Strategic Dividend Select, 45  Ticker: FGCFKX
 
Description
A unit investment trust that seeks above-average total return by investing in dividend- paying common stocks from three distinct segments of the market as well as closed-end funds which invest in dividend-paying stocks.
Please note that there is no assurance the objective will be met.
 
Summary
Product Code: SD2Y45
Portfolio Status: Secondary
Initial Offer Date: 04/14/2021
Secondary Date: 07/14/2021
Portfolio Ending Date: 04/14/2023
Tax Structure: Regulated Investment Company
Distributions: Monthly
 
Initial Offer Price: $10.0000
NAV(*): $9.6546
POP(*): $9.8768
Remaining Deferred Sales Charge: $0.1500
* As of Trade Date: 07/23/2021 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.

 Historical 12-Month Distribution of Trust Holdings:^
Rate (as of 7/23/2021) Per Unit (as of 7/19/2021)
3.76% $0.37090
^ There is no guarantee the issuers of the securities included in the trust will declare dividends or distributions in the future. The historical 12-month distribution per unit and historical 12-month distribution rate of the securities included in the trust are for illustrative purposes only and are not indicative of the trust's distribution or distribution rate. The historical 12-month distribution per unit is based on the weighted average of the trailing twelve month distributions paid by the securities included in the portfolio. The historical 12-month distribution rate is calculated by dividing the historical 12-month distributions by the trust's offering price. The historical 12-month distribution and rate are reduced to account for the effects of fees and expenses, which will be incurred when investing in a trust. Certain of the issuers may have reduced their dividends or distributions over the prior twelve months. The distribution per unit and rate paid by the trust may be higher or lower than the amount shown above due to certain factors that may include, but are not limited to, a change in the dividends or distributions paid by issuers, actual expenses incurred, or the sale of securities in the portfolio. For trusts that include funds, distributions may include realized short term capital gains, realized long-term capital gains and/or return of capital.

 Holdings  Export Current Holdings | View Initial Holdings  
NameSymbolWeighting
 Eli Lilly and Company LLY 1.31%
 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce CM 1.17%
 Oracle Corporation ORCL 1.16%
 Steel Dynamics, Inc. STLD 1.15%
 T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. TROW 1.13%
 Fiduciary/Claymore Energy Infrastructure Fund FMO 1.12%
 The Chemours Company CC 1.11%
 The Allstate Corporation ALL 1.09%
 Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC 1.09%
 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated DGX 1.09%
 Mondelez International, Inc. MDLZ 1.09%
 Shaw Communications Inc. (Class B) SJR 1.08%
 Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (ADR) ADRNY 1.08%
 BAE Systems Plc (ADR) BAESY 1.08%
 LMP Capital and Income Fund Inc. SCD 1.08%
 Aberdeen Global Premier Properties Fund AWP 1.08%
 GlaxoSmithKline Plc (ADR) GSK 1.07%
 Tekla Healthcare Investors HQH 1.07%
 Tekla Life Sciences Investors HQL 1.07%
 First American Financial Corporation FAF 1.07%
 Liberty All-Star Equity Fund USA 1.06%
 BlackRock, Inc. BLK 1.06%
 Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund, Inc. IAF 1.06%
 The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust GDV 1.05%
 Nuveen S&P 500 Buy-Write Income Fund BXMX 1.05%
 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. AMP 1.05%
 Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Diversified Equity Income Fund EXG 1.05%
 GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust GGN 1.05%
 Duff & Phelps Utility and Infrastructure Fund Inc. DPG 1.05%
 General Dynamics Corporation GD 1.04%
 Royal Bank of Canada RY 1.04%
 TC Energy Corporation TRP 1.04%
 Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Global Dividend Opportunities Fund ETO 1.04%
 Virtus Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund NFJ 1.04%
 NRG Energy, Inc. NRG 1.04%
 Nuveen Core Equity Alpha Fund JCE 1.04%
 Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund JTD 1.04%
 Aberdeen Total Dynamic Dividend Fund AOD 1.04%
 Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund, Inc. LGI 1.04%
 Sanofi (ADR) SNY 1.03%
 Nuveen Nasdaq 100 Dynamic Overwrite Fund QQQX 1.03%
 The J.M. Smucker Company SJM 1.02%
 Leggett & Platt, Incorporated LEG 1.02%
 Voya Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund IGD 1.02%
 BlackRock Enhanced International Dividend Trust BGY 1.02%
 Exelon Corporation EXC 1.01%
 Lloyds Banking Group Plc (ADR) LYG 1.01%
 Voya Infrastructure, Industrials and Materials Fund IDE 1.01%
 Seagate Technology Holdings Plc STX 1.01%
 The Toronto-Dominion Bank TD 1.00%
 Imperial Brands Plc (ADR) IMBBY 1.00%
 Royce Micro-Cap Trust, Inc. RMT 1.00%
 Kellogg Company K 0.99%
 The Clorox Company CLX 0.99%
 Kimberly-Clark Corporation KMB 0.99%
 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (ADR) NTTYY 0.99%
 Cigna Corporation CI 0.99%
 Merck & Co., Inc. MRK 0.98%
 Unilever Plc (ADR) UL 0.98%
 American Electric Power Company, Inc. AEP 0.98%
 PLDT Inc. (ADR) PHI 0.98%
 Principal Financial Group, Inc. PFG 0.98%
 Evercore Inc. EVR 0.98%
 Citizens Financial Group, Inc. CFG 0.98%
 General Mills, Inc. GIS 0.97%
 Cardinal Health, Inc. CAH 0.97%
 3M Company MMM 0.97%
 Royce Value Trust, Inc. RVT 0.97%
 FMC Corporation FMC 0.97%
 The Bank of Nova Scotia BNS 0.97%
 British American Tobacco Plc (ADR) BTI 0.96%
 PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (ADR) TLK 0.96%
 Verizon Communications Inc. VZ 0.95%
 Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated PEG 0.95%
 Newmont Corporation NEM 0.95%
 Ingredion Incorporated INGR 0.95%
 Snap-on Incorporated SNA 0.94%
 Best Buy Co., Inc. BBY 0.94%
 The Gabelli Equity Trust Inc. GAB 0.94%
 Union Pacific Corporation UNP 0.93%
 Truist Financial Corporation TFC 0.93%
 LyondellBasell Industries N.V. LYB 0.93%
 KeyCorp KEY 0.92%
 Omnicom Group Inc. OMC 0.92%
 Lockheed Martin Corporation LMT 0.92%
 CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (ADR) CKHUY 0.92%
 Orange (ADR) ORAN 0.91%
 MetLife, Inc. MET 0.91%
 The Western Union Company WU 0.90%
 First Horizon Corporation FHN 0.89%
 Manulife Financial Corporation MFC 0.88%
 Cummins Inc. CMI 0.87%
 Triton International Limited TRTN 0.86%
 Intel Corporation INTC 0.85%
 Sibanye Stillwater Ltd. (ADR) SBSW 0.85%
 Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) IMPUY 0.84%
 Enel Americas S.A. (ADR) ENIA 0.82%
 M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. MDC 0.81%
 Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. SWM 0.75%
 Boise Cascade Company BCC 0.75%
 Organon & Co. OGN 0.04%
 
Total Number of Holdings:    101
Underlying Securities information represented above is as of 07/22/2021 but will vary with future fluctuations in the market.

 Deferred Sales Charge Schedule
Amount Date
$0.07500 July 20, 2021
$0.07500 August 20, 2021
$0.07500 September 20, 2021

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.

Buy & Hold Risk – Taxable Trusts. 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.

Closed-End Fund Risk. Closed-end funds 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 the funds 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, closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value in the secondary market. Certain closed-end funds employ the use of leverage, which increases the volatility of such funds.

COVID-19 Economic Impact Risk. The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused significant volatility and declines in global financial markets, causing losses for investors. The development of vaccines has slowed the spread of the virus and allowed for the resumption of "reasonably" normal business activity in the United States, although many countries continue to impose lockdown measures. Additionally, there is no guarantee that vaccines will be effective against emerging variants of the disease.

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.

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 cybersecurity.

You should carefully consider the trust's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses 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 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.