 0.55%
 Accenture Plc ACN 0.54%
 Eaton Corporation Plc ETN 0.53%
 L'Oreal S.A. (ADR) LRLCY 0.53%
 The Toronto-Dominion Bank TD 0.52%
 Newmont Mining Corporation NEM 0.51%
 D.R. Horton, Inc. DHI 0.51%
 Bank of Montreal BMO 0.51%
 Suncor Energy Inc. SU 0.51%
 Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (ADR) TKOMY 0.50%
 Lam Research Corporation LRCX 0.49%
 Dollar Tree, Inc. DLTR 0.49%
 Tyson Foods, Inc. (Class A) TSN 0.48%
 Royal Bank of Canada RY 0.48%
 NIDEC Corporation (ADR) NJDCY 0.48%
 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (ADR) NSANY 0.47%
 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (ADR) NTTYY 0.47%
 Molson Coors Brewing Company TAP 0.47%
 TE Connectivity Ltd. TEL 0.47%
 Applied Materials, Inc. AMAT 0.46%
 Orange (ADR) ORAN 0.46%
 Nintendo Co., Ltd. (ADR) NTDOY 0.46%
 Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR) TM 0.45%
 Rio Tinto Plc (ADR) RIO 0.45%
 ABIOMED, Inc. ABMD 0.45%
 LyondellBasell Industries N.V. LYB 0.45%
 AXA S.A. (ADR) AXAHY 0.43%
 Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) NVO 0.43%
 Mohawk Industries, Inc. MHK 0.43%
 Lloyds Banking Group Plc (ADR) LYG 0.43%
 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (ADR) HMC 0.42%
 Hitachi, Ltd. (ADR) HTHIY 0.41%
 Canon Inc. (ADR) CAJ 0.41%
 Telstra Corporation Limited (ADR) TLSYY 0.39%
 Komatsu Ltd. (ADR) KMTUY 0.38%
 WellCare Health Plans, Inc. WCG 0.36%
 Masimo Corporation MASI 0.36%
 Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) VOD 0.35%
 F5 Networks, Inc. FFIV 0.35%
 Rollins, Inc. ROL 0.33%
 Columbia Sportswear Company COLM 0.32%
 Williams-Sonoma, Inc. WSM 0.31%
 FLIR Systems, Inc. FLIR 0.31%
 Henry Schein, Inc. HSIC 0.30%
 IDACORP, Inc. IDA 0.29%
 Atmos Energy Corporation ATO 0.29%
 Universal Health Services, Inc. (Class B) UHS 0.29%
 Landstar System, Inc. LSTR 0.29%
 Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. ODFL 0.29%
 PRA Health Sciences, Inc. PRAH 0.29%
 Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. EXPD 0.28%
 Akamai Technologies, Inc. AKAM 0.28%
 National Beverage Corp. FIZZ 0.27%
 Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. HII 0.27%
 Snap-on Incorporated SNA 0.26%
 Gentex Corporation GNTX 0.26%
 Carlisle Companies Incorporated CSL 0.26%
 CBRE Group, Inc. CBRE 0.26%
 Conagra Brands, Inc. CAG 0.25%
 Insperity, Inc. NSP 0.25%
 PVH Corp. PVH 0.25%
 Foot Locker, Inc. FL 0.25%
 Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. RS 0.25%
 Torchmark Corporation TMK 0.24%
 Pinnacle West Capital Corporation PNW 0.24%
 Hologic, Inc. HOLX 0.24%
 Aramark ARMK 0.24%
 FNF Group FNF 0.24%
 Arrow Electronics, Inc. ARW 0.23%
 MAXIMUS, Inc. MMS 0.23%
 Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated RGA 0.23%
 The Toro Company TTC 0.23%
 JetBlue Airways Corporation JBLU 0.23%
 Seaboard Corporation SEB 0.23%
 RingCentral, Inc. (Class A) RNG 0.23%
 MGIC Investment Corporation MTG 0.22%
 MEDNAX, Inc. MD 0.22%
 Quanta Services, Inc. PWR 0.22%
 EMCOR Group, Inc. EME 0.22%
 Annaly Capital Management, Inc. NLY 0.22%
 First American Financial Corporation FAF 0.22%
 GCI Liberty, Inc. (Class A) GLIBA 0.22%
 The Gap, Inc. GPS 0.21%
 Teradyne, Inc. TER 0.21%
 MKS Instruments, Inc. MKSI 0.21%
 FTI Consulting, Inc. FCN 0.21%
 ON Semiconductor Corporation ON 0.21%
 United Therapeutics Corporation UTHR 0.21%
 Carter's, Inc. CRI 0.20%
 Ingredion Incorporated INGR 0.19%
 Tech Data Corporation TECD 0.18%
 Ciena Corporation CIEN 0.18%
 The Boston Beer Company, Inc. SAM 0.18%
 SYNNEX Corporation SNX 0.18%
 Green Dot Corporation (Class A) GDOT 0.18%
 American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. AEO 0.17%
 LifePoint Health, Inc. LPNT 0.17%
 Skechers U.S.A., Inc. SKX 0.17%
 Aaron's, Inc. AAN 0.17%
 Qualys, Inc. QLYS 0.17%
 Urban Outfitters, Inc. URBN 0.16%
 NVR, Inc. NVR 0.16%
 RPC, Inc. RES 0.16%
 Pilgrim's Pride Corporation PPC 0.16%
 Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. AIT 0.15%
 Thor Industries, Inc. THO 0.15%
 Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. DKS 0.15%
 Stamps.com Inc. STMP 0.15%
 LaSalle Hotel Properties LHO 0.15%
 Owens Corning OC 0.15%
 Axos Financial Inc. BOFI 0.15%
 The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated CAKE 0.14%
 International Speedway Corporation ISCA 0.14%
 Spire Inc. SR 0.14%
 Convergys Corporation CVG 0.14%
 Spirit Airlines, Inc. SAVE 0.14%
 Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. SFM 0.14%
 American States Water Company AWR 0.13%
 Mercury Systems, Inc. MRCY 0.13%
 AVX Corporation AVX 0.13%
 J & J Snack Foods Corp. JJSF 0.13%
 AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. AMN 0.13%
 Innospec Inc. IOSP 0.13%
 Evercore Inc. EVR 0.13%
 Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. ARI 0.13%
 Columbia Property Trust, Inc. CXP 0.13%
 Universal Forest Products, Inc. UFPI 0.12%
 Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. DO 0.12%
 Plexus Corp. PLXS 0.12%
 II-VI Incorporated IIVI 0.12%
 Adtalem Global Education Inc. ATGE 0.12%
 California Water Service Group CWT 0.12%
 Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. PDM 0.12%
 Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. CPS 0.12%
 Matador Resources Company MTDR 0.12%
 Retail Properties of America, Inc. RPAI 0.12%
 Werner Enterprises, Inc. WERN 0.11%
 Finisar Corporation FNSR 0.11%
 EnPro Industries, Inc. NPO 0.11%
 Callon Petroleum Company CPE 0.11%
 Cooper Tire & Rubber Company CTB 0.10%
 GameStop Corp. (Class A) GME 0.10%
 Benchmark Electronics, Inc. BHE 0.10%
 Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. AEIS 0.10%
 Cirrus Logic, Inc. CRUS 0.10%
 The Children's Place, Inc. PLCE 0.10%
 Magellan Health, Inc. MGLN 0.10%
 Hecla Mining Company HL 0.09%
 United Natural Foods, Inc. UNFI 0.09%
 Big Lots, Inc. BIG 0.09%
 Sanderson Farms, Inc. SAFM 0.09%
 Federated Investors, Inc. (Class B) FII 0.09%
 Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated CORT 0.09%
 American Woodmark Corporation AMWD 0.08%
 Kronos Worldwide, Inc. KRO 0.08%
Total Number of Holdings:    235
Underlying Securities information represented above is as of 09/20/2018 but will vary with future fluctuations in the market.

Risk Considerations

Equity Risk. An investment in a portfolio containing common stocks is subject to certain risks, 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.

ETF Risk. ETFs are subject to various risks, including management's ability to meet the fund's investment objective, and to manage the fund's portfolio when the underlying securities are redeemed or sold, during periods of market turmoil and as investors' perceptions regarding ETFs or their underlying investments change. Unlike open-end funds, which trade at prices based on a current determination of the fund's net asset value, ETFs frequently trade at a discount from their net asset value in the secondary market. Certain ETFs may employ the use of leverage, which increases the volatility of such funds.

Floating Rate Risk. Certain of the funds invest in floating-rate securities. A floating-rate security is an instrument in which the interest rate payable on the obligation fluctuates on a periodic basis based upon changes in an interest rate benchmark. As a result, the yield on such a security will generally decline in a falling interest rate environment, causing the trust to experience a reduction in the income it receives from such securities.

Foreign Securities Risk. An investment in securities of foreign issuers should be made with an understanding of the additional risks involved, such as currency fluctuations, political risk, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers.

High-Yield or Junk Bonds Risk. Investing in high-yield securities or "junk" bonds should be viewed as speculative and you should review your ability to assume the risks associated with investments which utilize such securities. High-yield securities are subject to numerous risks, including higher interest rates, economic recession, deterioration of the junk bond market, possible downgrades and defaults of interest and/or principal. High-yield security prices tend to fluctuate more than higher rated securities and are affected by short-term credit developments to a greater degree.

Investment Grade Bonds Risk. Investment grade securities are subject to numerous risks including higher interest rates, economic recession, deterioration of the investment grade security market or investors' perception thereof, possible downgrades and defaults of interest and/or principal.

IRA Risk. There may be tax consequences unless units are purchased in an IRA or other qualified plan.

REITs Risk. An investment in a portfolio containing REIT securities is subject to additional risks including limited diversification. 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.

Senior Loans Risk. The yield on senior loans will generally decline in a falling interest rate environment and increase in a rising interest rate environment. Senior loans are generally below investment grade quality ("junk" bonds). An investment in senior loans involves the risk that the borrowers may default on their obligations to pay principal or interest when due.

Small-Cap and Mid-Cap Risk. 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.

US Treasury Note Risk. The value of U.S. Treasury notes will be adversely affected by decreases in bond prices and increases in interest rates.

Volatility Risk. 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.

Additional Risk. For a discussion of additional risks of investing in the trust see the "Risk Factors" section of the prospectus.

Important Note. It is important to note that an investment can be made in the underlying funds directly rather than through the trust. These direct investments can be made without paying the trust's sales charge, operating expenses and organizational costs.

Operational Risk. 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.

Although the portfolio terminates in approximately one year, 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.

You should carefully consider the trust's investment objectives, 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 trust. Read it carefully before you invest.

This product information does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any state to any person to whom it is not lawful to make such an offer. Sales of any of these securities must include prospectus delivery and the services of a retail broker/dealer duly licensed in the appropriate states.

Not FDIC Insured, Not Bank Guaranteed and May Lose Value.