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40/60 Strategic Allocation, 3rd Qtr 2023  Ticker: FISMAX
 
Description
A unit investment trust which seeks the potential for above-average total return by investing approximately 40% of its assets in common stocks which are selected by applying a disciplined investment strategy and 60% of its assets in exchange-traded funds which invest in fixed-income securities.
Please note that there is no assurance the objective will be met.
 
Summary
Product Code: 4S3Q23
Portfolio Status: Secondary
Initial Offer Date: 07/11/2023
Secondary Date: 09/29/2023
Portfolio Ending Date: 10/16/2024
Tax Structure: Regulated Investment Company
Distributions: Monthly
 
Initial Offer Price: $10.0000
NAV(*): $10.3493
POP(*): $10.4909
Remaining Deferred Sales Charge: $0.0000
* As of Trade Date: 06/24/2024 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 6/24/2024) Per Unit (as of 6/24/2024)
3.60% $0.37760
^ 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
 iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF USHY 2.34%
 iShares Trust iShares 5-10 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF IGIB 2.33%
 iShares Preferred & Income Securities ETF PFF 2.32%
 Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF VCIT 2.32%
 SPDR Portfolio High Yield Bond ETF SPHY 2.32%
 PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund HYS 2.31%
 iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF SHYG 2.31%
 Schwab 5-10 Year Corporate Bond ETF SCHI 2.31%
 iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF LQD 2.30%
 SPDR ICE Preferred Securities ETF PSK 2.30%
 SPDR Bloomberg Short Term High Yield Bond ETF SJNK 2.30%
 iShares 10+ Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF IGLB 2.29%
 Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF VCLT 2.28%
 First Trust Senior Loan Fund FTSL 2.28%
 Vanguard Total International Bond ETF BNDX 2.28%
 VanEck IG Floating Rate ETF FLTR 2.28%
 iShares TIPS Bond ETF TIP 2.27%
 Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF VMBS 2.27%
 SPDR Portfolio Mortgage Backed Bond ETF SPMB 2.27%
 SPDR Bloomberg Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF FLRN 2.27%
 iShares MBS ETF MBB 2.26%
 SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF SRLN 2.26%
 Invesco Senior Loan ETF BKLN 2.25%
 Janus Henderson Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF JMBS 2.25%
 iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF TLH 2.19%
 Exxon Mobil Corporation XOM 0.75%
 Arista Networks, Inc. ANET 0.64%
 Broadcom Inc. AVGO 0.58%
 Costco Wholesale Corporation COST 0.51%
 Lam Research Corporation LRCX 0.51%
 PDD Holdings Inc. (ADR) PDD 0.50%
 Alphabet Inc. (Class A) GOOGL 0.48%
 McKesson Corporation MCK 0.46%
 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. REGN 0.46%
 Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) NVO 0.45%
 Microsoft Corporation MSFT 0.43%
 Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated VRTX 0.43%
 Phillips 66 PSX 0.43%
 Caterpillar Inc. CAT 0.42%
 Walmart Inc. WMT 0.42%
 The TJX Companies, Inc. TJX 0.42%
 Hitachi, Ltd. (ADR) HTHIY 0.42%
 Aflac Incorporated AFL 0.41%
 PACCAR Inc PCAR 0.39%
 The Travelers Companies, Inc. TRV 0.39%
 Lennar Corporation LEN 0.39%
 The Cigna Group CI 0.39%
 D.R. Horton, Inc. DHI 0.38%
 Super Micro Computer, Inc. SMCI 0.38%
 General Motors Company GM 0.38%
 W.W. Grainger, Inc. GWW 0.37%
 Tokyo Electron Limited (ADR) TOELY 0.37%
 Verizon Communications Inc. VZ 0.36%
 Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. MMC 0.36%
 DuPont de Nemours Inc. DD 0.36%
 The Procter & Gamble Company PG 0.35%
 Fastenal Company FAST 0.35%
 ConocoPhillips COP 0.35%
 Moderna, Inc. MRNA 0.35%
 EOG Resources, Inc. EOG 0.34%
 CME Group Inc. CME 0.34%
 Cheniere Energy, Inc. LNG 0.34%
 Industria de Diseno Textil, S.A. (ADR) IDEXY 0.34%
 UnitedHealth Group Incorporated UNH 0.33%
 The Kroger Co. KR 0.33%
 Public Storage PSA 0.32%
 Microchip Technology Incorporated MCHP 0.32%
 Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation CTSH 0.32%
 Chevron Corporation CVX 0.32%
 Canadian Natural Resources Limited CNQ 0.32%
 Abbott Laboratories ABT 0.31%
 Consolidated Edison, Inc. ED 0.31%
 Toyota Motor Corporation TM 0.31%
 Corteva Inc. CTVA 0.31%
 Nucor Corporation NUE 0.30%
 TotalEnergies SE (ADR) TTE 0.30%
 Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC 0.30%
 Mondelez International, Inc. MDLZ 0.30%
 Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (ADR) MITSY 0.30%
 Nintendo Co., Ltd. (ADR) NTDOY 0.30%
 Shell Plc (ADR) SHEL 0.30%
 Deere & Company DE 0.29%
 Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. ODFL 0.29%
 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (ADR) SHECY 0.29%
 Veeva Systems Inc. (Class A) VEEV 0.29%
 The Kraft Heinz Company KHC 0.29%
 Prosus N.V. (ADR) PROSY 0.29%
 HSBC Holdings Plc (ADR) HSBC 0.28%
 Air Liquide S.A. (ADR) AIQUY 0.28%
 Crown Castle Inc. CCI 0.27%
 Iberdrola S.A. (ADR) IBDRY 0.27%
 Rio Tinto Plc (ADR) RIO 0.26%
 L'Oreal S.A. (ADR) LRLCY 0.26%
 Glencore Plc (ADR) GLNCY 0.26%
 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company ADM 0.25%
 Pfizer Inc. PFE 0.25%
 BHP Group Ltd (ADR) BHP 0.25%
 British American Tobacco Plc (ADR) BTI 0.25%
 EMCOR Group, Inc. EME 0.25%
 Accenture Plc ACN 0.25%
 Keysight Technologies, Inc. KEYS 0.25%
 The Hershey Company HSY 0.24%
 United Parcel Service, Inc. (Class B) UPS 0.24%
 Sanofi (ADR) SNY 0.24%
 Equinor ASA EQNR 0.24%
 Dollar General Corporation DG 0.24%
 Charter Communications, Inc. (Class A) CHTR 0.24%
 Dollar Tree, Inc. DLTR 0.23%
 Deckers Outdoor Corporation DECK 0.22%
 Erie Indemnity Company ERIE 0.22%
 KDDI Corporation (ADR) KDDIY 0.22%
 Medpace Holdings, Inc. MEDP 0.22%
 Mercedes-Benz Group AG (ADR) MBGYY 0.22%
 Deutsche Post AG (ADR) DHLGY 0.21%
 Tesla, Inc. TSLA 0.21%
 Casey's General Stores, Inc. CASY 0.20%
 Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc. COKE 0.20%
 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (ADR) NTTYY 0.20%
 Murphy USA Inc. MUSA 0.20%
 Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (ADR) BMWYY 0.20%
 Toll Brothers, Inc. TOL 0.19%
 Texas Roadhouse, Inc. TXRH 0.19%
 PulteGroup, Inc. PHM 0.18%
 United Therapeutics Corporation UTHR 0.18%
 Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. MPWR 0.18%
 TopBuild Corp. BLD 0.18%
 Daikin Industries, Ltd. (ADR) DKILY 0.18%
 Mueller Industries, Inc. MLI 0.17%
 Amkor Technology, Inc. AMKR 0.17%
 The Ensign Group, Inc. ENSG 0.17%
 Houlihan Lokey, Inc. HLI 0.17%
 BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. BJ 0.17%
 The New York Times Company (Class A) NYT 0.16%
 UFP Industries Inc. UFPI 0.16%
 Watsco, Inc. WSO 0.16%
 RPM International Inc. RPM 0.15%
 Eagle Materials Inc. EXP 0.15%
 Steel Dynamics, Inc. STLD 0.15%
 Southwestern Energy Company SWN 0.15%
 Meritage Homes Corporation MTH 0.15%
 Taylor Morrison Home Corporation TMHC 0.15%
 HF Sinclair Corp. DINO 0.15%
 Coterra Energy Inc. CTRA 0.14%
 CF Industries Holdings, Inc. CF 0.14%
 Qualys, Inc. QLYS 0.14%
 PBF Energy Inc. PBF 0.14%
 Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. EXPD 0.13%
 Unum Group UNM 0.13%
 Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. AMG 0.13%
 Jabil Inc. JBL 0.13%
 Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. PB 0.13%
 RLI Corp. RLI 0.13%
 Commercial Metals Company CMC 0.13%
 SPS Commerce, Inc. SPSC 0.13%
 Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. SFM 0.13%
 Science Applications International Corporation SAIC 0.13%
 Snap-on Incorporated SNA 0.12%
 Albemarle Corporation ALB 0.12%
 Landstar System, Inc. LSTR 0.12%
 EQT Corporation EQT 0.12%
 Franklin Electric Co., Inc. FELE 0.12%
 Reliance Inc. RS 0.12%
 Civitas Resources, Inc. CIVI 0.12%
 Bank OZK OZK 0.12%
 Arrow Electronics, Inc. ARW 0.11%
 Rambus Inc. RMBS 0.11%
 Encore Wire Corporation WIRE 0.11%
 Matson, Inc. MATX 0.11%
 Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. KNX 0.11%
 CSW Industrials, Inc. CSWI 0.11%
 Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc. AMR 0.11%
 AGCO Corporation AGCO 0.10%
 Western Alliance Bancorporation WAL 0.10%
 The Mosaic Company MOS 0.10%
 Ulta Beauty, Inc. ULTA 0.10%
 Schneider National, Inc. (Class B) SNDR 0.10%
 Warrior Met Coal, Inc. HCC 0.10%
 Tidewater Inc. TDW 0.10%
 UMB Financial Corporation UMBF 0.09%
 MGIC Investment Corporation MTG 0.09%
 KB Home KBH 0.09%
 M/I Homes, Inc. MHO 0.09%
 Dycom Industries, Inc. DY 0.09%
 CNX Resources Corporation CNX 0.09%
 Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. CALM 0.09%
 CBIZ, Inc. CBZ 0.09%
 Arch Resources Inc. ARCH 0.09%
 CONSOL Energy Inc. CEIX 0.09%
 Chewy, Inc. (Class A) CHWY 0.09%
 InterDigital, Inc. IDCC 0.08%
 Cavco Industries, Inc. CVCO 0.08%
 Badger Meter, Inc. BMI 0.08%
 CVB Financial Corp. CVBF 0.08%
 Innospec Inc. IOSP 0.08%
 CorVel Corporation CRVL 0.08%
 Grand Canyon Education, Inc. LOPE 0.08%
 Tri Pointe Homes, Inc. TPH 0.08%
 Boise Cascade Company BCC 0.08%
 Liberty Broadband Corporation (Class C) LBRDK 0.08%
 Acushnet Holdings Corp. GOLF 0.08%
 Otter Tail Corporation OTTR 0.07%
 Cathay General Bancorp CATY 0.07%
 Avnet, Inc. AVT 0.07%
 Skyline Champion Corporation SKY 0.07%
 Hub Group, Inc. HUBG 0.07%
 The Andersons, Inc. ANDE 0.07%
 Genworth Financial, Inc. GNW 0.07%
 Rush Enterprises, Inc. (Class A) RUSHA 0.07%
 NewMarket Corporation NEU 0.07%
 Green Brick Partners, Inc. GRBK 0.07%
 GMS Inc. GMS 0.07%
 CarGurus, Inc. CARG 0.07%
 Arcosa, Inc. ACA 0.07%
 FirstCash Holdings, Inc. FCFS 0.07%
 Photronics, Inc. PLAB 0.06%
 Terex Corporation TEX 0.06%
 Weis Markets, Inc. WMK 0.06%
 Plexus Corp. PLXS 0.06%
 Comstock Resources, Inc. CRK 0.06%
 Summit Materials, Inc. (Class A) SUM 0.06%
 Peabody Energy Corporation BTU 0.06%
 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. VSH 0.05%
 Diodes Incorporated DIOD 0.05%
 Inter Parfums, Inc. IPAR 0.05%
 Ingles Markets, Incorporated IMKTA 0.05%
 ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. ACAD 0.04%
 NetScout Systems, Inc. NTCT 0.04%
 Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AMPH 0.04%
 Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. GO 0.04%
 New York Community Bancorp, Inc. NYCB 0.03%
 Schrodinger, Inc. SDGR 0.02%
 Forward Air Corporation FWRD 0.01%
 
Total Number of Holdings:    232
Underlying Securities information represented above is as of 06/24/2024 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.

Brexit Risk. The United Kingdom's official departure from the European Union (commonly referred to as "Brexit") led to volatility in global financial markets, in particular those of the United Kingdom and across Europe, and the weakening in political, regulatory, consumer, corporate and financial confidence in the United Kingdom and Europe. It is not currently possible to determine the extent of the impact that Brexit may have on the portfolio's investments and this uncertainty could negatively impact current and future economic conditions in the United Kingdom and other countries, which could negatively impact the value of the portfolio's investments.

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.

Covenant-Lite Loan Risk. Certain of the funds invest significantly in "covenant-lite" loans, which are loans made with minimal protections for the lender. Because covenant-lite loans are less restrictive on borrowers and provide less protection for lenders than typical corporate loans, the risk of default may be significantly higher.

COVID-19 Economic Impact Risk. The ongoing effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic, or the potential impacts of any future public health crisis, may cause significant volatility and uncertainty in global financial markets. While vaccines have been developed, there is no guarantee that vaccines will be effective against future variants of the disease.

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.

Foreign Securities Risk. Securities of non-U.S. issuers are subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting non-U.S. 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.

Large-Cap Risk. Large capitalization companies may grow at a slower rate than the overall market.

Market Disruption Risk. Ongoing armed conflicts between Russia and Ukraine in Europe and among Israel, Hamas and other militant groups in the Middle East, have caused and could continue to cause significant market disruptions and volatility within the markets in Russia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The hostilities and sanctions resulting from those hostilities could have a significant impact on certain investments as well as performance.

Mortgage-Backed Securities Risk. Rising interest rates tend to extend the duration of mortgage-backed securities, making them more sensitive to changes in interest rates, and may reduce the market value of the securities. In addition, mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk, the risk that borrowers may pay off their mortgages sooner than expected, particularly when interest rates decline.

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 Debt Instruments Risk. Debt instruments, such as U.S. Treasury obligations, are subject to numerous risks including higher interest rates, economic recession and deterioration of the bond market or investors' perceptions thereof.

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.

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