Unit Trusts

About risk

There is no assurance the trust will achieve its investment objective. An investment in this unit investment trust is subject to market risk, which is the possibility that the market values of securities owned by the trust will decline and that the value of trust units may therefore be less than what you paid for them. This trust is unmanaged and its portfolio is not intended to change during the trust's life except in limited circumstances. Accordingly, you can lose money investing in this trust.

You will bear not only your share of the trust's expenses, but also those 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.

A security issuer may be unable to make interest and/or principal payments in the future. This may reduce the level of dividends a closed-end fund pays which would reduce your income and cause the value of your units to fall.

The trust may, from time to time, emphasize certain market sectors. To the extent the trust does so, it is more susceptible to economic, political and other occurrences influencing those sectors.

Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value in the secondary market and the net asset value of closed-end fund shares may decrease.

Certain of the closed-end funds invest in bonds issued by foreign issuers. Such bonds are subject to certain risks including currency and interest rate fluctuations, nationalization or other adverse political or economic developments, lack of liquidity of certain foreign markets, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers.

The yield on closed-end funds which invest in bonds will generally decline in a falling interest rate environment and increase in a rising interest rate environment.

Certain closed-end funds may employ the use of leverage in their portfolios. While leverage often increases the yield of a closed-end fund, it also increases risks, including the likelihood of increased volatility and the possibility that the closed-end fund's common share income will fall if the dividend rate on the preferred shares or the interest rate on any borrowings rises.

Certain closed-end funds may invest in high yield bonds that are generally below investment grade quality ("junk" bonds). Investing in such bonds should be viewed as speculative and you should review your ability to assume the risks associated with investments which utilize such bonds. Junk bonds are subject to numerous risks including higher interest rates, economic recession, deterioration of the junk bond market, possible downgrades and defaults of interest and/or principal. Junk bond prices tend to fluctuate more than higher rated bonds and are affected by short-term credit developments to a greater degree.

Certain of the closed-end funds held by the Portfolio invest in senior loans. Although senior loans in which the closed-end funds invest 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 of scheduled principal or interest or that such collateral could be readily liquidated. Senior loans in which the closed-end funds invest generally are of below investment grade credit quality, may be unrated at the time of investment, generally are not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission or any state securities commission, and generally are not listed on any securities exchange. In addition, the amount of public information available on senior loans generally is less extensive than that available for other types of assets.

The yield on closed-end funds investing in senior loans may fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Generally, yields on senior loans decline in a falling interest rate environment and increase in a rising interest rate environment. Because interest rates on senior loans are reset periodically, an increase in interest rates may not be immediately reflected in the rates of the loans.

Certain of the funds held by the Portfolio write call options on their assets. The use of options may require an underlying fund to sell portfolio securities at inopportune times or at prices other than current market values, may limit the amount of appreciation a fund can realize on an investment, or may cause a fund to hold a security it might otherwise sell. To the extent an underlying fund purchases options pursuant to a hedging strategy, the fund could lose its entire investment in the option.