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ML Top Picks for 2020 Series 8

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Investment Objective

The ML Top Picks for 2020 ("Trust") seeks to provide capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategy

Selection Criteria

Risks and Other Considerations

Portfolio Information

Daily Data

Offer Price N/A
Wrap Fee Price N/A
Liquidation Price $9.1978
Remaining Deferred Sales Charge $0.0900


Monthly-Cash 40175X102
Monthly-Fee/Cash 40175X110


Deposit Information

Inception Date 2/18/2020
Non-Reoffered Date 4/21/2020
Mandatory Maturity Date 4/21/2021
Trust Structure RIC
Inception Unit Price $10.0000
Inception Liquidation Price $9.8650
Deferred Sales Charge Dates Jun 2020
Jul 2020
Aug 2020
Term 15 Months
Number of Holdings 45
Historical Annual Dividend Distribution* $0.1627

* The Historical Annual Dividend Distribution (HADD) is as of the day prior to trust deposit and subject to change. There is no guarantee the issuers of the securities included in the Trust will declare dividends or distributions in the future. The HADD of the securities included in the Trust is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of the Trust’s distribution rate. The HADD is the weighted average of the trailing twelve-month distributions paid by the securities included in the portfolio and is reduced to account for the effects of fees and expenses, which will be incurred when investing in the Trust. The HADD will vary due to certain factors that may include, but are not limited to, a change in the dividends paid by issuers, a change in Trust expenses or the sale or maturity of securities in the portfolio.

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 35.16
Weighted Average Price/Book (P/B) Ratio 7.53
Weighted Average Market Cap (MM) $77,619.55

Market Cap & Style Breakdown

Value Growth N/A Total
Large-Cap 35.91% 28.33% -- 64.24%
Mid-Cap 25.91% 6.04% -- 31.95%
Small-Cap -- -- -- --
N/A -- -- 3.81% 3.81%
Total 61.82% 34.37% 3.81% 100.00%

Asset Class

US Common Stock 89.08%
Non US Common Stock 7.06%
REIT 2.17%
MLP 1.69%
Total 100.00%

Market Cap Breakdown

Style Breakdown

Sector & Industry Breakdown

Health Care 17.29%
 Biotechnology 6.64%
 Health Care Equipment & Supplies 3.84%
 Health Care Providers & Services 1.96%
 Life Sciences Tools & Services 3.00%
 Pharmaceuticals 1.85%
Consumer Discretionary 16.90%
 Automobiles 2.64%
 Hotels Restaurants & Leisure 2.22%
 Household Durables 2.40%
 Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 3.50%
 Multiline Retail 2.51%
 Specialty Retail 2.56%
 Textiles Apparel & Luxury Goods 1.08%
Information Technology 12.74%
 IT Services 2.21%
 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 6.18%
 Software 4.35%
Industrials 11.39%
 Aerospace & Defense 1.52%
 Air Freight & Logistics 2.76%
 Airlines 0.94%
 Industrial Conglomerates 2.00%
 Machinery 2.04%
 Professional Services 2.12%
Materials 10.97%
 Chemicals 2.43%
 Containers & Packaging 2.62%
 Metals & Mining 5.93%
Financials 7.80%
 Banks 3.60%
 Capital Markets 2.26%
 Insurance 1.94%
Communication Services 6.79%
 Diversified Telecommunication Services 1.98%
 Entertainment 3.21%
 Media 1.61%
Consumer Staples 6.25%
 Food Products 1.74%
 Household Products 2.52%
 Tobacco 2.00%
Energy 5.66%
 Energy Equipment & Services 1.70%
 Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels 3.95%
Real Estate 2.17%
 Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 2.17%
Utilities 2.04%
 Electric Utilities 2.04%
Total 100.00%

Country Breakdown

United States 92.93%
Italy 2.64%
Brazil 2.30%
Canada 2.12%
Total 100.00%

Regional Breakdown

North America 95.06%
West Europe 2.64%
South America 2.30%
Total 100.00%

Developed Status

Developed 97.70%
Emerging 2.30%
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

The Trust seeks to provide a portfolio of companies that represent the top stock picks for 2020 (the “Top Picks”) published by BofA Securities (“BofA”). The stocks included in the Top Picks represent the choice of individual fundamental equity analysts’ views regarding the most attractive stocks in their covered stocks for the industry identified by BofA. The Top Picks are chosen by BofA without regard to the Trust or its unitholders, as of January 15, 2020. The Sponsor is solely responsible for selecting investments for the Trust. The Trust may invest in the common stock of real estate investment companies. See “Trust Portfolio” for more information regarding the stocks selected.

As a result of this strategy, the Trust invests significantly in the consumer products sector.

Selection Criteria

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 invests significantly in the consumer products sector. As a result, the factors that impact the consumer products sector will likely have a greater effect on this Trust than on a more broadly diversified Trust. General risks of companies in the consumer products sector include cyclicality of revenues and earnings, economic recession, currency fluctuations, changing consumer tastes, extensive competition, product liability litigation and increased government regulation. A weak economy and its effect on consumer spending would adversely affect companies in the consumer products sector.

The Trust invests in an American Depositary Receipt (“ADRs”) and U.S.-listed foreign securities. The Trust’s investment in an ADR and U.S.-listed foreign securities presents additional risk. ADRs are issued by a bank or Trust company to evidence ownership of underlying securities issued by foreign corporations. Securities of foreign issuers present risks beyond those of domestic securities. More specifically, foreign risk is the risk that foreign securities will be more volatile than U.S. securities due to such factors as adverse economic, currency, political, social or regulatory developments in a country, including government seizure of assets, excessive taxation, limitations on the use or transfer of assets, the lack of liquidity or regulatory controls with respect to certain industries or differing legal and/or accounting standards.

The Trust invests in securities issued by 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.

The Trust may be susceptible to potential 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. 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.

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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Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

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