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Technology Portfolio Series 18

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Investment Objective

The Technology Portfolio, Series 18 ("Trust") seeks to maximize total return through capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategy

Selection Criteria

Risks and Other Considerations

Portfolio Information

Daily Data

Offer Price N/A
Wrap Fee Price N/A
Bid Price $10.718400
Liquidation Price $10.473400
Remaining Deferred Sales Charge $0.245000


Monthly-Cash 40170C822
Monthly-Reinvest 40170C830
Monthly-Fee/Cash 40170C848
Monthly-Fee/Reinvest 40170C855


Deposit Information

Inception Date 4/20/2016
Non-Reoffered Date 10/20/2016
Mandatory Maturity Date 4/20/2018
Trust Structure GRANTOR
Inception Unit Price $10.000000
Inception Bid Price $9.900000
Inception Liquidation Price $9.655000
Deferred Sales Charge Dates Nov 2016
Dec 2016
Jan 2017
Term 2 Years
Number of Holdings 37
Historical Annual Dividend Distribution $0.076900

Portfolio Holdings Analysis

All data is subject to change daily. Data may differ from the prospectus due to different data sources or market changes. Please refer to prospectus for additional information about the trust including the portfolio section criteria. Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc. unless otherwise noted. The total percentages may not be equal to 100% due to rounding. N/A indicates that certain securities have not been identified and/or classified by the data provider. A unit is a combination of securities or types of securities traded together.

Fundamental Data

Weighted Average Price/Earnings (P/E) Ratio 35.28
Weighted Average Price/Book (P/B) Ratio 5.81
Weighted Average Market Cap (MM) $149,539.88

Market Cap & Style Breakdown

Value Growth Total
Large-Cap 17.39% 51.28% 68.67%
Mid-Cap 8.29% 17.09% 25.37%
Small-Cap 1.52% 4.43% 5.96%
Total 27.20% 72.80% 100.00%

Asset Class

US Common Stock 100.00%
Total 100.00%

Market Cap Breakdown

Style Breakdown

Sector & Industry Breakdown

Information Technology 100.00%
 Communications Equipment 8.31%
 Electronic Equipment Instruments & Components 4.20%
 Internet Software & Services 16.52%
 IT Services 20.12%
 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 20.71%
 Software 25.45%
 Technology Hardware Storage & Peripherals 4.69%
Total 100.00%

Country Breakdown

United States 100.00%
Total 100.00%

Regional Breakdown

North America 100.00%
Total 100.00%

Developed Status

Developed 100.00%
Total 100.00%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Investors' units, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Principal Investment Strategy

Under normal circumstances, the Trust will invest at least 80% of the value of its assets in stocks classified as being in the information technology sector by the Global Industry Classification Standard (“GICS”). The Trust is diversified across the information technology sector. The Sponsor selects stocks for the Trust within the sector that it believes have the potential to achieve the Trust’s investment objective. The U.S.-listed common stocks held by the Trust may include the common stocks of U.S. and non-U.S. companies.

Selection Criteria

The Sponsor selects domestically-traded companies that it believes are core holdings of a diversified technology portfolio. To select the portfolio the Sponsor follows a very disciplined process which includes both quantitative and qualitative analysis. The Sponsor begins with the approximately 500 companies that are in the Russell 3000® Index and are classified as being in the information technology sector. The Sponsor then reduces the 500 companies to approximately 150 by performing quantitative screening, which may be primarily based on, but not limited to, the following factors:

  • Valuation. The Sponsor may screen for reasonably valued companies based on measures such as price-to-earnings, price-to-book and price-to-cash flow.
  • Growth. The Sponsor may screen for companies with a history of better than average growth of revenues, earnings and dividends (if applicable).
  • Profitability. The Sponsor may screen for companies with a history of consistent and high profitability as measured by return-on-assets, return-on- equity, gross margin and net margin.

The Sponsor then reduces the sub-universe of securities to the final portfolio by performing qualitative analysis, which may be primarily based on, but not limited to, the following factors:

  • Balance Sheet. The Sponsor favors companies that possess overall financial strength and exhibit balance sheet improvements relative to their peers and the marketplace.
  • Industry Leadership. The Sponsor favors companies that possess a strong competitive position among their domestic and global peers. Investment Summary 3
  • Valuation. The Sponsor favors companies whose valuations appear to be attractive based on measures such as price-to-earnings, price-to-book and price-to-cash flow.
  • Growth. The Sponsor favors companies with a history of (and prospects for) better than average growth of revenues, earnings and dividends (if applicable).
  • Profitability. The Sponsor favors companies with a history of (and prospects for) consistent and high profitability as measured by return-on-assets, return-on-equity, gross margin and net margin.

INDEX DEFINITIONS: The Russell 3000® Index measures the performance of the largest 3000 U.S. companies representing approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market.

Risks and Other Considerations

As with all investments, you may lose some or all of your investment in the Trust. No assurance can be given that the Trust’s investment objective will be achieved. The Trust also might not perform as well as you expect. This can happen for reasons such as these:

  • Securities prices can be volatile. The value of your investment may fall over time. Market value fluctuates in response to various factors. These can include stock market movements, purchases or sales of securities by the Trust, government policies, litigation, and changes in interest rates, inflation, the financial condition of the securities’ issuer or even perceptions of the issuer. Units of the Trust are not deposits of any bank and are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.
  • The Trust is concentrated in the information technology sector. As a result, the factors that impact the information technology sector will likely have a greater effect on this Trust than on a more broadly diversified Trust. Companies involved in this sector must contend with rapid changes in technology, intense competition, government regulation and the rapid obsolescence of products and services. Furthermore, sector predictions may not materialize and the companies selected for the Trust may not represent the entire sector and may not participate in the overall sector growth.
  • The Trust invests in securities issued by small-capitalization and mid-capitalization companies. These securities customarily involve more investment risk than securities of large-capitalization companies. Small-capitalization and mid-capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets or financial resources and may be more vulnerable to adverse general market or economic developments.
  • Share prices or dividend rates on the securities in the Trust may decline during the life of the Trust. There is no guarantee that share prices of the securities in the Trust will not decline and that the issuers of the securities will declare dividends in the future and, if declared, whether they will remain at current levels or increase over time.
  • Inflation may lead to a decrease in the value of assets or income from investments.
  • The Sponsor does not actively manage the portfolio. The Trust will generally hold, and may, when creating additional units, continue to buy, the same securities even though a security’s outlook, market value or yield may have changed.

See “Investment Risks” in Part A of the prospectus and “Risk Factors” in Part B of the prospectus for additional information.

Please see the Trust prospectus for more complete risk information.

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