Form S-6/A FT 9648

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Registration No. 333-259080

1940 Act No. 811-05903

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6

 

FOR REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 OF SECURITIES OF UNIT INVESTMENT TRUSTS REGISTERED ON FORM N-8B-2

 

A.       Exact name of trust:

 

FT 9648

 

B.       Name of depositor:

 

FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P.

 

C.       Complete address of depositor's principal executive offices:

 

120 East Liberty Drive

Suite 400

Wheaton, Illinois 60187

 

D.       Name and complete address of agents for service:

 

  Copy to:
   
JAMES A. BOWEN ERIC F. FESS
c/o First Trust Portfolios L.P. c/o Chapman and Cutler LLP
120 East Liberty Drive 111 West Monroe Street
Suite 400 Chicago, Illinois 60603
Wheaton, Illinois  60187  

 

E.       Title and Amount of Securities Being Registered:

 

An indefinite number of Units pursuant to Rule 24f-2 promulgated under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

F.       Approximate date of proposed sale to public:

 

As soon as practicable after the effective date of the Registration Statement.

 

| | Check box if it is proposed that this filing will become effective on September 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. pursuant to Rule 487.

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          Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF Portfolio, Series 69

                                    FT 9648

FT 9648 is a series of a unit investment trust, the FT Series. FT 9648
consists of a single portfolio known as Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF
Portfolio, Series 69 (the "Trust"). The Trust invests in a diversified
portfolio of shares of closed-end investment companies ("Closed-End Funds")
and shares issued by exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"). Collectively, the Closed-
End Funds and ETFs are referred to as the "Securities" or "Funds." The Closed-
End Funds and ETFs invest in municipal bonds. An investment can be made in the
underlying Funds directly rather than through the Trust. These direct
investments can be made without paying the sales charge, operating expenses
and organizational costs of the Trust. The Trust seeks monthly income that is
exempt from federal income taxes.

THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ("SEC") HAS NOT APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED
OF THESE SECURITIES OR PASSED UPON THE ADEQUACY OF THIS PROSPECTUS. ANY
REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.

                                 FIRST TRUST(R)

                                  800-621-1675


               The date of this prospectus is September 28, 2021


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                               Table of Contents

Summary of Essential Information                                               3
Fee Table                                                                      4
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm                        5
Statement of Net Assets                                                        6
Schedule of Investments                                                        7
The FT Series                                                                  9
Portfolio                                                                     10
Risk Factors                                                                  10
Public Offering                                                               17
Distribution of Units                                                         20
The Sponsor's Profits                                                         21
The Secondary Market                                                          21
How We Purchase Units                                                         21
Expenses and Charges                                                          22
Tax Status                                                                    22
Retirement Plans                                                              24
Rights of Unit Holders                                                        24
Income and Capital Distributions                                              25
Redeeming Your Units                                                          25
Removing Securities from the Trust                                            26
Amending or Terminating the Indenture                                         27
Information on the Sponsor, Trustee and Evaluator                             28
Other Information                                                             29

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                  Summary of Essential Information (Unaudited)

          Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF Portfolio, Series 69
                                    FT 9648


  At the Opening of Business on the Initial Date of Deposit-September 28, 2021


                   Sponsor:   First Trust Portfolios L.P.
                   Trustee:   The Bank of New York Mellon
                 Evaluator:   First Trust Advisors L.P.

Initial Number of Units (1)                                                                                         15,390
Fractional Undivided Interest in the Trust per Unit (1)                                                           1/15,390
Public Offering Price:
Public Offering Price per Unit (2)                                                                              $   10.000
  Less Initial Sales Charge per Unit (3)                                                                             (.000)
                                                                                                                __________
Aggregate Offering Price Evaluation of Securities per Unit (4)                                                      10.000
  Less Deferred Sales Charge per Unit (3)                                                                            (.225)
                                                                                                                __________
Redemption Price per Unit (5)                                                                                        9.775
  Less Creation and Development Fee per Unit (3) (5)                                                                 (.050)
  Less Organization Costs per Unit (5)                                                                               (.034)
                                                                                                                __________
Net Asset Value per Unit                                                                                        $    9.691
                                                                                                                ==========
Cash CUSIP Number                                                                                               30322E 107
Reinvestment CUSIP Number                                                                                       30322E 115
Fee Account Cash CUSIP Number                                                                                   30322E 123
Fee Account Reinvestment CUSIP Number                                                                           30322E 131
Pricing Line Product Code                                                                                           138055
Ticker Symbol                                                                                                       FDFIUX

First Settlement Date                                          September 30, 2021                                                
Mandatory Termination Date (6)                                 September 28, 2023                                                
Income Distribution Record Date                                Tenth day of each month, commencing October 10, 2021.             
Income Distribution Date (7)                                   Twenty-fifth day of each month, commencing October 25, 2021.      
______________

(1) As of the Evaluation Time on the Initial Date of Deposit, we may adjust
the number of Units of the Trust so that the Public Offering Price per Unit
will equal approximately $10.00. If we make such an adjustment, the fractional
undivided interest per Unit will vary from the amount indicated above.

(2) The Public Offering Price shown above reflects the value of the Securities
on the business day prior to the Initial Date of Deposit. No investor will
purchase Units at this price. The price you pay for your Units will be based
on their valuation at the Evaluation Time on the date you purchase your Units.
On the Initial Date of Deposit, the Public Offering Price per Unit will not
include any accumulated dividends on the Securities. After this date, a pro
rata share of any accumulated dividends on the Securities will be included.

(3) You will pay a maximum sales charge of 2.75% of the Public Offering Price
per Unit (equivalent to 2.75% of the net amount invested) which consists of an
initial sales charge, a deferred sales charge and a creation and development
fee. The sales charges are described in the "Fee Table."

(4) Each listed Security is valued at its last closing sale price at the
Evaluation Time on the business day prior to the Initial Date of Deposit. If a
Security is not listed, or if no closing sale price exists, it is valued at
its closing ask price on such date. See "Public Offering-The Value of the
Securities." Evaluations for purposes of determining the purchase, sale or
redemption price of Units are made as of the close of trading on the New York
Stock Exchange ("NYSE") (generally 4:00 p.m. Eastern time) on each day on
which it is open (the "Evaluation Time").

(5) The creation and development fee will be deducted from the assets of the
Trust at the end of the initial offering period and the estimated organization
costs per Unit will be deducted from the assets of the Trust at the earlier of
six months after the Initial Date of Deposit or the end of the initial
offering period. If Units are redeemed prior to any such reduction, these fees
will not be deducted from the redemption proceeds. See "Redeeming Your Units."

(6) See "Amending or Terminating the Indenture."

(7) The Trustee will distribute money from the Capital Account monthly on the
twenty-fifth day of each month to Unit holders of record on the tenth day of
each month if the amount available for distribution equals at least $1.00 per
100 Units. In any case, the Trustee will distribute any funds in the Capital
Account in December of each year and as part of the final liquidation
distribution. See "Income and Capital Distributions."

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                             Fee Table (Unaudited)

This Fee Table describes the fees and expenses that you may, directly or
indirectly, pay if you buy and hold Units of the Trust. See "Public Offering"
and "Expenses and Charges." Although the Trust has a term of approximately two
years and is a unit investment trust rather than a mutual fund, this
information allows you to compare fees.

                                                                                                                      Amount
                                                                                                                      per Unit
                                                                                                                      ________
Unit Holder Sales Fees (as a percentage of public offering price)

Maximum Sales Charge
   Initial sales charge                                                                                 0.00%(a)      $.000
   Deferred sales charge                                                                                2.25%(b)      $.225
   Creation and development fee                                                                         0.50%(c)      $.050
                                                                                                        _____         _____
   Maximum sales charge (including creation and development fee)                                        2.75%         $.275
                                                                                                        =====         =====
Organization Costs (as a percentage of public offering price)
   Estimated organization costs                                                                         .340%(d)      $.0340
                                                                                                        =====         ======
Estimated Annual Trust Operating Expenses(e)
(as a percentage of average net assets)
   Portfolio supervision, bookkeeping, administrative and evaluation fees                               .080%         $.0080
   Trustee's fee and other operating expenses                                                           .138%(f)      $.0138
   Acquired Fund fees and expenses                                                                      .412%(g)      $.0413
                                                                                                        _____         ______
      Total                                                                                             .630%         $.0631
                                                                                                        =====         ======

                                    Example

This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the
Trust with the cost of investing in other investment products. The example
assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Trust for the periods shown. The
example also assumes a 5% return on your investment each year and that the
Trust's operating expenses stay the same. The example does not take into
consideration transaction fees which may be charged by certain broker/dealers
for processing redemption requests. Although your actual costs may vary, based
on these assumptions your costs, assuming you sell or redeem your Units at the
end of each period, would be:

                            1 Year        2 Years     
                            ______        _______     
                            $372          $436        

The example will not differ if you hold rather than sell your Units at the end
of each period.
_____________

(a) The combination of the initial and deferred sales charge comprises what we
refer to as the "transactional sales charge." The initial sales charge is
actually equal to the difference between the maximum sales charge of 2.75% and
the sum of any remaining deferred sales charge and creation and development
fee. When the Public Offering Price per Unit equals $10, there is no initial
sales charge. If the price you pay for your Units exceeds $10 per Unit, you
will pay an initial sales charge.

(b) The deferred sales charge is a fixed dollar amount equal to $.225 per Unit
which, as a percentage of the Public Offering Price, will vary over time. The
deferred sales charge will be deducted in three monthly installments
commencing January 20, 2022.

(c) The creation and development fee compensates the Sponsor for creating and
developing the Trust. The creation and development fee is a charge of $.050
per Unit collected at the end of the initial offering period, which is
expected to be approximately three months from the Initial Date of Deposit. If
the price you pay for your Units exceeds $10 per Unit, the creation and
development fee will be less than 0.50%; if the price you pay for your Units
is less than $10 per Unit, the creation and development fee will exceed 0.50%.
If you purchase Units after the initial offering period, you will not be
assessed the creation and development fee.

(d) Estimated organization costs will be deducted from the assets of the Trust
at the earlier of six months after the Initial Date of Deposit or the end of
the initial offering period. Estimated organization costs are assessed on a
fixed dollar amount per Unit basis which, as a percentage of average net
assets, will vary over time.

(e) With the exception of the underlying Fund expenses, each of the fees
listed herein is assessed on a fixed dollar amount per Unit basis which, as a
percentage of average net assets, will vary over time.

(f) Other operating expenses do not include brokerage costs and other
portfolio transaction fees. In certain circumstances the Trust may incur
additional expenses not set forth above. See "Expenses and Charges."

(g) Although not actual Trust operating expenses, the Trust, and therefore
Unit holders, will indirectly bear similar operating expenses of the Funds in
which the Trust invests in the estimated amounts set forth in the table. These
expenses are estimated based on the actual Fund expenses disclosed in a Fund's
most recent SEC filing but are subject to change in the future. An investor in
the Trust will therefore indirectly pay higher expenses than if the underlying
Fund shares were held directly.

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                             Report of Independent
                       Registered Public Accounting Firm


To the Unit Holders and the Sponsor, First Trust Portfolios L.P., of FT 9648

Opinion on the Statement of Net Assets

We have audited the accompanying statement of net assets of FT 9648,
comprising Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF Portfolio, Series 69 (the
"Trust"), one of the series constituting the FT Series, including the schedule
of investments, as of the opening of business on September 28, 2021 (Initial
Date of Deposit), and the related notes. In our opinion, the statement of net
assets presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of
the Trust as of the opening of business on September 28, 2021 (Initial Date of
Deposit), in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the
United States of America.

Basis for Opinion

This statement of net assets is the responsibility of the Trust's Sponsor. Our
responsibility is to express an opinion on this statement of net assets based
on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public
Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to
be independent with respect to the Trust in accordance with the U.S. federal
securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and
Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those
standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable
assurance about whether the statement of net assets is free of material
misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Trust is not required to
have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over
financial reporting. As part of our audit we are required to obtain an
understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the
purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Trust's internal
control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

Our audit included performing procedures to assess the risks of material
misstatement of the statement of net assets, whether due to error or fraud,
and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures
included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and
disclosures in the statement of net assets. Our audit also included evaluating
the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by the Trust's
Sponsor, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the statement of
net assets. Our procedures included confirmation of the irrevocable letter of
credit held by The Bank of New York Mellon, the Trustee, and deposited in the
Trust for the purchase of securities, as shown in the statement of net assets,
as of the opening of business on September 28, 2021, by correspondence with
the Trustee. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our
opinion.

/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

Chicago, Illinois
September 28, 2021

We have served as the auditor of one or more investment companies sponsored by
First Trust Portfolios L.P. since 2001.


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                            Statement of Net Assets

          Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF Portfolio, Series 69
                                    FT 9648


  At the Opening of Business on the Initial Date of Deposit-September 28, 2021


                                   NET ASSETS
Investment in Securities represented by purchase contracts (1) (2)                                            $153,896
Less liability for reimbursement to Sponsor for organization costs (3)                                            (523)
Less liability for deferred sales charge (4)                                                                    (3,463)
Less liability for creation and development fee (5)                                                               (770)
                                                                                                              ________
Net assets                                                                                                    $149,140
                                                                                                              ========
Units outstanding                                                                                               15,390
Net asset value per Unit (6)                                                                                  $  9.691
                             ANALYSIS OF NET ASSETS
Cost to investors (7)                                                                                         $153,896
Less maximum sales charge (7)                                                                                   (4,233)
Less estimated reimbursement to Sponsor for organization costs (3)                                                (523)
                                                                                                              ________
Net assets                                                                                                    $149,140
                                                                                                              ========
_____________

                        NOTES TO STATEMENT OF NET ASSETS

The Trust is registered as a unit investment trust under the Investment
Company Act of 1940. The Sponsor is responsible for the preparation of
financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally
accepted in the United States which require the Sponsor to make estimates and
assumptions that affect amounts reported herein. Actual results could differ
from those estimates. The Trust intends to comply in its initial fiscal year
and thereafter with provisions of the Internal Revenue Code applicable to
regulated investment companies and as such, will not be subject to federal
income taxes on otherwise taxable income (including net realized capital
gains) distributed to Unit holders.

(1) The Trust invests in a diversified portfolio of Closed-End Funds and ETFs.
Aggregate cost of the Securities listed under "Schedule of Investments" for
the Trust is based on their aggregate underlying value. The Trust has a
Mandatory Termination Date of September 28, 2023.

(2) An irrevocable letter of credit issued by The Bank of New York Mellon, of
which approximately $300,000 has been allocated to the Trust, has been
deposited with the Trustee as collateral, covering the monies necessary for
the purchase of the Securities according to their purchase contracts.

(3) A portion of the Public Offering Price consists of an amount sufficient to
reimburse the Sponsor for all or a portion of the costs of establishing the
Trust. These costs have been estimated at $.0340 per Unit. A payment will be
made at the earlier of six months after the Initial Date of Deposit or the end
of the initial offering period to an account maintained by the Trustee from
which the obligation of the investors to the Sponsor will be satisfied. To the
extent that actual organization costs of the Trust are greater than the
estimated amount, only the estimated organization costs added to the Public
Offering Price will be reimbursed to the Sponsor and deducted from the assets
of the Trust.

(4) Represents the amount of mandatory deferred sales charge distributions of
$.225 per Unit, payable to the Sponsor in three equal monthly installments
beginning on January 20, 2022 and on the twentieth day of each month
thereafter (or if such date is not a business day, on the preceding business
day) through March 18, 2022. If Unit holders redeem Units before March 18,
2022, they will have to pay the remaining amount of the deferred sales charge
applicable to such Units when they redeem them.

(5) The creation and development fee ($.050 per Unit) is payable by the Trust
on behalf of Unit holders out of assets of the Trust at the end of the initial
offering period. If Units are redeemed prior to the close of the initial
offering period, the fee will not be deducted from the proceeds.

(6) Net asset value per Unit is calculated by dividing the Trust's net assets
by the number of Units outstanding. This figure includes organization costs
and the creation and development fee, which will only be assessed to Units
outstanding at the earlier of six months after the Initial Date of Deposit or
the end of the initial offering period in the case of organization costs or
the close of the initial offering period in the case of the creation and
development fee.

(7) The aggregate cost to investors in the Trust includes a maximum sales
charge (comprised of an initial and a deferred sales charge and the creation
and development fee) computed at the rate of 2.75% of the Public Offering
Price (equivalent to 2.75% of the net amount invested, exclusive of the
deferred sales charge and the creation and development fee), assuming no
reduction of the maximum sales charge as set forth under "Public Offering."

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                            Schedule of Investments

          Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF Portfolio, Series 69
                                    FT 9648


  At the Opening of Business on the Initial Date of Deposit-September 28, 2021


                                                                               Percentage                   Market      Cost of
Ticker Symbol and                                                              of Aggregate     Number      Value per   Securities to
Name of Issuer of Securities (1)                                               Offering Price   of Shares   Share       the Trust (2)
________________________________                                               ______________   _________   _________   _____________
CLOSED-END FUNDS (49.97%):                                                                                 
EOT      Eaton Vance National Municipal Opportunities Trust                          6.48%          438     $  22.77     $  9,973
NUW      Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal Value Fund                                        7.21%          659        16.84       11,098
NCA      Nuveen California Municipal Value Fund                                      6.76%          986        10.55       10,402
NXC      Nuveen California Select Tax-Free Income Portfolio                          2.24%          215        16.07        3,455
NMI      Nuveen Municipal Income Fund, Inc.                                          2.52%          327        11.84        3,872
NUV      Nuveen Municipal Value Fund, Inc.                                           7.49%        1,003        11.49       11,525
NNY      Nuveen New York Municipal Value Fund, Inc.                                  3.75%          579         9.97        5,773
NIM      Nuveen Select Maturities Municipal Fund                                     2.25%          321        10.78        3,460
NXP      Nuveen Select Tax-Free Income Portfolio                                     7.53%          674        17.20       11,593
MHF      Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund Inc.                               3.74%          723         7.97        5,762
EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS (50.03%):
HMOP     Hartford Municipal Opportunities ETF                                        3.00%          110        41.98        4,618
PZA      Invesco National AMT-Free Municipal Bond ETF                                5.00%          285        26.99        7,692
MUB      iShares National Muni Bond ETF                                              5.00%           66       116.56        7,693
MUNI     PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund               3.01%           82        56.53        4,635
HYMB     SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond ETF                5.99%          153        60.29        9,224
TFI      SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond ETF                           4.01%          119        51.80        6,164
HYD      VanEck High Yield Muni ETF                                                  6.00%          147        62.80        9,232
ITM      VanEck Intermediate Muni ETF                                                4.02%          120        51.49        6,179
MLN      VanEck Long Muni ETF                                                        5.00%          355        21.69        7,700
SHYD     VanEck Short High Yield Muni ETF                                            6.00%          366        25.21        9,227
VTEB     Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond ETF                                                3.00%           84        54.99        4,619
                                                                                   _______                               ________
         Total Investments                                                         100.00%                               $153,896
                                                                                   =======                               ========
___________

See "Notes to Schedule of Investments" on page 8.                                                          

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                        NOTES TO SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS

(1) All Securities are represented by regular way contracts to purchase such
Securities which are backed by an irrevocable letter of credit deposited with
the Trustee. The Sponsor entered into purchase contracts for the Securities on
September 27, 2021. Such purchase contracts are expected to settle within two
business days.

(2) The cost of the Securities to the Trust represents the aggregate underlying
value with respect to the Securities acquired (generally determined by the
closing sale prices of the listed Securities and the ask prices of over-the-
counter traded Securities at the Evaluation Time on the business day prior to
the Initial Date of Deposit). The cost of Securities to the Trust may not
compute due to rounding the market value per share. The valuation of the
Securities has been determined by the Evaluator, an affiliate of the Sponsor.
In accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards
Codification 820, "Fair Value Measurement," the Trust's investments are
classified as Level 1, which refers to securities traded in an active market.
The cost of the Securities to the Sponsor and the Sponsor's loss (which is the
difference between the cost of the Securities to the Sponsor and the cost of
the Securities to the Trust) are $154,109 and $213, respectively.

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                        The FT Series                         

The FT Series Defined.

We, First Trust Portfolios L.P. (the "Sponsor"), have created hundreds of
similar yet separate series of a unit investment trust which we have named the
FT Series. The series to which this prospectus relates, FT 9648, consists of a
single portfolio known as Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF Portfolio,
Series 69.

The Trust was created under the laws of the State of New York by a Trust
Agreement (the "Indenture") dated the Initial Date of Deposit. This agreement,
entered into among First Trust Portfolios L.P., as Sponsor, The Bank of New
York Mellon as Trustee and First Trust Advisors L.P. as Portfolio Supervisor
and Evaluator, governs the operation of the Trust.

YOU MAY GET MORE SPECIFIC DETAILS CONCERNING THE NATURE, STRUCTURE AND RISKS
OF THIS PRODUCT IN AN "INFORMATION SUPPLEMENT" BY CALLING THE SPONSOR AT 800-
621-1675, DEPT. CODE 2.

How We Created the Trust.

On the Initial Date of Deposit, we deposited a portfolio of Closed-End Funds
and ETFs with the Trustee and, in turn, the Trustee delivered documents to us
representing our ownership of the Trust in the form of units ("Units").

After the Initial Date of Deposit, we may deposit additional Securities in the
Trust, or cash (including a letter of credit or the equivalent) with
instructions to buy more Securities in order to create new Units for sale. If
we create additional Units, we will attempt, to the extent practicable, to
maintain the percentage relationship established among the Securities on the
Initial Date of Deposit (as set forth under "Schedule of Investments"),
adjusted to reflect the sale, redemption or liquidation of any of the
Securities or any stock split or merger or other similar event affecting the
issuer of the Securities.

Since the prices of the Securities will fluctuate daily, the ratio of
Securities in the Trust, on a market value basis, will also change daily. The
portion of Securities represented by each Unit will not change as a result of
the deposit of additional Securities or cash in the Trust. If we deposit cash,
you and new investors may experience a dilution of your investment. This is
because prices of Securities will fluctuate between the time of the cash
deposit and the purchase of the Securities, and because the Trust pays the
associated brokerage fees. To reduce this dilution, the Trust will try to buy
the Securities as close to the Evaluation Time and as close to the evaluation
price as possible. In addition, because the Trust pays the brokerage fees
associated with the creation of new Units and with the sale of Securities to
meet redemption and exchange requests, frequent redemption and exchange
activity will likely result in higher brokerage expenses.

An affiliate of the Trustee may receive these brokerage fees or the Trustee
may retain and pay us (or our affiliate) to act as agent for the Trust to buy
Securities. If we or an affiliate of ours act as agent to the Trust, we will
be subject to the restrictions under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as
amended (the "1940 Act"). When acting in an agency capacity, we may select
various broker/dealers to execute securities transactions on behalf of the
Trust, which may include broker/dealers who sell Units of the Trust. We do not
consider sales of Units of the Trust or any other products sponsored by First
Trust as a factor in selecting such broker/dealers.

We cannot guarantee that the Trust will keep its present size and composition
for any length of time. Securities may be periodically sold under certain
circumstances to satisfy Trust obligations, to meet redemption requests and,
as described in "Removing Securities from the Trust," to maintain the sound
investment character of the Trust, and the proceeds received by the Trust will
be used to meet Trust obligations or distributed to Unit holders, but will not
be reinvested. However, Securities will not be sold to take advantage of
market fluctuations or changes in anticipated rates of appreciation or
depreciation, or if they no longer meet the criteria by which they were
selected. You will not be able to dispose of or vote any of the Securities in
the Trust. As the holder of the Securities, the Trustee will vote the
Securities and, except as described in "Removing Securities from the Trust,"
will endeavor to vote the Securities such that the Securities are voted as
closely as possible in the same manner and the same general proportion as are
the Securities held by owners other than such Trust.

Neither we nor the Trustee will be liable for a failure in any of the
Securities. However, if a contract for the purchase of any of the Securities
initially deposited in the Trust fails, unless we can purchase substitute
Securities ("Replacement Securities"), we will refund to you that portion of
the purchase price and transactional sales charge resulting from the failed
contract on the next Income Distribution Date. Any Replacement Security the
Trust acquires will be identical to those from the failed contract.

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                          Portfolio                           

Objective.

The Trust seeks monthly income that is exempt from federal income taxes by
investing in a diversified pool of Closed-End Funds and ETFs that invest in
tax-exempt municipal bonds. Under normal circumstances, the Trust will invest
at least 80% of its assets in Closed-End Funds and ETFs that invest at least
80% of their assets in municipal bonds. In addition, the Trust has a
fundamental policy to invest its assets so that at least 80% of its income
that it distributes will be exempt from federal income taxes. 

Portfolio Selection Process.

The Trust invests in Funds that invest in tax-exempt municipal bonds in order
to seek monthly income that is exempt from federal income taxes. Municipal
bonds are debt obligations issued by states or by political subdivisions or
authorities of states. Municipal bonds are typically designated as general
obligation bonds, which are general obligations of a governmental entity that
are backed by the taxing power of such entity, or revenue bonds, which are
payable from the income of a specific project or authority and are not
supported by the issuer's power to levy taxes. Municipal bonds are long-term
fixed rate debt obligations that generally decline in value with increases in
interest rates, when an issuer's financial condition worsens or when the
rating on a bond is decreased.

It is important to note that certain Funds held by the Trust may hold
securities, distributions from which would subject Unit holders to federal
income tax. Under normal circumstances, this will not account for more than
20% of the income distributed by the Trust. In addition, certain of the Funds
may hold tax-exempt securities, distributions from which may be taken into
account for alternative minimum tax purposes.  Each year you will receive a
tax statement which identifies what portion of your distributions, if any, are
subject to federal income taxes or the alternative minimum tax.  Please refer
to the "Tax Status" section of this prospectus for more information.

In addition, none of the Funds which are selected for the portfolio are
reporting the use of structural leverage. However, certain or all of these
Closed-End Funds may have utilized structural leverage in the past and may
elect to utilize structural leverage in the future. Structural leverage
creates a systematic level of additional investment exposure through a closed-
end fund's issuance of preferred shares or debt securities, or through
borrowing money. By not employing structural leverage, the volatility of the
funds is reduced. In addition, certain of the Closed-End Funds selected for
the portfolio are currently using effective leverage, which results from a
fund's investment in derivative instruments that are inherently leveraged.
Because leverage magnifies returns both positively and negatively, if any of
the Closed-End Funds do employ structural or effective leverage, the Trust's
Units may be subject to additional volatility. 

The Closed-End Funds and ETFs were selected by our research department based
on a number of factors including, but not limited to, the size and liquidity
of the Closed-End Fund or ETF (requiring a minimum market capitalization of
$50,000,000) and the current dividend yield of the Closed-End Fund or ETF
(prioritizing Closed-End Funds or ETFs with the highest dividend yields). All
other factors being equal, the Sponsor will select the Closed-End Fund or ETF
with lower expense ratios, while attempting to limit the overlap of the
securities held by the Closed-End Fund or ETF.

In selecting the Funds for the Trust, we did not require any specific duration
or maturity for the underlying municipal bonds. Moreover, while we did not
require any specific credit quality for the underlying municipal bonds, the
Trust primarily invests in Funds which invest in investment grade securities.

As with any similar investments, there can be no guarantee that the objective
of the Trust will be achieved. See "Risk Factors" for a discussion of the
risks of investing in the Trust.

                        Risk Factors                          

Principal Risks.

The following is a discussion of the principal risks of investing in the Trust.

Price Volatility. The Trust invests in Closed-End Funds and ETFs. The value of
the Trust's Units will fluctuate with changes in the value of these
Securities. The value of a security fluctuates for several reasons including
changes in investors' perceptions of the financial condition of an issuer or
the general condition of the relevant stock market, such as market volatility,
or when political or economic events affecting the issuers occur.

Because the Trust is not managed, the Trustee will not sell Securities in
response to or in anticipation of market fluctuations, as is common in managed
investments. As with any investment, we cannot guarantee that the performance
of the Trust will be positive over any period of time or that you won't lose
money. Units of the Trust are not deposits of any bank and are not insured or

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guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other
government agency.

Market Risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular security, or Units of
the Trust in general, may fall in value. Securities are subject to market
fluctuations caused by such factors as economic, political, regulatory or
market developments, changes in interest rates and perceived trends in
securities prices. Units of the Trust could decline in value or underperform
other investments. In addition, local, regional or global events such as war,
acts of terrorism, spread of infectious diseases or other public health
issues, recessions, political turbulence or other events could have a
significant negative impact on the Trust and its investments. Such events may
affect certain geographic regions, countries, sectors and industries more
significantly than others. Such events could adversely affect the prices and
liquidity of the Trust's portfolio securities and could result in disruptions
in the trading markets. Any such circumstances could have a materially
negative impact on the value of the Trust's Units and result in increased
market volatility.

An outbreak of a respiratory disease designated as COVID-19 was first detected
in China in December 2019 and has resulted in a global pandemic and major
disruptions to economies and markets around the world. The transmission of
COVID-19 and efforts to contain its spread have resulted in international
border closings, enhanced health screenings, expanded healthcare services and
expenses, quarantines and other restrictions on business and personal
activities, cancellations, disruptions to supply chains and consumer activity,
as well as general public concern and uncertainty. Financial markets have
experienced extreme volatility and severe losses, negatively impacting global
economic growth prospects. The duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and its
effects cannot be determined with certainty and may exacerbate other pre-
existing political, social and economic risks.

Governments and central banks, including the Federal Reserve, have taken
extraordinary and unprecedented actions to support local and global economies
and financial markets. These measures have included, among other policy
responses, a $700 billion quantitative easing program, a reduction of the
Federal funds rate to near-zero, and numerous economic stimulus packages. The
impact of these and additional measures taken in the future, and whether they
will be effective in mitigating economic and market disruptions, including
upward pressure on prices, will not be known for some time. Additionally,
market uncertainty remains high during the expanding roll out of COVID-19
vaccines and treatments in combination with measures taken by the
administration, expectations for additional stimulus packages and as
businesses begin to plan for a transition back to the workplace. 

Distributions. As stated under "Summary of Essential Information," the Trust
will generally make monthly distributions of income. The Funds held by the
Trust make distributions on a monthly or quarterly basis. As a result of
changing interest rates, refundings, sales or defaults on the underlying
securities held by the Funds, and other factors, there is no guarantee that
distributions will either remain at current levels or increase over time. 

Municipal Bonds. All of the Funds held by the Trust invest in tax-exempt
municipal bonds. Municipal bonds are debt obligations issued by states or by
political subdivisions or authorities of states. Municipal bonds are typically
designated as general obligation bonds, which are general obligations of a
governmental entity that are backed by the taxing power of such entity, or
revenue bonds, which are payable from the income of a specific project or
authority and are not supported by the issuer's power to levy taxes. Municipal
bonds are long-term fixed rate debt obligations that generally decline in
value with increases in interest rates, when an issuer's financial condition
worsens or when the rating on a bond is decreased. Many municipal bonds may be
called or redeemed prior to their stated maturity, an event which is more
likely to occur when interest rates fall. In such an occurrence, a Fund may
not be able to reinvest the money it receives in other bonds that have as high
a yield or as long a maturity.

Many municipal bonds are subject to continuing requirements as to the actual
use of the bond proceeds or manner of operation of the project financed from
bond proceeds that may affect the exemption of interest on such bonds from
federal income taxation. The market for municipal bonds is generally less
liquid than for other securities and therefore the price of municipal bonds
may be more volatile and subject to greater price fluctuations than securities
with greater liquidity. In addition, an issuer's ability to make income
distributions generally depends on several factors including the financial
condition of the issuer and general economic conditions. Any of these factors
may negatively impact the price of municipal bonds held by a Fund and would
therefore impact the price of both the Securities and the Units.

Acts of terrorism and any resulting damage may not be covered by insurance on
the bonds. Issuers of the bonds may therefore be at risk of default due to
losses sustained as a result of terrorist activities.

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Certain of the Funds held by the Trust may invest in insured municipal bonds.
Insurance guarantees the timely payment, when due, of all principal and
interest on the insured securities. Such insurance is effective so long as the
insured security is outstanding and the insurer remains in business. Insurance
relates only to the particular security and not to the Units offered hereby or
to their market value. There can be no assurance that any insurer listed will
be able to satisfy its commitments in the event claims are made in the future.
Certain significant providers of insurance for municipal securities have
recently incurred significant losses as a result of exposure to sub-prime
mortgages and other lower credit quality investments that have experienced
recent defaults or otherwise suffered extreme credit deterioration. As a
result, such losses have reduced the insurers' capital and called into
question their continued ability to perform their obligations under such
insurance if they are called upon to do so in the future. While an insured
municipal security will typically be deemed to have the rating of its insurer,
if the insurer of a municipal security suffers a downgrade in its credit
rating or the market discounts the value of the insurance provided by the
insurer, the rating of the underlying municipal security will be more relevant
and the value of the municipal security would more closely, if not entirely,
reflect such rating. In such a case, the value of insurance associated with a
municipal security would decline and may not add any value.

Insurance companies are subject to extensive regulation and supervision where
they do business by state insurance commissioners who regulate the standards
of solvency which must be maintained, the nature of and limitations on
investments, reports of financial condition, and requirements regarding
reserves for unearned premiums, losses and other matters. A significant
portion of the assets of insurance companies is required by law to be held in
reserve against potential claims on policies and is not available to general
creditors. Although the federal government does not regulate the business of
insurance, federal initiatives including pension regulation, controls on
medical care costs, minimum standards for no-fault automobile insurance,
national health insurance, tax law changes affecting life insurance companies
and repeal of the antitrust exemption for the insurance business can
significantly impact the insurance business.

The costs associated with combating the COVID-19 pandemic and the negative
impact on tax revenues has adversely affected the financial condition of many
states and political subdivisions. As a result, an increasing number of
municipalities have been unable to make payments on existing debt obligations.
This increase in defaults has resulted in many municipal issuers making draws
on reserves, further impacting the value of bonds. To aid municipalities, the
Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury announced the Municipal Liquidity
Facility ("MLF") program on April 9, 2020 under which the Federal Reserve will
lend on a recourse basis to a special purpose vehicle to purchase up to $500
billion of eligible notes from cities and states subject to certain population
thresholds and other requirements. The Federal Reserve's MLF program provides
a backstop for issuers to help meet the cash shortfall from lower revenues
tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Congress included provisions in
the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") to
provide $150 billion in federal aid to state and local governments for COVID-
19 relief efforts. Different states are taking different approaches, depending
on the status of their budgets prior to the COVID-19 crisis and how
significantly they have been impacted by the pandemic. The Federal government
may provide additional relief for municipalities, however additional federal
funding for state and local governments is uncertain. It is impossible to
assess the long-term impact of these government interventions on the municipal
bond market, as many of the programs are just beginning to be operationalized.
The ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could result in continuing
financial difficulties for municipal issuers, increasing the risk of
additional defaults and volatility in the market, which could negatively
impact the performance of the Trust.

Alternative Minimum Tax. While distributions of exempt-interest dividends from
the Trust are generally exempt from federal income taxes, a portion of such
interest may be taken into account in computing the alternative minimum tax.

Closed-End Funds. The Trust invests in shares of Closed-End Funds. Closed-end
funds are actively managed investment companies which invest in various types
of securities. Closed-end funds issue shares of common stock that are traded
on a securities exchange. Closed-end funds are subject to various risks,
including management's ability to meet the closed-end fund's investment
objective, and to manage the closed-end fund portfolio when the underlying
securities are redeemed or sold, during periods of market turmoil and as
investors' perceptions regarding closed-end funds or their underlying
investments change.

Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount from their net asset
value in the secondary market. This risk is separate and distinct from the
risk that the net asset value of closed-end fund shares may decrease. The
amount of such discount from net asset value is subject to change from time to
time in response to various factors.

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Exchange-Traded Funds. The Trust invests in shares of ETFs. The Trust is
subject to substantially the same risks as those associated with the direct
ownership of the securities represented by the underlying ETFs in which it
invests. In addition, the Trust may be affected by losses of the ETFs and the
level of risk arising from the investment practices of the ETFs (such as the
use of leverage by the ETFs). The Trust has no control over the investments
and related risks taken by the ETFs in which it invests. The Trust and the
underlying funds have management and operating expenses. You will bear not
only your share of your Trust's expenses, but also the expenses of the
underlying funds. By investing in other funds, the Trust incurs greater
expenses than you would incur if you invested directly in the funds.

Shares of ETFs may trade at a discount from their net asset value in the
secondary market. This risk is separate and distinct from the risk that the
net asset value of the ETF shares may decrease. The amount of such discount
from net asset value is subject to change from time to time in response to
various factors.

Investment in Other Investment Companies Risk. Because the Trust holds Funds,
Unit holders are subject to the risk that the securities selected by the
Funds' investment advisors will underperform the markets, the relevant indices
or the securities selected by other funds. Further, Funds may in the future
invest in other types of securities which involve risk which may differ from
those set forth below. In addition, because the Trust holds Funds, Unit
holders bear both their proportionate share of the expenses of the Trust and,
indirectly the expenses of the Funds. Certain of the Funds held by the Trust
may invest a relatively high percentage of their assets in a limited number of
issuers. As a result, these Funds may be more susceptible to a single adverse
economic or regulatory occurrence affecting one or more of these issuers,
experience increased volatility and be highly concentrated in certain issuers.

Index Correlation Risk. Index correlation risk is the risk that the
performance of an index-based ETF will vary from the actual performance of the
fund's target index, known as "tracking error." This can happen due to
transaction costs, market impact, corporate actions (such as mergers and spin-
offs) and timing variances. Some index-based ETFs use a technique called
"representative sampling," which means that the ETF invests in a
representative sample of securities in its target index rather than all of the
index securities. This could increase the risk of a tracking error.

Investment Grade Securities. All of the Funds held by the Trust invest in
investment grade securities. The value of these securities will decline with
increases in interest rates, not only because increases in rates generally
decrease values, but also because increased rates may indicate an economic
slowdown. An economic slowdown, or a reduction in an issuer's
creditworthiness, may result in the issuer being unable to maintain earnings
at a level sufficient to maintain interest and principal payments.

Interest Rate Risk. Interest rate risk is the risk that the value of the
securities held by the Funds held by the Trust will fall if interest rates
increase. Securities typically fall in value when interest rates rise and rise
in value when interest rates fall. Securities with longer periods before
maturity are often more sensitive to interest rate changes. Due to the current
period of historically low rates, the securities held by the Funds may be
subject to a greater risk of rising interest rates than would normally be the
case.

Credit Risk. Credit risk is the risk that a security's issuer is unable or
unwilling to make dividend, interest or principal payments when due and the
related risk that the value of a security may decline because of concerns
about the issuer's ability or willingness to make such payments.

Call Risk. Call risk is the risk that the issuer prepays or "calls" a bond
before its stated maturity. An issuer might call a bond if interest rates fall
and the bond pays a higher than market interest rate or if the issuer no
longer needs the money for its original purpose. A bond's call price could be
less than the price the Fund paid for the bond and could be below the bond's
par value. This means a Fund could receive less than the amount paid for the
bond and may not be able to reinvest the proceeds in securities with as high a
yield as the called bond. A Fund may contain bonds that have "make whole" call
options that generally cause the bonds to be redeemable at any time at a
designated price. Such bonds are generally more likely to be subject to early
redemption and may result in the reduction of income received by the Fund.

Extension Risk. If interest rates rise, certain obligations may be paid off by
the obligor at a slower rate than expected, which will cause the value of such
obligations to fall.

Liquidity Risk. Liquidity risk is the risk that the value of a fixed-income
security held by a Fund will fall if trading in the security is limited or
absent. No one can guarantee that a liquid trading market will exist for any
fixed-income security because these securities generally trade in the over-the-
counter market (they are not listed on a securities exchange). During times of

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reduced market liquidity, the Funds held by the Trust may not be able to sell
the underlying securities readily at prices reflecting the values at which the
underlying securities are carried on a Fund's books. Sales of large blocks of
securities by market participants that are seeking liquidity can further
reduce security prices in an illiquid market.

Prepayment Risk. Many types of debt instruments are subject to prepayment
risk, which is the risk that the issuer will repay principal prior to the
maturity date. Debt instruments allowing prepayment may offer less potential
for gains during a period of declining interest rates.

Valuation Risk. Unlike publicly traded securities that trade on national
securities exchanges, there is no central place or exchange for trading most
debt securities. Debt securities generally trade on an "over-the-counter"
market. Due to the lack of centralized information and trading, the valuation
of debt securities may carry more uncertainty and risk than that of publicly
traded securities. Accordingly, determinations of the fair value of debt
securities may be based on infrequent and dated information. Also, because the
available information is less reliable and more subjective, elements of
judgment may play a greater role in valuation of debt securities than for
other types of securities.

Authorized Participant Concentration Risk. Only an authorized participant may
engage in creation or redemption transactions directly with an ETF. ETFs have
a limited number of institutions that act as authorized participants. To the
extent that these institutions exit the business or are unable to proceed with
creation and/or redemption orders with respect to an ETF and no other
authorized participant is able to step forward to create or redeem, in either
of these cases, ETF shares may trade at a discount to the ETF's net asset
value and possibly face delisting.

Fluctuation of Net Asset Value Risk. The net asset value of shares of a Fund
will generally fluctuate with changes in the market value of the Fund's
holdings. The market prices of shares will generally fluctuate in accordance
with changes in net asset value as well as the relative supply of and demand
for shares on the exchange on which they trade. The Trust cannot predict
whether shares will trade below, at or above their net asset value because the
shares trade on an exchange at market prices and not at net asset value. Price
differences may be due, in large part, to the fact that supply and demand
forces at work in the secondary trading market for shares will be closely
related to, but not identical to, the same forces influencing the prices of
the holdings of a Fund trading individually or in the aggregate at any point
in time.

Management Risk. Actively managed Funds are subject to management risk. In
managing a Fund's investment portfolio, the Fund's investment advisor will
apply investment techniques and risk analyses that may not have the desired
result. There can be no guarantee that the Funds will meet their investment
objectives.

Market Maker Risk. If a Fund has lower average daily trading volumes, it may
rely on a small number of third-party market makers to provide a market for
the purchase and sale of shares. Any trading halt or other problem relating to
the trading activity of these market makers could result in a dramatic change
in the spread between a Fund's net asset value and the price at which the
Fund's shares are trading on the exchange, which could result in a decrease in
value of the Fund's shares. In addition, decisions by market makers to reduce
their role or step away from these activities in times of market stress could
inhibit the effectiveness of the arbitrage process in maintaining the
relationship between the underlying values of a Fund's portfolio securities
and the Fund's market price. This reduced effectiveness could result in a
Fund's shares trading at a discount to net asset value and also in greater
than normal intraday bid-ask spreads for Fund shares.

Trading Issues Risk. Although the shares of a Fund are listed for trading on a
securities exchange, there can be no assurance that an active trading market
for such shares will develop or be maintained. Trading in shares on such
exchanges may be halted due to market conditions or for reasons that, in the
view of an exchange, make trading in shares inadvisable. In addition, trading
in shares on an exchange is subject to trading halts caused by extraordinary
market volatility pursuant to the exchange's "circuit breaker" rules. Market
makers are under no obligation to make a market in a Fund's shares. There can
be no assurance that the requirements of the exchange necessary to maintain
the listing of a Fund will continue to be met or will remain unchanged. In
particular, if a Fund does not comply with any provision of the listing
standards of an exchange that are applicable to the Fund, and cannot bring
itself into compliance within a reasonable period after discovering the
matter, the exchange may remove the shares of the Fund from listing. The Funds
may have difficulty maintaining their listing on an exchange in the event that
a Fund's assets are small or the Fund does not have enough shareholders.

Cybersecurity Risk. As the use of Internet technology has become more
prevalent in the course of business, the Trust has become more susceptible to

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potential operational risks through breaches in cybersecurity. A breach in
cybersecurity refers to both intentional and unintentional events that may
cause the Trust to lose proprietary information, suffer data corruption or
lose operational capacity. Such events could cause the Sponsor of the Trust to
incur regulatory penalties, reputational damage, additional compliance costs
associated with corrective measures and/or financial loss. Cybersecurity
breaches may involve unauthorized access to digital information systems
utilized by the Trust through "hacking" or malicious software coding, but may
also result from outside attacks such as denial-of-service attacks through
efforts to make network services unavailable to intended users. In addition,
cybersecurity breaches of the Trust's third-party service providers, or
issuers in which the Trust invests, can also subject the Trust to many of the
same risks associated with direct cybersecurity breaches. The Sponsor of, and
third-party service provider to, the Trust have established risk management
systems designed to reduce the risks associated with cybersecurity. However,
there is no guarantee that such efforts will succeed, especially because the
Trust does not directly control the cybersecurity systems of issuers or third-
party service providers.

Legislation/Litigation. From time to time, various legislative initiatives are
proposed in the United States and abroad which may have a negative impact on
certain of the Trust's investments. Any legislation that proposes to reduce or
eliminate the exemption of interest on tax-exempt municipal bonds from federal
income taxation would negatively impact the value of the municipal bonds held
by the Funds held by the Trust. In addition, litigation regarding any of the
issuers of the Securities, or the industries represented by these issuers, or
litigation affecting the validity of certain municipal bonds or the tax-free
nature of the interest thereon, may negatively impact the value of these
Securities. We cannot predict what impact any pending or proposed legislation
or pending or threatened litigation will have on the value of the Trust's
investments.


Additional Risks.

The following is a discussion of additional risks of investing in the Trust.

Common Stocks. Certain of the Funds held by the Trust invest in common stocks.
Common stocks represent a proportional share of ownership in a company. Common
stock prices fluctuate for several reasons including changes in investors'
perceptions of the financial condition of an issuer or the general condition
of the relevant stock market, such as market volatility, or when political or
economic events affecting the issuers occur. Common stock prices may also be
particularly sensitive to rising interest rates, as the cost of capital rises
and borrowing costs increase, negatively impacting issuers.

Convertible Securities. Certain of the Funds held by the Trust invest in
convertible securities. Convertible securities are bonds, preferred stocks,
and other securities that pay interest or dividends and are convertible into
common stocks. As such, convertible securities have some characteristics of
both bonds and common stocks. Like a bond (or some preferred stocks), a
convertible security typically pays a fixed rate of interest (or dividends)
and promises to repay principal at a given date in the future. However, an
investor can exchange the convertible security for a specific number of shares
of the issuing company's common stock at a "conversion price" specified at the
time the convertible security is issued. Companies that issue convertible
securities often do not have high credit ratings. In addition, the credit
rating of a company's convertible securities is typically lower than the
rating of the company's conventional debt securities, because convertibles are
normally considered junior or subordinate securities. Convertible securities
are predominantly high-yield securities. Convertible securities are typically
issued at prices which represent a premium to their conversion value.
Accordingly, the value of the convertible security increases (or decreases) as
the price of the underlying common stock increases (or decreases). Convertible
securities typically pay income yields that are higher than the dividend
yields of the issuer's common stock, but lower than the yields of the issuer's
debt securities.

In general, a convertible security performs more like a stock when the
underlying common stock's price is closer to the conversion price of the
convertible security (because it is assumed that it will be converted into the
stock) and more like a bond when the underlying common stock's price is
significantly lower than the convertible security's conversion price (because
it is assumed that it will not be converted). For these reasons Unit holders
must be willing to accept the market risks of both bonds and common stocks.
However, because convertible securities have characteristics of both common
stocks and bonds, they tend to be less sensitive to interest rate changes than
bonds of comparable maturity and quality, and less sensitive to stock market
changes than common stocks. Because of these factors and the hybrid nature of
convertible securities, Unit holders should recognize that convertible
securities are likely to perform quite differently than broadly-based measures
of the stock and bond markets.

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While all markets are prone to change over time, the generally high rate at
which convertible securities are retired (through conversion or redemption)
and replaced with newly issued convertible securities causes the convertible
securities market to change more rapidly than other markets. Due to the
smaller, less liquid market for convertible securities, the bid-offer spread
on such securities is generally greater than it is for investment grade bonds,
and the purchase or sale of such securities may take longer to complete.
Moreover, convertible securities with innovative structures, such as mandatory
conversion securities and equity-linked securities, have increased the
sensitivity of this market to the volatility of the equity markets and to the
special risks of those innovations. No one can guarantee that a liquid trading
market will exist for any convertible security because these securities
generally trade in the over-the-counter market (they are not listed on a
securities exchange).

Floating-Rate Securities. Certain of the Funds held by the Trust 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. A sudden and significant increase in market interest rates
may increase the risk of payment defaults and cause a decline in the value of
this investment and the value of the Units.

High-Yield Securities. Certain of the Funds held by the Trust invest in
securities rated below investment grade by one or more rating agencies (high-
yield securities or "junk" bonds). High-yield securities held by Funds
represent approximately 6.24% of the underlying assets of the Trust. High-
yield, high-risk securities are subject to greater market fluctuations and
risk of loss than securities with higher investment ratings. The value of
these securities will decline significantly with increases in interest rates,
not only because increases in rates generally decrease values, but also
because increased rates may indicate an economic slowdown. An economic
slowdown, or a reduction in an issuer's creditworthiness, may result in the
issuer being unable to maintain earnings at a level sufficient to maintain
interest and principal payments.

High-yield securities or "junk" bonds, the generic names for securities rated
below "BBB-" by Standard & Poor's or below "Baa3" by Moody's, are frequently
issued by corporations in the growth stage of their development or by
established companies that are highly leveraged or whose operations or
industries are depressed. Obligations rated below "BBB-" should be considered
speculative as these ratings indicate a quality of less than investment grade,
and therefore carry an increased risk of default as compared to investment
grade issues. The Funds held by the Trust may invest in securities of any high-
yield credit quality, including securities rated as low as "D" by Standard and
Poor's or "C" by Moody's. Because high-yield securities are generally
subordinated obligations and are perceived by investors to be riskier than
higher rated securities, their prices tend to fluctuate more than higher rated
securities and are affected by short-term credit developments to a greater
degree.

The market for high-yield securities is smaller and less liquid than that for
investment grade securities. High-yield securities are generally not listed on
a national securities exchange but trade in the over-the-counter markets. Due
to the smaller, less liquid market for high-yield securities, the bid-offer
spread on such securities is generally greater than it is for investment grade
securities and the purchase or sale of such securities may take longer to
complete.

Distressed debt securities are speculative and involve substantial risks in
addition to the risks of investing in high-yield securities that are not in
default. Generally, holders of distressed debt securities will not receive
interest payments, and there is a substantial risk that the principal will not
be repaid. In any reorganization or liquidation proceeding related to a
distressed debt security, holders may lose their entire investment in the
security.

Leverage Risk. Certain of the Funds held by the Trust employ the use of
leverage in their portfolios. Leverage may be structural leverage, through
borrowings or the issuance of preferred stock, or effective leverage, which
results from a Fund's investment in derivative instruments that are inherently
leveraged. While leverage often serves to increase the yield of a Fund, this
leverage also subjects the Fund to increased risks, including the likelihood
of increased volatility and the possibility that the Fund's common share
income will fall if the dividend rate on the preferred shares or the interest
rate on any borrowings rises.

LIBOR Risk. Certain of the Funds held by the Trust invest significantly in
floating-rate securities that pay interest based on LIBOR. In 2017, the head
of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA"), which regulates
LIBOR, announced a desire to phase out the use of LIBOR by the end of 2021 due
to past manipulation of the LIBOR rate-setting process. The FCA announced on

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March 5, 2021 that all non-USD LIBOR reference rates and the 1-week and 2-
month USD LIBOR reference rates will cease to be provided or no longer be
representative immediately after December 31, 2021 and the remaining USD LIBOR
settings will cease to be provided or no longer be representative immediately
after June 30, 2023. ISDA confirmed that the March 5, 2021 announcement
constituted an index cessation event under the IBOR Fallbacks Supplement and
the ISDA 2020 IBOR Fallbacks Protocol for all 35 LIBOR settings and confirmed
that the spread adjustment to be used in ISDA fallbacks was fixed as of the
date of the announcement. While some instruments tied to LIBOR may include a
replacement rate, not all instruments have such fallback provisions and the
effectiveness of such replacement rates remains uncertain. The unavailability
or replacement of LIBOR could affect the value, liquidity and return of
investments tied to LIBOR, especially those that do not include fallback
provisions. Due to the uncertainty regarding the nature of any replacement
rate, the potential effect of a transition away from LIBOR on a Fund or the
financial instruments in which the Fund invests cannot yet be determined.

Money Market Securities. Certain of the Funds held by the Trust invest in
money market or similar securities as a defensive measure when the Fund's
investment advisor anticipates unusual market or other conditions. If market
conditions improve while a Fund has temporarily invested some or all of its
assets in high quality money market securities, the potential gain from the
market upswing may be reduced, thus limiting the Fund's opportunity to achieve
its investment objective.

Mortgage-Backed Securities. Certain of the Funds held by the Trust invest in
mortgage-backed securities. Mortgage-backed securities represent direct or
indirect participations in, or are secured by and payable from, mortgage loans
secured by real property and can include single- and multi-class pass-through
securities and collateralized mortgage obligations. Mortgage-backed securities
are based on different types of mortgages, including those on commercial real
estate or residential properties. These securities often have stated
maturities of up to thirty years when they are issued, depending upon the
length of the mortgages underlying the securities. In practice, however,
unscheduled or early payments of principal and interest on the underlying
mortgages may make the securities' effective maturity shorter than this.
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. This can reduce the Funds', and therefore the Trust's, returns
because the Funds may have to reinvest that money at lower prevailing interest
rates.

Mortgage-backed securities, and particularly non-agency mortgage-backed
securities, are subject to liquidity risk, which is the risk that the value of
such securities held by a Fund will fall if trading in the securities is
limited or absent. No one can guarantee that a liquid trading market will
exist for any mortgage-backed security because these securities generally
trade in the over-the-counter market (they are not listed on a securities
exchange). The liquidity of a mortgage-backed security may change drastically
over time.

U.S. Treasury Obligations. Certain of the Funds held by the Trust invest in
U.S. Treasury obligations. U.S. Treasury obligations are direct obligations of
the United States which are backed by the full faith and credit of the United
States. U.S. Treasury obligations are generally not affected by credit risk,
but are subject to changes in market value resulting from changes in interest
rates. The value of U.S. Treasury obligations will be adversely affected by
decreases in bond prices and increases in interest rates, not only because
increases in interest rates generally decrease values, but also because
increased interest rates may indicate an economic slowdown.


                       Public Offering                        

The Public Offering Price.

Units will be purchased at the Public Offering Price, the price per Unit of
which is comprised of the following:

- The aggregate underlying value of the Securities;

- The amount of any cash in the Income and Capital Accounts; 

- Dividends receivable on Securities; and

- The maximum sales charge (which combines an initial upfront sales charge, a
deferred sales charge and the creation and development fee).

The price you pay for your Units will differ from the amount stated under
"Summary of Essential Information" due to various factors, including
fluctuations in the prices of the Securities and changes in the value of the
Income and/or Capital Accounts.

Although you are not required to pay for your Units until two business days
following your order (the "date of settlement"), you may pay before then. You

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will become the owner of Units ("Record Owner") on the date of settlement if
payment has been received. If you pay for your Units before the date of
settlement, we may use your payment during this time and it may be considered
a benefit to us, subject to the limitations of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended.

Organization Costs. Securities purchased with the portion of the Public
Offering Price intended to be used to reimburse the Sponsor for the Trust's
organization costs (including costs of preparing the registration statement,
the Indenture and other closing documents, registering Units with the SEC and
states, the initial audit of the Trust's statement of net assets, legal fees
and the initial fees and expenses of the Trustee) will be purchased in the
same proportionate relationship as all the Securities contained in the Trust.
Securities will be sold to reimburse the Sponsor for the Trust's organization
costs at the earlier of six months after the Initial Date of Deposit or the
end of the initial offering period (a significantly shorter time period than
the life of the Trust). During the period ending with the earlier of six
months after the Initial Date of Deposit or the end of the initial offering
period, there may be a decrease in the value of the Securities. To the extent
the proceeds from the sale of these Securities are insufficient to repay the
Sponsor for Trust organization costs, the Trustee will sell additional
Securities to allow the Trust to fully reimburse the Sponsor. In that event,
the net asset value per Unit of the Trust will be reduced by the amount of
additional Securities sold. Although the dollar amount of the reimbursement
due to the Sponsor will remain fixed and will never exceed the per Unit amount
set forth for the Trust in "Notes to Statement of Net Assets," this will
result in a greater effective cost per Unit to Unit holders for the
reimbursement to the Sponsor. To the extent actual organization costs are less
than the estimated amount, only the actual organization costs will ultimately
be charged to the Trust. When Securities are sold to reimburse the Sponsor for
organization costs, the Trustee will sell Securities, to the extent
practicable, which will maintain the same proportionate relationship among the
Securities contained in the Trust as existed prior to such sale.

Minimum Purchase.

The minimum amount per account you can purchase of the Trust is generally
$1,000 worth of Units ($500 if you are purchasing Units for your Individual
Retirement Account or any other qualified retirement plan), but such amounts
may vary depending on your selling firm.

Maximum Sales Charge.

The maximum sales charge of 2.75% per Unit is comprised of a transactional
sales charge and a creation and development fee. After the initial offering
period the maximum sales charge will be reduced by 0.50%, to reflect the
amount of the previously charged creation and development fee.

Transactional Sales Charge.

The transactional sales charge you will pay has both an initial and a deferred
component.

Initial Sales Charge. The initial sales charge, which you will pay at the time
of purchase, is equal to the difference between the maximum sales charge of
2.75% of the Public Offering Price and the sum of the maximum remaining
deferred sales charge and creation and development fee (initially $.275 per
Unit). On the Initial Date of Deposit, and any other day the Public Offering
Price per Unit equals $10.00, there is no initial sales charge. Thereafter,
you will pay an initial sales charge when the Public Offering Price per Unit
exceeds $10.00 and as deferred sales charge and creation and development fee
payments are made.

Monthly Deferred Sales Charge. In addition, three monthly deferred sales
charges of $.075 per Unit will be deducted from the Trust's assets on
approximately the twentieth day of each month from January 20, 2022 through
March 18, 2022. If you buy Units at a price of less than $10.00 per Unit, the
dollar amount of the deferred sales charge will not change, but the deferred
sales charge on a percentage basis will be more than 2.25% of the Public
Offering Price.

If you purchase Units after the last deferred sales charge payment has been
assessed, your transactional sales charge will consist of a one-time initial
sales charge of 2.25% of the Public Offering Price (equivalent to 2.302% of
the net amount invested). 

Creation and Development Fee.

As Sponsor, we will also receive, and the Unit holders will pay, a creation
and development fee. See "Expenses and Charges" for a description of the
services provided for this fee. The creation and development fee is a charge
of $.050 per Unit collected at the end of the initial offering period. If you
buy Units at a price of less than $10.00 per Unit, the dollar amount of the
creation and development fee will not change, but the creation and development
fee on a percentage basis will be more than 0.50% of the Public Offering Price.

Discounts for Certain Persons.

The maximum sales charge is 2.75% per Unit and the maximum dealer concession
is 2.00% per Unit.

If you are purchasing Units for an investment account, the terms of which
provide that your registered investment advisor or registered broker/dealer

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(a) charges periodic fees in lieu of commissions; (b) charges for financial
planning, investment advisory or asset management services; or (c) charges a
comprehensive "wrap fee" or similar fee for these or comparable services ("Fee
Accounts"), you will not be assessed the transactional sales charge described
above on such purchases. These Units will be designated as Fee Account Units
and, depending upon the purchase instructions we receive, assigned either a
Fee Account Cash CUSIP Number, if you elect to have distributions paid to you,
or a Fee Account Reinvestment CUSIP Number, if you elect to have distributions
reinvested into additional Units of the Trust. Certain Fee Account Unit
holders may be assessed transaction or other account fees on the purchase
and/or redemption of such Units by their registered investment advisor,
broker/dealer or other processing organizations for providing certain
transaction or account activities. Fee Account Units are not available for
purchase in the secondary market. We reserve the right to limit or deny
purchases of Units not subject to the transactional sales charge by investors
whose frequent trading activity we determine to be detrimental to the Trust.

Employees, officers and directors (and immediate family members) of the
Sponsor, our related companies, and dealers and their affiliates will purchase
Units at the Public Offering Price less the applicable dealer concession,
subject to the policies of the related selling firm. Immediate family members
include spouses, or the equivalent if recognized under local law, children or
step-children under the age of 21 living in the same household, parents or
step-parents and trustees, custodians or fiduciaries for the benefit of such
persons. Only employees, officers and directors of companies that allow their
employees to participate in this employee discount program are eligible for
the discounts.

You will be charged the deferred sales charge per Unit regardless of the price
you pay for your Units or whether you are eligible to receive any discounts.
However, if the purchase price of your Units was less than $10.00 per Unit or
if you are eligible to receive a discount such that the maximum sales charge
you must pay is less than the applicable maximum deferred sales charge,
including Fee Account Units, you will be credited additional Units with a
dollar value equal to the difference between your maximum sales charge and the
maximum deferred sales charge at the time you buy your Units. If you elect to
have distributions reinvested into additional Units of the Trust, in addition
to the reinvestment Units you receive you will also be credited additional
Units with a dollar value at the time of reinvestment sufficient to cover the
amount of any remaining deferred sales charge and creation and development fee
to be collected on such reinvestment Units. The dollar value of these
additional credited Units (as with all Units) will fluctuate over time, and
may be less on the dates deferred sales charges or the creation and
development fee are collected than their value at the time they were issued.

The Value of the Securities.

The Evaluator will determine the aggregate underlying value of the Securities
in the Trust as of the Evaluation Time on each business day and will adjust
the Public Offering Price of the Units according to this valuation. This
Public Offering Price will be effective for all orders received before the
Evaluation Time on each such day. If we or the Trustee receive orders for
purchases, sales or redemptions after that time, or on a day which is not a
business day, they will be held until the next determination of price. The
term "business day" as used in this prospectus shall mean any day on which the
NYSE is open. For purposes of Securities and Unit settlement, the term
business day does not include days on which U.S. financial institutions are
closed.

The aggregate underlying value of the Securities in the Trust will be
determined as follows: if the Securities are listed on a national or foreign
securities exchange or The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC(R), their value shall
generally be based on the closing sale price on the exchange or system which
is the principal market therefore ("Primary Exchange"), which shall be deemed
to be the NYSE if the Securities are listed thereon (unless the Evaluator
deems such price inappropriate as the basis for evaluation). In the event a
closing sale price on the Primary Exchange is not published, the Securities
will be valued based on the last trade price on the Primary Exchange. If no
trades occur on the Primary Exchange for a specific trade date, the value will
be based on the closing sale price from, in the opinion of the Evaluator, an
appropriate secondary exchange, if any. If no trades occur on the Primary
Exchange or any appropriate secondary exchange on a specific trade date, the
Evaluator will determine the value of the Securities using the best
information available to the Evaluator, which may include the prior day's
evaluated price. If the Security is an American Depositary Receipt/ADR, Global
Depositary Receipt/GDR or other similar security in which no trade occurs on
the Primary Exchange or any appropriate secondary exchange on a specific trade
date, the value will be based on the evaluated price of the underlying
security, determined as set forth above, after applying the appropriate
ADR/GDR ratio, the exchange rate and such other information which the
Evaluator deems appropriate. For purposes of valuing Securities traded on The

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NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC(R), closing sale price shall mean the Nasdaq(R)
Official Closing Price as determined by The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC(R). If
the Securities are not so listed or, if so listed and the principal market
therefore is other than on the Primary Exchange or any appropriate secondary
exchange, the value shall generally be based on the current ask price on the
over-the-counter market (unless the Evaluator deems such price inappropriate
as a basis for evaluation). If current ask prices are unavailable, the value
is generally determined (a) on the basis of current ask prices for comparable
securities, (b) by appraising the value of the Securities on the ask side of
the market, or (c) any combination of the above. If such prices are in a
currency other than U.S. dollars, the value of such Security shall be
converted to U.S. dollars based on current exchange rates (unless the
Evaluator deems such prices inappropriate as a basis for evaluation). If the
Evaluator deems a price determined as set forth above to be inappropriate as
the basis for evaluation, the Evaluator shall use such other information
available to the Evaluator which it deems appropriate as the basis for
determining the value of a Security.

After the initial offering period is over, the aggregate underlying value of
the Securities will be determined as set forth above, except that bid prices
are used instead of ask prices when necessary.

                    Distribution of Units                     

We intend to qualify Units of the Trust for sale in a number of states. All
Units will be sold at the then current Public Offering Price.

The Sponsor compensates intermediaries, such as broker/dealers and banks, for
their activities that are intended to result in sales of Units of the Trust.
This compensation includes dealer concessions described in the following
section and may include additional concessions and other compensation and
benefits to broker/dealers and other intermediaries.

Dealer Concessions.

Dealers and other selling agents can purchase Units at prices which represent
a concession or agency commission of 2.00% of the Public Offering Price per
Unit, subject to reductions set forth in "Public Offering-Discounts for
Certain Persons."

Eligible dealer firms and other selling agents who, during the previous
consecutive 12-month period through the end of the most recent month, sold
primary market units of unit investment trusts sponsored by us in the dollar
amounts shown below will be entitled to up to the following additional sales
concession on primary market sales of units during the current month of unit
investment trusts sponsored by us: 

Total sales                                     Additional
(in millions)                                   Concession
__________________________________________________________
$25 but less than $100                              0.035%
$100 but less than $150                             0.050%
$150 but less than $250                             0.075%
$250 but less than $1,000                           0.100%
$1,000 but less than $5,000                         0.125%
$5,000 but less than $7,500                         0.150%
$7,500 or more                                      0.175%

Dealers and other selling agents will not receive a concession on the sale of
Units which are not subject to a transactional sales charge, but such Units
will be included in determining whether the above volume sales levels are met.
Eligible dealer firms and other selling agents include clearing firms that
place orders with First Trust and provide First Trust with information with
respect to the representatives who initiated such transactions. Eligible
dealer firms and other selling agents will not include firms that solely
provide clearing services to other broker/dealer firms or firms who place
orders through clearing firms that are eligible dealers. We reserve the right
to change the amount of concessions or agency commissions from time to time.
Certain commercial banks may be making Units of the Trust available to their
customers on an agency basis. A portion of the transactional sales charge paid
by these customers is kept by or given to the banks in the amounts shown above. 

Other Compensation and Benefits to Broker/Dealers.

The Sponsor, at its own expense and out of its own profits, currently provides
additional compensation and benefits to broker/dealers who sell Units of this
Trust and other First Trust products. This compensation is intended to result
in additional sales of First Trust products and/or compensate broker/dealers
and financial advisors for past sales. A number of factors are considered in
determining whether to pay these additional amounts. Such factors may include,
but are not limited to, the level or type of services provided by the
intermediary, the level or expected level of sales of First Trust products by
the intermediary or its agents, the placing of First Trust products on a
preferred or recommended product list, access to an intermediary's personnel,
and other factors. The Sponsor makes these payments for marketing, promotional
or related expenses, including, but not limited to, expenses of entertaining
retail customers and financial advisors, advertising, sponsorship of events or

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seminars, obtaining information about the breakdown of unit sales among an
intermediary's representatives or offices, obtaining shelf space in
broker/dealer firms and similar activities designed to promote the sale of the
Sponsor's products. The Sponsor makes such payments to a substantial majority
of intermediaries that sell First Trust products. The Sponsor may also make
certain payments to, or on behalf of, intermediaries to defray a portion of
their costs incurred for the purpose of facilitating Unit sales, such as the
costs of developing or purchasing trading systems to process Unit trades.
Payments of such additional compensation described in this and the preceding
paragraph, some of which may be characterized as "revenue sharing," create a
conflict of interest by influencing financial intermediaries and their agents
to sell or recommend a First Trust product, including the Trust, over products
offered by other sponsors or fund companies. These arrangements will not
change the price you pay for your Units.

Advertising and Investment Comparisons.

Advertising materials regarding the Trust may discuss several topics,
including: developing a long-term financial plan; working with your financial
professional; the nature and risks of various investment strategies and unit
investment trusts that could help you reach your financial goals; the
importance of discipline; how the Trust operates; how securities are selected;
various unit investment trust features such as convenience and costs; and
options available for certain types of unit investment trusts. These materials
may include descriptions of the principal businesses of the companies
represented in the Trust, research analysis of why they were selected and
information relating to the qualifications of the persons or entities
providing the research analysis. In addition, they may include research
opinions on the economy and industry sectors included and a list of investment
products generally appropriate for pursuing those recommendations.

From time to time we may compare the estimated returns of the Trust (which may
show performance net of the expenses and charges the Trust would have
incurred) and returns over specified periods of other similar trusts we
sponsor in our advertising and sales materials, with (1) returns on other
taxable investments such as the common stocks comprising various market
indexes, corporate or U.S. Government bonds, bank CDs and money market
accounts or funds, (2) performance data from Morningstar, Inc. or (3)
information from publications such as Money, The New York Times, U.S. News and
World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes or Fortune. The investment
characteristics of the Trust differ from other comparative investments. You
should not assume that these performance comparisons will be representative of
the Trust's future performance. We may also, from time to time, use
advertising which classifies trusts or portfolio securities according to
capitalization and/or investment style.

                    The Sponsor's Profits                     

We will receive a gross sales commission equal to the maximum transactional
sales charge per Unit less any reduction as stated in "Public Offering." We
will also receive the amount of any collected creation and development fee.
Also, any difference between our cost to purchase the Securities and the price
at which we sell them to the Trust is considered a profit or loss (see Note 2
of "Notes to Schedule of Investments"). During the initial offering period,
dealers and others may also realize profits or sustain losses as a result of
fluctuations in the Public Offering Price they receive when they sell the Units.

In maintaining a market for the Units, any difference between the price at
which we purchase Units and the price at which we sell or redeem them will be
a profit or loss to us.

                    The Secondary Market                      

Although not obligated, we may maintain a market for the Units after the
initial offering period and continuously offer to purchase Units at prices
based on the Redemption Price per Unit.

We will pay all expenses to maintain a secondary market, except the Evaluator
fees and Trustee costs to transfer and record the ownership of Units. We may
discontinue purchases of Units at any time. IF YOU WISH TO DISPOSE OF YOUR
UNITS, YOU SHOULD ASK US FOR THE CURRENT MARKET PRICES BEFORE MAKING A TENDER
FOR REDEMPTION TO THE TRUSTEE. If you sell or redeem your Units before you
have paid the total deferred sales charge on your Units, you will have to pay
the remainder at that time.

                    How We Purchase Units                     

The Trustee will notify us of any tender of Units for redemption. If our bid
at that time is equal to or greater than the Redemption Price per Unit, we may
purchase the Units. You will receive your proceeds from the sale no later than
if they were redeemed by the Trustee. We may tender Units that we hold to the

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Trustee for redemption as any other Units. If we elect not to purchase Units,
the Trustee may sell tendered Units in the over-the-counter market, if any.
However, the amount you will receive is the same as you would have received on
redemption of the Units.

                    Expenses and Charges                      

The estimated annual expenses of the Trust are listed under "Fee Table." If
actual expenses of the Trust exceed the estimate, the Trust will bear the
excess. The Trustee will pay operating expenses of the Trust from the Income
Account if funds are available, and then from the Capital Account. The Income
and Capital Accounts are non-interest-bearing to Unit holders, so the Trustee
may earn interest on these funds, thus benefiting from their use. In addition,
investors will also indirectly pay a portion of the expenses of the underlying
Funds.

First Trust Advisors L.P., an affiliate of ours, acts as Portfolio Supervisor
and Evaluator and will be compensated for providing portfolio supervisory
services and evaluation services as well as bookkeeping and other
administrative services to the Trust. In providing portfolio supervisory
services, the Portfolio Supervisor may purchase research services from a
number of sources, which may include underwriters or dealers of the Trust. As
Sponsor, we will receive brokerage fees when the Trust uses us (or an
affiliate of ours) as agent in buying or selling Securities. As authorized by
the Indenture, the Trustee may employ a subsidiary or affiliate of the Trustee
to act as broker to execute certain transactions for the Trust. The Trust will
pay for such services at standard commission rates.

The fees payable to First Trust Advisors L.P. and the Trustee are based on the
largest aggregate number of Units of the Trust outstanding at any time during
the calendar year, except during the initial offering period, in which case
these fees are calculated based on the largest number of Units outstanding
during the period for which compensation is paid. These fees may be adjusted
for inflation without Unit holders' approval, but in no case will the annual
fees paid to us or our affiliates for providing services to all unit
investment trusts be more than the actual cost of providing such services in
such year.

As Sponsor, we will receive a fee from the Trust for creating and developing
the Trust, including determining the Trust's objectives, policies, composition
and size, selecting service providers and information services and for
providing other similar administrative and ministerial functions. The
"creation and development fee" is a charge of $.050 per Unit outstanding at
the end of the initial offering period. The Trustee will deduct this amount
from the Trust's assets as of the close of the initial offering period. We do
not use this fee to pay distribution expenses or as compensation for sales
efforts. This fee will not be deducted from your proceeds if you sell or
redeem your Units before the end of the initial offering period.

In addition to the Trust's operating expenses and those fees described above,
the Trust may also incur the following charges:

- All legal expenses of the Trustee according to its responsibilities under
the Indenture;

- The expenses and costs incurred by the Trustee to protect the Trust and your
rights and interests (i.e., participating in litigation concerning a portfolio
security) and the costs of indemnifying the Trustee; 

- Fees for any extraordinary services the Trustee performed under the Indenture;

- Payment for any loss, liability or expense the Trustee incurred without
negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct on its part, in connection with
its acceptance or administration of the Trust; 

- Payment for any loss, liability or expenses we incurred without negligence,
bad faith or willful misconduct in acting as Sponsor of the Trust; 

- Foreign custodial and transaction fees (which may include compensation paid
to the Trustee or its subsidiaries or affiliates), if any; and/or

- All taxes and other government charges imposed upon the Securities or any
part of the Trust.

The above expenses and the Trustee's annual fee are secured by a lien on the
Trust. In addition, if there is not enough cash in the Income or Capital
Account, the Trustee has the power to sell Securities to make cash available
to pay these charges which may result in capital gains or losses to you. See
"Tax Status."

                         Tax Status                           

Federal Tax Matters.

This section discusses some of the main U.S. federal income tax consequences
of owning Units of the Trust as of the date of this prospectus. Tax laws and
interpretations change frequently, and this summary does not describe all of
the tax consequences to all taxpayers. For example, this summary generally
does not describe your situation if you are a broker/dealer or other investor
with special circumstances. In addition, this section may not describe your
state, local or non-U.S. tax consequences.

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This federal income tax summary is based in part on the advice of counsel to
the Sponsor. The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") could disagree with any
conclusions set forth in this section. In addition, our counsel may not have
been asked to review, and may not have reached a conclusion with respect to
the federal income tax treatment of the assets to be deposited in the Trust.
This summary may not be sufficient for you to use for the purpose of avoiding
penalties under federal tax law.

As with any investment, you should seek advice based on your individual
circumstances from your own tax advisor.

Trust Status.

Unit investment trusts maintain both Income and Capital Accounts, regardless
of tax structure. Please refer to the "Income and Capital Distributions"
section of the prospectus for more information.

The Trust intends to qualify as a "regulated investment company," commonly
known as a "RIC," under the federal tax laws. If the Trust qualifies as a RIC
and distributes its income as required by the tax law, the Trust generally
will not pay federal income taxes. For federal income tax purposes, you are
treated as the owner of the Trust Units and not of the assets held by the
Trust. 

Income from the Trust.

After the end of each year, you will receive a tax statement that separates
the Trust's distributions into ordinary income dividends, capital gain
dividends, exempt-interest dividends and return of capital. Income that is
categorized as exempt-interest dividends generally is excluded from your gross
income for federal income tax purposes. Some or all of the exempt-interest
dividends may be taken into account for alternative minimum tax purposes and
may have other tax consequences. Income reported is generally net of expenses
(but see "Treatment of Trust Expenses" below). Ordinary income dividends are
generally taxed at your ordinary income tax rate, however certain dividends
received from the Trust may be taxed at the capital gains tax rates.
Generally, all capital gain dividends are treated as long-term capital gains
regardless of how long you have owned your Units. In addition, the Trust may
make distributions that represent a return of capital for tax purposes and
will generally not be currently taxable to you, although they generally reduce
your tax basis in your Units and thus increase your taxable gain or decrease
your loss when you dispose of your Units. The tax laws may require you to
treat distributions made to you in January as if you had received them on
December 31 of the previous year.

Some distributions from the Trust may qualify as long-term capital gains,
which, if you are an individual, is generally taxed at a lower rate than your
ordinary income and short-term capital gain income. The distributions from the
Trust that you must take into account for federal income tax purposes are not
reduced by the amount used to pay a deferred sales charge, if any.
Distributions from the Trust, including capital gains but not exempt-interest
dividends, may also be subject to a "Medicare tax" if your adjusted gross
income exceeds certain threshold amounts.

Sale of Units.

If you sell your Units (whether to a third party or to the Trust), you will
generally recognize a taxable gain or loss. To determine the amount of this
gain or loss, you must subtract your (adjusted) tax basis in your Units from
the amount you receive from the sale. Your original tax basis in your Units is
generally equal to the cost of your Units, including sales charges. In some
cases, however, you may have to adjust your tax basis after you purchase your
Units, in which case your gain would be calculated using your adjusted basis. 

The tax statement you receive in regard to the sale or redemption of your
Units may contain information about your basis in the Units and whether any
gain or loss recognized by you should be considered long-term or short-term
capital gain. The information reported to you is based upon rules that do not
take into consideration all of the facts that may be known to you or to your
advisors. You should consult with your tax advisor about any adjustments that
may need to be made to the information reported to you in determining the
amount of your gain or loss.

Distribution Reinvestment Option.

If you elect to reinvest your distributions into additional Units, you will be
treated as if you have received your distribution in an amount equal to the
distribution you are entitled to. Your tax liability will be the same as if
you received the distribution in cash.  Also, the reinvestment would generally
be considered a purchase of new Units for federal income tax purposes.

Treatment of Trust Expenses.

Expenses incurred and deducted by the Trust will generally not be treated as
income taxable to you. In some cases, however, you may be required to treat
your portion of these Trust expenses as income. You may not be able to take a
deduction for some or all of these expenses even if the cash you receive is
reduced by such expenses. 

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Non-U.S. Investors.

If you are a non-U.S. investor, distributions from the Trust treated as
dividends will generally be subject to a U.S. withholding tax of 30% of the
distribution. Certain dividends, such as capital gains dividends, short-term
capital gains dividends, and distributions that are attributable to exempt-
interest income or certain other interest income, may not be subject to U.S.
withholding taxes. In addition, some non-U.S. investors may be eligible for a
reduction or elimination of U.S. withholding taxes under a treaty. However,
the qualification for those exclusions may not be known at the time of the
distribution.

Separately, the United States, pursuant to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance
Act ("FATCA") imposes a 30% tax on certain non-U.S. entities that receive U.S.
source interest or dividends if the non-U.S. entity does not comply with
certain U.S. disclosure and reporting requirements. This FATCA tax also
currently applies to the gross proceeds from the disposition of securities
that produce U.S. source interest or dividends. However, proposed regulations
may eliminate the requirement to withhold on payments of gross proceeds from
dispositions.

It is the responsibility of the entity through which you hold your Units to
determine the applicable withholding.

In-Kind Distributions.

If permitted by this prospectus, as described in "Redeeming Your Units," you
may request an In-Kind Distribution of Trust assets when you redeem your
Units. This distribution is subject to tax, and you will generally recognize
gain or loss, generally based on the value at that time of the securities and
the amount of cash received. 

You should consult your tax advisor regarding potential foreign, state or
local taxation with respect to your Units.

                      Retirement Plans                        

You may purchase Units of the Trust for:

- Individual Retirement Accounts;

- Keogh Plans;

- Pension funds; and

- Other tax-deferred retirement plans.

Generally, the federal income tax on capital gains and income received in each
of the above plans is deferred until you receive distributions. These
distributions are generally treated as ordinary income but may, in some cases,
be eligible for special averaging or tax-deferred rollover treatment. Before
participating in a plan like this, you should review the tax laws regarding
these plans and consult your attorney or tax advisor. Brokerage firms and
other financial institutions offer these plans with varying fees and charges.

                   Rights of Unit Holders                     

Unit Ownership.

Ownership of Units will not be evidenced by certificates. If you purchase or
hold Units through a broker/dealer or bank, your ownership of Units will be
recorded in book-entry form at the Depository Trust Company ("DTC") and
credited on its records to your broker/dealer's or bank's DTC account.
Transfer of Units will be accomplished by book entries made by DTC and its
participants if the Units are registered to DTC or its nominee, Cede & Co. DTC
will forward all notices and credit all payments received in respect of the
Units held by the DTC participants. You will receive written confirmation of
your purchases and sales of Units from the broker/dealer or bank through which
you made the transaction. You may transfer your Units by contacting the
broker/dealer or bank through which you hold your Units. 

Unit Holder Reports.

The Trustee will prepare a statement detailing the per Unit amounts (if any)
distributed from the Income Account and Capital Account in connection with
each distribution. In addition, at the end of each calendar year, the Trustee
will prepare a statement which contains the following information:

- A summary of transactions in the Trust for the year;

- A list of any Securities sold during the year and the Securities held at the
end of that year by the Trust;

- The Redemption Price per Unit, computed on the 31st day of December of such
year (or the last business day before); and

- Amounts of income and capital distributed during the year.

By February 15th yearly, the Annual Reports are posted to the Sponsor's
website (www.ftportfolios.com) in the UIT Tax Center and retrievable by CUSIP.
You may also request one be sent to you by calling the Sponsor at 800-621-
1675, dept. code 2. In addition, you may also request from the Trustee copies
of the evaluations of the Securities as prepared by the Evaluator to enable
you to comply with applicable federal and state tax reporting requirements.

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              Income and Capital Distributions                

You will begin receiving distributions on your Units only after you become a
Record Owner. The Trustee will credit dividends received on the Trust's
Securities to the Income Account of the Trust. All other receipts, such as
return of capital or capital gain dividends, are credited to the Capital
Account of the Trust. Dividends received on foreign Securities, if any, are
converted into U.S. dollars at the applicable exchange rate.

The Trustee will make distributions on or near the Income Distribution Dates
to Unit holders of record on the preceding Income Distribution Record Date.
Distributions will consist of an amount substantially equal to the Unit
holder's pro rata share of the balance of the Income Account calculated on the
basis of one-twelfth of the estimated annual dividend distributions (reset on
a quarterly basis) in the Income Account after deducting estimated expenses.
See "Summary of Essential Information." The amount of the initial distribution
from the Income Account will be prorated based on the number of days in the
first payment period. No income distribution will be paid if accrued expenses
of the Trust exceed amounts in the Income Account on the Distribution Dates.
Distribution amounts will vary with changes in the Trust's fees and expenses,
in dividends received and with the sale of Securities. The Trustee will
distribute amounts in the Capital Account, net of amounts designated to meet
redemptions, pay the deferred sales charge and creation and development fee or
pay expenses on the twenty-fifth day of each month to Unit holders of record
on the tenth day of each month provided the amount equals at least $1.00 per
100 Units. In any case, the Trustee will distribute any funds in the Capital
Account in December of each year and as part of the final liquidation
distribution. If the Trustee does not have your taxpayer identification number
("TIN"), it is required to withhold a certain percentage of your distribution
and deliver such amount to the IRS. You may recover this amount by giving your
TIN to the Trustee, or when you file a tax return. However, you should check
your statements to make sure the Trustee has your TIN to avoid this "back-up
withholding."

If an Income or Capital Account distribution date is a day on which the NYSE
is closed, the distribution will be made on the next day the stock exchange is
open. Distributions are paid to Unit holders of record determined as of the
close of business on the Record Date for that distribution or, if the Record
Date is a day on which the NYSE is closed, the first preceding day on which
the exchange is open.

We anticipate that there will be enough money in the Capital Account of the
Trust to pay the deferred sales charge to the Sponsor. If not, the Trustee may
sell Securities to meet the shortfall.

Within a reasonable time after the Trust is terminated, you will receive the
pro rata share of the money from the sale of the Securities and amounts in the
Income and Capital Accounts. All Unit holders will receive a pro rata share of
any other assets remaining in the Trust, after deducting any unpaid expenses.

The Trustee may establish reserves (the "Reserve Account") within the Trust to
cover anticipated state and local taxes or any governmental charges to be paid
out of the Trust.

Distribution Reinvestment Option. You may elect to have each distribution of
income and/or capital reinvested into additional Units of the Trust by
notifying your broker/dealer or bank within the time period required by such
entities so that they can notify the Trustee of your election at least 10 days
before any Record Date. Each later distribution of income and/or capital on
your Units will be reinvested by the Trustee into additional Units of such
Trust. There is no sales charge on Units acquired through the Distribution
Reinvestment Option, as discussed under "Public Offering." This option may not
be available in all states. Each reinvestment plan is subject to availability
or limitation by the Sponsor and each broker/dealer or selling firm. The
Sponsor or broker/dealers may suspend or terminate the offering of a
reinvestment plan at any time. Because the Trust may begin selling Securities
nine business days prior to the Mandatory Termination Date, reinvestment is
not available during this period. Please contact your financial professional
for additional information. PLEASE NOTE THAT EVEN IF YOU REINVEST
DISTRIBUTIONS, THEY ARE STILL CONSIDERED DISTRIBUTIONS FOR INCOME TAX PURPOSES.

                    Redeeming Your Units                      

You may redeem all or a portion of your Units at any time by sending a request
for redemption to your broker/dealer or bank through which you hold your
Units. No redemption fee will be charged, but you are responsible for any
governmental charges that apply. Certain broker/dealers may charge a
transaction fee for processing redemption requests. Two business days after
the day you tender your Units (the "Date of Tender") you will receive cash in
an amount for each Unit equal to the Redemption Price per Unit calculated at
the Evaluation Time on the Date of Tender.

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The Date of Tender is considered to be the date on which your redemption
request is received by the Trustee from the broker/dealer or bank through
which you hold your Units (if such day is a day the NYSE is open for trading).
However, if the redemption request is received after 4:00 p.m. Eastern time
(or after any earlier closing time on a day on which the NYSE is scheduled in
advance to close at such earlier time), the Date of Tender is the next day the
NYSE is open for trading. 

Any amounts paid on redemption representing income will be withdrawn from the
Income Account if funds are available for that purpose, or from the Capital
Account. All other amounts paid on redemption will be taken from the Capital
Account. The IRS will require the Trustee to withhold a portion of your
redemption proceeds if the Trustee does not have your TIN as generally
discussed under "Income and Capital Distributions."

If you tender for redemption at least 2,500 Units, or such larger amount as
required by your broker/dealer or bank, rather than receiving cash, you may
elect to receive an In-Kind Distribution in an amount equal to the Redemption
Price per Unit by making this request to your broker/dealer or bank at the
time of tender. However, to be eligible to participate in the In-Kind
Distribution option at redemption, Unit holders must hold their Units through
the end of the initial offering period. No In-Kind Distribution requests
submitted during the 10 business days prior to the Trust's Mandatory
Termination Date will be honored. Where possible, the Trustee will make an In-
Kind Distribution by distributing each of the Securities in book-entry form to
your bank's or broker/dealer's account at DTC. The Trustee will subtract any
customary transfer and registration charges from your In-Kind Distribution. As
a tendering Unit holder, you will receive your pro rata number of whole shares
of Securities that make up the portfolio, and cash from the Capital Account
equal to the fractional shares to which you are entitled.

If you elect to receive an In-Kind Distribution of Securities, you should be
aware that it will be considered a taxable event at the time you receive the
Securities. See "Tax Status" for additional information.

The Trustee may sell Securities to make funds available for redemption. If
Securities are sold, the size and diversification of the Trust will be
reduced. These sales may result in lower prices than if the Securities were
sold at a different time.

Your right to redeem Units (and therefore, your right to receive payment) may
be delayed:

- If the NYSE is closed (other than customary weekend and holiday closings);

- If the SEC determines that trading on the NYSE is restricted or that an
emergency exists making sale or evaluation of the Securities not reasonably
practical; or

- For any other period permitted by SEC order.

The Trustee is not liable to any person for any loss or damage which may
result from such a suspension or postponement.

The Redemption Price.

The Redemption Price per Unit is determined by the Trustee by:

adding

1. cash in the Income and Capital Accounts of the Trust not designated to
purchase Securities;

2. the aggregate underlying value of the Securities held in the Trust; and

3. dividends receivable on the Securities trading ex-dividend as of the date
of computation; and

deducting

1. any applicable taxes or governmental charges that need to be paid out of
the Trust;

2. any amounts owed to the Trustee for its advances;

3. estimated accrued expenses of the Trust, if any;

4. cash held for distribution to Unit holders of record of the Trust as of the
business day before the evaluation being made;

5. liquidation costs for foreign Securities, if any; and

6. other liabilities incurred by the Trust; and

dividing

1. the result by the number of outstanding Units of the Trust.

Any remaining deferred sales charge on the Units when you redeem them will be
deducted from your redemption proceeds. In addition, until they are collected,
the Redemption Price per Unit will include estimated organization costs as set
forth under "Fee Table."

             Removing Securities from the Trust               

The portfolio of the Trust is not managed. However, we may, but are not
required to, direct the Trustee to dispose of a Security in certain limited
circumstances, including situations in which:

- The issuer of the Security defaults in the payment of a declared dividend;

- Any action or proceeding prevents the payment of dividends; 

- There is any legal question or impediment affecting the Security;

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- The issuer of the Security has breached a covenant which would affect the
payment of dividends, the issuer's credit standing, or otherwise damage the
sound investment character of the Security; 

- The issuer has defaulted on the payment of any other of its outstanding
obligations; 

- There has been a public tender offer made for a Security or a merger or
acquisition is announced affecting a Security, and that in our opinion the
sale or tender of the Security is in the best interest of Unit holders; 

- The sale of Securities is necessary or advisable (i) in order to maintain
the qualification of the Trust as a "regulated investment company" in the case
of the Trust which has elected to qualify as such or (ii) to provide funds to
make any distribution for a taxable year in order to avoid imposition of any
income or excise taxes on undistributed income in the Trust which is a
"regulated investment company";

- The price of the Security has declined to such an extent, or such other
credit factors exist, that in our opinion keeping the Security would be
harmful to the Trust;

- As a result of the ownership of the Security, the Trust or its Unit holders
would be a direct or indirect shareholder of a passive foreign investment
company; or

- The sale of the Security is necessary for the Trust to comply with such
federal and/or state laws, regulations and/or regulatory actions and
interpretations which may be in effect from time to time.

Except for instances in which the Trust acquires Replacement Securities, as
described in "The FT Series," the Trust will generally not acquire any
securities or other property other than the Securities. The Trustee, on behalf
of the Trust and at the direction of the Sponsor, will vote for or against any
offer for new or exchanged securities or property in exchange for a Security,
such as those acquired in a merger or other transaction. If such exchanged
securities or property are acquired by the Trust, at our instruction, they
will either be sold or held in the Trust. In making the determination as to
whether to sell or hold the exchanged securities or property we may get advice
from the Portfolio Supervisor. Any proceeds received from the sale of
Securities, exchanged securities or property will be credited to the Capital
Account of the Trust for distribution to Unit holders or to meet redemption
requests. The Trustee may retain and pay us or an affiliate of ours to act as
agent for the Trust to facilitate selling Securities, exchanged securities or
property from the Trust. If we or our affiliate act in this capacity, we will
be held subject to the restrictions under the 1940 Act. When acting in an
agency capacity, we may select various broker/dealers to execute securities
transactions on behalf of the Trust, which may include broker/dealers who sell
Units of the Trust. We do not consider sales of Units of the Trust or any
other products sponsored by First Trust as a factor in selecting such
broker/dealers. As authorized by the Indenture, the Trustee may also employ a
subsidiary or affiliate of the Trustee to act as broker in selling such
Securities or property. The Trust will pay for these brokerage services at
standard commission rates.

The Trustee may sell Securities designated by us or, absent our direction, at
its own discretion, in order to meet redemption requests or pay expenses. In
designating Securities to be sold, we will try to maintain the proportionate
relationship among the Securities. If this is not possible, the composition
and diversification of the Trust may be changed.

            Amending or Terminating the Indenture             

Amendments. The Indenture may be amended by us and the Trustee without your
consent:

- To cure ambiguities;

- To correct or supplement any defective or inconsistent provision;

- To make any amendment required by any governmental agency; or

- To make other changes determined not to be adverse to your best interests
(as determined by us and the Trustee).

Termination. As provided by the Indenture, the Trust will terminate on the
Mandatory Termination Date as stated in the "Summary of Essential
Information." The Trust may be terminated earlier:

- Upon the consent of 100% of the Unit holders of the Trust;

- If the value of the Securities owned by the Trust as shown by any evaluation
is less than the lower of $2,000,000 or 20% of the total value of Securities
deposited in the Trust during the initial offering period ("Discretionary
Liquidation Amount"); or

- In the event that Units of the Trust not yet sold aggregating more than 60%
of the Units of the Trust are tendered for redemption by underwriters,
including the Sponsor.

If the Trust is terminated due to this last reason, we will refund your entire
sales charge; however, termination of the Trust before the Mandatory
Termination Date for any other stated reason will result in all remaining
unpaid deferred sales charges on your Units being deducted from your
termination proceeds. For various reasons, the Trust may be reduced below the
Discretionary Liquidation Amount and could therefore be terminated before the
Mandatory Termination Date.

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Unless terminated earlier, the Trustee will begin to sell Securities in
connection with the termination of the Trust during the period beginning nine
business days prior to, and no later than, the Mandatory Termination Date. We
will determine the manner and timing of the sale of Securities. Because the
Trustee must sell the Securities within a relatively short period of time, the
sale of Securities as part of the termination process may result in a lower
sales price than might otherwise be realized if such sale were not required at
this time.

You will receive a cash distribution from the sale of the remaining
Securities, along with your interest in the Income and Capital Accounts,
within a reasonable time after the Trust is terminated. The Trustee will
deduct from the Trust any accrued costs, expenses, advances or indemnities
provided for by the Indenture, including estimated compensation of the Trustee
and costs of liquidation and any amounts required as a reserve to pay any
taxes or other governmental charges.

      Information on the Sponsor, Trustee and Evaluator       

The Sponsor.

We, First Trust Portfolios L.P., specialize in the underwriting, trading and
wholesale distribution of unit investment trusts under the "First Trust" brand
name and other securities. An Illinois limited partnership formed in 1991, we
took over the First Trust product line and act as Sponsor for successive
series of:

- The First Trust Combined Series

- FT Series (formerly known as The First Trust Special Situations Trust)

- The First Trust Insured Corporate Trust

- The First Trust of Insured Municipal Bonds

- The First Trust GNMA

The First Trust product line commenced with the first insured unit investment
trust in 1974. To date we have deposited more than $500 billion in First Trust
unit investment trusts. Our employees include a team of professionals with
many years of experience in the unit investment trust industry.

We are a member of FINRA and SIPC. Our principal offices are at 120 East
Liberty Drive, Wheaton, Illinois 60187; telephone number 800-621-1675. As of
December 31, 2020, the total partners' capital of First Trust Portfolios L.P.
was $82,953,781.

This information refers only to us and not to the Trust or to any series of
the Trust or to any other dealer. We are including this information only to
inform you of our financial responsibility and our ability to carry out our
contractual obligations. We will provide more detailed financial information
on request.

Code of Ethics. The Sponsor and the Trust have adopted a code of ethics
requiring the Sponsor's employees who have access to information on Trust
transactions to report personal securities transactions. The purpose of the
code is to avoid potential conflicts of interest and to prevent fraud,
deception or misconduct with respect to the Trust.

The Trustee.

The Trustee is The Bank of New York Mellon, a trust company organized under
the laws of New York. The Bank of New York Mellon has its unit investment
trust division offices at 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286,
telephone 800-813-3074. If you have questions regarding your account or your
Trust, please contact the Trustee at its unit investment trust division
offices or your financial advisor. The Sponsor does not have access to
individual account information. The Bank of New York Mellon is subject to
supervision and examination by the Superintendent of the New York State
Department of Financial Services and the Board of Governors of the Federal
Reserve System, and its deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation to the extent permitted by law.

The Trustee has not participated in selecting the Securities for the Trust; it
only provides administrative services.

Limitations of Liabilities of Sponsor and Trustee.

Neither we nor the Trustee will be liable for taking any action or for not
taking any action in good faith according to the Indenture. We will also not
be accountable for errors in judgment. We will only be liable for our own
willful misfeasance, bad faith, gross negligence (ordinary negligence in the
Trustee's case) or reckless disregard of our obligations and duties. The
Trustee is not liable for any loss or depreciation when the Securities are
sold. If we fail to act under the Indenture, the Trustee may do so, and the
Trustee will not be liable for any action it takes in good faith under the
Indenture.

The Trustee will not be liable for any taxes or other governmental charges or
interest on the Securities which the Trustee may be required to pay under any
present or future law of the United States or of any other taxing authority
with jurisdiction. Also, the Indenture states other provisions regarding the
liability of the Trustee.

If we do not perform any of our duties under the Indenture or are not able to
act or become bankrupt, or if our affairs are taken over by public
authorities, then the Trustee may:

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- Appoint a successor sponsor, paying them a reasonable rate not more than
that stated by the SEC;

- Terminate the Indenture and liquidate the Trust; or

- Continue to act as Trustee without terminating the Indenture.

The Evaluator.

The Evaluator is First Trust Advisors L.P., an Illinois limited partnership
formed in 1991 and an affiliate of the Sponsor. The Evaluator's address is 120
East Liberty Drive, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.

The Trustee, Sponsor and Unit holders may rely on the accuracy of any
evaluation prepared by the Evaluator. The Evaluator will make determinations
in good faith based upon the best available information, but will not be
liable to the Trustee, Sponsor or Unit holders for errors in judgment.

                      Other Information                       

Legal Opinions.

Our counsel is Chapman and Cutler LLP, 111 W. Monroe St., Chicago, Illinois
60603. They have passed upon the legality of the Units offered hereby and
certain matters relating to federal tax law. Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP acts
as the Trustee's counsel.

Experts.

The Trust's statement of net assets, including the schedule of investments, as
of the opening of business on the Initial Date of Deposit included in this
prospectus, has been audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent
registered public accounting firm, as stated in their report appearing herein,
and is included in reliance upon the report of such firm given upon their
authority as experts in accounting and auditing.

Supplemental Information.

If you write or call the Sponsor, you will receive free of charge supplemental
information about this Series, which has been filed with the SEC and to which
we have referred throughout. This information states more specific details
concerning the nature, structure and risks of this product. You should be
aware that the Trust and the underlying Funds do not necessarily have exposure
to all of the various asset classes described in the Information Supplement.
In addition, the underlying Funds' exposure to the investments described in
the Information Supplement is not fixed and may change over time.

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                                 FIRST TRUST(R)

          Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF Portfolio, Series 69
                                    FT 9648

                                    Sponsor:

                          First Trust Portfolios L.P.

                           Member SIPC o Member FINRA
                             120 East Liberty Drive
                            Wheaton, Illinois 60187
                                  800-621-1675

                                    Trustee:

                          The Bank of New York Mellon

                              240 Greenwich Street
                            New York, New York 10286
                                  800-813-3074
                             24-Hour Pricing Line:
                                  800-446-0132
  Please refer to the "Summary of Essential Information" for the Product Code.
                            ________________________

  When Units of the Trust are no longer available, this prospectus may be used
                          as a preliminary prospectus
       for a future series, in which case you should note the following:

  THE INFORMATION IN THE PROSPECTUS IS NOT COMPLETE AND MAY BE CHANGED. WE MAY
  NOT SELL, OR ACCEPT OFFERS TO BUY, SECURITIES OF A FUTURE SERIES UNTIL THAT
   SERIES HAS BECOME EFFECTIVE WITH THE SEC. NO SECURITIES CAN BE SOLD IN ANY
                      STATE WHERE A SALE WOULD BE ILLEGAL.
                            ________________________

   This prospectus contains information relating to the above-mentioned unit
    investment trust, but does not contain all of the information about this
    investment company as filed with the SEC in Washington, D.C. under the:


               - Securities Act of 1933 (file no. 333-259080) and


               - Investment Company Act of 1940 (file no. 811-05903)

  Information about the Trust, including its Codes of Ethics, can be reviewed
 and copied at the SEC's Public Reference Room in Washington, D.C. Information
 regarding the operation of the SEC's Public Reference Room may be obtained by
                        calling the SEC at 202-942-8090.

  Information about the Trust is available on the EDGAR Database on the SEC's
                         Internet site at www.sec.gov.

                     To obtain copies at prescribed rates -

                   Write: Public Reference Section of the SEC
                          100 F Street, N.E.
                          Washington, D.C. 20549
          e-mail address: publicinfo@sec.gov


                               September 28, 2021


               PLEASE RETAIN THIS PROSPECTUS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

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                                 FIRST TRUST(R)

                                 The FT Series

                             Information Supplement

This Information Supplement provides additional information concerning the
structure, operations and risks of the unit investment trust contained in FT
9648 not found in the prospectus for the Trust. However, you should be aware
that the Trust and the underlying Funds do not necessarily have exposure to
all of the various asset classes described in this Information Supplement. In
addition, the underlying Funds' exposure to the investments described below is
not fixed and may change over time. This Information Supplement is not a
prospectus and does not include all of the information you should consider
before investing in the Trust. This Information Supplement should be read in
conjunction with the prospectus for the Trust in which you are considering
investing. 


This Information Supplement is dated September 28, 2021. Capitalized terms
have been defined in the prospectus.


                               Table of Contents

Risk Factors
   Securities                                                                  2
   Common Stocks                                                               2
   Preferred Stocks                                                            2
   Trust Preferred Securities                                                  2
   REITs                                                                       3
   ETFs                                                                        4
   Closed-End Funds                                                            5
   Business Development Companies                                              5
   Convertible Securities                                                      6
   Fixed-Income Securities                                                     8
   High-Yield Securities                                                       9
   Senior Loans                                                               10
   Subprime Residential Mortgage Loans                                        11
   TIPS                                                                       11
   Foreign Issuers                                                            11
   Emerging Markets                                                           12
   Small and/or Mid Capitalization Companies                                  13
Municipal Securities                                                          13
   Education Revenue Securities                                               13
   Health Care Revenue Securities                                             13
   Industrial Revenue Securities                                              14
   Lease Obligation Revenue Securities                                        14
   Multi-Family Mortgage Revenue Securities                                   14
   Resource Recovery Facility Revenue Securities                              15
   Single Family Mortgage Revenue Securities                                  15
   Special Tax Revenue Securities                                             15
   Tax Allocation Revenue Securities                                          15
   Transportation Facility Revenue Securities                                 15
   Utility Revenue Securities                                                 16
   Water and Sewerage Revenue Securities                                      16
   Discount Securities                                                        16
   Original Issue Discount Securities                                         16
   Premium Securities                                                         16
   When Issued Securities                                                     17
   Zero Coupon Securities                                                     17
   Insurance Risk                                                             17

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Risk Factors

Securities. An investment in Units of the Trust should be made with an
understanding of the risks involved in the Trust's exposure to the following
types of securities, either directly or indirectly through the Funds held by
the Trust: common stocks ("Common Stocks"), preferred stock ("Preferred
Stocks"), trust preferred securities ("Trust Preferred Securities"), real
estate investment trusts ("REITs"), exchange-traded funds ("ETFs"), closed-end
funds ("Closed-End Funds") and/or business development companies.

Common Stocks. An investment in common stocks should be made with an
understanding of the risks which such an investment entails, including the
risk that the financial condition of the issuers of the common stocks or the
general condition of the relevant stock market may worsen, and the value of
the common stocks and therefore the value of the Units may decline. Common
stocks are especially susceptible to general stock market movements and to
volatile increases and decreases of value, as market confidence in and
perceptions of the issuers change. These perceptions are based on
unpredictable factors, including expectations regarding government, economic,
monetary and fiscal policies, inflation and interest rates, economic expansion
or contraction, and global or regional political, economic or banking crises.

Shareholders of common stocks have rights to receive payments from the issuers
of those common stocks that are generally subordinate to those of creditors
of, or holders of debt obligations or preferred stocks of, such issuers.
Shareholders of common stocks have a right to receive dividends only when and
if, and in the amounts, declared by the issuer's board of directors and have a
right to participate in amounts available for distribution by the issuer only
after all other claims on the issuer have been paid or provided for. Common
stocks do not represent an obligation of the issuer and, therefore, do not
offer any assurance of income or provide the same degree of protection of
capital as do debt securities. The issuance of additional debt securities or
preferred stock will create prior claims for payment of principal, interest
and dividends which could adversely affect the ability and inclination of the
issuer to declare or pay dividends on its common stock or the rights of
holders of common stock with respect to assets of the issuer upon liquidation
or bankruptcy. Cumulative preferred stock dividends must be paid before common
stock dividends, and any cumulative preferred stock dividend omitted is added
to future dividends payable to the holders of cumulative preferred stock.
Preferred stockholders are also generally entitled to rights on liquidation
which are senior to those of common stockholders.

Preferred Stocks. An investment in preferred stocks should be made with an
understanding of the risks which such an investment entails, including the
risk that the financial condition of the issuers of the Securities or the
general condition of the preferred stock market may worsen, and the value of
the preferred stocks and therefore the value of the Units may decline.
Preferred stocks may be susceptible to general stock market movements and to
volatile increases and decreases of value as market confidence in and
perceptions of the issuers change. These perceptions are based on
unpredictable factors, including expectations regarding government, economic,
monetary and fiscal policies, inflation and interest rates, economic expansion
or contraction, market liquidity, and global or regional political, economic
or banking crises. Preferred stocks are also vulnerable to Congressional
reductions in the dividends received deduction which would adversely affect
the after-tax return to the investors who can take advantage of the deduction.
Such a reduction might adversely affect the value of preferred stocks in
general. Holders of preferred stocks, as owners of the entity, have rights to
receive payments from the issuers of those preferred stocks that are generally
subordinate to those of creditors of, or holders of debt obligations or, in
some cases, other senior preferred stocks of, such issuers. Preferred stocks
do not represent an obligation of the issuer and, therefore, do not offer any
assurance of income or provide the same degree of protection of capital as do
debt securities. The issuance of additional debt securities or senior
preferred stocks will create prior claims for payment of principal and
interest and senior dividends which could adversely affect the ability and
inclination of the issuer to declare or pay dividends on its preferred stock
or the rights of holders of preferred stock with respect to assets of the
issuer upon liquidation or bankruptcy. The value of preferred stocks is
subject to market fluctuations for as long as the preferred stocks remain
outstanding, and thus the value of the Securities may be expected to fluctuate
over the life of the Trust to values higher or lower than those prevailing on
the Initial Date of Deposit.

Trust Preferred Securities. An investment in trust preferred securities should
be made with an understanding of the risks which such an investment entails.
Holders of trust preferred securities incur risks in addition to or slightly
different than the typical risks of holding preferred stocks. Trust preferred
securities are limited-life preferred securities that are typically issued by
corporations, generally in the form of interest-bearing notes or preferred
securities, or by an affiliated business trust of a corporation, generally in

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the form of beneficial interests in subordinated debentures issued by the
corporation, or similarly structured securities. The maturity and dividend
rate of the trust preferred securities are structured to match the maturity
and coupon interest rate of the interest-bearing notes, preferred securities
or subordinated debentures. Trust preferred securities usually mature on the
stated maturity date of the interest-bearing notes, preferred securities or
subordinated debentures and may be redeemed or liquidated prior to the stated
maturity date of such instruments for any reason on or after their stated call
date or upon the occurrence of certain extraordinary circumstances at any
time. Trust preferred securities generally have a yield advantage over
traditional preferred stocks, but unlike preferred stocks, distributions on
the trust preferred securities are treated as interest rather than dividends
for Federal income tax purposes. Unlike most preferred stocks, distributions
received from trust preferred securities are not eligible for the dividends-
received deduction. Certain of the risks unique to trust preferred securities
include: (i) distributions on trust preferred securities will be made only if
interest payments on the interest-bearing notes, preferred securities or
subordinated debentures are made; (ii) a corporation issuing the interest-
bearing notes, preferred securities or subordinated debentures may defer
interest payments on these instruments for up to 20 consecutive quarters and
if such election is made, distributions will not be made on the trust
preferred securities during the deferral period; (iii) certain tax or
regulatory events may trigger the redemption of the interest-bearing notes,
preferred securities or subordinated debentures by the issuing corporation and
result in prepayment of the trust preferred securities prior to their stated
maturity date; (iv) future legislation may be proposed or enacted that may
prohibit the corporation from deducting its interest payments on the interest-
bearing notes, preferred securities or subordinated debentures for tax
purposes, making redemption of these instruments likely; (v) a corporation may
redeem the interest-bearing notes, preferred securities or subordinated
debentures in whole at any time or in part from time to time on or after a
stated call date; (vi) trust preferred securities holders have very limited
voting rights; and (vii) payment of interest on the interest-bearing notes,
preferred securities or subordinated debentures, and therefore distributions
on the trust preferred securities, is dependent on the financial condition of
the issuing corporation.

REITs. An investment in REITs should be made with an understanding of the
risks which such an investment entails. Generally, these include economic
recession, the cyclical nature of real estate markets, competitive
overbuilding, unusually adverse weather conditions, changing demographics,
changes in governmental regulations (including tax laws and environmental,
building, zoning and sales regulations), increases in real estate taxes or
costs of material and labor, the inability to secure performance guarantees or
insurance as required, the unavailability of investment capital and the
inability to obtain construction financing or mortgage loans at rates
acceptable to builders and purchasers of real estate. Additional risks include
an inability to reduce expenditures associated with a property (such as
mortgage payments and property taxes) when rental revenue declines, and
possible loss upon foreclosure of mortgaged properties if mortgage payments
are not paid when due.

REITs are financial vehicles that have as their objective the pooling of
capital from a number of investors in order to participate directly in real
estate ownership or financing. REITs are generally fully integrated operating
companies that have interests in income-producing real estate. Equity REITs
emphasize direct property investment, holding their invested assets primarily
in the ownership of real estate or other equity interests. REITs obtain
capital funds for investment in underlying real estate assets by selling debt
or equity securities in the public or institutional capital markets or by bank
borrowing. Thus, the returns on common equities of REITs will be significantly
affected by changes in costs of capital and, particularly in the case of
highly "leveraged" REITs (i.e., those with large amounts of borrowings
outstanding), by changes in the level of interest rates. The objective of an
equity REIT is to purchase income-producing real estate properties in order to
generate high levels of cash flow from rental income and a gradual asset
appreciation, and they typically invest in properties such as office, retail,
industrial, hotel and apartment buildings and healthcare facilities.

REITs are a creation of the tax law. REITs essentially operate as a
corporation or business trust with the advantage of exemption from corporate
income taxes provided the REIT satisfies the requirements of Sections 856
through 860 of the Internal Revenue Code. The major tests for tax-qualified
status are that the REIT (i) be managed by one or more trustees or directors,
(ii) issue shares of transferable interest to its owners, (iii) have at least
100 shareholders, (iv) have no more than 50% of the shares held by five or
fewer individuals, (v) invest substantially all of its capital in real estate
related assets and derive substantially all of its gross income from real
estate related assets and (vi) distributed at least 95% of its taxable income
to its shareholders each year. If a REIT should fail to qualify for such tax
status, the related shareholders (including such Trust) could be adversely
affected by the resulting tax consequences.

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The underlying value of REITs and their ability to pay dividends may be
adversely affected by changes in national economic conditions, changes in
local market conditions due to changes in general or local economic conditions
and neighborhood characteristics, increased competition from other properties,
obsolescence of property, changes in the availability, cost and terms of
mortgage funds, the impact of present or future environmental legislation and
compliance with environmental laws, the ongoing need for capital improvements,
particularly in older properties, changes in real estate tax rates and other
operating expenses, regulatory and economic impediments to raising rents,
adverse changes in governmental rules and fiscal policies, dependency on
management skill, civil unrest, acts of God, including earthquakes, fires and
other natural disasters (which may result in uninsured losses), acts of war,
adverse changes in zoning laws, and other factors which are beyond the control
of the issuers of REITs. The value of REITs may at times be particularly
sensitive to devaluation in the event of rising interest rates. 

REITs may concentrate investments in specific geographic areas or in specific
property types, i.e., hotels, shopping malls, residential complexes, office
buildings and timberlands. The impact of economic conditions on REITs can also
be expected to vary with geographic location and property type. Investors
should be aware that REITs may not be diversified and are subject to the risks
of financing projects. REITs are also subject to defaults by borrowers, self-
liquidation, the market's perception of the REIT industry generally, and the
possibility of failing to qualify for pass-through of income under the
Internal Revenue Code, and to maintain exemption from the Investment Company
Act of 1940. A default by a borrower or lessee may cause a REIT to experience
delays in enforcing its right as mortgagee or lessor and to incur significant
costs related to protecting its investments. In addition, because real estate
generally is subject to real property taxes, REITs may be adversely affected
by increases or decreases in property tax rates and assessments or
reassessments of the properties underlying REITs by taxing authorities.
Furthermore, because real estate is relatively illiquid, the ability of REITs
to vary their portfolios in response to changes in economic and other
conditions may be limited and may adversely affect the value of the Units.
There can be no assurance that any REIT will be able to dispose of its
underlying real estate assets when advantageous or necessary. 

Issuers of REITs generally maintain comprehensive insurance on presently owned
and subsequently acquired real property assets, including liability, fire and
extended coverage. However, certain types of losses may be uninsurable or not
be economically insurable as to which the underlying properties are at risk in
their particular locales. There can be no assurance that insurance coverage
will be sufficient to pay the full current market value or current replacement
cost of any lost investment. Various factors might make it impracticable to
use insurance proceeds to replace a facility after it has been damaged or
destroyed. Under such circumstances, the insurance proceeds received by a REIT
might not be adequate to restore its economic position with respect to such
property.

Under various environmental laws, a current or previous owner or operator of
real property may be liable for the costs of removal or remediation of
hazardous or toxic substances on, under or in such property. Such laws often
impose liability whether or not the owner or operator caused or knew of the
presence of such hazardous or toxic substances and whether or not the storage
of such substances was in violation of a tenant's lease. In addition, the
presence of hazardous or toxic substances, or the failure to remediate such
property properly, may adversely affect the owner's ability to borrow using
such real property as collateral. No assurance can be given that REITs may not
be presently liable or potentially liable for any such costs in connection
with real estate assets they presently own or subsequently acquire. Certain of
the REITs may also be Mortgage REITs. Mortgage REITs are companies that
provide financing for real estate by purchasing or originating mortgages and
mortgage-backed securities and earn income from the interest on these
investments. Mortgage REITs are also subject to many of the same risks
associated with investments in other REITs and to real estate market conditions.

ETFs. An investment in ETFs should be made with an understanding of the risks
which such an investment entails. ETFs are investment pools that hold other
securities. ETFs are either passively-managed index funds that seek to
replicate the performance or composition of a recognized securities index or
actively-managed funds that seek to achieve a stated investment objective.
ETFs are either open-end management investment companies or unit investment
trusts registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Unlike
typical open-end funds or unit investment trusts, ETFs generally do not sell
or redeem their individual shares at net asset value. ETFs generally sell and
redeem shares in large blocks (often known as "Creation Units"), however, the
Sponsor does not intend to sell or redeem ETFs in this manner. In addition,
securities exchanges list ETF shares for trading, which allow investors to
purchase and sell individual ETF shares among themselves at market prices
throughout the day. The Trust will purchase and sell ETF shares on these
securities exchanges. ETFs therefore possess characteristics of traditional
open-end funds and unit investment trusts, which issue redeemable shares, and

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of corporate common stocks or closed-end funds, which generally issue shares
that trade at negotiated prices on securities exchanges and are not redeemable.

ETFs can provide exposure to broad-based indexes, growth and value styles,
market cap segments, sectors and industries, specific countries or regions of
the world or physical commodities. The securities comprising ETFs may be
common stocks, fixed-income securities or physical commodities. ETFs contain a
number of securities, anywhere from fewer than 20 securities up to more than
1,000 securities. As a result, investors in ETFs obtain exposure to a much
greater number of securities than an individual investor would typically be
able to obtain on their own. The performance of index-based ETFs is generally
highly correlated with the indices or sectors which they are designed to track.

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.

Shares of ETFs frequently trade at a discount from their net asset value in
the secondary market. This risk is separate and distinct from the risk that
the net asset value of the ETF shares may decrease. The amount of such
discount from net asset value is subject to change from time to time in
response to various factors.

Closed-End Funds. An investment in closed-end funds should be made with an
understanding of the risks which such an investment entails. Closed-end mutual
funds' portfolios are managed and their shares are generally listed on a
securities exchange. The net asset value of closed-end fund shares will
fluctuate with changes in the value of the underlying securities which the
closed-end fund owns. In addition, for various reasons closed-end fund shares
frequently trade at a discount from their net asset value in the secondary
market. The amount of such discount from net asset value is subject to change
from time to time in response to various factors. Closed-end funds' articles
of incorporation may contain certain anti-takeover provisions that may have
the effect of inhibiting a fund's possible conversion to open-end status and
limiting the ability of other persons to acquire control of a fund. In certain
circumstances, these provisions might also inhibit the ability of stockholders
(including the Trust) to sell their shares at a premium over prevailing market
prices. This characteristic is a risk separate and distinct from the risk that
a fund's net asset value will decrease. In particular, this characteristic
would increase the loss or reduce the return on the sale of those closed-end
fund shares which were purchased by a Trust at a premium. In the unlikely
event that a closed-end fund converts to open-end status at a time when its
shares are trading at a premium there would be an immediate loss in value to a
Trust since shares of open-end funds trade at net asset value. Certain closed-
end funds may have in place or may put in place in the future plans pursuant
to which the fund may repurchase its own shares in the marketplace. Typically,
these plans are put in place in an attempt by a fund's board of directors to
reduce a discount on its share price. To the extent such a plan was
implemented and shares owned by a Trust are repurchased by a fund, the Trust's
position in that fund would be reduced and the cash would be distributed.

A Trust is prohibited from subscribing to a rights offering for shares of any
of the closed-end funds in which they invest. In the event of a rights
offering for additional shares of a fund, Unit holders should expect that
their Trust will, at the completion of the offer, own a smaller proportional
interest in such fund that would otherwise be the case. It is not possible to
determine the extent of this dilution in share ownership without knowing what
proportion of the shares in a rights offering will be subscribed. This may be
particularly serious when the subscription price per share for the offer is
less than the fund's net asset value per share. Assuming that all rights are
exercised and there is no change in the net asset value per share, the
aggregate net asset value of each shareholder's shares of common stock should
decrease as a result of the offer. If a fund's subscription price per share is
below that fund's net asset value per share at the expiration of the offer,
shareholders would experience an immediate dilution of the aggregate net asset
value of their shares of common stock as a result of the offer, which could be
substantial.

Closed-end funds may utilize leveraging in their portfolios. Leveraging can be
expected to cause increased price volatility for those fund's shares, and as a
result, increased volatility for the price of the Units of a Trust. There can
be no assurance that a leveraging strategy will be successful during any
period in which it is employed.

Business Development Companies. An investment in business development
companies should be made with an understanding of the risks which such an
investment entails. Business development companies' portfolios are managed and
their shares are generally listed on a securities exchange. Business
development companies are closed-end funds which have elected to be treated as
business development companies. The net asset value of business development
company shares will fluctuate with changes in the value of the underlying
securities which the business development company fund owns. In addition, for
various reasons business development company shares frequently trade at a

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discount from their net asset value in the secondary market. The amount of
such discount from net asset value is subject to change from time to time in
response to various factors. Business development companies' articles of
incorporation may contain certain anti-takeover provisions that may have the
effect of inhibiting a fund's possible conversion to open-end status and
limiting the ability of other persons to acquire control of a fund. In certain
circumstances, these provisions might also inhibit the ability of stockholders
(including the Trust) to sell their shares at a premium over prevailing market
prices. This characteristic is a risk separate and distinct from the risk that
a fund's net asset value will decrease. In particular, this characteristic
would increase the loss or reduce the return on the sale of those business
development company shares which were purchased by the Trust at a premium. In
the unlikely event that a business development company converts to open-end
status at a time when its shares are trading at a premium there would be an
immediate loss in value to a Trust since shares of open-end funds trade at net
asset value. Certain business development companies may have in place or may
put in place in the future plans pursuant to which the fund may repurchase its
own shares in the marketplace. Typically, these plans are put in place in an
attempt by a fund's board of directors to reduce a discount on its share
price. To the extent such a plan was implemented and shares owned by the Trust
are repurchased by a fund, the Trust's position in that fund would be reduced
and the cash would be distributed.

A Trust is prohibited from subscribing to a rights offering for shares of any
of the business development companies in which they invest. In the event of a
rights offering for additional shares of a fund, Unit holders should expect
that their Trust will, at the completion of the offer, own a smaller
proportional interest in such fund that would otherwise be the case. It is not
possible to determine the extent of this dilution in share ownership without
knowing what proportion of the shares in a rights offering will be subscribed.
This may be particularly serious when the subscription price per share for the
offer is less than the fund's net asset value per share. Assuming that all
rights are exercised and there is no change in the net asset value per share,
the aggregate net asset value of each shareholder's shares of common stock
should decrease as a result of the offer. If a fund's subscription price per
share is below that fund's net asset value per share at the expiration of the
offer, shareholders would experience an immediate dilution of the aggregate
net asset value of their shares of common stock as a result of the offer,
which could be substantial.

Business development companies may utilize leveraging in their portfolios.
Leveraging can be expected to cause increased price volatility for those
fund's shares, and as a result, increased volatility for the price of the
Units of a Trust. There can be no assurance that a leveraging strategy will be
successful during any period in which it is employed.

Convertible Securities. The following section applies to individual Trusts
which contain Securities which invest in convertible securities. Convertible
securities include convertible subordinated debentures and corporate bonds
("Convertible Bonds") and cumulative convertible preferred stocks
("Convertible Preferred Stocks"). Convertible securities contain a conversion
privilege which, under specified circumstances, offers the holder the right to
exchange such security for common stock of the issuing corporation.
Convertible Bonds obligate the issuing company to pay a stated annual rate of
interest (or a stated dividend in the case of Convertible Preferred Stocks)
and to return the principal amount after a specified period of time. The
income offered by convertible securities is generally higher than the
dividends received from the underlying common stock, but lower than similar
quality non-convertible debt securities. Convertible securities are usually
priced at a premium to their conversion value, i.e., the value of the common
stock received if the holder were to exchange the convertible security.

The holder of the convertible security may choose at any time to exchange the
convertible security for a specified number of shares of the common stock of
the corporation, or occasionally a subsidiary company, at a specified price,
as defined by the corporation when the security is issued. Accordingly, the
value of the convertible obligation may generally be expected to increase
(decrease) as the price of the associated common stock increases (decreases).
Also, the market value of convertible securities tends to be influenced by the
level of interest rates and tends to decline as interest rates increase and,
conversely, to increase as interest rates decline. Convertible securities rank
senior to common stocks in an issuer's capital structure, but are junior to
non-convertible debt securities. As convertible securities are considered
junior to any non-convertible debt securities issued by the corporation,
convertible securities are typically rated by established credit ratings
agencies at one level below the rating on such corporation's non-convertible
debt.

Convertible securities are hybrid securities, combining the investment
characteristics of both bonds and common stock. Like a bond (or preferred
stock), a convertible security pays interest at a fixed rate (dividend), but
may be converted into common stock at a specified price or conversion rate.

When the conversion price of the convertible security is significantly above
the price of the issuer's common stock, a convertible security takes on the
risk characteristics of a bond. At such times, the price of a convertible

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security will vary inversely with changes in the level of interest rates. In
other words, when interest rates rise, prices of convertible securities will
generally fall; conversely, when interest rates fall, prices of convertible
securities will generally rise. This interest rate risk is in part offset by
the income paid by the convertible securities.

In contrast, when the conversion price of a convertible security and the
common stock price are close to one another, a convertible security will
behave like a common stock. In such cases, the prices of convertible
securities may exhibit the short-term price volatility characteristic of
common stocks.

For these reasons Unit holders must be willing to accept the market risks of
both bonds and common stocks. However, because convertible securities have
characteristics of both common stocks and bonds, they tend to be less
sensitive to interest rate changes than bonds of comparable maturity and
quality, and less sensitive to stock market changes than fully invested common
stock portfolios. Because of these factors and the hybrid nature of
convertible securities, Unit holders should recognize that convertible
securities are likely to perform quite differently than broadly-based measures
of the stock and bond markets.

The market for convertible securities includes a larger proportion of small-
to medium-size companies than the broad stock market (as measured by such
indices as the Standard & Poor's 500 Composite Stock Price Index). Companies
which issue convertible securities are often lower in credit quality,
typically rated below "Investment Grade." Moreover, the credit rating of a
company's convertible issuance is generally lower than the rating of the
company's conventional debt issues since the convertible security is normally
a "junior" security. Securities with such ratings are considered speculative,
and thus pose a greater risk of default than investment grade securities. 

High-risk securities may be thinly traded, which can adversely affect the
prices at which such securities can be sold and can result in high transaction
costs. Judgment plays a greater role in valuing high risk securities than
securities for which more extensive quotations and last sale information are
available. Adverse publicity and changing investor perceptions may affect the
ability of outside price services to value securities.

During an economic downturn or a prolonged period of rising interest rates,
the ability of issuers of debt to serve their payment obligations, meet
projected goals, or obtain additional financing may be impaired.

Convertible securities are subject to the risk that the financial condition of
the issuers of the convertible securities or the general condition of the
stock market or bond market may worsen and the value of the convertible
securities and therefore the value of the Units may decline. Convertible
securities may be susceptible to general stock market movements and to
increases and decreases of value as market confidence in and perceptions of
the issuers change. These perceptions are based on unpredictable factors
including expectations regarding government, economic, monetary and fiscal
policies, inflation and interest rates, economic expansion or contraction, and
global or regional political, economic or banking crises. Convertible
Preferred Stocks are also subject to Congressional reductions in the dividends-
received deduction which would adversely affect the after-tax return to the
corporate investors who can take advantage of the deduction. Such reductions
also might adversely affect the value of preferred stocks in general. Holders
of preferred stocks have rights to receive payments from the issuers of those
preferred stocks that are generally subordinate to those of creditors of, or
holders of debt obligations or, in some cases, senior preferred stocks of,
such issuers. Convertible Preferred Stocks do not represent an obligation of
the issuer and, therefore, do not offer any assurance of income (since
dividends on a preferred stock must be declared by the issuer's Board of
Directors) or provide the same degree of protection of capital as do debt
securities. Cumulative preferred stock dividends must be paid before common
stock dividends and any cumulative preferred stock dividend omitted is added
to future dividends payable to the holders of cumulative preferred stock. The
issuance of additional debt securities or senior preferred stock will create
prior claims for payment of principal and interest and senior dividends which
could adversely affect the ability and inclination of the issuer to declare or
pay dividends on its preferred stock or the rights of holders of preferred
stock with respect to assets of the issuer upon liquidation or bankruptcy. The
value of preferred stocks is subject to market fluctuations for as long as the
preferred stocks remain outstanding, and thus the value of the Convertible
Preferred Stocks in the Funds may be expected to fluctuate over the life of
the Trust to values higher or lower than those prevailing on the Date of
Deposit. Holders of Convertible Preferred Stocks incur more risk than holders
of debt obligations because preferred stockholders, as owners of the entity,
have generally inferior rights to receive payments from the issuer in
comparison with the rights of creditors of or holders of debt obligations
issued by the issuer. 

Convertible Bonds are typically subordinated debentures and, therefore, the
claims of senior creditors must be settled in full before any payment will be
made to holders of Convertible Bonds in the event of insolvency or bankruptcy.
Senior creditors typically include all other long-term debt issuers and bank
loans. Convertible Bonds do, however, have a priority over common and

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preferred stock. Investors in Convertible Bonds pay for the conversion
privilege by accepting a significantly lower yield-to-maturity than that
concurrently offered by non-convertible bonds of equivalent quality.

Whether or not the convertible securities are listed on a national securities
exchange, the principal trading market for the convertible securities may be
in the over-the-counter market. As a result, the existence of a liquid trading
market for the convertible securities may depend on whether dealers will make
a market in the convertible securities. There can be no assurance that a
market will be made for any of the convertible securities, that any market for
the convertible securities will be maintained or of the liquidity of the
convertible securities in any markets made. 

Issues of Convertible Bonds and Convertible Preferred Stocks generally provide
that the convertible security may be liquidated, either by a partial scheduled
redemption pursuant to a sinking fund or by a refunding redemption pursuant to
which, at the option of the issuer, all or part of the issue can be retired
from any available funds, at prices which may or may not include a premium
over the involuntary liquidation preference, which generally is the same as
the par or stated value of the convertible security. In general, optional
redemption provisions are more likely to be exercised when the convertible
security is valued at a premium over par or stated value than when they are
valued at a discount from par or stated value. Generally, the value of the
convertible security will be at a premium over par when market interest rates
fall below the coupon rate.

Fixed-Income Securities. The following section applies to individual Trusts
which contain Securities which invest in fixed-income securities. Fixed-income
securities, in many cases, do not have the benefit of covenants which would
prevent the issuer from engaging in capital restructurings or borrowing
transactions in connection with corporate acquisitions, leveraged buyouts or
restructurings which could have the effect of reducing the ability of the
issuer to meet its debt obligations and might result in the ratings of the
securities and the value of the underlying Trust portfolio being reduced.

Fixed-income securities may have been acquired at a market discount from par
value at maturity. The coupon interest rates on the discount securities at the
time they were purchased were lower than the current market interest rates for
newly issued securities of comparable rating and type. If such interest rates
for newly issued comparable securities increase, the market discount of
previously issued securities will become greater, and if such interest rates
for newly issued comparable securities decline, the market discount of
previously issued securities will be reduced, other things being equal.
Investors should also note that the value of securities purchased at a market
discount will increase in value faster than securities purchased at a market
premium if interest rates decrease. Conversely, if interest rates increase,
the value of securities purchased at a market discount will decrease faster
than securities purchased at a market premium. In addition, if interest rates
rise, the prepayment risk of higher yielding, premium securities and the
prepayment benefit for lower yielding, discount securities will be reduced. A
discount security held to maturity will have a larger portion of its total
return in the form of capital gain and less in the form of interest income
than a comparable security newly issued at current market rates. Market
discount attributable to interest changes does not indicate a lack of market
confidence in the issue. Neither the Sponsor nor the Trustee shall be liable
in any way for any default, failure or defect in any of the securities.

Fixed-income securities may be original issue discount securities or zero
coupon securities. Under current law, the original issue discount, which is
the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and the issue
price of the securities, is deemed to accrue on a daily basis and the accrued
portion is treated as interest income for federal income tax purposes. On sale
or redemption, any gain realized that is in excess of the earned portion of
original issue discount will be taxable as capital gain unless the gain is
attributable to market discount in which case the accretion of market discount
is taxable as ordinary income. The current value of an original discount
security reflects the present value of its stated redemption price at
maturity. The market value tends to increase in greater increments as the
securities approach maturity. The effect of owning deep discount zero coupon
Securities which do not make current interest payments is that a fixed yield
is earned not only on the original investment, but also, in effect, on all
earnings during the life of the discount obligation. This implicit
reinvestment of earnings at the same rate eliminates the risk of being unable
to reinvest the income on such obligations at a rate as high as the implicit
yield on the discount obligation, but at the same time eliminates the holder's
ability to reinvest at higher rates in the future. For this reason, the zero
coupon securities are subject to substantially greater price fluctuations
during periods of changing interest rates than are securities of comparable
quality which make regular interest payments.

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Fixed-income securities may have been acquired at a market premium from par
value at maturity. The coupon interest rates on the premium securities at the
time they were purchased were higher than the current market interest rates
for newly issued securities of comparable rating and type. If such interest
rates for newly issued and otherwise comparable securities decrease, the
market premium of previously issued securities will be increased, and if such
interest rates for newly issued comparable securities increase, the market
premium of previously issued securities will be reduced, other things being
equal. The current returns of securities trading at a market premium are
initially higher than the current returns of comparable securities of a
similar type issued at currently prevailing interest rates because premium
securities tend to decrease in market value as they approach maturity when the
face amount becomes payable. Because part of the purchase price is thus
returned not at maturity but through current income payments, early redemption
of a premium security at par or early prepayments of principal will result in
a reduction in yield. Redemption pursuant to call provisions generally will,
and redemption pursuant to sinking fund provisions may, occur at times when
the redeemed securities have an offering side valuation which represents a
premium over par or for original issue discount securities a premium over the
accreted value. To the extent that the securities were purchased at a price
higher than the price at which they are redeemed, this will represent a loss
of capital.

Certain fixed-income securities may be subject to being called or redeemed in
whole or in part prior to their stated maturities pursuant to optional
redemption provisions, sinking fund provisions or otherwise. A security
subject to optional call is one which is subject to redemption or refunding
prior to maturity at the option of the issuer. A refunding is a method by
which a security issue is redeemed, at or before maturity, by the proceeds of
a new security issue. A security subject to sinking fund redemption is one
which is subject to partial call from time to time at par or from a fund
accumulated for the scheduled retirement of a portion of an issue prior to
maturity. Redemption pursuant to call provisions is more likely to occur, and
redemption pursuant to sinking fund provisions may occur, when the securities
have an offering side valuation which represents a premium over par or for
original issue discount securities a premium over the accreted value.

High-Yield Securities. The following section applies to individual Trusts
which contain Securities which invest in high-yield securities. An investment
in high-yield securities should be made with an understanding of the risks
that an investment in high-yield, high-risk, fixed-rate, domestic and foreign
securities or "junk" bonds may entail, including increased credit risks and
the risk that the value of high-yield securities will decline, and may decline
precipitously, with increases in interest rates. In recent years there have
been wide fluctuations in interest rates and thus in the value of fixed-rate
securities generally. High-yield securities are, under most circumstances,
subject to greater market fluctuations and risk of loss of income and
principal than are investments in lower-yielding, higher-rated securities, and
their value may decline precipitously because of increases in interest rates,
not only because the increases in rates generally decrease values, but also
because increased rates may indicate a slowdown in the economy and a decrease
in the value of assets generally that may adversely affect the credit of
issuers of high-yield, high-risk securities resulting in a higher incidence of
defaults among high-yield, high-risk securities. A slowdown in the economy, or
a development adversely affecting an issuer's creditworthiness, may result in
the issuer being unable to maintain earnings or sell assets at the rate and at
the prices, respectively, that are required to produce sufficient cash flow to
meet its interest and principal requirements. For an issuer that has
outstanding both senior commercial bank debt and subordinated high-yield, high-
risk securities, an increase in interest rates will increase that issuer's
interest expense insofar as the interest rate on the bank debt is fluctuating.
However, many leveraged issuers enter into interest rate protection agreements
to fix or cap the interest rate on a large portion of their bank debt. This
reduces exposure to increasing rates, but reduces the benefit to the issuer of
declining rates. The Sponsor cannot predict future economic policies or their
consequences or, therefore, the course or extent of any similar market
fluctuations in the future.

High-yield securities or "junk" bonds, the generic names for securities rated
below "BBB-" by Standard & Poor's, or below "Baa3" by Moody's, are frequently
issued by corporations in the growth stage of their development, by
established companies whose operations or industries are depressed or by
highly leveraged companies purchased in leveraged buyout transactions. The
market for high-yield securities is very specialized and investors in it have
been predominantly financial institutions. High-yield securities are generally
not listed on a national securities exchange. Trading of high-yield
securities, therefore, takes place primarily in over-the-counter markets which
consist of groups of dealer firms that are typically major securities firms.
Because the high-yield security market is a dealer market, rather than an
auction market, no single obtainable price for a given security prevails at
any given time. Prices are determined by negotiation between traders. The
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dealers will make a market in the securities. There can be no assurance that a
market will be made for any of the securities, that any market for the
securities will be maintained or of the liquidity of the securities in any
markets made. Not all dealers maintain markets in all high-yield securities.
Therefore, since there are fewer traders in these securities than there are in
"investment grade" securities, the bid-offer spread is usually greater for
high-yield securities than it is for investment grade securities.

Lower-rated securities tend to offer higher yields than higher-rated
securities with the same maturities because the creditworthiness of the
issuers of lower-rated securities may not be as strong as that of other
issuers. Moreover, if a fixed-income security is recharacterized as equity by
the Internal Revenue Service for federal income tax purposes, the issuer's
interest deduction with respect to the security will be disallowed and this
disallowance may adversely affect the issuer's credit rating. Because
investors generally perceive that there are greater risks associated with
lower-rated securities, the yields and prices of these securities tend to
fluctuate more than higher-rated securities with changes in the perceived
quality of the credit of their issuers. In addition, the market value of high-
yield, high-risk, fixed-income securities may fluctuate more than the market
value of higher-rated securities since high-yield, high-risk, fixed-income
securities tend to reflect short-term credit development to a greater extent
than higher-rated securities. Lower-rated securities generally involve greater
risks of loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities. Issuers of
lower-rated securities may possess fewer creditworthiness characteristics than
issuers of higher-rated securities and, especially in the case of issuers
whose obligations or credit standing have recently been downgraded, may be
subject to claims by debtholders, owners of property leased to the issuer or
others which, if sustained, would make it more difficult for the issuers to
meet their payment obligations. High-yield, high-risk securities are also
affected by variables such as interest rates, inflation rates and real growth
in the economy. Therefore, investors should consider carefully the relative
risks associated with investment in securities which carry lower ratings.

Should the issuer of any security default in the payment of principal or
interest, the Securities in the Trust may incur additional expenses seeking
payment on the defaulted security. Because amounts (if any) recovered by the
Securities in the Trust in payment under the defaulted security may not be
reflected in the value of the Securities until actually received by the
Securities and depending upon when a Unit holder purchases or sells his or her
Units, it is possible that a Unit holder would bear a portion of the cost of
recovery without receiving any portion of the payment recovered.

High-yield, high-risk securities are generally subordinated obligations. The
payment of principal (and premium, if any), interest and sinking fund
requirements with respect to subordinated obligations of an issuer is
subordinated in right of payment to the payment of senior obligations of the
issuer. Senior obligations generally include most, if not all, significant
debt obligations of an issuer, whether existing at the time of issuance of
subordinated debt or created thereafter. Upon any distribution of the assets
of an issuer with subordinated obligations upon dissolution, total or partial
liquidation or reorganization of or similar proceeding relating to the issuer,
the holders of senior indebtedness will be entitled to receive payment in full
before holders of subordinated indebtedness will be entitled to receive any
payment. Moreover, generally no payment with respect to subordinated
indebtedness may be made while there exists a default with respect to any
senior indebtedness. Thus, in the event of insolvency, holders of senior
indebtedness of an issuer generally will recover more, ratably, than holders
of subordinated indebtedness of that issuer.

Obligations that are rated lower than "BBB-" by Standard & Poor's, or "Baa3"
by Moody's, respectively, should be considered speculative as such ratings
indicate a quality of less than investment grade. Investors should carefully
review the objective of the Trust and consider their ability to assume the
risks involved before making an investment in the Trust.

Senior Loans. The following section applies to individual Trusts which contain
Securities which invest in senior loans issued by banks, other financial
institutions, and other investors to corporations, partnerships, limited
liability companies and other entities to finance leveraged buyouts,
recapitalizations, mergers, acquisitions, stock repurchases, debt refinancings
and, to a lesser extent, for general operating and other purposes. An
investment by Securities in senior loans involves risk that the borrowers
under senior loans may default on their obligations to pay principal or
interest when due. Although senior loans may be secured by specific
collateral, there can be no assurance that liquidation of collateral would
satisfy the borrower's obligation in the event of non-payment or that such
collateral could be readily liquidated. Senior loans are typically structured
as floating-rate instruments in which the interest rate payable on the
obligation fluctuates with interest rate changes. As a result, the yield on
Securities investing in 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 and may be unrated

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at the time of investment; are generally not registered with the SEC or state
securities commissions; and are generally not listed on any securities
exchange. In addition, the amount of public information available on senior
loans is generally less extensive than that available for other types of assets.

Subprime Residential Mortgage Loans. The following section applies to
individual Trusts which contain Securities which invest in subprime
residential mortgage loans. An investment in subprime residential mortgage
loans should be made with an understanding of the risks which such an
investment entails, including increased credit risks and the risk that the
value of subprime residential mortgage loans will decline, and may decline
precipitously, with increases in interest rates. In a high interest rate
environment, the value of subprime residential mortgage loans may be adversely
affected when payments on the mortgages do not occur as anticipated, resulting
in the extension of the mortgage's effective maturity and the related increase
in interest rate sensitivity of a longer-term investment. The value of
subprime mortgage loans may also change due to shifts in the market's
perception of issuers and regulatory or tax changes adversely affecting the
mortgage securities markets as a whole. Due to current economic conditions,
including fluctuating interest rates, as well as aggressive lending practices,
subprime mortgage loans have in recent periods experienced increased rates of
delinquency, foreclosure, bankruptcy and loss, and they are likely to continue
to experience rates that are higher, and that may be substantially higher,
than those experienced by mortgage loans underwritten in a more traditional
manner. Thus, because of the higher delinquency rates and losses associated
with subprime mortgage loans, risks of investing in Securities which hold
subprime mortgage loans are similar to those which affect high-yield
securities or "junk" bonds, which include less liquidity, greater volatility
and an increased risk of default as compared to higher rated securities.

TIPS. The following section applies to individual Trusts which contain
Securities which invest in TIPS. TIPS are inflation-indexed fixed-income
securities issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury that utilize an inflation
mechanism tied to the Consumer Price Index ("CPI"). TIPS are backed by the
full faith and credit of the United States. TIPS are offered with coupon
interest rates lower than those of nominal rate Treasury securities. The
coupon interest rate remains fixed throughout the term of the securities.
However, each day the principal value of the TIPS is adjusted based upon a pro-
rata portion of the CPI as reported three months earlier. Future interest
payments are made based upon the coupon interest rate and the adjusted
principal value. In a falling inflationary environment, both interest payments
and the value of the TIPS will decline.

Foreign Issuers. The following section applies to individual Trusts which
contain Securities issued by, or invest in securities issued by, foreign
entities. Since certain of the Securities held by the Trust consist of, or
invest in, securities issued by foreign entities, an investment in the Trust
involves certain investment risks that are different in some respects from an
investment in a trust which invests solely in the securities of domestic
entities. These investment risks include future political or governmental
restrictions which might adversely affect the payment or receipt of payment of
dividends on the relevant Securities, the possibility that the financial
condition of the issuers of the Securities may become impaired or that the
general condition of the relevant stock market may worsen (both of which would
contribute directly to a decrease in the value of the Securities and thus in
the value of the Units), the limited liquidity and relatively small market
capitalization of the relevant securities market, expropriation or
confiscatory taxation, economic uncertainties and foreign currency
devaluations and fluctuations. In addition, for foreign issuers that are not
subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
as amended, there may be less publicly available information than is available
from a domestic issuer. Also, foreign issuers are not necessarily subject to
uniform accounting, auditing and financial reporting standards, practices and
requirements comparable to those applicable to domestic issuers. The
securities of many foreign issuers are less liquid and their prices more
volatile than securities of comparable domestic issuers. In addition, fixed
brokerage commissions and other transaction costs on foreign securities
exchanges are generally higher than in the United States and there is
generally less government supervision and regulation of exchanges, brokers and
issuers in foreign countries than there is in the United States. However, due
to the nature of the issuers of the Securities selected for the Trust, the
Sponsor believes that adequate information will be available to allow the
Supervisor to provide portfolio surveillance for the Trust.

Securities issued by non-U.S. issuers may pay interest and/or dividends in
foreign currencies and may be principally traded in foreign currencies.
Therefore, there is a risk that the U.S. dollar value of these interest and/or
dividend payments and/or securities will vary with fluctuations in foreign
exchange rates.

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On the basis of the best information available to the Sponsor at the present
time, none of the Securities in the Trust are subject to exchange control
restrictions under existing law which would materially interfere with payment
to the Trust of dividends due on, or proceeds from the sale of, the
Securities. However, there can be no assurance that exchange control
regulations might not be adopted in the future which might adversely affect
payment to the Trust. The adoption of exchange control regulations and other
legal restrictions could have an adverse impact on the marketability of
international securities in the Trust and on the ability of the Trust to
satisfy its obligation to redeem Units tendered to the Trustee for redemption.
In addition, restrictions on the settlement of transactions on either the
purchase or sale side, or both, could cause delays or increase the costs
associated with the purchase and sale of the foreign Securities and
correspondingly could affect the price of the Units.

Investors should be aware that it may not be possible to buy all Securities at
the same time because of the unavailability of any Security, and restrictions
applicable to the Trust relating to the purchase of a Security by reason of
the federal securities laws or otherwise.

Foreign securities generally have not been registered under the Securities Act
of 1933 and may not be exempt from the registration requirements of such Act.
Sales of non-exempt Securities by the Trust in the United States securities
markets are subject to severe restrictions and may not be practicable.
Accordingly, sales of these Securities by the Trust will generally be effected
only in foreign securities markets. Although the Sponsor does not believe that
the Trust will encounter obstacles in disposing of the Securities, investors
should realize that the Securities may be traded in foreign countries where
the securities markets are not as developed or efficient and may not be as
liquid as those in the United States. The value of the Securities will be
adversely affected if trading markets for the Securities are limited or absent.

Emerging Markets. The following section applies to individual Trusts which
contain Securities issued by, or invest in securities from certain smaller and
emerging markets. Compared to more mature markets, some emerging markets may
have a low level of regulation, enforcement of regulations and monitoring of
investors' activities. Those activities may include practices such as trading
on material non-public information. The securities markets of developing
countries are not as large as the more established securities markets and have
substantially less trading volume, resulting in a lack of liquidity and high
price volatility. There may be a high concentration of market capitalization
and trading volume in a small number of issuers representing a limited number
of industries as well as a high concentration of investors and financial
intermediaries. These factors may adversely affect the timing and pricing of
the acquisition or disposal of securities.

In certain emerging markets, registrars are not subject to effective
government supervision nor are they always independent from issuers. The
possibility of fraud, negligence, undue influence being exerted by the issuer
or refusal to recognize ownership exists, which, along with other factors,
could result in the registration of a shareholding being completely lost.
Investors should therefore be aware that the Trust could suffer loss arising
from these registration problems. In addition, the legal remedies in emerging
markets are often more limited than the remedies available in the United States.

Practices pertaining to the settlement of securities transactions in emerging
markets involve higher risks than those in developed markets, in large part
because of the need to use brokers and counterparties who are less well
capitalized, and custody and registration of assets in some countries may be
unreliable. As a result, brokerage commissions and other fees are generally
higher in emerging markets and the procedures and rules governing foreign
transactions and custody may involve delays in payment, delivery or recovery
of money or investments. Delays in settlement could result in investment
opportunities being missed if the Trust is unable to acquire or dispose of a
security. Certain foreign investments may also be less liquid and more
volatile than U.S. investments, which may mean at times that such investments
are unable to be sold at desirable prices.

Political and economic structures in emerging markets often change rapidly,
which may cause instability. In adverse social and political circumstances,
governments have been involved in policies of expropriation, confiscatory
taxation, nationalization, intervention in the securities market and trade
settlement, and imposition of foreign investment restrictions and exchange
controls, and these could be repeated in the future. In addition to
withholding taxes on investment income, some governments in emerging markets
may impose different capital gains taxes on foreign investors. Foreign
investments may also be subject to the risks of seizure by a foreign
government and the imposition of restrictions on the exchange or export of
foreign currency. Additionally, some governments exercise substantial
influence over the private economic sector and the political and social
uncertainties that exist for many developing countries are considerable.

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Another risk common to most developing countries is that the economy is
heavily export oriented and, accordingly, is dependent upon international
trade. The existence of overburdened infrastructures and obsolete financial
systems also presents risks in certain countries, as do environmental
problems. Certain economies also depend, to a large degree, upon exports of
primary commodities and, therefore, are vulnerable to changes in commodity
prices which, in turn, may be affected by a variety of factors.

Small and/or Mid Capitalization Companies. The following section applies to
individual Trusts which contain Securities issued by, or invest in Securities
that hold securities issued by, small and/or mid capitalization companies.
While historically stocks of small and mid capitalization companies have
outperformed the stocks of large companies, the former have customarily
involved more investment risk as well. Such companies may have limited product
lines, markets or financial resources; may lack management depth or
experience; and may be more vulnerable to adverse general market or economic
developments than large companies. Some of these companies may distribute,
sell or produce products which have recently been brought to market and may be
dependent on key personnel. 

The prices of small and mid cap company securities are often more volatile
than prices associated with large company issues, and can display abrupt or
erratic movements at times, due to limited trading volumes and less publicly
available information. Also, because such companies normally have fewer shares
outstanding and these shares trade less frequently than large companies, it
may be more difficult for the Trusts which contain these Securities to buy and
sell significant amounts of such shares without an unfavorable impact on
prevailing market prices.

Municipal Securities

Bonds held directly by the Trust, or bonds held by Closed-End Funds or ETFs in
which the Trust invests, may be general obligations of a governmental entity
that are backed by the taxing power of such entity. Other bonds in the funds
may be revenue bonds payable from the income of a specific project or
authority and are not supported by the issuer's power to levy taxes. General
obligation bonds are secured by the issuer's pledge of its faith, credit and
taxing power for the payment of principal and interest. Revenue bonds, on the
other hand, are payable only from the revenues derived from a particular
facility or class of facilities or, in some cases, from the proceeds of a
special excise tax or other specific revenue source. There are, of course,
variations in the security of the different bonds in the funds, both within a
particular classification and between classifications, depending on numerous
factors. A description of certain types of revenue bonds follows.

Education Revenue Securities. Certain of the bonds may be obligations of
issuers which are, or which govern the operation of, schools, colleges and
universities and whose revenues are derived mainly from ad valorem taxes, or
for higher education systems, from tuition, dormitory revenues, grants and
endowments. General problems relating to school bonds include litigation
contesting the state constitutionality of financing public education in part
from ad valorem taxes, thereby creating a disparity in educational funds
available to schools in wealthy areas and schools in poor areas. Litigation or
legislation on this issue may affect the sources of funds available for the
payment of school bonds in the Trusts. General problems relating to college
and university obligations would include the prospect of a declining
percentage of the population consisting of "college" age individuals, possible
inability to raise tuitions and fees sufficiently to cover increased operating
costs, the uncertainty of continued receipt of Federal grants and state
funding and new government legislation or regulations which may adversely
affect the revenues or costs of such issuers. All of such issuers have been
experiencing certain of these problems in varying degrees.

Health Care Revenue Securities. Certain of the bonds may be health care
revenue bonds. Ratings of bonds issued for health care facilities are
sometimes based on feasibility studies that contain projections of occupancy
levels, revenues and expenses. A facility's gross receipts and net income
available for debt service may be affected by future events and conditions
including among other things, demand for services, the ability of the facility
to provide the services required, physicians' confidence in the facility,
management capabilities, competition with other hospitals, efforts by insurers
and governmental agencies to limit rates, legislation establishing state rate-
setting agencies, expenses, government regulation, the cost and possible
unavailability of malpractice insurance and the termination or restriction of
governmental financial assistance, including that associated with Medicare,
Medicaid and other similar third party payor programs. Pursuant to recent
Federal legislation, Medicare reimbursements are currently calculated on a
prospective basis utilizing a single nationwide schedule of rates. Prior to
such legislation Medicare reimbursements were based on the actual costs
incurred by the health facility. The current legislation may adversely affect
reimbursements to hospitals and other facilities for services provided under
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Industrial Revenue Securities. Certain of the bonds may be industrial revenue
bonds ("IRBs"), including pollution control revenue bonds, which are taxable
or tax-exempt securities issued by states, municipalities, public authorities
or similar entities to finance the cost of acquiring, constructing or
improving various industrial projects. These projects are usually operated by
corporate entities. Issuers are obligated only to pay amounts due on the IRBs
to the extent that funds are available from the unexpended proceeds of the
IRBs or receipts or revenues of the issuer under an arrangement between the
issuer and the corporate operator of a project. The arrangement may be in the
form of a lease, installment sale agreement, conditional sale agreement or
loan agreement, but in each case the payments to the issuer are designed to be
sufficient to meet the payments of amounts due on the IRBs. Regardless of the
structure, payment of IRBs is solely dependent upon the creditworthiness of
the corporate operator of the project or corporate guarantor. Corporate
operators or guarantors may be affected by many factors which may have an
adverse impact on the credit quality of the particular company or industry.
These include cyclicality of revenues and earnings, regulatory and
environmental restrictions, litigation resulting from accidents or
environmentally-caused illnesses, extensive competition and financial
deterioration resulting from a complete restructuring pursuant to a leveraged
buy-out, takeover or otherwise. Such a restructuring may result in the
operator of a project becoming highly leveraged which may impact on such
operator's creditworthiness, which in turn would have an adverse impact on the
rating and/or market value of such bonds. Further, the possibility of such a
restructuring may have an adverse impact on the market for and consequently
the value of such bonds, even though no actual takeover or other action is
ever contemplated or affected. The IRBs in a fund may be subject to special or
extraordinary redemption provisions which may provide for redemption at par
or, with respect to original issue discount bonds, at issue price plus the
amount of original issue discount accreted to the redemption date plus, if
applicable, a premium. The Sponsor cannot predict the causes or likelihood of
the redemption of IRBs or other bonds in the funds prior to the stated
maturity of such bonds. 

Lease Obligation Revenue Securities. Certain of the bonds may be lease
obligations issued for the most part by governmental authorities that have no
taxing power or other means of directly raising revenues. Rather, the
governmental authorities are financing vehicles created solely for the
construction of buildings (schools, administrative offices, convention centers
and prisons, for example) or the purchase of equipment (police cars and
computer systems, for example) that will be used by a state or local
government (the "lessee"). Thus, these obligations are subject to the ability
and willingness of the lessee government to meet its lease rental payments
which include debt service on the obligations. Lease obligations are subject,
in almost all cases, to the annual appropriation risk, i.e., the lessee
government is not legally obligated to budget and appropriate for the rental
payments beyond the current fiscal year. These obligations are also subject to
construction and abatement risk in many states-rental obligations cease in the
event that delays in building, damage, destruction or condemnation of the
project prevents its use by the lessee. In these cases, insurance provisions
designed to alleviate this risk become important credit factors. In the event
of default by the lessee government, there may be significant legal and/or
practical difficulties involved in the re-letting or sale of the project. Some
of these issues, particularly those for equipment purchase, contain the so-
called "substitution safeguard," which bars the lessee government, in the
event it defaults on its rental payments, from the purchase or use of similar
equipment for a certain period of time. This safeguard is designed to insure
that the lessee government will appropriate, even though it is not legally
obligated to do so, but its legality remains untested in most, if not all,
states. 

Multi-Family Mortgage Revenue Securities. Certain of the bonds may be
obligations of issuers whose revenues are primarily derived from housing
projects for low to moderate income families. The ability of such issuers to
make debt service payments will be affected by events and conditions affecting
financed projects, including, among other things, the achievement and
maintenance of sufficient occupancy levels and adequate rental income,
increases in taxes, employment and income conditions prevailing in local labor
markets, utility costs and other operating expenses, the managerial ability of
project managers, changes in laws and governmental regulations, the
appropriation of subsidies and social and economic trends affecting the
localities in which the projects are located. The occupancy of housing
projects may be adversely affected by high rent levels and income limitations
imposed under Federal and state programs. Multi-family mortgage revenue bonds
are subject to redemption and call features, including extraordinary mandatory
redemption features, upon prepayment, sale or non-origination of mortgage
loans as well as upon the occurrence of other events. Certain issuers of multi-
family housing bonds have considered various ways to redeem bonds they have
issued prior to the stated first redemption dates for such bonds. In one
situation the New York City Housing Development Corporation, in reliance on
its interpretation of certain language in the indenture under which one of its
bond issues was created, redeemed all of such issue at par in spite of the
fact that such indenture provided that the first optional redemption was to
include a premium over par and could not occur prior to 1992.

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Resource Recovery Facility Revenue Securities. Certain of the bonds may be
obligations which are payable from and secured by revenues derived from the
operation of resource recovery facilities. Resource recovery facilities are
designed to process solid waste, generate steam and convert steam to
electricity. Resource recovery bonds may be subject to extraordinary optional
redemption at par upon the occurrence of certain circumstances, including but
not limited to: destruction or condemnation of a project; contracts relating
to a project becoming void, unenforceable or impossible to perform; changes in
the economic availability of raw materials, operating supplies or facilities
necessary for the operation of a project or technological or other unavoidable
changes adversely affecting the operation of a project; administrative or
judicial actions which render contracts relating to the projects void,
unenforceable or impossible to perform; or impose unreasonable burdens or
excessive liabilities. The Sponsor cannot predict the causes or likelihood of
the redemption of resource recovery bonds in the funds prior to the stated
maturity of the Securities.

Single Family Mortgage Revenue Securities. Certain of the bonds may be single
family mortgage revenue bonds, which are issued for the purpose of acquiring
from originating financial institutions notes secured by mortgages on
residences located within the issuer's boundaries and owned by persons of low
or moderate income. Mortgage loans are generally partially or completely
prepaid prior to their final maturities as a result of events such as sale of
the mortgaged premises, default, condemnation or casualty loss. Because these
bonds are subject to extraordinary mandatory redemption in whole or in part
from such prepayments of mortgage loans, a substantial portion of such bonds
will probably be redeemed prior to their scheduled maturities or even prior to
their ordinary call dates. The redemption price of such issues may be more or
less than the offering price of such bonds. Extraordinary mandatory redemption
without premium could also result from the failure of the originating
financial institutions to make mortgage loans in sufficient amounts within a
specified time period or, in some cases, from the sale by the bond issuer of
the mortgage loans. Failure of the originating financial institutions to make
mortgage loans would be due principally to the interest rates on mortgage
loans funded from other sources becoming competitive with the interest rates
on the mortgage loans funded with the proceeds of the single family mortgage
revenue bonds. Additionally, unusually high rates of default on the underlying
mortgage loans may reduce revenues available for the payment of principal of
or interest on such mortgage revenue bonds. Single family mortgage revenue
bonds issued after December 31, 1980 were issued under Section 103A of the
Internal Revenue Code, which Section contains certain ongoing requirements
relating to the use of the proceeds of such bonds in order for the interest on
such bonds to retain its tax-exempt status. In each case, the issuer of the
bonds has covenanted to comply with applicable ongoing requirements and bond
counsel to such issuer has issued an opinion that the interest on the bonds is
exempt from Federal income tax under existing laws and regulations. There can
be no assurances that the ongoing requirements will be met. The failure to
meet these requirements could cause the interest on the bonds to become
taxable, possibly retroactively from the date of issuance. 

Special Tax Revenue Securities. Certain of the bonds may be special tax bonds
payable from and secured by the revenues derived by a municipality from a
particular tax. Examples of special taxes are a tax on the rental of a hotel
room, on the purchase of food and beverages, on the purchase of fuel, on the
rental of automobiles or on the consumption of liquor. Special tax bonds are
not secured by the general tax revenues of the municipality, and they do not
represent general obligations of the municipality. Payment on special tax
bonds may be adversely affected by a reduction in revenues realized from the
underlying special tax. Also, should spending on the particular goods or
services that are subject to the special tax decline, the municipality may be
under no obligation to increase the rate of the special tax to ensure that
sufficient revenues are raised from the shrinking taxable base.

Tax Allocation Revenue Securities. Certain of the bonds may be tax allocation
bonds. Tax allocation bonds are typically secured by incremental tax revenues
collected on property within the areas where redevelopment projects financed
by bond proceeds are located. Bond payments are expected to be made from
projected increases in tax revenues derived from higher assessed values of
property resulting from development in the particular project area and not
from an increase in tax rates. Special risk considerations include: variations
in taxable values of property in the project area; successful appeals by
property owners of assessed valuations; substantial delinquencies in the
payment of property taxes; or imposition of any constitutional or legislative
property tax rate decrease.

Transportation Facility Revenue Securities. Certain of the bonds may be
obligations which are payable from and secured by revenues derived from the
ownership and operation of facilities such as airports, bridges, turnpikes,
port authorities, convention centers and arenas. The major portion of an
airport's gross operating income is generally derived from fees received from
signatory airlines pursuant to use agreements which consist of annual payments
for leases, occupancy of certain terminal space and service fees. Airport
operating income may therefore be affected by the ability of the airlines to
meet their obligations under the use agreements. The air transport industry is
experiencing significant variations in earnings and traffic, due to increased
competition, excess capacity, increased costs, deregulation, traffic

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constraints and other factors, and several airlines are experiencing severe
financial difficulties. The Sponsor cannot predict what effect these industry
conditions may have on airport revenues which are dependent for payment on the
financial condition of the airlines and their usage of the particular airport
facility. Similarly, payment on bonds related to other facilities is dependent
on revenues from the projects, such as user fees from ports, tolls on
turnpikes and bridges and rents from buildings. Therefore, payment may be
adversely affected by reduction in revenues due to such factors as increased
cost of maintenance, decreased use of a facility, lower cost of alternative
modes of transportation, scarcity of fuel and reduction or loss of rents. 

Utility Revenue Securities. Certain of the bonds may be obligations of issuers
whose revenues are primarily derived from the sale of energy. Utilities are
generally subject to extensive regulation by state utility commissions which,
among other things, establish the rates which may be charged and the
appropriate rate of return on an approved asset base. The problems faced by
such issuers include the difficulty in obtaining approval for timely and
adequate rate increases from the governing public utility commission, the
difficulty in financing large construction programs, the limitations on
operations and increased costs and delays attributable to environmental
considerations, increased competition, recent reductions in estimates of
future demand for electricity in certain areas of the country, the difficulty
of the capital market in absorbing utility debt, the difficulty in obtaining
fuel at reasonable prices and the effect of energy conservation. All of such
issuers have been experiencing certain of these problems in varying degrees.
In addition, Federal, state and municipal governmental authorities may from
time to time review existing legislation and impose additional regulations
governing the licensing, construction and operation of nuclear power plants,
which may adversely affect the ability of the issuers of such bonds to make
payments of principal and/or interest on such bonds. 

Water and Sewerage Revenue Securities. Certain of the bonds may be obligations
of issuers whose revenues are derived from the sale of water and/or sewerage
services. Water and sewerage bonds are generally payable from user fees.
Problems faced by such issuers include the ability to obtain timely and
adequate rate increases, population decline resulting in decreased user fees,
the difficulty of financing large construction programs, the limitations on
operations and increased costs and delays attributable to environmental
considerations, the increasing difficulty of obtaining or discovering new
supplies of fresh water, the effect of conservation programs and the impact of
"no-growth" zoning ordinances. All of such issuers have been experiencing
certain of these problems in varying degrees. 

Discount Securities. Certain of the bonds may have been acquired at a market
discount from par value at maturity. The coupon interest rates on the discount
bonds at the time they were purchased and deposited in the funds were lower
than the current market interest rates for newly issued bonds of comparable
rating and type. If such interest rates for newly issued comparable bonds
increase, the market discount of previously issued bonds will become greater,
and if such interest rates for newly issued comparable bonds decline, the
market discount of previously issued bonds will be reduced, other things being
equal. Investors should also note that the value of bonds purchased at a
market discount will increase in value faster than bonds purchased at a market
premium if interest rates decrease. Conversely, if interest rates increase,
the value of bonds purchased at a market discount will decrease faster than
bonds purchased at a market premium. In addition, if interest rates rise, the
prepayment risk of higher yielding, premium bonds and the prepayment benefit
for lower yielding, discount bonds will be reduced. Market discount
attributable to interest changes does not indicate a lack of market confidence
in the issue. Neither the Sponsor nor the Trustee shall be liable in any way
for any default, failure or defect in any of the bonds.

Original Issue Discount Securities. Certain of the bonds are considered
original issue discount bonds. Under current law, the original issue discount,
which is the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and
the issue price of the bonds, is deemed to accrue on a daily basis and the
accrued portion is treated as taxable interest income for Federal income tax
purposes. On sale or redemption, any gain realized that is in excess of the
earned portion of original issue discount will be taxable as capital gain
unless the gain is attributable to market discount in which case the accretion
of market discount is taxable as ordinary income. The current value of an
original issue discount bond reflects the present value of its stated
redemption price at maturity. The market value tends to increase in greater
increments as the bonds approach maturity.

Premium Securities. Certain of the bonds may have been acquired at a market
premium from par value at maturity. The coupon interest rates on the premium
bonds at the time they were purchased by the fund were higher than the current
market interest rates for newly issued bonds of comparable rating and type. If
such interest rates for newly issued and otherwise comparable bonds decrease,
the market premium of previously issued bonds will be increased, and if such
interest rates for newly issued comparable bonds increase, the market premium
of previously issued bonds will be reduced, other things being equal. The
current returns of bonds trading at a market premium are initially higher than
the current returns of comparable bonds of a similar type issued at currently
prevailing interest rates because premium bonds tend to decrease in market

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value as they approach maturity when the face amount becomes payable. Because
part of the purchase price is thus returned not at maturity but through
current income payments, early redemption of a premium bond at par or early
prepayments of principal will result in a reduction in yield. Redemption
pursuant to call provisions generally will, and redemption pursuant to sinking
fund provisions may, occur at times when the redeemed bonds have an offering
side valuation which represents a premium over par or for original issue
discount bonds a premium over the accreted value.

When Issued Securities. "When, as and if issued" bonds are bonds that trade
before they are actually issued. This means that the bonds can only be
delivered when the bonds are actually issued. Delivery of these bonds may be
delayed or may not occur. Interest on these bonds does not begin accruing
until the bonds are delivered to an investor. An investor may have to adjust
their tax basis if the bonds are delivered after their expected delivery date.
Any adjustment would reflect interest that accrued between the time of
purchase and the time of delivery of the bonds. In addition, an investor may
experience gains or losses on these bonds from the time of purchase even
though the investor has not received them. 

Zero Coupon Securities. Zero coupon bonds (which include bonds known as
multiplier bonds, money multiplier bonds, capital appreciation bonds, capital
accumulator bonds, compound interest bonds and money discount maturity payment
bonds) do not provide for the payment of any current interest and generally
provide for payment at maturity at face value unless sooner sold or redeemed.
Zero coupon bonds may be subject to more price volatility than conventional
bonds. While some types of zero coupon bonds, such as multipliers and capital
appreciation bonds, define par as the initial offering price rather than the
maturity value, they share the basic zero coupon bond features of (1) not
paying interest on a semi-annual basis and (2) providing for the reinvestment
of the bond's semi-annual earnings at the bond's stated yield to maturity.
While zero coupon bonds are frequently marketed on the basis that their fixed
rate of return minimizes reinvestment risk, this benefit can be negated in
large part by weak call protection, i.e., a bond's provision for redemption at
only a modest premium over the accreted value of the bond.

Insurance Risk. The following section applies to individual Trusts which
contain Securities which invest in insured municipal bonds. In the case of
insured bonds, insurance has been obtained either by the issuer or
underwriters of bonds or by a prior owner of such bonds. The premium for any
preinsured bond insurance has been paid by such issuer or by a prior owner of
such bonds and any such policy or policies are non-cancellable and will
continue in force so long as the bonds so insured are outstanding and the
respective preinsured bond insurer remains in business. If the provider of an
original issuance insurance policy is unable to meet its obligations under
such policy or if the rating assigned to the claims-paying ability of any such
insurer deteriorates, the insurers have no obligation to insure any issue
adversely affected by either of the above described events.

In the event of nonpayment of interest or principal, when due, in respect of a
bond, an insurer shall make such payment after the respective insurer has been
notified that such nonpayment has occurred or is threatened (but not earlier
than the date such payment is due).

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a letter ruling which holds in effect
that insurance proceeds representing maturing interest on defaulted municipal
obligations paid to holders of insured bonds, under policy provisions
substantially identical to the policies described herein, will be excludable
from Federal gross income under Section 103(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
to the same extent as if such payments were made by the issuer of the
municipal obligations. Holders of Units in the Trust should discuss with their
tax advisers the degree of reliance which they may place on this letter ruling. 

Each insurer is subject to regulation by the department of insurance in the
state in which it is qualified to do business. Such regulation, however, is no
guarantee that each insurer will be able to perform on its contract of
insurance in the event a claim should be made thereunder at some time in the
future. At the date hereof, it is reported that no claims have been submitted
or are expected to be submitted to any of the insurers which would materially
impair the ability of any such company to meet its commitment pursuant to any
contract of bond or portfolio insurance.

There have been a number of recent developments with respect to ratings
actions impacting insurance companies by the rating agencies, Standard &
Poor's Financial Services LLC, a division of S&P Global Inc. ("S&P"), Moody's
Investors Service, Inc. ("Moody's") and Fitch Ratings Ltd. ("Fitch"). In light
of the ongoing nature of ratings actions or announcements by the rating
agencies, you should consult announcements by the rating agencies, the
websites of the rating agencies and the websites of the insurers for the then
current publicly available information. These ratings actions have had a
significant impact on the ability of insurers to compete in the financial
guarantee business.

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Undertakings

1.Subject to the terms and conditions of Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the undersigned registrant hereby undertakes to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission such supplementary and periodic information, documents, and reports as may be prescribed by any rule or regulation of the Commission heretofore or hereafter duly adopted pursuant to authority conferred in that section.
2.Insofar as indemnification for liability arising under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to Rule 484 under the Securities Act, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

CONTENTS OF REGISTRATION STATEMENT

A.Bonding Arrangements of Depositor:

First Trust Portfolios L.P. is covered by a Brokers' Fidelity Bond, in the total amount of $2,000,000, the insurer being National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh.

B.This Registration Statement on Form S-6 comprises the following papers and documents:

 

The facing sheet

 

The Prospectus

 

The signatures

 

Exhibits

 

 

 

 

S-1

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant, FT 9648, has duly caused this Amendment to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Wheaton and State of Illinois on September 28, 2021.

 

FT 9648

 

By:First Trust Portfolios L.P.
Depositor

 

 

By:/s/ Elizabeth H. Bull
Senior Vice President

 

 

 

S-2

 

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Amendment to the Registration Statement has been signed below by the following person in the capacity and on the date indicated:

 

Name Title* Date
     
James A. Bowen Director of The Charger Corporation, the General Partner of First Trust Portfolios L.P., and Chief Executive Officer of First Trust Portfolios L.P. )
)
)
)By: /s/ Elizabeth H. Bull
)    Attorney-in-Fact**
)    September 28, 2021
James M. Dykas Chief Financial Officer of First Trust Portfolios L.P. )
)
Christina Knierim Controller of First Trust Portfolios L.P. )
)

 

*The title of the person named herein represents his or her capacity in and relationship to First Trust Portfolios L.P., the Depositor.
**Executed copies of the related powers of attorney were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 of FT 9301 (File No. 333-253820) and the same is hereby incorporated herein by this reference.

 

 

 

S-3

 

 

 

CONSENT OF COUNSEL

The consent of counsel to the use of its name in the Prospectus included in this Registration Statement is contained in its opinion filed as Exhibit 3.1 of the Registration Statement.

CONSENT OF FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P.

The consent of First Trust Advisors L.P. to the use of its name in the Prospectus included in the Registration Statement is filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Registration Statement.

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP to the use of its name in the Prospectus included in the Registration Statement is filed as Exhibit 4.2 to the Registration Statement.

  

S-4

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

1.1Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust for FT 4484 and certain subsequent Series, effective November 6, 2013 among First Trust Portfolios L.P., as Depositor, The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, First Trust Advisors L.P., as Evaluator, First Trust Advisors L.P., as Portfolio Supervisor and FTP Services LLC, as FTPS Unit Servicing Agent (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-191558] filed on behalf of FT 4484).

 

1.1.1Trust Agreement for FT 9648, effective September 28, 2021 among First Trust Portfolios L.P., as Depositor, The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, First Trust Advisors L.P., as Evaluator, and First Trust Advisors L.P., as Portfolio Supervisor.

 

1.2Certificate of Limited Partnership of Nike Securities, L.P., predecessor of First Trust Portfolios L.P. (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-230481] filed on behalf of FT 8001).

 

1.3Amended and Restated Limited Partnership Agreement of Nike Securities, L.P., predecessor of First Trust Portfolios L.P. (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form

S-6 [File No. 333-230481] filed on behalf of FT 8001).

 

1.4Articles of Incorporation of Nike Securities Corporation, predecessor to The Charger Corporation, the general partner of First Trust Portfolios L.P., Depositor (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-230481] filed on behalf of FT 8001).

 

1.5By-Laws of The Charger Corporation, the general partner of First Trust Portfolios L.P., Depositor (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 2 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-169625] filed on behalf of FT 2669).

 

1.6Underwriter Agreement (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 33-42755] filed on behalf of The First Trust Special Situations Trust, Series 19).

 

2.2Code of Ethics (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-224320] filed on behalf of FT 7359).

 

 

 

S-5

 

 

 

 

3.1Opinion of counsel as to legality of securities being registered.

 

4.1Consent of First Trust Advisors L.P.

 

4.2Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.

 

6.1List of Principal Officers of the Depositor (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-236093] filed on behalf of FT 8556).

 

7.1Powers of Attorney executed by the Officers listed on page S-3 of this Registration Statement (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-253820] filed on behalf of FT 9301).

 

  

 

 

S-6








MEMORANDUM

 

FT 9648

File No. 333-259080

The Prospectus and the Indenture filed with Amendment No. 1 of the Registration Statement on Form S-6 have been revised to reflect information regarding the execution of the Indenture and the deposit of Securities on September 28, 2021 and to set forth certain statistical data based thereon. In addition, there are a number of other changes described below.

THE PROSPECTUS

 

Cover Page The date of the Trust has been added.
Page 3 The following information for the Trust appears:
  The Aggregate Value of Securities initially deposited has been added.
  The initial number of Units of the Trust
  Sales charge
  The Public Offering Price per Unit as of the business day before the Initial Date of Deposit
  The Mandatory Termination Date has been added.
Page 5 The Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm has been completed.
Page 6 The Statement of Net Assets has been completed.
Pages 7-8 The Schedule of Investments has been completed.
Back Cover The date of the Prospectus has been included.

THE TRUST AGREEMENT AND STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF TRUST

 

The Trust Agreement has been conformed to reflect the execution thereof.

 

/s/ CHAPMAN AND CUTLER LLP

 

September 28, 2021

FT 9648

 

TRUST AGREEMENT

 

Dated: September 28, 2021

The Trust Agreement among First Trust Portfolios L.P., as Depositor, The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, First Trust Advisors L.P., as Evaluator and Portfolio Supervisor, sets forth certain provisions in full and incorporates other provisions by reference to the document entitled "Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust for FT 4484 and certain subsequent Series, Effective: November 6, 2013" as amended by Amendment dated September 5, 2017 (herein called the "Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust"), and such provisions as are incorporated by reference constitute a single instrument. All references herein to Articles and Sections are to Articles and Sections of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust.

WITNESSETH THAT:

In consideration of the premises and of the mutual agreements herein contained, the Depositor, the Trustee, the Evaluator, the Portfolio Supervisor agree as follows:

PART I

STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF TRUST

Subject to the provisions of Part II and Part III hereof, all the provisions contained in the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust are herein incorporated by reference in their entirety and shall be deemed to be a part of this instrument as fully and to the same extent as though said provisions had been set forth in full in this instrument. Facsimile or electronic signatures (including signatures in Portable Document Format (PDF)) to this Trust Agreement shall be acceptable and binding, and this Trust Agreement may be delivered by facsimile or other electronic means (including by electronic mail or a designated document storage website) confirmed by electronic mail.

PART II

SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF TRUST

 

MUNICIPAL ADVANTAGE CLOSED-END AND ETF PORTFOLIO, SERIES 69

The following special terms and conditions are hereby agreed to:

A.       The Securities initially deposited in the Trust pursuant to Section 2.01 of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust are set forth in Schedule A hereto.

B.       The aggregate number of Units delivered by the Trustee on the Initial Date of Deposit in exchange for the Securities pursuant to Section 2.03 of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust and the initial fractional undivided interest in and ownership of the Trust represented by each Unit thereof are set forth in the Prospectus in the section "Summary of Essential Information."

Documentation confirming the ownership of this number of Units for the Trust is being delivered by the Trustee to the Depositor pursuant to Section 2.03 of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust.

C.       The Record Date shall be as set forth in the Prospectus under "Summary of Essential Information." The Trustee shall pay the amounts specified in Part I of Section 3.05 of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust which have accrued as of the last Business Day of each calendar month on or shortly after such Business Day, provided, however, that fees and expenses accrued during the initial offering period, as determined in Section 4.01 of the Indenture (such fees to be computed on the largest number of Units outstanding during the period for which paid) shall be paid as provided in the following sentence. Fees payable pursuant to Section 4.03 shall be paid on, or shortly after, the last Business Day of each calendar month, and fees paid to the Trustee shall be paid on or shortly after the calendar month in which the initial offering period ends, together with any accrual of fees and expenses during such calendar month after the initial offering period ends. Fees accrued during such month after the end of the initial offering period shall be computed on the number of Units outstanding at the opening of business on the Business Day immediately following the date on which the initial offering period ends.

D.       The Distribution Date shall be the 25th day of the month in which the related Record Date occurs.

E.       The Mandatory Termination Date for the Trust shall be as set forth in the Prospectus under "Summary of Essential Information."

F.       First Trust Advisors L.P.'s compensation as referred to in Section 4.03 of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust and shall be an annual fee in the amount of $.0080 per Unit.

G.       The Trustee's compensation rate pursuant to Section 6.04 of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust shall be an annual fee in the amount of $.0096 per Unit. However, in no event shall the Trustee receive compensation in any one year from any Trust of less than $2,000.

H.       The Initial Date of Deposit for the Trust is September 28, 2021.

I.       There is no minimum amount of Securities to be sold by the Trustee pursuant to Section 5.02 of the Indenture for the redemption of Units.

J.       The minimum number of Units a Unit holder must redeem in order to be eligible for an in-kind distribution of Securities pursuant to Section 5.02 shall be 2,500 Units of the Trust. No in-kind distribution requests submitted during the 10 Business Days prior to the Trust’s Mandatory Termination Date will be honored.

K.       No Unit holder will be eligible for an in-kind distribution of Securities pursuant to Section 8.02.

PART III

A.       The second paragraph of Section 3.02 of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust shall be amended to read as follows:

"With respect to any Trust which is a widely held fixed investment trust as defined in Treas. Reg. Section 1.671-5(b)(22), any non-cash distributions received by a Trust shall be sold to the extent they would be treated as dividend or interest income under the Internal Revenue Code and the proceeds shall be credited to the Income Account. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, non-cash distributions received by a Trust (other than a non-taxable distribution of the shares of the distributing corporation which shall be retained by a Trust) shall be dealt with in the manner described in Section 3.11 hereof, and shall be retained or disposed of by such Trust according to those provisions and the proceeds thereof shall be credited to the Capital Account. Neither the Trustee nor the Depositor shall be liable or responsible in any way for depreciation or loss incurred by reason of any such sale."

B.       Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust, Section 3.18 shall be replaced with the following:

"Section 3.18. Authority of Portfolio Supervisor to Cause the Purchase or Sale or Depositor to Purchase or Sell Securities for the Account of the Trust. Whenever in the Indenture it is provided that the Trustee or the Depositor shall purchase or sell Securities, the Portfolio Supervisor is authorized to, and shall, cause the Securities to be purchased or sold, for the account of the Trust. Should the Portfolio Supervisor fail to cause such purchase or sale, the Depositor shall effect the purchase or sale, and the Trustee shall purchase or sell Securities only in the event that the Trustee would otherwise be directed to make the purchase or sale pursuant to the provisions of the Indenture and both the Portfolio Supervisor and the Depositor have failed to make or cause such purchase or sale. Neither the Trustee nor the Depositor shall have any responsibility or liability for any purchase or sale of Securities caused by the Portfolio Supervisor and the Trustee shall have no responsibility or liability for any purchase or sale of Securities made by the Depositor or for any failure of the Portfolio Supervisor or Depositor to make, or cause, any purchase or sale required by this Section or otherwise by the Indenture."

C.       The following paragraph shall be added at the end of Section 8.02 of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust:

"None of the Trustee, the Depositor or the Portfolio Supervisor shall have any liability to any Unit holder or any other person for the failure to reserve funds for claims which were not reasonably foreseeable based on the facts known to them at the time a Trust terminates. None of the Trustee, the Depositor or the Portfolio Supervisor, or their respective officers, directors, trustees, shareholders, agents, partners or employees, shall be personally liable to any person for liabilities arising from the administration of a Trust or from its assets; for all such liabilities, persons transacting with the Trustee, the Depositor or the Portfolio Supervisor, acting in their fiduciary or other representative capacity for the account of the Trust, shall have recourse solely to the assets of the Trust then in the custody of the Trustee or other custodian of Trust assets."

D.       Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust, Section 3.07(k) shall be replaced with the following:

"(k)  that such sale is necessary for the Trust to comply with such federal and/or state laws, regulations and/or regulatory actions and interpretations which may be in effect from time to time."

E.       The second sentence of Section 3.06 of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust is deleted and replaced by the following:

"Within a reasonable period of time after the last Business Day of each calendar year, the Trustee shall prepare a statement setting forth, with respect to such calendar year and with respect to each Trust in existence during any part of such calendar year, the information specified below. The Depositor will make the statement available at the Depositor’s website (www.ftportfolios.com) in the UIT Tax Center, where it will be retrievable by CUSIP; in addition, the Depositor will mail a copy of the statement to any Unit holder requesting the same in the manner specified in the Trust Prospectus."

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, First Trust Portfolios L.P., The Bank of New York Mellon and First Trust Advisors L.P. have each caused this Trust Agreement to be executed and the respective corporate seal to be hereto affixed and attested (if applicable) by authorized officers; all as of the day, month and year first above written.

 

FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P.,

 Depositor

First Trust Advisors L.P.,

 Evaluator and Portfolio Supervisor

 

 

By /s/ Elizabeth H. Bull
 Senior Vice President of:

  First Trust Portfolios L.P. and

  First Trust Advisors L.P.

 

 

 

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, Trustee

 

 

By /s/ Ann S. Hom
 Vice President

 

 

 

SCHEDULE A TO TRUST AGREEMENT

 

Securities Initially Deposited

FT 9648

(Note: Incorporated herein and made a part hereof for the Trust is the "Schedule of Investments" for the Trust as set forth in the Prospectus.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapman and Cutler LLP 111 West Monroe Street
  Chicago, Illinois  60603

 

September 28, 2021

 

 

First Trust Portfolios L.P.

120 East Liberty Drive

Suite 400

Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Re: FT 9648

 

Gentlemen:

We have served as counsel for First Trust Portfolios L.P., as Sponsor and Depositor of FT 9648 in connection with the preparation, execution and delivery of a Trust Agreement dated September 28, 2021 among First Trust Portfolios L.P., as Depositor, The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, and First Trust Advisors L.P., as Evaluator and Portfolio Supervisor, pursuant to which the Depositor has delivered to and deposited the Securities listed in Schedule A to the Trust Agreement with the Trustee and pursuant to which the Trustee has issued to or on the order of the Depositor units of fractional undivided interest in and ownership of the Fund created under said Trust Agreement.

In connection therewith, we have examined such pertinent records and documents and matters of law as we have deemed necessary in order to enable us to express the opinions hereinafter set forth.

Based upon the foregoing, we are of the opinion that:

1.       the execution and delivery of the Trust Agreement and the issuance of Units in the Fund have been duly authorized; and

2.       the Units in the Fund when duly issued and delivered by the Trustee in accordance with the aforementioned Trust Agreement, will constitute valid and binding obligations of the Fund and the Depositor and such Units, when issued and delivered in accordance with the Trust Agreement against payment of the consideration set forth in the Trust prospectus, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement (File No. 333-259080) relating to the Units referred to above, to the use of our name and to the reference to our firm in said Registration Statement and in the related Prospectus.

Respectfully submitted,

 

/s/ CHAPMAN AND CUTLER LLP

 

EFF/mjd

First Trust Advisors L.P.

120 East Liberty Drive

Wheaton, Illinois 60187

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2021

First Trust Portfolios L.P.

120 East Liberty Drive

Suite 400

Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Re: FT 9648

Gentlemen:

We have examined the Registration Statement File No. 333-259080 for the above captioned fund. We hereby consent to the use in the Registration Statement of the references to First Trust Advisors L.P. as evaluator.

You are hereby authorized to file a copy of this letter with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Sincerely,

 

FIRST TRUST ADVISORS L.P.

 

 

 

/s/ Elizabeth H. Bull

Senior Vice President

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

We consent to the use in this Registration Statement No. 333-259080 on Form S-6 of our report dated September 28, 2021, relating to the financial statement of FT 9648, comprising Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF Portfolio, Series 69, appearing in the Prospectus, which is a part of such Registration Statement, and to the reference to us under the heading "Experts" in such Prospectus.

 

 

 

 

/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

 

 

Chicago, Illinois

September 28, 2021

 

 



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