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                              MEMORANDUM OF CHANGES
                     VAN KAMPEN FOCUS PORTFOLIOS, SERIES 269

         The Prospectus filed with Amendment No. 1 of the Registration Statement
on Form S-6 has been revised to reflect information regarding the deposit of Van
Kampen Focus Portfolios, Series 269 on January 19, 2001. An effort has been made
to set forth below each of the major changes and also to reflect the same by
blacklining the marked counterparts of the Prospectus submitted with the
Amendment.

     Cover Page. The date of the Prospectus has been completed.

     Pages 2-3. "The Summary of Essential Financial Information" section and
                "Fee Table" have been completed.

     Pages 4-13. Revisions have been made and the portfolios have been
                 completed.

     Pages 14-21. The descriptions of the Securities issuers have been
                  completed.

     Pages 22-23. The Report of Independent Certified Public Accountants and
                  Statements of Condition have been completed.



                                                              FILE NO. 333-51624
                                                                    CIK #1123035


                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                           Washington, D.C. 20549-1004


                                 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: VAN KAMPEN FOCUS PORTFOLIOS, SERIES 269

     B.   Name of Depositor: VAN KAMPEN FUNDS, INC.

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

                               One Parkview Plaza
                        Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181

     D.   Name and complete address of agents for service:

CHAPMAN AND CUTLER            VAN KAMPEN FUNDS, INC.
Attention:  Mark J. Kneedy    Attention:  A. Thomas Smith III, General Counsel
111 West Monroe Street        One Parkview Plaza
Chicago, Illinois  60603      Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois  60181


     E.   Title of securities being registered: Units of undivided fractional
          beneficial interest

     F.   Approximate date of proposed sale to the public:


  AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

     / X / Check box if it is proposed that this filing will become effective at
           8:00 a.m. on January 19, 2001 pursuant to Rule 487.




                                   VAN KAMPEN
                              FOCUS PORTFOLIOS(SM)
                       A DIVISION OF VAN KAMPEN FUNDS INC.



INTERNET PORTFOLIO
   Series 26A
   Series 26B

MORGAN STANLEY HIGH-TECHNOLOGY 35 INDEXSM PORTFOLIO
   Series 18A
   Series 18B

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   Van Kampen Focus Portfolios, Series 269 includes the unit investment trusts
described above (the "Portfolios"). Each Portfolio seeks to increase the value
of your investment by investing in a diversified portfolio of stocks of
companies within a particular industry. Of course, we cannot guarantee that a
Portfolio will achieve its objective.



                                JANUARY 19, 2001



       YOU SHOULD READ THIS PROSPECTUS AND RETAIN IT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

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     The Securities and Exchange Commission has not approved or disapproved of
the Units or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus.

               Any contrary representation is a criminal offense.





                   SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
                                JANUARY 19, 2001


                                                  SERIES A          SERIES B
PUBLIC OFFERING PRICE                            PORTFOLIOS        PORTFOLIOS
                                                ------------      ------------
Aggregate value of Securities per Unit (1)      $     9.900       $    9.900
Sales charge                                          0.295            0.450
  Less deferred sales charge                          0.195            0.350
Public offering price per Unit (2)              $    10.000       $   10.000



GENERAL INFORMATION
Initial Date of Deposit                                 January 19, 2001
Mandatory Termination Date--Series A Portfolios         May 7, 2002
Mandatory Termination Date--Series B Portfolios         April 19, 2006
Record Date--Series A Portfolios                        September 10, 2001
Distribution Date--Series A Portfolios                  September 25, 2001
Record Dates--Series B Portfolios (4)                   June 10 and December 10
Distribution Dates--Series B Portfolios (4)             June 25 and December 25



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PORTFOLIO INFORMATION
                                                             ESTIMATED        ESTIMATED
                                             AGGREGATE        INITIAL          ANNUAL         REDEMPTION    ORGANIZATION
                              INITIAL         VALUE OF      DISTRIBUTION      DIVIDENDS        PRICE PER      COSTS PER
       PORTFOLIO              UNITS (3)    SECURITIES (1)  PER UNIT (4)(5)  PER UNIT (4)       UNIT (6)       UNIT (2)
 -----------------------   --------------   -------------   -------------   -------------    -------------  -------------
<S>                                <C>      <C>             <C>             <C>             <C>             <C>

Internet Series A                  15,594   $    154,380              N/A             N/A   $       9.705   $    0.01412
Internet Series B                  15,594   $    154,380              N/A             N/A   $       9.550   $    0.02124
High-Tech 35 Index Series A        15,620   $    154,630    $        0.01   $     0.01593   $       9.705   $    0.01248
High-Tech 35 Index Series B        15,620   $    154,630    $        0.01   $     0.01593   $       9.550   $    0.01641
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     (1)  Each Security is valued at the most recent closing sale price as of
          the close of the New York Stock Exchange on the business day before
          the Initial Date of Deposit.

     (2)  You will bear all or a portion of the expenses incurred in organizing
          and offering your Portfolio. The public offering price includes the
          estimated amount of these costs. These costs include the cost of
          preparation and printing of the trust agreement, registration
          statement and other documents relating to each Portfolio, federal and
          state registration fees and costs, initial fees and expenses of the
          Trustee and legal and auditing expenses. The Trustee will deduct these
          expenses from your Portfolio at the end of the initial offering period
          (approximately one month). The estimated amount for each Portfolio is
          described above and is included in the "Estimated Costs Over Time"
          examples on the next page. The public offering price also will include
          any accumulated dividends or cash in the Income or Capital Accounts of
          a Portfolio.

     (3)  At the close of the New York Stock Exchange on the Initial Date of
          Deposit, the number of Units may be adjusted so that the public
          offering price per Unit equals $10. The number of Units and fractional
          interest of each Unit in a Portfolio will increase or decrease to the
          extent of any adjustment.

     (4)  The initial Record Date for the Series B Portfolios is September 10,
          2001 and the initial Distribution Date for such Portfolios is
          September 25, 2001. Thereafter, the record and distribution dates for
          the Series B Portfolios will occur inJune and December of each year.

     (5)  This estimate is based on the most recently declared quarterly
          dividends or interim and final dividends accounting for any foreign
          withholding taxes. Actual dividends may vary due to a variety of
          factors. See "Risk Factors".

     (6)  The redemption price is reduced by any remaining deferred sales
          charge. See "Rights of Unitholders--Redemption of Units". The
          redemption price includes the estimated organizational and offering
          costs. The redemption price will not include these costs after the
          initial offering period.



                                    FEE TABLE

                                                   SERIES A          SERIES B
                                                  PORTFOLIOS        PORTFOLIOS
                                                 ----------         ----------
TRANSACTION FEES (AS % OF OFFERING PRICE)
 Initial sales charge (1)                             1.00%              1.00%
 Deferred sales charge (2)                            1.95%              3.50%
                                                 ----------         ----------
 Maximum sales charge                                 2.95%              4.50%
                                                 ==========         ==========
 Maximum sales charge on reinvested dividends         0.00%              0.00%
                                                 ==========         ==========


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                                          TRUSTEE'S FEE           SUPERVISORY           ESTIMATED TOTAL
                                          AND OPERATING          AND EVALUATION        ANNUAL EXPENSES
ESTIMATED ANNUAL EXPENSES PER UNIT           EXPENSES                 FEES                 PER UNIT
                                          --------------          -------------          ------------
<S>                                       <C>                     <C>                    <C>
Internet Series A                         $     0.00932           $   0.00500            $    0.01432
Internet Series B                         $     0.01143           $   0.00500            $    0.01643
High-Tech 35 Index Series A               $     0.00940           $   0.00500            $    0.01440
High-Tech 35 Index Series B               $     0.01087           $   0.00500            $    0.01587

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                                                                                           51/6 YEARS
ESTIMATED COSTS OVER TIME (3)              1 YEAR           3 YEARS          5 YEARS   (LIFE OF PORTFOLIO)   10 YEARS
                                       --------------    -------------    -------------  --------------   --------------
<S>                                     <C>             <C>              <C>              <C>             <C>
Internet Series A                       $          32   $          78    $        127              N/A    $         260
Internet Series B                       $          49   $          53    $         57     $         57              N/A
High-Tech 35 Index Series A             $          32   $          78    $        126              N/A    $         258
High-Tech 35 Index Series B             $          48   $          52    $         56     $         56              N/A
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   This fee table is intended to assist you in understanding the costs that you
will bear and to present a comparison of fees. The "Estimated Costs Over Time"
example illustrates the expenses you would pay on a $1,000 investment assuming a
5% annual return and redemption at the end of each period. This example assumes
that you reinvest all distributions at the end of each year. The Series A
Portfolio examples assume that you reinvest your investment into a new trust
when the Portfolio terminates at the end of each 15-month period. Of course, you
should not consider this example a representation of actual past or future
expenses or annual rate of return which may differ from those assumed for this
example. The sales charge and expenses are described under "Public Offering" and
"Portfolio Operating Expenses".

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     (1)  The initial sales charge is the difference between the maximum sales
          charge and the deferred sales charge.


     (2)  The deferred sales charge for the Series A Portfolios is actually
          equal to $0.195 per Unit. The deferred sales charge for the Series B
          Portfolios is actually equal to $0.35 per Unit. These amounts will
          exceed the percentages above if the public offering price per Unit
          falls below $10 and will be less than the percentage above if the
          public offering price per Unit exceeds $10. The deferred sales charge
          accrues daily from March 10, 2001 through August 9, 2001. Your
          Portfolio pays a proportionate amount of this charge on the 10th day
          of each month beginning in the accrual period until paid in full.


     (3)  These examples include the estimated expenses incurred in establishing
          and offering your Portfolio. The amount of these expenses is described
          on the preceding page.



INTERNET PORTFOLIOS
   Each Portfolio seeks to increase the value of your Units over time by
investing in a portfolio of common stocks of companies primarily involved in the
enabling technology or communication services areas of the Internet. These
companies may include Internet access providers, companies that provide
bandwidth and communications services and equipment, companies that provide
software to "business-to-business" and "business-to-consumer" electronic
commerce companies, electronic commerce companies, technology hardware
manufacturers, companies that provide power supply equipment, companies that
provide software security systems, companies that operate Internet "portal"
sites, Internet content providers, technology service companies, com-panies that
develop and provide data storage, and wireless communication companies.
   The Internet is an electronic communications network that connects computer
networks and organizational computer facilities around the world. With a
computer and access to the Internet you are connected to the world. You can
gather information, have a conversation, conduct research, make a reservation,
conduct business or pay a bill. These Portfolios may offer the potential to
benefit from one of the latest technological innovations. The use of
Internet-based applications has increased workers' productivity in part by
enabling employees to share information and ideas with the rest of the company
almost instantly. Additionally, the Internet is providing the means to establish
a national or global presence without having to establish physical
infrastructure. Van Kampen believes that recent trends may suggest growth
potential within the Internet industry, such as:


     o    If current trends continue, more than half of all U.S. households
          could be connected to the Internet by the end of 2000, and more than
          half of all individuals could be using the Internet by the middle of
          2001. (U.S. Department of Commerce, October, 2000)

     o    Internet traffic appears to be doubling every three months and
          straining telephone networks. In response, telephone companies are
          installing high-speed optical technology that transmits data hundreds
          of times faster than the old networks. (BusinessWeek, October, 2000)

     o    The number of e-mails sent on an average day could rise to 10 billion
          worldwide in 2000. By 2005, this number could rise to 35 billion
          e-mails sent daily. (International Data Corporation, October, 2000)

     o    The e-mail marketing industry may be worth $4.5 billion by 2003,
          rising from an estimate of $1.1 billion for the year 2000. (eMarketer,
          October, 2000)

     o    Subscribers to high-bandwidth DSL connections could increase by 71% in
          2001 to 7.7 million. (Cahners In-Stat, October, 2000)

     o    Internet commerce is estimated to increase to $2.50 trillion in 2004,
          according to the International Data Corporation, October 2000 ("IDC").
          IDC estimates that in 2004 $1.98 trillion could be spent in total
          infrastructure spending and $2.50 trillion could be spent on commerce.

     o    IDC estimates that $766 billion of the worldwide economy may relate to
          Internet commerce in 2000. IDC estimates that this figure could
          increase almost sixfold by 2004.

     o    E-commerce could account for 8.6% of worldwide sales of goods and
          services in 2004, according to Forrester Research, October 2000.

     o    The United States could continue to be the global e-commerce leader
          with online sales reaching $3.2 trillion in 2004. (Forrester Research,
          October 2000)


   There is no assurance that these trends will continue or that expectations
will actually occur. If these trends do not continue or if current expectations
are not realized, your investment could be adversely affected.

   Of course, we cannot guarantee that your Portfolio will achieve its
objective. The value of your Units may fall below the price you paid for the
Units. Stocks of internet-related companies have been subject to extreme price
volatility and speculative trading. Many Internet-related stocks have recently
exhibited above-average price appreciation during a period of a generally rising
stock market. No one can assure you that this will continue or that the
performance of Internet stocks will replicate the performance exhibited in the
past. These Portfolios are appropriate for aggressive investors or as an
aggressive growth component of your investment portfolio. You should read the
"Risk Factors" section before you invest.

   TWO MATURITY OPTIONS. Because different investors have different investment
horizons, we offer two portfolios with different maturities that invest in the
same companies. You should consider Series A if you intend to hold your
investment for 15 months or less. You should consider Series B if you intend to
hold your investment for approximately five years. In either case, you should
consider the impact of price volatility when selecting the appropriate Series.
While Series A and Series B invest in the same companies, they are separate
portfolios and have different sales charges and expenses. As a result, the
performance and exact composition of each Portfolio may differ, although the
Sponsor does not believe that the composition of the portfolios will differ
materially.


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SERIES A PORTFOLIO
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                                                                                CURRENT              COST OF
NUMBER                                                      MARKET VALUE        DIVIDEND             SECURITIES TO
OF SHARES        NAME OF ISSUER (1)                         PER SHARE (2)       YIELD (3)            PORTFOLIO (2)
----------      -----------------------------------        ---------------      -----------         -------------
<S>            <C>                                         <C>                        <C>           <C>
                COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS
         37       Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.     $       103.000            0.00%         $    3,811.00
         94       Cisco Systems, Inc.                               41.938            0.00               3,942.13
         38       Emulex Corporation                                97.563            0.00               3,707.38
         91       Extreme Networks, Inc.                            42.625            0.00               3,878.88
         28       Juniper Networks, Inc.                           136.625            0.00               3,825.50
         89       Redback Networks, Inc.                            41.000            0.00               3,649.00
                COMPUTER PERIPHERALS
         50       EMC Corporation                                   76.000            0.00               3,800.00
         57       Network Appliance, Inc.                           67.375            0.00               3,840.38
                COMPUTER PROCESSING HARDWARE
        135       Palm, Inc.                                        26.750            0.00               3,611.25
        111       Sun Microsystems, Inc.                            34.875            0.00               3,871.13
                DATA PROCESSING SERVICES
+        50       Amdocs, Ltd.                                      76.875            0.00               3,843.75
                ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
        111       Jabil Circuit, Inc.                               37.813            0.00               4,197.19
                ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT/INSTRUMENTS
         68       JDS Uniphase Corporation                          60.250            0.00               4,097.00
         41       Newport Corporation                               96.000            0.02               3,936.00
                INTERNET SOFTWARE/SERVICES
        102       Ariba, Inc.                                       37.188            0.00               3,793.13
         58       BEA Systems, Inc.                                 63.375            0.00               3,675.75
        128       Interwoven, Inc.                                  28.000            0.00               3,584.00
         41       VeriSign, Inc.                                    91.938            0.00               3,769.44
                MEDIA CONGLOMERATES
         76       AOL Time Warner, Inc.                             49.770            0.00               3,782.52
                PACKAGED SOFTWARE
+        28       Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.          138.188            0.00               3,869.25
         75       i2 Technologies, Inc.                             50.875            0.00               3,815.63
         55       Micromuse, Inc.                                   69.438            0.00               3,819.06
         70       Microsoft Corporation                             55.563            0.00               3,889.38
        111       Oracle Corporation                                33.813            0.00               3,753.19
         39       VERITAS Software Corporation                      98.688            0.00               3,848.81
                SEMICONDUCTORS
         71       Analog Devices, Inc.                              58.500            0.00               4,153.50
         45       Applied Micro Circuits Corporation                84.313            0.00               3,794.06
         30       Broadcom Corporation                             127.813            0.00               3,834.38
         40       PMC-Sierra, Inc.                                 104.813            0.00               4,192.50
         18       SDL, Inc.                                        220.313            0.00               3,965.63
         81       TranSwitch Corporation                            49.938            0.00               4,044.94
         59       Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation                 66.000            0.00               3,894.00

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SERIES A PORTFOLIO (CONTINUED)
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                                                                                CURRENT              COST OF
NUMBER                                                      MARKET VALUE        DIVIDEND             SECURITIES TO
OF SHARES        NAME OF ISSUER (1)                         PER SHARE (2)       YIELD (3)            PORTFOLIO (2)
----------      -----------------------------------        ---------------      -----------         -------------
<S>            <C>                                         <C>                        <C>           <C>
                TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
         38       CIENA Corporation                        $       102.375            0.00%         $    3,890.25
         33       Comverse Technology, Inc.                        117.000            0.00               3,861.00
         57       Corning, Inc.                                     68.875            0.35               3,925.88
+       107       Nortel Networks Corporation                       36.688            0.17               3,925.56
         87       ONI Systems Corporation                           42.000            0.00               3,654.00
         51       QUALCOMM, Inc.                                    73.063            0.00               3,726.19
         69       Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.                          55.625            0.07               3,838.13
         84       Sycamore Networks, Inc.                           48.438            0.00               4,068.75
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      2,653                                                                                         $  154,379.52
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See "Notes to Portfolios".


SERIES B PORTFOLIO
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                                                                                CURRENT              COST OF
NUMBER                                                      MARKET VALUE        DIVIDEND             SECURITIES TO
OF SHARES        NAME OF ISSUER (1)                         PER SHARE (2)       YIELD (3)            PORTFOLIO (2)
----------      -----------------------------------        ---------------      -----------         -------------
<S>            <C>                                         <C>                        <C>           <C>
                COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS
         37       Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.     $       103.000            0.00%         $    3,811.00
         94       Cisco Systems, Inc.                               41.938            0.00               3,942.13
         38       Emulex Corporation                                97.563            0.00               3,707.38
         91       Extreme Networks, Inc.                            42.625            0.00               3,878.88
         28       Juniper Networks, Inc.                           136.625            0.00               3,825.50
         89       Redback Networks, Inc.                            41.000            0.00               3,649.00
                COMPUTER PERIPHERALS
         50       EMC Corporation                                   76.000            0.00               3,800.00
         57       Network Appliance, Inc.                           67.375            0.00               3,840.38
                COMPUTER PROCESSING HARDWARE
        135       Palm, Inc.                                        26.750            0.00               3,611.25
        111       Sun Microsystems, Inc.                            34.875            0.00               3,871.13
                DATA PROCESSING SERVICES
+        50       Amdocs, Ltd.                                      76.875            0.00               3,843.75
                ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
        111       Jabil Circuit, Inc.                               37.813            0.00               4,197.19
                ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT/INSTRUMENTS
         68       JDS Uniphase Corporation                          60.250            0.00               4,097.00
         41       Newport Corporation                               96.000            0.02               3,936.00
                INTERNET SOFTWARE/SERVICES
        102       Ariba, Inc.                                       37.188            0.00               3,793.13
         58       BEA Systems, Inc.                                 63.375            0.00               3,675.75
        128       Interwoven, Inc.                                  28.000            0.00               3,584.00
         41       VeriSign, Inc.                                    91.938            0.00               3,769.44
                MEDIA CONGLOMERATES
         76       AOL Time Warner, Inc.                             49.770            0.00               3,782.52
                PACKAGED SOFTWARE
+        28       Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.          138.188            0.00               3,869.25
         75       i2 Technologies, Inc.                             50.875            0.00               3,815.63
         55       Micromuse, Inc.                                   69.438            0.00               3,819.06
         70       Microsoft Corporation                             55.563            0.00               3,889.38
        111       Oracle Corporation                                33.813            0.00               3,753.19
         39       VERITAS Software Corporation                      98.688            0.00               3,848.81
                SEMICONDUCTORS
         71       Analog Devices, Inc.                              58.500            0.00               4,153.50
         45       Applied Micro Circuits Corporation                84.313            0.00               3,794.06
         30       Broadcom Corporation                             127.813            0.00               3,834.38
         40       PMC-Sierra, Inc.                                 104.813            0.00               4,192.50
         18       SDL, Inc.                                        220.313            0.00               3,965.63
         81       TranSwitch Corporation                            49.938            0.00               4,044.94
         59       Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation                 66.000            0.00               3,894.00

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SERIES B PORTFOLIO (CONTINUED)
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                                                                                CURRENT              COST OF
NUMBER                                                      MARKET VALUE        DIVIDEND             SECURITIES TO
OF SHARES        NAME OF ISSUER (1)                         PER SHARE (2)       YIELD (3)            PORTFOLIO (2)
----------      -----------------------------------        ---------------      -----------         -------------
<S>            <C>                                         <C>                        <C>           <C>
                TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
         38       CIENA Corporation                        $       102.375            0.00%         $    3,890.25
         33       Comverse Technology, Inc.                        117.000            0.00               3,861.00
         57       Corning, Inc.                                     68.875            0.35               3,925.88
+       107       Nortel Networks Corporation                       36.688            0.17               3,925.56
         87       ONI Systems Corporation                           42.000            0.00               3,654.00
         51       QUALCOMM, Inc.                                    73.063            0.00               3,726.19
         69       Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.                          55.625            0.07               3,838.13
         84       Sycamore Networks, Inc.                           48.438            0.00               4,068.75
----------                                                                                          -------------
      2,653                                                                                         $  154,379.52
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See "Notes to Portfolios".
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MORGAN STANLEY HIGH-TECHNOLOGY 35 INDEXSM PORTFOLIOS

   Each Portfolio seeks to provide capital appreciation through an investment in
a portfolio of common stocks included in the Morgan Stanley High-Technology 35
IndexSM prior to the date of the Portfolio's formation. In creating the index,
the Morgan Stan ley Technology Research Group sought to design a benchmark that
provides broad industry representation of equally-weighted, highly liquid, pure
technology companies that is rebalanced annually. Morgan Stanley set the index
value to 200 as of the close of trading on December 16, 1994. The American Stock
Exchange computes the value of the index in real-time during trading hours under
the symbol "MSH". The index is the exclusive property and is a service mark of
Morgan Stanley.

   The index includes 35 pure technology companies representing the full breadth
of technology industry segments. These segments include Computer and Business
Services, Enterprise Software/Technical Software (CAD/CAM), Internet and
Personal Computer Software, Electronics Manufacturing Services, Networking and
Telecommunication Equipment, Server and Enterprise Hardware, Personal Computer
Hardware and Data Storage, Semiconductor Capital Equipment and Semiconductors.
The index attempts to include bellwether stocks that provide a balanced
representation of these sub-industries. The index includes only
electronics-based technology companies and excludes biotechnology, medical, test
and instrumentation companies.

   The index is initially equal weighted and includes large and small industry
bellwether stocks. The index seeks to minimize the pitfalls of market
capitalization indexes. Morgan Stanley believes that market capitalization
indexes fail to accommodate the wide range of market capitalizations and revenue
bases common to the technology industry.

   Hypothetical annual total returns for the Morgan Stanley High-Technology 35
Index, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and the Standard & Poor's Technology
Index are shown in the following table.



                  HIGH-TECH        S&P          S&P
                  35 INDEX         500       TECHNOLOGY
                  ---------     --------     -----------
  1995              51.04%        37.11%       42.83%
  1996              21.59         22.68        41.37
  1997              17.08         33.10        26.09
  1998              95.67         28.58        72.95
  1999             110.87         20.89        75.10
  2000             (27.43)        (9.10)      (39.97)


   This is not the past performance of any Portfolio or a previous series of any
Portfolio and does not indicate the future performance of any Portfolio. The
performance figures for the High-Tech 35 Index do not reflect hypothetical
Portfolio fees and expenses.

   We will not rebalance your Portfolio annually. Changes in the index will not
result in changes in your portfolio. However, we may offer additional portfolios
each year that include the current index components and weightings.

   As with any investment, we cannot guarantee that your Portfolio will achieve
its objective. The value of your Units may fall below the price you paid for the
Units. Stocks of technology companies have been subject to extreme price
volatility and speculative trading. Many technology stocks have recently
exhibited above-average price appreciation during a period of a generally rising
stock market. No one can guarantee that this will continue or that the
performance of technology stocks will replicate the performance exhibited in the
past. The Portfolios are appropriate for aggressive investors or as an
aggressive growth component of an investment portfolio. You should read the
"Risk Factors" Section before you invest.

   TWO MATURITY OPTIONS. Because different investors have different investment
horizons, we offer two portfolios with different maturities that invest in the
same companies. You should consider Series A if you intend to hold your
investment for 15 months or less. You should consider Series B if you intend to
hold your investment for approximately five years. In either case, you should
consider the impact of price volatility when selecting the appropriate Series.
While Series A and Series B invest in the same companies, they are separate
portfolios and have different sales charges and expenses. As a result, the
performance and exact composition of each Portfolio may differ, although the
Sponsor does not believe that the composition of the portfolios will differ
materially.

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SERIES A PORTFOLIO
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                                                                                CURRENT              COST OF
NUMBER                                                      MARKET VALUE        DIVIDEND             SECURITIES TO
OF SHARES        NAME OF ISSUER (1)                         PER SHARE (2)       YIELD (3)            PORTFOLIO (2)
----------      -----------------------------------        ---------------      -----------         -------------
<S>            <C>                                         <C>                        <C>           <C>
                COMPUTER AND BUSINESS SERVICES
        68        Automatic Data Processing, Inc.          $        60.063            0.68%         $   4,084.25
        74        Electronic Data Systems Corporation               57.375            1.05              4,245.75
                ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING SERVICES
       145        Solectron Corporation                             40.890            0.00              5,929.05
                ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE/TECHNICAL
                  SOFTWARE (CAD/CAM)
       166        Computer Associates International, Inc.           34.625            0.23              5,747.75
       142        Oracle Corporation                                33.813            0.00              4,801.38
       324        Parametric Technology Corporation                 16.375            0.00              5,305.50
       102        PeopleSoft, Inc.                                  52.125            0.00              5,316.75
                INTERNET AND PC SOFTWARE
       178        Amazon.com, Inc.                                  19.500            0.00              3,471.00
        82        AOL Time Warner, Inc.                             49.770            0.00              4,081.14
       108        Electronic Arts, Inc.                             39.250            0.00              4,239.00
        86        Intuit, Inc.                                      36.563            0.00              3,144.38
        83        Microsoft Corporation                             55.563            0.00              4,611.69
       123        Yahoo!, Inc.                                      34.500            0.00              4,243.50
                NETWORKING AND TELECOM EQUIPMENT
        33        Broadcom Corporation                             127.813            0.00              4,217.81
        86        Cisco Systems, Inc.                               41.938            0.00              3,606.63
        70        JDS Uniphase Corporation                          60.250            0.00              4,217.50
        31        Juniper Networks, Inc.                           136.625            0.00              4,235.38
       223        Lucent Technologies, Inc.                         19.688            0.41              4,390.31
       205        Motorola, Inc.                                    23.938            0.67              4,907.19
+      101        Nortel Networks Corporation                       36.688            0.17              3,705.44
        76        Sycamore Networks, Inc.                           48.438            0.00              3,681.25
        65        Tellabs, Inc.                                     58.500            0.00              3,802.50
                PC HARDWARE AND DATA STORAGE
       230        Compaq Computer Corporation                       19.190            0.52              4,413.70
       205        Dell Computer Corporation                         24.250            0.00              4,971.25
        92        Palm, Inc.                                        26.750            0.00              2,461.00
                SEMICONDUCTOR CAPITAL EQUIPMENT
       101        Applied Materials, Inc.                           50.063            0.00              5,056.31
                SEMICONDUCTORS
       125        Intel Corporation                                 32.250            0.25              4,031.25
       112        Micron Technology, Inc.                           44.438            0.00              4,977.00
+       90        STMicroelectronics N.V.                           47.875            0.05              4,308.75
        86        Texas Instruments, Inc.                           51.250            0.17              4,407.50
       101        Xilinx, Inc.                                      54.125            0.00              5,466.63
                SERVER AND ENTERPRISE HARDWARE
        60        EMC Corporation                                   76.000            0.00              4,560.00
       125        Hewlett-Packard Company                           34.688            0.92              4,335.94
        46        International Business Machines Corporation      108.313            0.48              4,982.38
       134        Sun Microsystems, Inc.                            34.875            0.00              4,673.25
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     4,078                                                                                          $  154,630.11
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See "Notes to Portfolios".

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SERIES B PORTFOLIO
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                                                                                CURRENT              COST OF
NUMBER                                                      MARKET VALUE        DIVIDEND             SECURITIES TO
OF SHARES        NAME OF ISSUER (1)                         PER SHARE (2)       YIELD (3)            PORTFOLIO (2)
----------      -----------------------------------        ---------------      -----------         -------------
<S>            <C>                                         <C>                        <C>           <C>
                COMPUTER AND BUSINESS SERVICES
        68        Automatic Data Processing, Inc.          $        60.063            0.68%         $   4,084.25
        74        Electronic Data Systems Corporation               57.375            1.05              4,245.75
                ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING SERVICES
       145        Solectron Corporation                             40.890            0.00              5,929.05
                ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE/TECHNICAL
                  SOFTWARE (CAD/CAM)
       166        Computer Associates International, Inc.           34.625            0.23              5,747.75
       142        Oracle Corporation                                33.813            0.00              4,801.38
       324        Parametric Technology Corporation                 16.375            0.00              5,305.50
       102        PeopleSoft, Inc.                                  52.125            0.00              5,316.75
                INTERNET AND PC SOFTWARE
       178        Amazon.com, Inc.                                  19.500            0.00              3,471.00
        82        AOL Time Warner, Inc.                             49.770            0.00              4,081.14
       108        Electronic Arts, Inc.                             39.250            0.00              4,239.00
        86        Intuit, Inc.                                      36.563            0.00              3,144.38
        83        Microsoft Corporation                             55.563            0.00              4,611.69
       123        Yahoo!, Inc.                                      34.500            0.00              4,243.50
                NETWORKING AND TELECOM EQUIPMENT
        33        Broadcom Corporation                             127.813            0.00              4,217.81
        86        Cisco Systems, Inc.                               41.938            0.00              3,606.63
        70        JDS Uniphase Corporation                          60.250            0.00              4,217.50
        31        Juniper Networks, Inc.                           136.625            0.00              4,235.38
       223        Lucent Technologies, Inc.                         19.688            0.41              4,390.31
       205        Motorola, Inc.                                    23.938            0.67              4,907.19
+      101        Nortel Networks Corporation                       36.688            0.17              3,705.44
        76        Sycamore Networks, Inc.                           48.438            0.00              3,681.25
        65        Tellabs, Inc.                                     58.500            0.00              3,802.50
                PC HARDWARE AND DATA STORAGE
       230        Compaq Computer Corporation                       19.190            0.52              4,413.70
       205        Dell Computer Corporation                         24.250            0.00              4,971.25
        92        Palm, Inc.                                        26.750            0.00              2,461.00
                SEMICONDUCTOR CAPITAL EQUIPMENT
       101        Applied Materials, Inc.                           50.063            0.00              5,056.31
                SEMICONDUCTORS
       125        Intel Corporation                                 32.250            0.25              4,031.25
       112        Micron Technology, Inc.                           44.438            0.00              4,977.00
+       90        STMicroelectronics N.V.                           47.875            0.05              4,308.75
        86        Texas Instruments, Inc.                           51.250            0.17              4,407.50
       101        Xilinx, Inc.                                      54.125            0.00              5,466.63
                SERVER AND ENTERPRISE HARDWARE
        60        EMC Corporation                                   76.000            0.00              4,560.00
       125        Hewlett-Packard Company                           34.688            0.92              4,335.94
        46        International Business Machines Corporation      108.313            0.48              4,982.38
       134        Sun Microsystems, Inc.                            34.875            0.00              4,673.25
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     4,078                                                                                          $  154,630.11
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See "Notes to Portfolios".
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NOTES TO PORTFOLIOS
   (1) The Securities are initially represented by "regular way" contracts for
the performance of which an irrevocable letter of credit has been deposited with
the Trustee. Contracts to acquire Securities were entered into on January 18,
2001 and have a settlement date of January 23, 2001 (see "The Portfolios").
   (2) The market value of each Security is based on the most recent closing
sale price as of the close of the New York Stock Exchange on the business day
prior to the Initial Date of Deposit. Other information regarding the
Securities, as of the Initial Date of Deposit, is as follows:

                                                                  PROFIT
                                             COST TO             (LOSS) TO
                                             SPONSOR              SPONSOR
                                         --------------       --------------
Internet Portfolio Series A               $  154,402             $   (22)
Internet Portfolio Series B               $  154,402             $   (22)
High-Tech 35 Index Portfolio Series A     $  154,647             $   (17)
High-Tech 35 Index Portfolio Series B     $  154,647             $   (17)



       "+" indicates that the stock is issued by a foreign company.

   (3) Current Dividend Yield for each Security is based on the estimated annual
dividends per share and the Security's market value as of the most recent close
of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on the business day prior to the
Initial Date of Deposit. Estimated annual dividends per share are calculated by
annualizing the most recently declared dividends or by adding the most recent
interim and final dividends declared and reflect any foreign withholding taxes.



     THE SECURITIES. A brief description of each of the issuers of the
Securities is listed below.

    INTERNET PORTFOLIO

     Amdocs, Ltd. Amdocs, Ltd. provides product-driven information system
solutions to major telecommunications companies in the United States and
internationally. The company provides integrated customer care and billing
systems for wireless and wireline network operators and service providers, as
well as for companies that offer multiple service packages.

     Analog Devices, Inc. Analog Devices, Inc. designs, manufactures, and
markets integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing. The
company's products are used in communications, computer, industrial,
instrumentation, military/aerospace, automotive, and high-performance consumer
electronics applications. Analog Devices sells its products worldwide.

    AOL Time Warner, Inc. AOL Time Warner, Inc. is a global company delivering
entertainment, news, and Internet brands across converging media platforms. The
company conducts operations in cable systems, interactive services, publishing,
music, cable networks, and filmed entertainment. AOL Time Warner's brands
include Time Warner Cable, HBO, Turner, America Online, WB, CNN, New Line
Cinema, and TimeInc.

    Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high-performance, high-bandwidth
silicon solutions for the world's communications infrastructure. The company
provides products for the automated test equipment, high-speed computing, and
military markets.

     Ariba, Inc. Ariba, Inc. provides intranet- and Internet-based
business-to-business electronic commerce solutions for operating resources.
Operating resources include information technology and telecommunications
equipment, professional services, facilities and office equipment, and expense
items.

    BEA Systems, Inc. BEA Systems, Inc. provides e-commerce infrastructure
software. The company, along with its e-commerce transaction platform, provides
consulting, education, and support services that help companies launch
e-commerce initiatives. BEA's systems are used in the commercial and investment
banking, securities trading, telecommunications, airlines, retail, and
manufacturing industries.

    Broadcom Corporation. Broadcom Corporation provides integrated silicon
solutions that enable broadband digital data transmission of voice, data, and
video content to the home and within the business enterprise. The company
designs, develops, and supplies integrated circuits for cable set-top boxes,
cable modems, high-speed networking, direct satellite and digital broadcast, and
digital subscriber line.

     Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
provides switching solutions for storage area networks (SAN). The company's
switching solutions utilize the fiber channel interconnect protocol. Brocade's
family of SilkWorm switches enables a company to manage growth of its data
storage requirements, improve the data transfer performance, and increase the
size of its SAN.

     Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd. Check Point Software Technologies,
Ltd. provides Internet security. The company's secure virtual network (SVN)
architecture provides the infrastructure that enables secure and reliable
Internet communications. SVN secures business-to-business communications between
networks, systems, applications, and users across the Internet, intranets, and
extranets.

    CIENA Corporation. CIENA Corporation provides optical networking equipment.
The company offers products for tele- and data-communications service providers
worldwide. CIENA's customers include long distance carriers, competitive local
exchange carriers, Internet service providers, and wholesale carriers. The
company offers optical transport, intelligent switching, and multi-service
delivery systems.

     Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. supplies data networking products
to the corporate enterprise and public wide area service provider markets. The
company's products offer a variety of end-to-end networking hardware, software,
and services. Cisco's clients include utilities, corporations, universities,
governments, and small to medium-size businesses worldwide.

     Comverse Technology, Inc. Comverse Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures,
markets, and supports computer and telecommunications systems and software for
multimedia communications and information processing applications. The company's
products are used in a variety of applications by fixed and wireless telephone
network operators, government agencies, call centers, financial institutions,
and other organizations.

     Corning, Inc. Corning, Inc. conducts operations in the telecommunications,
advanced materials, and information display industries. The company produces
optical fiber, cable, and photonic components for the telecommunications
industry, as well as produces glass panels, funnels, liquid crystal display
glass and projection video lens assemblies for the information display industry.

    EMC Corporation. EMC Corporation provides enterprise storage systems,
software, networks, and services. The company's products store, retrieve,
manage, protect, and share information from all major computing environments,
including UNIX, Windows NT, and mainframe platforms. EMC operates offices around
the world.

    Emulex Corporation. Emulex Corporation designs, develops, and supplies a
line of fibre channel host adapters, hubs, application-specific integrated
circuits (ASICs), and software products. The company's products enhance access
to and storage of electronic data and applications. Emulex' products are based
on internally-developed ASIC technology and are deployable across a variety of
operating systems.

     Extreme Networks, Inc. Extreme Networks, Inc. provides switching solutions
for local area networks (LAN). The company uses its custom ASICs and a common
hardware, software, and management architecture to offer customers LAN
solutions.

     i2 Technologies, Inc. i2 Technologies, Inc. provides eBusiness solutions.
The company's TradeMatrix product, a platform of business-to-business solutions,
services, and marketplaces, offers planning, procurement, commerce, fulfillment,
customer care, retail, strategic sourcing, and product development services. i2
Technologies also offers its RHYTHM software applications product.

     Interwoven, Inc. Interwoven, Inc. provides Web content management
solutions. The company's products help companies build, maintain, and extend
mission-critical Web sites and eBusiness applications. Interwoven's TeamSite
product combines the functions of content management, version control, workflow,
and application development in an open, standards-based platform.

     Jabil Circuit, Inc. Jabil Circuit, Inc. designs and manufactures circuit
board assemblies for original equipment manufacturers in the communications,
personal computer, computer peripheral, and automotive and consumer products
industries. The company offers circuit design, board design, prototype assembly,
volume board assembly, and system assembly.

    JDS Uniphase Corporation. JDS Uniphase Corporation provides advanced
fiberoptic components and modules. The company's products are sold to
telecommunications and cable television system providers worldwide. Products
include semiconductor lasers, high-speed external modulators, transmitters,
amplifiers, couplers, multiplexers, and optical switches. JDS also designs,
manufactures, and markets laser subsystems.

     Juniper Networks, Inc. Juniper Networks, Inc. provides Internet
infrastructure solutions for Internet service providers and other
telecommunications service providers. The company delivers next generation
Internet backbone routers that are designed for service provider networks.

     Micromuse, Inc. Micromuse, Inc. provides service-level management software.
The company's Netcool suite of applications is used by managed network service
providers, Internet service providers, telecommunications firms, and corporate
enterprises worldwide.

    Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures,
licenses, sells, and supports software products. The company offers operating
system software, server application software, business and consumer applications
software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software.
Microsoft also develops the MSN network of Internet products and services.

     Network Appliance, Inc. Network Appliance, Inc. delivers network-attached
data storage and access devices. The company's Internet caching solutions and
file servers deliver access to network-stored data and enable simultaneous
shared file services for UNIX, Windows NT, and the World Wide Web.

    Newport Corporation. Newport Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets
components, instruments, and integrated systems to fiber-optic communications,
semiconductor equipment, computer peripherals, and scientific research markets.
The company's customers include Fortune 500 corporations, technology companies,
and research laboratories in commercial, academic, and government sectors
worldwide.

    Nortel Networks Corporation. Nortel Networks Corporation is an Internet and
communications provider with capabilities spanning optical, wireless, local
Internet, and electronic business. The company serves carrier, service provider,
and enterprise customers around the world. Nortel provides access products,
business applications and services, data and Internet products, and other
products and services.

    ONI Systems Corporation. ONI Systems Corporation develops, markets, and
sells communications networking equipment based on optical technology. The
company's equipment uses pulses of light rather than electric current in the
transmission and routing of telephone, Internet, and other data communications
in these networks.

     Oracle Corporation. Oracle Corporation supplies software for enterprise
information management. The company offers databases and relational servers,
application development and decision support tools, and enterprise business
applications. Oracle's software runs on network computers, personal digital
assistants, set-top devices, workstations, PCs, minicomputers, mainframes, and
massively parallel computers.

     Palm, Inc. Palm, Inc. provides handheld computing devices. The company
develops, designs, and markets its Palm-branded handheld devices. The Palm
product family offers HotSync synchronization technology, pen-based input
technology, and personal information management applications such as datebook
and address book.

     PMC-Sierra, Inc. PMC-Sierra, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and supports
semiconductor networking solutions. The company's products are used in the high
speed transmission and networking systems which are used to restructure the
global telecommunications and data communications infrastructure.

     QUALCOMM, Inc. QUALCOMM, Inc. develops and delivers digital wireless
communications products and services based on the company's CDMA digital
technology. The company's business areas include integrated CDMA chipsets and
systems software, technology licensing, Eudora email software for Windows and
Macintosh platforms, and satellite based systems including Omnitracs and
Globalstar systems.

     Redback Networks, Inc. Redback Networks, Inc. provides advanced networking
solutions. The company's solutions enable carriers, cable multiple system
operators, and service providers to rapidly deploy high-speed broadband access
to the Internet and corporate networks. Redback's subscriber management system
connects and manages subscribers using digital subscriber line, cable, and
wireless technologies.

     Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. provides products and
services for advanced communications networks which deliver voice, data, and
video. The company's products connect information generators with information
users via broadband terrestrial and satellite networks, and include applications
for the converging of cable, telephone, and data networks.

    SDL, Inc. SDL, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets semiconductor lasers,
fiber optic related products, and optoelectronic systems. The company's products
are used in the telecommunications, cable television, dense wavelength division
multiplexing, and satellite communications markets.

     Sun Microsystems, Inc. Sun Microsystems, Inc. provides products, services,
and support solutions for building and maintaining network computing
environments. The company sells scalable computer systems, high-speed
microprocessors, and a complete line of high-performance software for operating
network computing equipment and storage products. Sun also provides support,
education, and professional services.

     Sycamore Networks, Inc. Sycamore Networks, Inc. develops and markets
software-based optical networking products. The company's customers include
local exchange carriers, incumbent local exchange carriers, long distance
carriers, Internet service providers, cable operators, international telephone
companies, and wholesale carriers.

    TranSwitch Corporation. TranSwitch Corporation designs, develops, markets,
and supports integrated digital and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the
telecommunications and data communications markets. The company's customers
primarily include original equipment manufacturers who incorporate its products
into networking equipment. TranSwitch sells its products worldwide.

     VeriSign, Inc. VeriSign, Inc. provides Internet trust services needed by
websites, enterprises, electronic commerce providers, and individuals to conduct
electronic commerce and communications over Internet protocol networks. The
company also provides Internet domain registration services for Web addresses
ending in .com, .net, .org, and .edu. In addition, VeriSign provides Internet
technology services.

     VERITAS Software Corporation. VERITAS Software Corporation designs,
develops, and markets enterprise storage management and high availability
products that manage both on-line and off-line data for business-critical
computing systems. The company's products are marketed to original equipment
manufacturers and end-user customers through resellers, value added resellers,
hardware distributors, and systems integrators.

    Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation. Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital high-bandwidth
communications and automatic test equipment (ATE) integrated circuits.
The company's products address the needs of telecommunications, data
communications, and ATE equipment manufacturers who demand a combination of
high-speed, high-complexity, and low-power dissipation.

    MORGAN STANLEY HIGH-TECHNOLOGY 35 INDEX PORTFOLIO

     Amazon.com, Inc. Amazon.com, Inc., an online retailer, sells books, music,
videotapes, audiotapes, and other products. The company offers a catalog of
approximately three million titles, search and browse features, e-mail services,
personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct
shipping to customers.

    AOL Time Warner, Inc. AOL Time Warner, Inc. is a global company delivering
entertainment, news, and Internet brands across converging media platforms. The
company conducts operations in cable systems, interactive services, publishing,
music, cable networks, and filmed entertainment. AOL Time Warner's brands
include Time Warner Cable, HBO, Turner, America Online, WB, CNN, New Line
Cinema, and TimeInc.

     Applied Materials, Inc. Applied Materials, Inc. develops, manufactures,
markets, and services semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment and related
spare parts for the worldwide semiconductor industry. The company's customers
include semiconductor wafer manufacturers and semiconductor integrated circuit
manufacturers.

     Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. provides
computerized transaction processing, data communications, software, and
information services. The company also provides payroll services and human
resource information systems, as well as offers securities transaction
processing and investor communications services.

    Broadcom Corporation. Broadcom Corporation provides integrated silicon
solutions that enable broadband digital data transmission of voice, data, and
video content to the home and within the business enterprise. The company
designs, develops, and supplies integrated circuits for cable set-top boxes,
cable modems, high-speed networking, direct satellite and digital broadcast, and
digital subscriber line.

     Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. supplies data networking products
to the corporate enterprise and public wide area service provider markets. The
company's products offer a variety of end-to-end networking hardware, software,
and services. Cisco's clients include utilities, corporations, universities,
governments, and small to medium-size businesses worldwide.

     Compaq Computer Corporation. Compaq Computer Corporation, an information
technology company, develops and markets hardware, software, solutions, and
services. The company's products and solutions include enterprise computing
solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, networking and
communication products, commercial desktop and portable products, and consumer
personal computers.

     Computer Associates International, Inc. Computer Associates International,
Inc. designs, develops, markets, licenses, and supports standardized computer
software products. The company's products are used with mainframe computers and
in client/server environments. Computer Associates offers various enterprise
systems management, information management, and business applications solutions
to a variety of organizations.

    Dell Computer Corporation. Dell Computer Corporation designs, develops,
manufactures, markets, services, and supports a variety of computer systems.
Computer systems include desktop computer systems, notebook computers,
workstations, network servers, and storage products. The company sells its
products and services to corporate, government, healthcare, and education
customers, as well as individuals.

     Electronic Arts, Inc. Electronic Arts, Inc. creates, markets, and
distributes interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware
platforms. The company markets its products under the Electronic Arts, EA
SPORTS, Maxis, ORIGIN, Bullfrog Productions, Westwood Studios, and Jane's Combat
Simulations brand names.

     Electronic Data Systems Corporation. Electronic Data Systems Corporation
offers systems and technology services, business process management, management
consulting, and electronic business. The company's services include the
management of computers, networks, information systems, information processing
facilities, business operations, and related personnel.

     EMC Corporation. EMC Corporation provides enterprise storage systems,
software, networks, and services. The company's products store, retrieve,
manage, protect, and share information from all major computing environments,
including UNIX, Windows NT, and mainframe platforms. EMC operates offices around
the world.

     Hewlett-Packard Company. Hewlett-Packard Company provides imaging and
printing systems, computing systems, and information technology services for
business and home. The company's products include laser and inkjet printers,
scanners, copiers and faxes, personal computers, workstations, storage
solutions, and other computing and printing systems. Hewlett-Packard sells its
products worldwide.

     Intel Corporation. Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells
computer components and related products. The company's major products include
microprocessors, chipsets, embedded processors and microcontrollers, flash
memory products, graphics products, network and communications products, systems
management software, conferencing products, and digital imaging products.

    International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). International Business
Machines Corporation (IBM) provides customer solutions through the use of
advanced information technology. The company's solutions include technologies,
systems, products, services, software, and financing. IBM offers its products
through its global sales and distribution organization, as well as through a
variety of third party distributors and resellers.

     Intuit, Inc. Intuit, Inc. develops and markets software products and
related services. The company provides software units that allow households and
small businesses to automate financial tasks, including accounting and personal
finances. Intuit also offers supplies, checks and invoices, and financial
services. The company sells its products worldwide.

    JDS Uniphase Corporation. JDS Uniphase Corporation provides advanced
fiberoptic components and modules. The company's products are sold to
telecommunications and cable television system providers worldwide. Products
include semiconductor lasers, high-speed external modulators, transmitters,
amplifiers, couplers, multiplexers, and optical switches. JDS also designs,
manufactures, and markets laser subsystems.

     Juniper Networks, Inc. Juniper Networks, Inc. provides Internet
infrastructure solutions for Internet service providers and other
telecommunications service providers. The company delivers next generation
Internet backbone routers that are designed for service provider networks.

     Lucent Technologies, Inc. Lucent Technologies, Inc. designs, builds, and
delivers a wide range of public and private networks, communications systems and
software, and data networking systems. The company also designs, builds, and
delivers business telephone systems and microelectronic components. Lucent
conducts its research and development activities through Bell Laboratories.

     Micron Technology, Inc. Micron Technology, Inc., through its subsidiaries,
manufactures and markets semiconductor memory and enhancement products. The
company's products include dynamic random access memory chips (DRAMs), static
random access memory chips (SRAMs), Flash memory devices, memory modules,
graphic accelerators, and personal and network computer systems.

    Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures,
licenses, sells, and supports software products. The company offers operating
system software, server application software, business and consumer applications
software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software.
Microsoft also develops the MSN network of Internet products and services.

     Motorola, Inc. Motorola, Inc. provides integrated communications solutions
and embedded electronic solutions. The company offers software-enhanced wireless
telephones, two-way radios, messaging and satellite communications products and
systems, as well as networking and Internet-access products. Customers include
consumers, network operators, and commercial, government, and industrial
customers.

    Nortel Networks Corporation. Nortel Networks Corporation is an Internet and
communications provider with capabilities spanning optical, wireless, local
Internet, and electronic business. The company serves carrier, service provider,
and enterprise customers around the world. Nortel provides access products,
business applications and services, data and Internet products, and other
products and services.

    Oracle Corporation. Oracle Corporation supplies software for enterprise
information management. The company offers databases and relational servers,
application development and decision support tools, and enterprise business
applications. Oracle's software runs on network computers, personal digital
assistants, set-top devices, workstations, PCs, minicomputers, mainframes, and
massively parallel computers.

     Palm, Inc. Palm, Inc. provides handheld computing devices. The company
develops, designs, and markets its Palm-branded handheld devices. The Palm
product family offers HotSync synchronization technology, pen-based input
technology, and personal information management applications such as datebook
and address book.

     Parametric Technology Corporation. Parametric Technology Corporation
develops, markets, and supports integrated product development and processes
lifecycle management solutions. The company's software solutions are used
worldwide.

     PeopleSoft, Inc. PeopleSoft, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and supports
enterprise application software products. The company's products are used
throughout large and medium sized organizations and higher education
institutions, as well as government agencies.

    Solectron Corporation. Solectron Corporation provides integrated solutions
that span the entire product life cycle. The company provides pre-production
planning and design, manufacturing, distribution, and end-of-life product
service and support to electronics original equipment manufacturers around the
world.

    STMicroelectronics N.V. STMicroelectronics N.V. designs, develops,
manufactures, and markets semiconductor integrated circuits and discrete
devices. The company's products are used in the telecommunications, consumer,
automotive, computer, and industrial sectors. Customers are located in North
America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and Japan.

     Sun Microsystems, Inc. Sun Microsystems, Inc. provides products, services,
and support solutions for building and maintaining network computing
environments. The company sells scalable computer systems, high-speed
microprocessors, and a complete line of high-performance software for operating
network computing equipment and storage products. Sun also provides support,
education, and professional services.

     Sycamore Networks, Inc. Sycamore Networks, Inc. develops and markets
software-based optical networking products. The company's customers include
local exchange carriers, incumbent local exchange carriers, long distance
carriers, Internet service providers, cable operators, international telephone
companies, and wholesale carriers.

     Tellabs, Inc. Tellabs, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and services
voice, data, and video transport and network access systems. The company's
products are used worldwide by public telephone companies, long-distance
carriers, alternate service providers, cellular service providers, cable
operators, government agencies, utilities, and business end-users.

     Texas Instruments, Inc. Texas Instruments, Inc. is a global semiconductor
company that designs and supplies digital signal processing and analog
technologies. The company also operates materials and controls and educational
and productivity solutions businesses. Texas Instruments has manufacturing or
sales operations in countries around the world.

     Xilinx, Inc. Xilinx, Inc. designs, develops, and markets complete
programmable logic solutions. The company's solutions include advanced
integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions
delivered as cores of logic, and field engineering support. Xilinx sells its
products through several channels of distribution to customers in the United
States and overseas.

     Yahoo!, Inc. Yahoo!, Inc., a global Internet media company, offers an
online guide to Web navigation, aggregated information content, communication
services, and commerce. The company's site includes a hierarchical,
subject-based directory of Web sites, which enables users to locate and access
desired information and services through hypertext links included in the
directory.




               REPORT OF INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS


     To the Board of Directors of Van Kampen Funds Inc. and the Unitholders of
Van Kampen Focus Portfolios, Series 269:

     We have audited the accompanying statements of condition and the related
portfolios of Van Kampen Focus Portfolios, Series 269 as of January 19, 2001.
The statements of condition and portfolios are the responsibility of the
Sponsor. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on such financial
statements based on our audit.


     We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally
accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan
and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial
statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a
test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial
statements. Our procedures included confirmation of an irrevocable letter of
credit deposited to purchase securities by correspondence with the Trustee. An
audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant
estimates made by the Sponsor, as well as evaluating the overall financial
statement presentation. We believe our audit provides a reasonable basis for our
opinion.


     In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly,
in all material respects, the financial position of Van Kampen Focus Portfolios,
Series 269 as of January 19, 2001, in conformity with accounting principles
generally accepted in the United States of America.

                                                              GRANT THORNTON LLP
   Chicago, Illinois
   January 19, 2001



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                             STATEMENTS OF CONDITION
                             AS OF JANUARY 19, 2001

                                                                                          HIGH-TECH          HIGH-TECH
                                                    INTERNET           INTERNET           35 INDEX           35 INDEX
                                                    PORTFOLIO          PORTFOLIO          PORTFOLIO          PORTFOLIO
                                                    SERIES A           SERIES B           SERIES A           SERIES B
                                                 --------------     --------------     --------------     --------------
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INVESTMENT IN SECURITIES
Contracts to purchase Securities (1)             $      154,380     $       154,380   $       154,630    $       154,630
                                                 --------------     --------------     --------------     --------------
  Total                                          $      154,380     $       154,380   $       154,630    $       154,630
                                                 --------------     --------------     --------------     --------------
LIABILITIES AND INTEREST OF UNITHOLDERS
Liabilities--
  Organizational costs (2)                       $          220     $           331   $           195    $           256
  Deferred sales charge liability (3)                     3,041               5,458             3,046              5,467
Interest of Unitholders--
  Cost to investors (4)                                 155,940             155,940           156,200            156,200
  Less: Gross underwriting commission
      and organizational costs (2)(4)(5)                  4,821               7,349             4,811              7,293
                                                 --------------     --------------     --------------     --------------
  Net interest to Unitholders (4)                       151,119             148,591           151,389            148,907
                                                 --------------     --------------     --------------     --------------
Total                                            $      154,380     $       154,380   $       154,630    $       154,630
                                                 --------------     --------------     --------------     --------------
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     (1)  The value of the Securities is determined by Interactive Data
          Corporation on the bases set forth under "Public Offering--Offering
          Price". The contracts to purchase Securities are collateralized by
          separate irrevocable letters of credit which have been deposited with
          the Trustee.

     (2)  A portion of the Public Offering Price represents an amount sufficient
          to pay for all or a portion of the costs incurred in establishing a
          Portfolio. The amount of these costs are set forth in the "Fee Table."
          A distribution will be made as of the close of the initial offering
          period to an account maintained by the Trustee from which this
          obligation of the investors will be satisfied.

     (3)  Represents the amount of mandatory distributions from a Portfolio on
          the bases set forth under "Public Offering".

     (4)  The aggregate public offering price and the aggregate sales charge are
          computed on the bases set forth under "Public Offering-- Offering
          Price".

     (5)  Assumes the maximum sales charge.



THE PORTFOLIOS
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   The Portfolios were created under the laws of the State of New York pursuant
to a Trust Indenture and Trust Agreement (the "Trust Agreement"), dated the date
of this Prospectus (the "Initial Date of Deposit"), among Van Kampen Funds Inc.,
as Sponsor, Van Kampen Investment Advisory Corp., as Supervisor, The Bank of New
York, as Trustee, and American Portfolio Evaluation Services, a division of Van
Kampen Investment Advisory Corp., as Evaluator.
   The Portfolios offer investors the opportunity to purchase Units representing
proportionate interests in portfolios of actively traded equity securities. A
Portfolio may be an appropriate medium for investors who desire to participate
in a portfolio of stocks with greater diversification than they might be able to
acquire individually.
   On the Initial Date of Deposit, the Sponsor deposited delivery statements
relating to contracts for the purchase of the Securities and an irrevocable
letter of credit in the amount required for these purchases with the Trustee. In
exchange for these contracts the Trustee delivered to the Sponsor documentation
evidencing the ownership of Units of the Portfolios. Unless otherwise terminated
as provided in the Trust Agreement, the Portfolios will terminate on the
Mandatory Termination Date and any remaining Securities will be liquidated or
distributed by the Trustee within a reasonable time. As used in this Prospectus
the term "Securities" means the securities (including contracts to purchase
these securities) listed in each "Portfolio" and any additional securities
deposited into each Portfolio.
   Additional Units of a Portfolio may be issued at any time by depositing in
the Portfolio (i) additional Securities, (ii) contracts to purchase Securities
together with cash or irrevocable letters of credit or (iii) cash (or a letter
of credit) with instructions to purchase additional Securities. As additional
Units are issued by a Portfolio, the aggregate value of the Securities will be
increased and the fractional undivided interest represented by each Unit will be
decreased. The Sponsor may continue to make additional deposits into a Portfolio
following the Initial Date of Deposit provided that the additional deposits will
be in amounts which will maintain, as nearly as practicable, the same percentage
relationship among the number of shares of each Security in the Portfolio that
existed immediately prior to the subsequent deposit. Investors may experience a
dilution of their investments and a reduction in their anticipated income
because of fluctuations in the prices of the Securities between the time of the
deposit and the purchase of the Securities and because the Portfolios will pay
the associated brokerage or acquisition fees.
   Each Unit of a Portfolio initially offered represents an undivided interest
in that Portfolio. To the extent that any Units are redeemed by the Trustee or
additional Units are issued as a result of additional Securities being deposited
by the Sponsor, the fractional undivided interest in that Portfolio represented
by each unredeemed Unit will increase or decrease accordingly, although the
actual interest in the Portfolio will remain unchanged. Units will remain
outstanding until redeemed upon tender to the Trustee by Unitholders, which may
include the Sponsor, or until the termination of the Trust Agreement.
   Each Portfolio consists of (a) the Securities (including contracts for the
purchase thereof) listed under the applicable "Portfolio" as may continue to be
held from time to time in the Portfolio, (b) any additional Securities acquired
and held by the Portfolio pursuant to the provisions of the Trust Agreement and
(c) any cash held in the related Income and Capital Accounts. Neither the
Sponsor nor the Trustee shall be liable in any way for any failure in any of the
Securities.

OBJECTIVES AND SECURITIES SELECTION
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   Each Portfolio seeks to increase the value of your investment by investing in
a portfolio of stocks. We cannot guarantee that a Portfolio will achieve its
objective. We describe the objective and selection criteria for each Portfolio
in the individual Portfolio sections beginning on page 4.
   You should note that we applied the selection criteria to the Securities for
inclusion in the Portfolios prior to the Initial Date of Deposit. After the
initial selection, the Securities may no longer meet the selection criteria.
Should a Security no longer meet the selection criteria, we will generally not
remove the Security from its Portfolio.
   A balanced investment portfolio incorporates various style and capitalization
characteristics. We offer unit trusts with a variety of styles and
capitalizations to meet your needs. We determine style characteristics (growth
or value) based on the criteria used in selecting the Portfolio. Generally, a
growth portfolio includes companies in a growth phase of their business with
increasing earnings. A value portfolio generally includes companies with low
relative price-earnings ratios that we believe are undervalued. We determine
market capitalizations as follows based on the weighted median market
capitalization of a portfolio: Small-Cap -- less than $1.4 billion; Mid-Cap --
$1.4 billion to $9.9 billion; and Large-Cap -- over $9.9 billion. We determine
all style and capitalization characteristics as of the Initial Date of Deposit
and the characteristics may vary thereafter. We will not remove a Security from
a Portfolio as a result of any change in characteristics.

RISK FACTORS
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   PRICE VOLATILITY. The Portfolios invest in stocks of U.S. and foreign
companies. The value of Units will fluctuate with the value of these stocks and
may be more or less than the price you originally paid for your Units. The
market value of stocks sometimes moves up or down rapidly and unpredictably.
Because the Portfolios are unmanaged, the Trustee will not sell stocks in
response to market fluctuations as is common in managed investments. In
addition, because some Portfolios hold a relatively small number of stocks, you
may encounter greater market risk than in a more diversified investment. As with
any investment, we cannot guarantee that the performance of a Portfolio will be
positive over any period of time.
   DIVIDENDS. Common stocks represent ownership interests in the issuers and are
not obligations of the issuers. Accordingly, common stockholders have a right to
receive dividends only after the company has provided for payment of its
creditors, bondholders and preferred stockholders. Common stocks do not assure
dividend payments. Dividends are paid only when declared by an issuer's board of
directors and the amount of any dividend may vary over time.
   INDEX CORRELATION. The Morgan Stanley High-Technology 35 IndexSM Portfolios
invest in stocks from the Morgan Stanley High-Technology 35 IndexSM selected
prior to the date of each Portfolio's formation. The stocks in these Portfolios
will not change if the index components, or their weightings within the index,
change. The performance of these Portfolios may not correspond with the index
for this reason and because the Portfolios incur a sales charge and expenses.
   INDUSTRY CONCENTRATIONS. Each Portfolio invests in a single industry. Any
negative impact on the related industry will have a greater impact on the value
of Units than on a portfolio diversified over several industries. You should
understand the risks of these industries before you invest.
   Technology Issuers. The Internet and Morgan Stanley High-Technology 35
IndexSM Portfolios invest in technology companies. These companies include
companies that are involved in computer and business services, enterprise
software/technical software, Internet and computer software, Internet-related
services, networking and telecommunications equipment, telecommunications
services, electronics products, server hardware, computer hardware and
peripherals, semiconductor capital equipment and semiconductors. These companies
face risks related to rapidly changing technology, rapid product obsolescence,
cyclical market patterns, evolving industry standards and frequent new product
introductions. An unexpected change in technology can have a significant
negative impact on a company. The failure of a company to introduce new products
or technologies or keep pace with rapidly changing technology, can have a
negative impact on the company's results. Technology stocks tend to experience
substantial price volatility and speculative trading. Announcements about new
products, technologies, operating results or marketing alliances can cause stock
prices to fluctuate dramatically. At times, however, extreme price and volume
fluctuations are unrelated to the operating performance of a company. This can
impact your ability to redeem your Units at a price equal to or greater than
what you paid.
   The market for certain products may have only recently begun to develop, is
rapidly evolving or is characterized by increasing suppliers. Key components of
some technology products are available only from limited sources. This can
impact the cost of and ability to acquire these components. Some technology
companies serve highly concentrated customer bases with a limited number of
large customers. Any failure to meet the standard of these customers can result
in a significant loss or reduction in sales. Many products and technologies are
incorporated into other products. As a result, some companies are highly
dependent on the performance of other technology companies. We cannot guarantee
that these customers will continue to place additional orders or will place
orders in similar quantities as in the past.
   Internet Issuers. The Internet Portfolios invest exclusively in
Internet-related technology companies. In addition to the risks discussed under
"Technology Issuers", an investment in these companies involves risks such as:

     o    Aggressive product pricing due to new market entrants;

     o    Short product lives;

     o    Earnings projections that fail to materialize; and

     o    Increased volatility.

   NO FDIC GUARANTEE. An investment in your Portfolio is not a deposit of any
bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation or any other government agency.

PUBLIC OFFERING
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   GENERAL. Units are offered at the Public Offering Price which includes the
underlying value of the Securities, the initial sales charge, and cash, if any,
in the Income and Capital Accounts. The "Fee Table" describes the sales charges
in detail. If any deferred sales charge payment date is not a business day, we
will charge the payment on the next business day. If you purchase Units after
the initial deferred sales charge payment, you will only pay that portion of the
payments not yet collected. A portion of the Public Offering Price includes an
amount of Securities to pay for all or a portion of the costs incurred in
establishing your Portfolio, including the cost of preparing documents relating
to the Portfolio (such as the prospectus, trust agreement and closing documents,
federal and state registration fees, the initial fees and expenses of the
Trustee and legal and audit expenses). Beginning on August 10, 2001, the
secondary market sales charge for the Series B Portfolios will be 4.50% and will
not include deferred payments. The sales charge for all Series B Portfolios will
reduce by 0.5% on each subsequent January 19 to a minimum of 3.00%. The initial
offering period sales charge is reduced as follows:

                           SERIES A           SERIES B
       TRANSACTION         PORTFOLIO          PORTFOLIO
         AMOUNT*         SALES CHARGE       SALES CHARGE
     --------------     --------------     --------------
Less than $50,000             2.95%            4.50%
$50,000 - $99,999             2.70             4.25
$100,000 - $249,999           2.50             4.00
$250,000 - $499,999           2.25             3.50
$500,000 - $999,999           2.00             2.50
$1,000,000 or more            1.50             1.50
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*The breakpoint sales charges are also applied on a Unit basis utilizing a
breakpoint equivalent in the above table of $10 per Unit and will be applied on
whichever basis is more favorable to the investor.

   Any sales charge reduction is the responsibility of the selling broker,
dealer or agent. An investor may aggregate purchases of Units of the Portfolios
for purposes of qualifying for volume purchase discounts listed above. The
reduced sales charge structure will also apply on all purchases by the same
person from any one dealer of units of Van Kampen-sponsored unit investment
trusts which are being offered in the initial offering period (a) on any one day
(the "Initial Purchase Date") or (b) on any day subsequent to the Initial
Purchase Date if the units purchased are of a unit investment trust purchased on
the Initial Purchase Date. In the event units of more than one trust are
purchased on the Initial Purchase Date, the aggregate dollar amount of such
purchases will be used to determine whether purchasers are eligible for a
reduced sales charge. Such aggregate dollar amount will be divided by the public
offering price per unit of each respective trust purchased to determine the
total number of units which such amount could have purchased of each individual
trust. Purchasers must then consult the applicable trust's prospectus to
determine whether the total number of units which could have been purchased of a
specific trust would have qualified for a reduced sales charge and the amount of
such reduction. To determine the applicable sales charge reduction it is
necessary to accumulate all purchases made on the Initial Purchase Date and all
purchases made in accordance with (b) above. Units purchased in the name of the
spouse of a purchaser or in the name of a child of such purchaser ("immediate
family members") will be deemed to be additional purchases by the purchaser for
the purposes of calculating the applicable sales charge. The reduced sales
charges will also be applicable to a trustee or other fiduciary purchasing
securities for one or more trust estate or fiduciary accounts. If you purchase
Units on more than one day to achieve the discounts described in this paragraph,
the discount allowed on any single day will apply only to Units purchased on
that day (a retroactive discount is not given on all prior purchases).
   A portion of the sales charge is waived for certain accounts described in
this paragraph. Purchases by these accounts are subject only to the portion of
the deferred sales charge that is retained by the Sponsor. Please refer to the
section called "Wrap Fee and Advisory Accounts" for additional information on
these purchases. Units may be purchased in the primary or secondary market at
the Public Offering Price less the concession the Sponsor typically allows to
brokers and dealers for purchases by (1) investors who purchase Units through
registered investment advisers, certified financial planners and registered
broker-dealers who in each case either charge periodic fees for brokerage
services, financial planning, investment advisory or asset management service,
or provide such services in connection with the establishment of an investment
account for which a comprehensive "wrap fee" charge is imposed, (2) bank trust
departments investing funds over which they exercise exclusive discretionary
investment authority and that are held in a fiduciary, agency, custodial or
similar capacity, (3) any person who for at least 90 days, has been an officer,
director or bona fide employee of any firm offering Units for sale to investors
or their immediate family members (as described above) and (4) officers and
directors of bank holding companies that make Units available directly or
through subsidiaries or bank affiliates. Notwithstanding anything to the
contrary in this Prospectus, such investors, bank trust departments, firm
employees and bank holding company officers and directors who purchase Units
through this program will not receive sales charge reductions for quantity
purchases.
   During the initial offering period of the Portfolios offered in this
prospectus, unitholders of any Van Kampen-sponsored unit investment trust may
utilize their redemption or termination proceeds to purchase Units of all
Portfolios offered in this prospectus at the Public Offering Price per Unit less
1%.
   Employees, officers and directors (including their spouses, children,
grandchildren, parents, grandparents, siblings, mothers-in-law, fathers-in-law,
sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, and trustees, custodians or fiduciaries for the
benefit of such persons) of the Van Kampen Funds Inc. and its affiliates,
dealers and their affiliates and vendors providing services to the Sponsor may
purchase Units at the Public Offering Price less the applicable dealer
concession.
   Your Portfolio will charge the deferred sales charge per Unit regardless of
any discounts. However, if you are eligible to receive a discount such that the
sales charge you must pay is less than the applicable deferred sales charge, you
will be credited the difference between your sales charge and the deferred sales
charge at the time you buy your Units. If you elect to have distributions
reinvested into additional Units of your Portfolio, in addition to the
reinvestment Units you receive you will also be credited additional Units with a
dollar value sufficient to cover the amount of any remaining deferred sales
charge to be collected on such Units at the time of reinvestment. The dollar
value of these Units will fluctuate over time.
   The minimum purchase is 100 Units (25 Units for retirement accounts) but may
vary by selling firm. However, in connection with fully disclosed transactions
with the Sponsor, the minimum purchase requirement will be that number of Units
set forth in the contract between the Sponsor and the related broker or agent.
   OFFERING PRICE. The Public Offering Price of Units will vary from the amounts
stated under "Summary of Essential Financial Information" in accordance with
fluctuations in the prices of the underlying Securities in the Portfolios. The
initial price of the Securities was determined by Interactive Data Corporation,
a firm regularly engaged in the business of evaluating, quoting or appraising
comparable securities. The Evaluator will generally determine the value of the
Securities as of the Evaluation Time on each business day and will adjust the
Public Offering Price of Units accordingly. This Public Offering Price will be
effective for all orders received prior to the Evaluation Time on each business
day. The Evaluation Time is the close of the New York Stock Exchange on each
Portfolio business day. Orders received by the Trustee or Sponsor for purchases,
sales or redemptions after that time, or on a day which is not a business day,
will be held until the next determination of price. The term "business day", as
used herein and under "Rights of Unitholders--Redemption of Units", excludes
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays observed by the New York Stock Exchange. The
term "business day" also excludes any day on which more than 33% of the
Securities are not traded on their principal trading exchange due to a customary
business holiday on that exchange.
   The aggregate underlying value of the Securities during the initial offering
period is determined on each business day by the Evaluator in the following
manner: If the Securities are listed on a national or foreign securities
exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., this evaluation is generally based on
the closing sale prices on that exchange or market unless it is determined that
these prices are inappropriate as a basis for valuation) or, if there is no
closing sale price on that exchange or market, at the closing asked prices. If
the Securities are not listed on a national or foreign securities exchange or
the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. or, if so listed and the principal market therefor
is other than on the exchange or market, the evaluation shall generally be based
on the current asked price on the over-the-counter market (unless it is
determined that these prices are inappropriate as a basis for evaluation). If
current asked prices are unavailable, the evaluation is generally determined (a)
on the basis of current asked prices for comparable securities, (b) by
appraising the value of the Securities on the asked side of the market or (c) by
any combination of the above. The value of any foreign securities is based on
the applicable currency exchange rate as of the Evaluation Time. The value of
the Securities for purposes of secondary market transactions and redemptions is
described under "Rights of Unitholders--Redemption of Units".
   In offering the Units to the public, neither the Sponsor nor any
broker-dealers are recommending any of the individual Securities but rather the
entire pool of Securities in a Portfolio, taken as a whole, which are
represented by the Units.
   UNIT DISTRIBUTION. Units will be distributed to the public by the Sponsor,
broker-dealers and others at the Public Offering Price. Units repurchased in the
secondary market, if any, may be offered by this Prospectus at the secondary
market Public Offering Price in the manner described above.
   The Sponsor intends to qualify Units for sale in a number of states. Brokers,
dealers and others will be allowed a concession or agency commission in
connection with the distribution of Units during the initial offering period as
described below.

                           SERIES A           SERIES B
       TRANSACTION         PORTFOLIO          PORTFOLIO
         AMOUNT*          CONCESSION         CONCESSION
     --------------     --------------     --------------
Less than $50,000             2.25%            3.50%
$50,000 - $99,999             2.00             3.25
$100,000 - $249,999           1.75             3.00
$250,000 - $499,999           1.50             2.50
$500,000 - $999,999           1.25             1.50
$1,000,000 or more            0.75             0.75
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 *The breakpoint concessions or agency commissions are also applied on a Unit
basis using a breakpoint equivalent of $10 per Unit and are applied on whichever
basis is more favorable to the distributor.
   In addition to the regular concession or agency commission earned by selling
firms, during the initial offering period any firm that distributes 500,000 -
999,999 Units will receive additional compensation of $.005 per Unit; any firm
that distributes 1,000,000 - 1,999,999 Units will receive $.01 per Unit; any
firm that distributes 2,000,000 - 2,999,999 Units will receive $.015 per Unit;
and any firm that distributes 3,000,000 Units or more will receive $.02 per
Unit. A firm may aggregate Units of a Series A Portfolio and a Series B
Portfolio of the same industry sector type to qualify for these compensation
levels but may not aggregate among different sectors.
   Any discount provided to investors will be borne by the selling dealer or
agent as indicated under "General" above. For transactions involving unitholders
of other Van Kampen unit investment trusts who use their redemption or
termination proceeds to purchase Units of the Portfolios, the total concession
or agency commission will amount to 1.30% per Unit for the Series A Portfolios
and 2.50% per Unit for the Series B Portfolios. For all secondary market
transactions the total concession or agency commission will amount to 70% of the
sales charge. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in no case shall
the total of any concessions, agency commissions and any additional compensation
allowed or paid to any broker, dealer or other distributor of Units with respect
to any individual transaction exceed the total sales charge applicable to such
transaction. The Sponsor reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any
order for the purchase of Units and to change the amount of the concession or
agency commission to dealers and others from time to time.
   Broker-dealers, banks and/or others may be eligible to participate in a
program in which such firms receive from the Sponsor a nominal award for each of
their representatives who have sold a minimum number of units of unit investment
trusts created by the Sponsor during a specified time period. In addition, at
various times the Sponsor may implement other programs under which the sales
forces of brokers, dealers, banks and/or others may be eligible to win other
nominal awards for certain sales efforts, or under which the Sponsor will
reallow to such brokers, dealers, banks and/or others that sponsor sales
contests or recognition programs conforming to criteria established by the
Sponsor, or participate in sales programs sponsored by the Sponsor, an amount
not exceeding the total applicable sales charges on the sales generated by such
persons at the public offering price during such programs. Also, the Sponsor in
its discretion may from time to time pursuant to objective criteria established
by the Sponsor pay fees to qualifying entities for certain services or
activities which are primarily intended to result in sales of Units of the
Portfolios. Such payments are made by the Sponsor out of its own assets, and not
out of the assets of any Portfolio. These programs will not change the price
Unitholders pay for their Units or the amount that a Portfolio will receive from
the Units sold.
   SPONSOR COMPENSATION. The Sponsor will receive a gross sales commission equal
to the total sales charge applicable to each transaction. Any sales charge
discount provided to investors will be borne by the selling dealer or agent. In
addition, the Sponsor will realize a profit or loss as a result of the
difference between the price paid for the Securities by the Sponsor and the cost
of the Securities to each Portfolio on the Initial Date of Deposit as well as on
subsequent deposits. See "Notes to Portfolios". The Sponsor has not participated
as sole underwriter or as manager or as a member of the underwriting syndicates
or as an agent in a private placement for any of the Securities. The Sponsor may
realize profit or loss as a result of the possible fluctuations in the market
value of the Securities, since all proceeds received from purchasers of Units
are retained by the Sponsor. In maintaining a secondary market, the Sponsor will
realize profits or losses in the amount of any difference between the price at
which Units are purchased and the price at which Units are resold (which price
includes the applicable sales charge) or from a redemption of repurchased Units
at a price above or below the purchase price. Cash, if any, made available to
the Sponsor prior to the date of settlement for the purchase of Units may be
used in the Sponsor's business and may be deemed to be a benefit to the Sponsor,
subject to the limitations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
   The Sponsor or an affiliate may have participated in a public offering of one
or more of the Securities. The Sponsor, an affiliate or their employees may have
a long or short position in these Securities or related securities. An affiliate
may act as a specialist or market maker for these Securities. An officer,
director or employee of the Sponsor or an affiliate may be an officer or
director for issuers of the Securities.
   Purchases and sales of Securities by your Portfolio may impact the value of
the Securities. This may especially be the case during the initial offering of
Units, upon Portfolio termination and in the course of satisfying large Unit
redemptions. Any publication of a list of Securities, or a list of anticipated
Securities, to be included in a Portfolio may also cause increased buying
activity in certain Securities. Once this information becomes public, investors
may purchase individual Securities appearing in such a publication and may do so
during or prior to the initial offering of Units. It is possible that these
investors could include investment advisory and brokerage firms of the Sponsor
or its affiliates or firms that are distributing Units. This activity may cause
your Portfolio to purchase stocks at a higher price than those buyers who effect
purchases prior to purchases by your Portfolio.
   MARKET FOR UNITS. Although it is not obligated to do so, the Sponsor
currently intends to maintain a market for Units and to purchase Units at the
secondary market repurchase price (which is described under "Right of
Unitholders--Redemption of Units"). The Sponsor may discontinue purchases of
Units or discontinue purchases at this price at any time. In the event that a
secondary market is not maintained, a Unitholder will be able to dispose of
Units by tendering them to the Trustee for redemption at the Redemption Price.
See "Rights of Unitholders--Redemption of Units". Unitholders should contact
their broker to determine the best price for Units in the secondary market.
Units sold prior to the time the entire deferred sales charge has been collected
will be assessed the amount of any remaining deferred sales charge at the time
of sale. The Trustee will notify the Sponsor of any tendered of Units for
redemption. If the Sponsor's bid in the secondary market equals or exceeds the
Redemption Price per Unit, it may purchase the Units not later than the day on
which Units would have been redeemed by the Trustee. The Sponsor may sell
repurchased Units at the secondary market Public Offering Price per Unit.

RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS
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   Units are available for purchase in connection with certain types of
tax-sheltered retirement plans, including Individual Retirement Accounts for the
individuals, Simplified Employee Pension Plans for employees, qualified plans
for self-employed individuals, and qualified corporate pension and profit
sharing plans for employees. The minimum purchase for these accounts is reduced
to 25 Units but may vary by selling firm. The purchase of Units may be limited
by the plans' provisions and does not itself establish such plans.

WRAP FEE AND ADVISORY ACCOUNTS
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   Units may be available for purchase by investors who purchase Units through
registered investment advisers, certified financial planners and registered
broker-dealers who in each case either charge periodic fees for brokerage
services, financial planning, investment advisory or asset management service,
or provide such services in connection with the establishment of an investment
account for which a comprehensive "wrap fee" charge is imposed. You should
consult your financial professional to determine whether you can benefit from
these accounts. For these purchases you generally only pay the portion of the
sales charge that is retained by your Portfolio's Sponsor, Van Kampen Funds Inc.
For example, this table illustrates the transaction fees you will pay as a
percentage of the public offering price per Unit.

                              SERIES A          SERIES B
                             PORTFOLIOS        PORTFOLIOS
                             ----------        ----------
Fee paid on purchase            0.00%            0.00%
Deferred sponsor retention      0.70             1.00
                              ---------         ---------
    Total                       0.70%            1.00%
                              =========         =========

   You should consult the "Public Offering--General" section for specific
information on this and other sales charge discounts. That section governs the
calculation of all sales charge discounts.

RIGHTS OF UNITHOLDERS
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   DISTRIBUTIONS. Dividends and any net proceeds from the sale of Securities
received by a Portfolio will generally be distributed to Unitholders on each
Distribution Date to Unitholders of record on the preceding Record Date. These
dates are listed under "Summary of Essential Financial Information". A person
becomes a Unitholder of record on the date of settlement (generally three
business days after Units are ordered). Unitholders may elect to receive
distributions in cash or to have distributions reinvested into additional Units.
Distributions may also be reinvested into Van Kampen mutual funds. See "Rights
of Unitholders--Reinvestment Option".
   Dividends received by a Portfolio are credited to the Income Account of the
Portfolio. Other receipts (e.g., capital gains, proceeds from the sale of
Securities, etc.) are credited to the Capital Account. Proceeds received on the
sale of any Securities, to the extent not used to meet redemptions of Units or
pay deferred sales charges, fees or expenses, will be distributed to
Unitholders. Proceeds received from the disposition of any Securities after a
record date and prior to the following distribution date will be held in the
Capital Account and not distributed until the next distribution date. Any
distribution to Unitholders consists of each Unitholder's pro rate share of the
available cash in the Income and Capital Accounts as of the related Record Date.
   REINVESTMENT OPTION. Unitholders may have distributions automatically
reinvested in additional Units under the Automatic Reinvestment Option without a
sales charge (to the extent Units may be lawfully offered for sale in the state
in which the Unitholder resides) through two options, if available. Brokers and
dealers can use the Dividend Reinvestment Service through Depository Trust
Company or purchase the Automatic Reinvestment Option CUSIP, if available. To
participate in this reinvestment option, a Unitholder must file with the Trustee
a written notice of election, together with any certificate representing Units
and other documentation that the Trustee may then require, at least five days
prior to the related Record Date. A Unitholder's election will apply to all
Units owned by the Unitholder and will remain in effect until changed by the
Unitholder. If Units are unavailable for reinvestment, distributions will be
paid in cash. Purchases of additional Units made pursuant to the reinvestment
plan will be made at the net asset value for Units as of the Evaluation Time on
the Distribution Date.
   In addition, under the Guaranteed Reinvestment Option Unitholders may elect
to have distributions automatically reinvested in certain Van Kampen mutual
funds (the "Reinvestment Funds"). Each Reinvestment Fund has investment
objectives which differ from those of the Portfolios. The prospectus relating to
each Reinvestment Fund describes its investment policies and how to begin
reinvestment. A Unitholder may obtain a prospectus for the Reinvestment Funds
from the Sponsor. Purchases of shares of a Reinvestment Fund will be made at a
net asset value computed on the Distribution Date. Unitholders with an existing
Guaranteed Reinvestment Option account (whereby a sales charge is imposed on
distribution reinvestments) may transfer their existing account into a new
account which allows purchases of Reinvestment Fund shares at net asset value.
   A participant may elect to terminate his or her reinvestment plan and receive
future distributions in cash by notifying the Trustee in writing no later than
five days before a distribution date. The Sponsor, each Reinvestment Fund, and
its investment adviser shall have the right to suspend or terminate these
reinvestment plans at any time.
   REDEMPTION OF UNITS. A Unitholder may redeem all or a portion of his Units by
tender to the Trustee at its Unit Investment Trust Division, 101 Barclay Street,
20th Floor, New York, New York 10286. Certificates must be tendered to the
Trustee, duly endorsed or accompanied by proper instruments of transfer with
signature guaranteed (or by providing satisfactory indemnity in connection with
lost, stolen or destroyed certificates) and by payment of applicable
governmental charges, if any. On the seventh day following the tender, the
Unitholder will be entitled to receive in cash an amount for each Unit equal to
the Redemption Price per Unit next computed on the date of tender. The "date of
tender" is deemed to be the date on which Units are received by the Trustee,
except that with respect to Units received by the Trustee after the Evaluation
Time or on a day which is not a Portfolio business day, the date of tender is
deemed to be the next business day.
   Unitholders tendering 1,000 or more Units of a Portfolio for redemption may
request an in kind distribution of Securities equal to the Redemption Price per
Unit on the date of tender. Unitholders may not request an in kind distribution
during the five business days prior to a Portfolio's termination. Portfolios
generally do not offer in kind distributions of portfolio securities that are
held in foreign markets. An in kind distribution will be made by the Trustee
through the distribution of each of the Securities in book-entry form to the
account of the Unitholder's broker-dealer at Depository Trust Company. Amounts
representing fractional shares will be distributed in cash. The Trustee may
adjust the number of shares of any Security included in a Unitholder's in kind
distribution to facilitate the distribution of whole shares.
   The Trustee may sell Securities to satisfy Unit redemptions. To the extent
that Securities are redeemed in kind or sold, the size of a Portfolio will be,
and the diversity of a Portfolio may be, reduced. Sales may be required at a
time when Securities would not otherwise be sold and may result in lower prices
than might otherwise be realized. The price received upon redemption may be more
or less than the amount paid by the Unitholder depending on the value of the
Securities at the time of redemption. Special federal income tax consequences
will result if a Unitholder requests an in kind distribution. See "Taxation".
   The Redemption Price per Unit and the secondary market repurchase price per
Unit are equal to the pro rate share of each Unit in each Portfolio determined
on the basis of (i) the cash on hand in the Portfolio, (ii) the value of the
Securities in the Portfolio and (iii) dividends receivable on the Securities in
the Portfolio trading ex-dividend as of the date of computation, less (a)
amounts representing taxes or other governmental charges payable out of the
Portfolio, (b) the accrued expenses of the Portfolio and (c) any unpaid deferred
sales charge payments. During the initial offering period, the redemption price
and the secondary market repurchase price will also include estimated
organizational costs. For these purposes, the Evaluator may determine the value
of the Securities in the following manner: If the Securities are listed on a
national or foreign securities exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., this
evaluation is generally based on the closing sale prices on that exchange or
market (unless it is determined that these prices are inappropriate as a basis
for valuation) or, if there is no closing sale price on that exchange or market,
at the closing bid prices. If the Securities are not so listed or, if so listed
and the principal market therefor is other than on the exchange or market, the
evaluation may be based on the current bid price on the over-the-counter market.
If current bid prices are unavailable or inappropriate, the evaluation may be
determined (a) on the basis of current bid prices for comparable securities, (b)
by appraising the Securities on the bid side of the market or (c) by any
combination of the above. The value of any foreign securities is based on the
applicable currency exchange rate as of the Evaluation Time.
   The right of redemption may be suspended and payment postponed for any period
during which the New York Stock Exchange is closed, other than for customary
weekend and holiday closings, or any period during which the SEC determines that
trading on that Exchange is restricted or an emergency exists, as a result of
which disposal or evaluation of the Securities is not reasonably practicable, or
for other periods as the SEC may permit.
   CERTIFICATES. Ownership of Units is evidenced in book entry form unless a
Unitholder makes a written request to the Trustee that ownership be in
certificate form. Units are transferable by making a written request to the
Trustee and, in the case of Units in certificate form, by presentation of the
certificate to the Trustee properly endorsed or accompanied by a written
instrument or instruments of transfer. A Unitholder must sign the written
request, and certificate or transfer instrument, exactly as his name appears on
the records of the Trustee and on the face of any certificate with the signature
guaranteed by a participant in the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program
("STAMP") or a signature guarantee program accepted by the Trustee. In certain
instances the Trustee may require additional documents such as, but not limited
to, trust instruments, certificates of death, appointments as executor or
administrator or certificates of corporate authority. Fractional certificates
will not be issued. The Trustee may require a Unitholder to pay a reasonable fee
for each certificate reissued or transferred and to pay any governmental charge
that may be imposed in connection with each transfer or interchange. Destroyed,
stolen, mutilated or lost certificates will be replaced upon delivery to the
Trustee of satisfactory indemnity, evidence of ownership and payment of expenses
incurred. Mutilated certificates must be surrendered to the Trustee for
replacement.
   REPORTS PROVIDED. Unitholders will receive a statement of dividends and other
amounts received by a Portfolio for each distribution. Within a reasonable time
after the end of each year, each person who was a Unitholder during that year
will receive a statement describing dividends and capital received, actual
Portfolio distributions, Portfolio expenses, a list of the Securities and other
Portfolio information. Unitholders may obtain the Evaluator's evaluations of the
Securities upon request.

PORTFOLIO ADMINISTRATION
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   PORTFOLIO ADMINISTRATION. The Portfolios are not managed funds and, except as
provided in the Trust Agreement, Securities generally will not be sold or
replaced. The Sponsor may, however, direct that Securities be sold in certain
limited circumstances to protect the Portfolio based on advice from the
Supervisor. These situations may include events such as the issuer having
defaulted on payment of any of its outstanding obligations or the price of a
Security has declined to such an extent or other credit factors exist so that in
the opinion of the Sponsor retention of the Security would be detrimental to the
Portfolio. If a public tender offer has been made for a Security or a merger or
acquisition has been announced affecting a Security, the Trustee may either sell
the Security or accept a tender offer for cash if the Supervisor determines that
the sale or tender is in the best interest of Unitholders. The Trustee will
distribute any cash proceeds to Unitholders. In addition, the Trustee may sell
Securities to redeem Units or pay Portfolio expenses or deferred sales charges.
If securities or property are acquired by a Portfolio, the Sponsor may direct
the Trustee to sell the securities or property and distribute the proceeds to
Unitholders or to accept the securities or property for deposit in the
Portfolio. Should any contract for the purchase of any of the Securities fail,
the Sponsor will (unless substantially all of the moneys held in the Portfolio
to cover the purchase are reinvested in substitute Securities in accordance with
the Trust Agreement) refund the cash and sales charge attributable to the failed
contract to all Unitholders on or before the next distribution date.
   When your Portfolio sells Securities, the composition and diversity of the
Securities in the Portfolio may be altered. In order to obtain the best price
for a Portfolio, it may be necessary for the Supervisor to specify minimum
amounts (generally 100 shares) in which blocks of Securities are to be sold. In
effecting purchases and sales of a Portfolio's securities, the Sponsor may
direct that orders be placed with and brokerage commissions be paid to brokers,
including brokers which may be affiliated with the Portfolios, the Sponsor or
dealers participating in the offering of Units. In addition, in selecting among
firms to handle a particular transaction, the Sponsor may take into account
whether the firm has sold or is selling units of unit investment trusts which it
sponsors.
   AMENDMENT OF THE TRUST AGREEMENT. The Trustee and the Sponsor may amend the
Trust Agreement without the consent of Unitholders to correct any provision
which may be defective or to make other provisions that will not adversely
affect Unitholders (as determined in good faith by the Sponsor and the Trustee).
The Trust Agreement may not be amended to increase the number of Units or permit
acquisition of securities in addition to or substitution for the Securities
(except as provided in the Trust Agreement). The Trustee will notify Unitholders
of any amendment.
   TERMINATION. Each Portfolio will terminate on the Mandatory Termination Date
or upon the sale or other disposition of the last Security held in the
Portfolio. A Portfolio may be terminated at any time with consent of Unitholders
representing two-thirds of the outstanding Units or by the Trustee when the
value of the Portfolio is less than $500,000 ($3,000,000 if the value of the
Portfolio has exceeded $15,000,000) (the "Minimum Termination Value").
Unitholders will be notified of any termination. The Trustee may begin to sell
Securities in connection with a Portfolio termination nine business days before,
and no later than, the Mandatory Termination Date. Approximately thirty days
before this date, the Trustee will notify Unitholders of the termination and
provide a form enabling qualified Unitholders to elect an in kind distribution
of Securities. See "Rights of Unitholders--Redemption of Units". This form must
be returned at least five business days prior to the Mandatory Termination Date.
Unitholders will receive a final cash distribution within a reasonable time
after the Mandatory Termination Date. All distributions will be net of Portfolio
expenses and costs. Unitholders will receive a final distribution statement
following termination. The Information Supplement contains further information
regarding termination of the Portfolios. See "Additional Information".
   LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITIES. The Sponsor, Evaluator, Supervisor and Trustee
are under no liability for taking any action or for refraining from taking any
action in good faith pursuant to the Trust Agreement, or for errors in judgment,
but shall be liable only for their own willful misfeasance, bad faith or gross
negligence (negligence in the case of the Trustee) in the performance of their
duties or by reason of their reckless disregard of their obligations and duties
hereunder. The Trustee is not liable for depreciation or loss incurred by reason
of the sale by the Trustee of any of the Securities. In the event of the failure
of the Sponsor to act under the Trust Agreement, the Trustee may act thereunder
and is not liable for any action taken by it in good faith under the Trust
Agreement. The Trustee is not liable for any taxes or other governmental charges
imposed on the Securities, on it as Trustee under the Trust Agreement or on a
Portfolio which the Trustee may be required to pay under any present or future
law of the United States of America or of any other taxing authority having
jurisdiction. In addition, the Trust Agreement contains other customary
provisions limiting the liability of the Trustee. The Trustee, Sponsor and
Supervisor may rely on any evaluation furnished by the Evaluator and have no
responsibility for the accuracy thereof. Determinations by the Evaluator shall
be made in good faith upon the basis of the best information available to it.


   SPONSOR. Van Kampen Funds Inc., a Delaware corporation, is the Sponsor of the
Portfolio. The Sponsor is an indirect subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter &
Co. Van Kampen Funds Inc. specializes in the underwriting and distribution of
unit investment trusts and mutual funds with roots in money management dating
back to 1926. The Sponsor is a member of the National Association of Securities
Dealers, Inc. and has its principal offices at 1 Parkview Plaza, P.O. Box 5555,
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181-5555, (630) 684-6000. As of November 30, 2000,
the total stockholders' equity of Van Kampen Funds Inc. was $161,761,917
(audited). Van Kampen Funds Inc. and your Portfolio have adopted a code of
ethics requiring Van Kampen's employees who have access to information on
Portfolio 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 your Portfolio. The Information
Supplement contains additional information about the Sponsor.


   If the Sponsor shall fail to perform any of its duties under the Trust
Agreement or become incapable of acting or shall become bankrupt or its affairs
are taken over by public authorities, then the Trustee may (i) appoint a
successor Sponsor at rates of compensation deemed by the Trustee to be
reasonable and not exceeding amounts prescribed by the Securities and Exchange
Commission, (ii) terminate the Trust Agreement and liquidate the Portfolios as
provided therein or (iii) continue to act as Trustee without terminating the
Trust Agreement.
   TRUSTEE. The Trustee is The Bank of New York, a trust company organized under
the laws of New York. The Bank of New York has its unit investment trust
division offices at 101 Barclay Street, New York, New York 10286 (800) 221-7668.
The Bank of New York is subject to supervision and examination by the
Superintendent of Banks of the State of New York 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. Additional information
regarding the Trustee is set forth in the Information Supplement, including the
Trustee's qualifications and duties, its ability to resign, the effect of a
merger involving the Trustee and the Sponsor's ability to remove and replace the
Trustee. See "Additional Information".
   PERFORMANCE INFORMATION. The Sponsor may from time to time in its advertising
and sales materials compare the then current estimated returns on the Portfolios
and returns over specified time periods on other similar Van Kampen trusts
(which may show performance net of expenses and charges which the Portfolios
would have charged) with returns on other taxable investments such as the common
stocks comprising the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, other
investment indices, corporate or U.S. government bonds, bank CDs, money market
accounts or money market funds, or with performance data from Lipper Analytical
Services, Inc., Morningstar Publications, Inc. or various publications, each of
which has characteristics that may differ from those of the Portfolios.
Information on percentage changes in the dollar value of Units may be included
from time to time in advertisements, sales literature, reports and other
information furnished to current or prospective Unitholders. Total return
figures may not be averaged and may not reflect deduction of the sales charge,
which would decrease return. No provision is made for any income taxes payable.
Past performance may not be indicative of future results. The Portfolios are not
managed and Unit price and return fluctuate with the value of common stocks in
the portfolios, so there may be a gain or loss when Units are sold. As with
other performance data, performance comparisons should not be considered
representative of a Portfolio's relative performance for any future period.

TAXATION
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   The following is a general discussion of certain of the federal income tax
consequences of the purchase, ownership and disposition of the Units of each
Portfolios. The summary is limited to investors who hold the Units as "capital
assets" (generally, property held for investment within the meaning of Section
1221 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the "Code")). Unitholders should
consult their tax advisers in determining the federal, state, local and any
other tax consequences of the purchase, ownership and disposition of Units in
your Portfolio.
   For purposes of the following discussion and opinion, it is assumed that each
Security in your Portfolio is equity for federal income tax purposes. In the
opinion of Chapman and Cutler, special counsel for the Sponsor, under existing
law:
     1. Your Portfolio is not an association taxable as a corporation for
federal income tax purposes; each Unitholder will be treated as the owner of a
pro rata portion of each of the assets of the Portfolio under the Code; and the
income of the Portfolio will be treated as income of the Unitholders thereof
under the Code. Each Unitholder will be considered to have received his pro rata
share of income derived from each Security when such income is considered to be
received by the Portfolio.
     2. A Unitholder will be considered to have received all of the dividends
paid on his pro rata portion of each Security when such dividends are considered
to be received by the Portfolio regardless of whether such dividends are used to
pay a portion of any deferred sales charge imposed. Unitholders will be taxed in
this manner regardless of whether distributions from the Portfolio are actually
received by the Unitholder or are automatically reinvested (see "Rights of
Unitholders--Reinvestment Option").
     3. Each Unitholder will have a taxable event when the Portfolio disposes of
a Security (whether by sale, exchange, liquidation, redemption, or otherwise) or
upon the sale or redemption of Units by such Unitholder (except to the extent an
in kind distribution of stock is received by such Unitholder as described
below). The price a Unitholder pays for his Units, generally including sales
charges, is allocated among his pro rata portion of each Security held by the
Portfolio (in proportion to the fair market values thereof on the valuation date
nearest the date the Unitholder purchase his Units) in order to determine his
initial tax basis for his pro rata portion of each Security held by the
Portfolio. Unitholders should consult their own tax advisers with regard to
calculation of basis. For federal income tax purposes, a Unitholder's pro rata
portion of dividends as defined by Section 316 of the Code paid by a corporation
with respect to a Security held by the Portfolio are taxable as ordinary income
to the extent of such corporation's current and accumulated "earnings and
profits". A Unitholder's pro rata portion of dividends paid on such Security
which exceeds such current and accumulated earnings and profits will first
reduce a Unitholder's tax basis in such Security, and to the extent that such
dividends exceed a Unitholder's tax basis in such Security shall generally be
treated as capital gain. In general, the holding period for such capital gain
will be determined by the period of time a Unitholder has held his Units.
     4. A Unitholder's portion of gain, if any, upon the sale or redemption of
Units or the disposition of Securities held by the Portfolio will generally be
considered a capital gain, except in the case of a dealer or a financial
institution. A Unitholder's portion of loss, if any, upon the sale or redemption
of Units or the disposition of Securities held by the Portfolio will generally
be considered a capital loss (except in the case of a dealer or a financial
institution). Unitholders should consult their tax advisers regarding the
recognition of such capital gains and losses for federal income tax purposes.
   DEFERRED SALES CHARGE. Generally, the tax basis of a Unitholder includes
sales charges, and such charges are not deductible. A portion of the sales
charge for the Portfolio is deferred. The income (or proceeds from redemption) a
Unitholder must take into account for federal income tax purposes is not reduced
by amounts deducted to pay the deferred sales charge. Unitholders should consult
their own tax advisers as to the income tax consequences of the deferred sales
charge.
   DIVIDENDS RECEIVED DEDUCTION. A Unitholder will be considered to have
received all of the dividends paid on his pro rata portion of each Security when
such dividends are received by the Portfolio regardless of whether such
dividends are used to pay a portion of a deferred sales charge. Unitholders will
be taxed in this manner regardless of whether distributions from the Portfolio
are actually received by the Unitholder or are automatically reinvested. A
corporation that owns Units will generally be entitled to a 70% dividends
received deduction with respect to such Unitholder's pro rata portion of
dividends received by the Portfolio (to the extent such dividends are taxable as
ordinary income, as discussed above, and are attributable to domestic
corporations) in the same manner as if such corporation directly owned the
Securities paying such dividends (other than corporate Unitholders, such as "S"
corporations, which are not eligible for the deduction because of their special
characteristics and other than for purposes of special taxes such as the
accumulated earnings tax and the personal holding corporation tax). However, a
corporation owning Units should be aware that Sections 246 and 246A of the Code
impose additional limitations on the eligibility of dividends for the 70%
dividends received deduction. These limitations include a requirement that stock
(and therefore Units) must generally be held at least 46 days (as determined
under Section 246(c) of the Code). Final regulations have been issued which
address special rules that must be considered in determining whether the 46 day
holding requirement is met. Moreover, the allowable percentage of the deduction
will be reduced from 70% if a corporate Unitholder owns certain stock (or Units)
the financing of which is directly attributable to indebtedness incurred by such
corporation. Unitholders should consult with their tax advisers with respect to
the limitations to the dividends received deduction.
   To the extent dividends received by the Portfolio are attributable to foreign
corporations, a corporation that owns Units will not be entitled to the
dividends received deduction with respect to its pro rata portion of such
dividends, since the dividends received deduction is generally available only
with respect to dividends paid by domestic corporations. Unitholders should
consult with their tax advisers with respect to the limitations on and possible
modifications to the dividends received deduction.
   LIMITATIONS ON DEDUCTIBILITY OF PORTFOLIO EXPENSES BY UNITHOLDERS. Each
Unitholder's pro rata share of each expense paid by the Portfolio is deductible
by the Unitholder to the same extent as though the expense had been paid
directly by him. As a result of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, certain
miscellaneous itemized deductions, such as investment expenses, tax return
preparation fees and employee business expenses will be deductible by an
individual only to the extent they exceed 2% of such individual's adjusted gross
income. Unitholders may be required to treat some or all of the expenses of the
Portfolio as miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to this limitation.
Unitholders should consult with their own tax advisers regarding the
deductibility of Portfolio expenses.
   RECOGNITION OF TAXABLE GAIN OR LOSS UPON DISPOSITION OF SECURITIES BY THE
PORTFOLIO OR DISPOSITION OF UNITS. As discussed above, a Unitholder may
recognize taxable gain (or loss) when a Security is disposed of by the Portfolio
or if the Unitholder disposes of a Unit. The Internal Revenue Service
Restructing and Reform Act of 1998 (the "1998 Tax Act") provides that for
taxpayers other than corporations, net capital gain (which is defined as net
long-term capital gain over net short-term capital loss for the taxable year)
realized from property (with certain exclusions) is subject to a maximum
marginal stated tax rate of 20% (10% in the case of certain taxpayers in the
lowest tax bracket). Capital gain or loss is long-term if the holding period for
the asset is more than one year, and is short-term if the holding period for the
asset is one year or less. The date on which a Unit is acquired (i.e., the
"trade date") is excluded for purposes of determining the holding period of the
Unit. Capital gains realized from assets held for one year or less are taxed at
the same rates as ordinary income.


   For tax years beginning after December 31, 2000, the 20% rate is reduced to
18% and the 10% rate is reduced to 8% for long-term gains from most property the
holding period of which is more than five years. Due to the length of a Series A
Portfolio's life, the reduction in the capital gains rate for property held for
more than five years could only possibly apply to your interest in the
Securities of a Series A Portfolio if you are eligible for and elect to receive
an in kind distribution at redemption or termination.


   In addition, please note that capital gains may be recharacterized as
ordinary income in the case of certain financial transactions that are
considered "conversion transactions" effective for transactions entered into
after April 30, 1993. Unitholders and prospective investors should consult with
their tax advisers regarding the potential effect of this provision on their
investment in Units.
   If a Unitholder disposes of a Unit he is deemed thereby to have disposed of
his entire pro rata interest in all assets of the Portfolio including his pro
rata portion of all Securities represented by a Unit.
   The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (the "1997 Tax Act") includes provisions that
treat certain transactions designed to reduce or eliminate risk of loss and
opportunities for gain (e.g., short sales, offsetting notional principal
contracts, futures or forward contracts or similar transactions) as constructive
sales for purposes of recognition of gain (but not of loss) and for purposes of
determining the holding period. Unitholders should consult their own tax
advisers with regard to any such constructive sales rules.
   SPECIAL TAX CONSEQUENCES OF IN KIND DISTRIBUTIONS UPON REDEMPTION OF UNITS OR
TERMINATION OF THE PORTFOLIO. As discussed in "Rights of Unitholders--Redemption
of Units", under certain circumstances a Unitholder tendering Units for
redemption may request an in kind distribution. A Unitholder may also under
certain circumstances request an in kind distribution upon the termination of
the Portfolio. See "Rights of Unitholders--Redemption of Units". As previously
discussed, prior to the redemption of Units or the termination of the Portfolio,
a Unitholder is considered as owning a pro rata portion of each of the
Portfolio's assets for federal income tax purposes. The receipt of an in kind
distribution will result in a Unitholder receiving shares of stock plus,
possibly, cash.
   The potential tax consequences that may occur under an in kind distribution
with respect to each Security held by the Portfolio will depend on whether or
not a Unitholder receives cash in addition to Securities. A "Security" for this
purpose is a particular class of stock issued by a particular corporation. A
Unitholder will not recognize gain or loss if a Unitholder only receives
Securities in exchange for his or her pro rata portion in the Securities held by
the Portfolio. However, if a Unitholder also receives cash in exchange for a
fractional share of such Security held by the Portfolio, such Unitholder will
generally recognize gain or loss based upon the difference between the amount of
cash received by the Unitholder and his tax basis in such fractional share of a
Security held by the Portfolio.
   Because the Portfolio will own many Securities, a Unitholder who requests an
in kind distribution will have to analyze the tax consequences with respect to
each Security owned by the Portfolio. The amount of taxable gain (or loss)
recognized upon such exchange will generally equal the sum of the gain (or loss)
recognized under the rules described above by such Unitholder with respect to
each Security owned by the Portfolio. Unitholders who request an in kind
distribution are advised to consult their tax advisers in this regard.
   COMPUTATION OF THE UNITHOLDER'S TAX BASIS. Initially, a Unitholder's tax
basis in his Units will generally equal the price paid by such Unitholder of his
Units. The cost of the Units is allocated among the Securities held in the
Portfolio in accordance with the proportion of the fair market values of such
Securities on the valuation date nearest the date the Units are purchased in
order to determine such Unitholder's tax basis for his pro rata portion of each
Security.
   A Unitholder's tax basis in his Units and his pro rata portion of a Security
held by the Portfolio will be reduced to the extent dividends paid with respect
to such Security are received by the Portfolio which are not taxable as ordinary
income as described above.
   OTHER MATTERS. Each Unitholder will be requested to provide the Unitholder's
taxpayer identification number to the Trustee and to certify that the Unitholder
has not been notified that payments to the Unitholder are subject to back-up
withholding. If the proper taxpayer identification number and appropriate
certification are not provided when requested, distributions by the Portfolio to
such Unitholder (including amounts received upon the redemption of Units) will
be subject to back-up withholding. Distributions by the Portfolio (other than
those that are not treated as United States source income, if any) will
generally be subject to United States income taxation and withholding in the
case of Units held by non-resident alien individuals, foreign corporations or
other non-United States persons. Such persons should consult their tax advisers.
   In general, income that is not effectively connected to the conduct of a
trade or business within the United States that is earned by non-U.S.
Unitholders and derived from dividends of foreign corporations will not be
subject to U.S. withholding tax provided that less than 25 percent of the gross
income of the foreign corporations for a three-year period ending with the close
of its taxable year preceding payment was effectively connected to the conduct
of a trade or business within the United States. In addition, such earnings may
be exempt from U.S. withholding pursuant to a specific treaty between the United
States and a foreign country. Non-U.S. Unitholders should consult their own tax
advisers regarding the imposition of U.S. withholding on distributions from the
Portfolio.
   It should be noted that payments to the Portfolio of dividends on Securities
that are attributable to foreign corporations may be subject to foreign
withholding taxes and Unitholders should consult their tax advisers regarding
the potential tax consequences relating to the payment of any such withholding
taxes by the Portfolio. Any dividends withheld as a result thereof will
nevertheless be treated as income to the Unitholders. Because, under the grantor
trust rules, an investor is deemed to have paid directly his share of foreign
taxes that have been paid or accrued, if any, an investor may be entitled to a
foreign tax credit or deduction for United States tax purposes with respect to
such taxes. The 1997 Tax Act imposes a required holding period for such credits.
Investors should consult their tax advisers with respect to foreign withholding
taxes and foreign tax credits.
   At the termination of the Portfolio, the Trustee will furnish to each
Unitholder of the Portfolio a statement containing information relating to the
dividends received by the Portfolio on the Securities, the gross proceeds
received by the Portfolio from the disposition of any Security (resulting from
redemption or the sale of any Security), and the fees and expenses paid by the
Portfolio. The Trustee will also furnish annual information returns to
Unitholders and to the Internal Revenue Service.
   In the opinion of special counsel to the Portfolio for New York tax matters,
the Portfolio is not an association taxable as a corporation and the income of
the Portfolio will be treated as the income of the Unitholders under the
existing income tax laws of the State and City of New York.
   The foregoing discussion relates only to the tax treatment of U.S.
Unitholders ("U.S. Unitholders") with regard to federal and certain aspects of
New York State and City income taxes. Unitholders may be subject to taxation in
New York or in other jurisdictions and should consult their own tax advisers in
this regard. As used herein, the term "U.S. Unitholder" means an owner of a Unit
of the Portfolio that (a) is (i) for United States federal income tax purposes a
citizen or resident of the United States, (ii) a corporation, partnership or
other entity created or organized in or under the laws of the United States or
of any political subdivision thereof, or (iii) an estate or trust the income of
which is subject to United States federal income taxation regardless of its
source or (b) does not qualify as a U.S. Unitholder in paragraph (a) but whose
income from a Unit is effectively connected with such Unitholder's conduct of a
United States trade or business. The term also includes certain former citizens
of the United States whose income and gain on the Units will be taxable.
Unitholders should consult their tax advisers regarding potential foreign, state
or local taxation with respect to the Units.

PORTFOLIO OPERATING EXPENSES
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   GENERAL. The fees and expenses of your portfolio will accrue on a daily
basis. The deferred sales charge, fees and expenses are generally paid out of
the Capital Account of your Portfolio. When these amounts are paid by or owing
to the Trustee, they are secured by a lien on your Portfolio. It is expected
that Securities will be sold to pay these amounts which will result in capital
gains or losses to Unitholders. See "Taxation". The Supervisor's, Evaluator's
and Trustee's fees may be increased without approval of the Unitholders by
amounts not exceeding proportionate increases under the category "All Services
Less Rent of Shelter" in the Consumer Price Index or, if this category is not
published, in a comparable category.
   ORGANIZATION COSTS. You and the other Unitholders will bear all or a portion
of the organization costs and charges incurred in connection with the
establishment of your Portfolio. These costs and charges will include the cost
of the preparation, printing and execution of the trust agreement, registration
statement and other documents relating to your Portfolio, federal and state
registration fees and costs, the initial fees and expenses of the Trustee and
legal and auditing expenses. The public offering price of Units includes the
estimated amount of these costs. The Trustee will deduct these expenses from
your Portfolio's assets at the end of the initial offering period.
   TRUSTEE'S FEE. For its services the Trustee will receive the fee from your
Portfolio set forth in the "Fee Table" (which includes the estimated amount of
miscellaneous Portfolio expenses). The Trustee benefits to the extent there are
funds in the Capital and Income Accounts since these Accounts are non-interest
bearing to Unitholders and the amounts earned by the Trustee are retained by the
Trustee. Part of the Trustee's compensation for its services to your Portfolio
is expected to result from the use of these funds.
   COMPENSATION OF SPONSOR, SUPERVISOR AND EVALUATOR. The Supervisor and
Evaluator, which are affiliates of the Sponsor, will receive the annual fee for
portfolio supervisory and evaluation services set forth in the "Fee Table".
These fees may exceed the actual costs of providing these services to your
Portfolio but at no time will the total amount received for supervisory and
evaluation services rendered to all Van Kampen unit investment trusts in any
calendar year exceed the aggregate cost of providing these services in that
year.
    MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. The following additional charges are or may be
incurred by your Portfolio: (a) normal expenses (including the cost of mailing
reports to Unitholders) incurred in connection with the operation of the
Portfolio, (b) fees of the Trustee for extraordinary services, (c) expenses of
the Trustee (including legal and auditing expenses) and of counsel designated by
the Sponsor, (d) various governmental charges, (e) expenses and costs of any
action taken by the Trustee to protect the Portfolio and the rights and
interests of Unitholders, (f) indemnification of the Trustee for any loss,
liability or expenses incurred in the administration of the Portfolio without
negligence, bad faith or wilful misconduct on its part, (g) foreign custodial
and transaction fees, (h) costs associated with liquidating the securities held
in the Portfolio, (i) any offering costs incurred after the end of the initial
offering period and (j) expenditures incurred in contacting Unitholders upon
termination of the Portfolio. Each Portfolio may pay the expenses of updating
its registration statement each year.

OTHER MATTERS
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   LEGAL OPINIONS. The legality of the Units offered hereby has been passed upon
by Chapman and Cutler, 111 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603, as
counsel for the Sponsor. Winston & Strawn has acted as counsel to the Trustee
and as special counsel for New York tax matters.
   INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS. The statements of condition and the
related portfolios included in this Prospectus have been audited by Grant
Thornton LLP, independent certified public accountants, as set forth in their
report in this Prospectus, and are included herein in reliance upon the
authority of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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   This Prospectus does not contain all the information set forth in the
Registration Statement filed by your Portfolio with the SEC. The Information
Supplement, which has been filed with the SEC, includes more detailed
information concerning the Securities, investment risks and general information
about the Portfolio. Information about your Portfolio (including the Information
Supplement) can be reviewed and copied at the SEC's Public Reference Room in
Washington, D.C. You may obtain information about the Public Reference Room by
calling 1-202-942-8090. Reports and other information about your Portfolio are
available on the EDGAR Database on the SEC's Internet site at
http://www.sec.gov. Copies of this information may be obtained, after paying a
duplication fee, by electronic request at the following e-mail address:
[email protected] or by writing the SEC's Public Reference Section, Washington,
D.C. 20549-0102.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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        TITLE                                    PAGE
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   Summary of Essential Financial Information..     2
   Fee Table...................................     3
   Internet Portfolios.........................     4
   Morgan Stanley High-Technology 35
      IndexSM Portfolios.......................    10
   Notes to Portfolios.........................    13
   The Securities..............................    14
   Report of Independent Certified
      Public Accountants.......................    22
   Statements of Condition ....................    23
   The Portfolios..............................   A-1
   Objectives and Securities Selection.........   A-1
   Risk Factors................................   A-2
   Public Offering.............................   A-3
   Retirement Accounts.........................   A-7
   Wrap Fee and Advisory Accounts..............   A-7
   Rights of Unitholders.......................   A-7
   Portfolio Administration....................  A-10
   Taxation....................................  A-12
   Portfolio Operating Expenses................  A-16
   Other Matters...............................  A-17
   Additional Information......................  A-17


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When Units of the Portfolios are no longer available this prospectus may be used
as a preliminary prospectus for a future Portfolio. If this prospectus is used
for future Portfolios you should note the following:

The information in this prospectus is not complete with respect to future
Portfolio series and may be changed. No person may sell Units of future
Portfolios until a registration statement is filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission and is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell
Units and is not soliciting an offer to buy Units in any state where the offer
or sale is not permitted.

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                                   PROSPECTUS
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                                JANUARY 19, 2001


                                   VAN KAMPEN
                              FOCUS PORTFOLIOS(SM)
                       A DIVISION OF VAN KAMPEN FUNDS INC.



                         INTERNET PORTFOLIO, SERIES 26A
                         INTERNET PORTFOLIO, SERIES 26B

                        MORGAN STANLEY HIGH-TECHNOLOGY 35
                          INDEXSM PORTFOLIO, SERIES 18A
                        MORGAN STANLEY HIGH-TECHNOLOGY 35
                          INDEXSM PORTFOLIO, SERIES 18B




                              VAN KAMPEN FUNDS INC.
                                1 Parkview Plaza
                                  P.O. Box 5555
                      Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181-5555



              Please retain this prospectus for future reference.





                                   VAN KAMPEN
                             INFORMATION SUPPLEMENT
                     VAN KAMPEN FOCUS PORTFOLIOS, SERIES 269

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     This Information Supplement provides additional information concerning the
risks and operations of the Portfolio which is not described in the Prospectus.
This Information Supplement should be read in conjunction with the Prospectus.
This Information Supplement is not a prospectus, does not include all of the
information that an investor should consider before investing in a Portfolio and
may not be used to offer or sell Units without the Prospectus. Copies of the
Prospectus can be obtained by contacting the Sponsor at 1 Parkview Plaza, P.O.
Box 5555, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181-5555 or by contacting your broker.
This Information Supplement is dated as of the date of the Prospectus and all
capitalized terms have been defined in the Prospectus.

                                TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                                 PAGE
       Risk Factors                                                 2
       The Portfolios                                               4
       Sponsor Information                                          6
       Trustee Information                                          7
       Portfolio Termination                                        8

RISK FACTORS
     PRICE VOLATILITY. Because the Portfolios invest in common stocks of U.S.
and foreign companies, you should understand the risks of investing in common
stocks before purchasing Units. These risks include the risk that the financial
condition of the company or the general condition of the stock market may worsen
and the value of the stocks (and therefore Units) will fall. Common stocks are
especially susceptible to general stock market movements. The value of common
stocks often rises or falls rapidly and unpredictably as market confidence and
perceptions of companies change. These perceptions are based on factors
including expectations regarding government economic policies, inflation,
interest rates, economic expansion or contraction, political climates and
economic or banking crises. The value of Units will fluctuate with the value of
the stocks in a Portfolio and may be more or less than the price you originally
paid for your Units. As with any investment, we cannot guarantee that the
performance of a Portfolio will be positive over any period of time. Because the
Portfolios are unmanaged, the Trustee will not sell stocks in response to market
fluctuations as is common in managed investments. In addition, because some
Portfolios hold a relatively small number of stocks, you may encounter greater
market risk than in a more diversified investment.
     DIVIDENDS. Common stocks represent ownership interests in a company and are
not obligations of the company. Accordingly, common stockholders have a right to
receive payments from the company that is subordinate to the rights of
creditors, bondholders or preferred stockholders of the company. This means that
common stockholders have a right to receive dividends only if a company's board
of directors declares a dividend and the company has provided for payment of all
of its creditors, bondholders and preferred stockholders. If a company issues
additional debt securities or preferred stock, the owners of these securities
will have a claim against the company's assets before common stockholders if the
company declares bankruptcy or liquidates its assets even though the common
stock was issued first. As a result, the company may be less willing or able to
declare or pay dividends on its common stock.
     FOREIGN STOCKS. Because certain Portfolios invest in foreign common stocks,
they involve additional risks that differ from an investment in domestic stocks.
Investments in foreign securities may involve a greater degree of risk than
those in domestic securities. There is generally less publicly available
information about foreign companies in the form of reports and ratings similar
to those that are published about issuers in the United States. Also, foreign
issuers are generally not subject to uniform accounting, auditing and financial
reporting requirements comparable to those applicable to United States issuers.
With respect to certain foreign countries, there is the possibility of adverse
changes in investment or exchange control regulations, expropriation,
nationalization or confiscatory taxation, limitations on the removal of funds or
other assets of a Portfolio, political or social instability, or diplomatic
developments which could affect United States investments in those countries.
Moreover, industrial foreign economies may differ favorably or unfavorably from
the United States' economy in terms of growth of gross national product, rate of
inflation, capital reinvestment, resource self-sufficiency and balance of
payments position. Foreign securities markets are generally not as developed or
efficient as those in the United States. While growing in volume, they usually
have substantially less volume than the New York Stock Exchange, and securities
of some foreign issuers are less liquid and more volatile than securities of
comparable United States issuers. Fixed commissions on foreign exchanges are
generally higher than negotiated commissions on United States exchanges. There
is generally less government supervision and regulation of securities exchanges,
brokers and listed issuers than in the United States.
     FOREIGN CURRENCIES. Certain Portfolios also involve the risk that
fluctuations in exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and foreign currencies
may negatively affect the value of the stocks. For example, if a foreign stock
rose 10% in price but the U.S. dollar gained 5% against the related foreign
currency, a U.S. investor's return would be reduced to about 5%. This is because
the foreign currency would "buy" fewer dollars or, conversely, a dollar would
buy more of the foreign currency. Many foreign currencies have fluctuated widely
against the U.S. dollar for a variety of reasons such as supply and demand of
the currency, investor perceptions of world or country economies, political
instability, currency speculation by institutional investors, changes in
government policies, buying and selling of currencies by central banks of
countries, trade balances and changes in interest rates. A Portfolio's foreign
currency transactions will be conducted with foreign exchange dealers acting as
principals on a spot (i.e., cash) buying basis. These dealers realize a profit
based on the difference between the price at which they buy the currency (bid
price) and the price at which they sell the currency (offer price). The
Evaluator will estimate the currency exchange rates based on current activity in
the related currency exchange markets, however, due to the volatility of the
markets and other factors, the estimated rates may not be indicative of the rate
a Portfolio might obtain had the Trustee sold the currency in the market at that
time.
     LIQUIDITY. Whether or not the stocks in a Portfolio are listed on a stock
exchange, the stocks may delist from the exchange or principally trade in an
over-the-counter market. As a result, the existence of a liquid trading market
could depend on whether dealers will make a market in the stocks. We cannot
guarantee that dealers will maintain a market or that any market will be liquid.
The value of the stocks could fall if trading markets are limited or absent.
     ADDITIONAL UNITS. The Sponsor may create additional Units of a Portfolio by
depositing into the Portfolio additional stocks or cash with instructions to
purchase additional stocks. A cash deposit could result in a dilution of your
investment and anticipated income because of fluctuations in the price of the
stocks between the time of the deposit and the purchase of the stocks and
because the Portfolio will pay brokerage fees.
     VOTING. Only the Trustee may sell or vote the stocks in a Portfolio. While
you may sell or redeem your Units, you may not sell or vote the stocks in your
Portfolio. The Sponsor will instruct the Trustee how to vote the stocks. The
Trustee will vote the stocks in the same general proportion as shares held by
other shareholders if the Sponsor fails to provide instructions.
    TECHNOLOGY ISSUERS. Certain Portfolios are concentrated in issuers within
the technology industry. A portfolio concentrated in a single industry may
present more risk than a portfolio broadly diversified over several industries.
These Portfolios, and therefore Unitholders, may be particularly susceptible to
a negative impact resulting from adverse market conditions or other factors
affecting technology issuers because any negative impact on the technology
industry will not be diversified among issuers within other unrelated
industries. Accordingly, an investment in Units should be made with an
understanding of the characteristics of the technology industry and the risks
which such an investment may entail.
   Technology companies generally include companies involved in the development,
design, manufacture and sale of computers, computer related equipment, computer
networks, communications systems, telecommunications products, electronic
products, and other related products, systems and services. The market for
technology products and services, especially those specifically related to the
Internet, is characterized by rapidly changing technology, rapid product
obsolescence, cyclical market patterns, evolving industry standards and frequent
new product introductions. The success of the issuers of the Securities depends
in substantial part on the timely and successful introduction of new products.
An unexpected change in one or more of the technologies affecting an issuer's
products or in the market for products based on a particular technology could
have a material adverse affect on an issuer's operating results. Furthermore,
there can be no assurance that the issuers of the Securities will be able to
respond timely to compete in the rapidly developing marketplace.
   The market for certain technology products and services may have only
recently begun to develop, is rapidly evolving and is characterized by an
increasing number of market entrants. Additionally, certain technology companies
may have only recently commenced operations or offered equity securities to the
public. Such companies are in the early stage of development and have a limited
operating history on which to analyze future operating results. It is important
to note that following its initial public offering a security is likely to
experience substantial stock price volatility and speculative trading.
Accordingly, there can be no assurance that upon redemption of Units or
termination of a Portfolio a Unitholder will receive an amount greater than or
equal to the Unitholder's initial investment.
   Based on trading history, factors such as announcements of new products or
development of new technologies and general conditions of the industry have
caused and are likely to cause the market price of technology common stocks to
fluctuate substantially. In addition, technology company stocks have experienced
extreme price and volume fluctuations that often have been unrelated to the
operating performance of such companies. This market volatility may adversely
affect the market price of the Securities and therefore the ability of a
Unitholder to redeem units, or roll over Units into a new trust, at a price
equal to or greater than the original price paid for such Units.
   Some key components of certain products of technology issuers are currently
available only from single sources. There can be no assurance that in the future
suppliers will be able to meet the demand for components in a timely and cost
effective manner. Accordingly, an issuer's operating results and customer
relationships could be adversely affected by either an increase in price for, or
and interruption or reduction in supply of, any key components. Additionally,
many technology issuers are characterized by a highly concentrated customer base
consisting of a limited number of large customers who may require product
vendors to comply with rigorous and constantly developing industry standards.
Any failure to comply with such standards may result in a significant loss or
reduction of sales. Because many products and technologies are incorporated into
other related products, certain companies are often highly dependent on the
performance of other computer, electronics and communications companies. There
can be no assurance that these customers will place additional orders, or that
an issuer of Securities will obtain orders of similar magnitude as past orders
form other customers. Similarly, the success of certain companies is tied to a
relatively small concentration of products or technologies with intense
competition between companies. Accordingly, a decline in demand of such
products, technologies or from such customers could have a material adverse
impact on issuers of the Securities.
    TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUERS. Because certain Portfolios are concentrated in
the telecommunications industry, the value of the Units of these Portfolios may
be susceptible to factors affecting the telecommunications industry. The
telecommunications industry is subject to governmental regulation and the
products and services of telecommunications companies may be subject to rapid
obsolescence. These factors could affect the value of Units. Telephone companies
in the United States, for example, are subject to both state and federal
regulations affecting permitted rates of returns and the kinds of services that
may be offered. Certain types of companies represented in a portfolio are
engaged in fierce competition for a share of the market of their products. As a
result, competitive pressures are intense and the stocks are subject to rapid
price volatility. While a portfolio concentrates on the securities of
established suppliers of traditional telecommunication products and services, a
Portfolio may also invest in smaller telecommunications companies which may
benefit from the development of new products and services. These smaller
companies may present greater opportunities for capital appreciation, and may
also involve greater risk than large, established issuers. Such smaller
companies may have limited product lines, market or financial resources, and
their securities may trade less frequently and in limited volume than the
securities of larger, more established companies. As a result, the prices of the
securities of such smaller companies may fluctuate to a greater degree than the
prices of securities of other issuers.

THE PORTFOLIOS
     In seeking the Portfolios' objectives, the Sponsor considered the ability
of the Securities to outpace inflation. While inflation is currently relatively
low, the United States has historically experienced periods of double-digit
inflation. While the prices of securities will fluctuate, over time securities
have outperformed the rate of inflation, and other less risky investments, such
as government bonds and U.S. Treasury bills. Past performance is, however, no
guarantee of future results.
     Investors should note that the above criteria were applied to the
Securities for inclusion in the Portfolios prior to the Initial Date of Deposit.
Should a Security no longer meet the criteria used for selection for a
Portfolio, such Security will not as a result thereof be removed from a
Portfolio.
     INTERNET PORTFOLIOS. The Internet has become a part of daily life for many
people and continues to grow at a significant rate. The Internet is in a growth
phase that challenges traditional business models by offering advantages to
companies embracing it. The Internet is generally recognized as one of the
fastest-growing commercial innovations. Although it is still evolving as a
medium for communications and commerce, it has already had a substantial impact
on both consumers and business. For consumers, the advent of online shopping has
brought greater convenience, while businesses have enjoyed productivity gains.
Not only can consumers shop from the convenience of their homes, but they also
have connections to a variety of online information. It is relatively easy to
conduct research on various products or subjects, giving people another outlet
for information.
     Jupiter B-to-B Commerce Model (June, 2000) estimates that United States
online business-to-business commerce in the next six years could be as follows
in billions of dollars and as a percentage of total United States trade: 2000 -
$336 (3%); 2001 - $700 (6%); 2002 - $1,510 (12%); 2003 - $2,940 (22%); 2004 -
$4,592 (32%); 2005 - $6,343 (42%). This information is not intended to depict
actual performance or predict future performance of any company, security or
your Portfolio. It is only intended to depict forecasted revenues from
business-to-business commerce according to the Jupiter B-to-B Commerce Model
(June, 200). There can be no assurance that these estimates will be realized or
that current trends will continue. No one can guarantee that continuation of
these trends or realization of these estimates will have a positive impact on
the performance of you investment.
     MORGAN STANLEY HIGH-TECHNOLOGY 35 INDEXSM PORTFOLIOS. Hypothetical annual
total returns for the Morgan Stanley High-Technology 35 Index, the Standard &
Poor's 500 Index and the Standard & Poor's Technology Index are shown in the
following table.



                  HIGH-TECH        S&P          S&P
                  35 INDEX         500       TECHNOLOGY
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   1995              51.04%        37.11%       42.83%
   1996              21.59         22.68        41.37
   1997              17.08         33.10        26.09
   1998              95.67         28.58        72.95
   1999             110.87         20.89        75.10
   2000             (27.43)        (9.10)      (39.97)


   This is not the past performance of any Portfolio or a previous series of any
Portfolio and does not indicate the future performance of any Portfolio. The
performance figure for the High-Tech 35 Index does not reflect hypothetical
Portfolio sales charges and expenses. The performance of any Portfolio will be
lower than the index because a Portfolio includes a sales charge and expenses.
In addition, a Trust may not be able to exactly replicate the index and will not
change if the index changes.
     When reviewing any historical performance information, you should keep in
mind that past performance cannot guarantee future results. Many stocks,
especially those issued by technology companies, have exhibited above-average
price appreciation and extreme volatility in recent years during a period of a
generally rising stock market. No one can assure you that this will continue or
that the performance of stocks will replicate the performance exhibited in the
past.
   These figures do not take into consideration taxes or any sales charges,
commissions or fees that an investor would incur in connection with these
investments. The S&P 500 Index measures the performance of 500 stocks from 83
industrial groups. U.S. Treasury bonds are considered long-term investments and
are subject to price fluctuations. The value of long-term bonds decline as
interest rates rise. Stock indices are unmanaged, statistical composites and do
not include payment of any sales charges or fees an investor would pay to
purchase the securities they represent. Furthermore, an investment cannot be
made in an index. U.S. Treasury bills are short-term obligations of the U.S.
government that are purchased at a discount and mature at face value. U.S.
government securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the government.
The Consumer Price Index is a statistical measure of the annual rate of
inflation; it is not an investment. The historical performance of these indices
is shown for illustrative purposes only; it is not meant to forecast, imply or
guarantee the future performance of any particular investment vehicle or the
Portfolio. Securities in which the Portfolio invests will be different from
those in these indices. Common stocks involve greater risks than government
bonds and CDs, as they are more volatile and have greater potential for loss of
principal.
   THE MORGAN STANLEY INDEX. The Morgan Stanley Index (the "Index") is the
exclusive property of Morgan Stanley and is a service mark of Morgan Stanley and
has been licensed for use by the Portfolios and Van Kampen Funds Inc.
   This fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Morgan Stanley.
Morgan Stanley makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the
owners of this fund or any member of the public regarding the advisability of
investing in funds generally or in this fund particularly or the ability of the
Index to track general stock market performance. Morgan Stanley is the licensor
of certain trademarks, service marks and trade names of Morgan Stanley and of
the Index which are determined, composed and calculated by Morgan Stanley
without regard to the issuer of this fund or this fund. Morgan Stanley has no
obligation to take the needs of the issuer of this fund or the owners of this
fund into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the Index.
Morgan Stanley is not responsible for and has not participated in the
determination of or the timing of, prices at, or quantities of this fund to be
issued or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which Units of
this fund is redeemable for cash. Morgan Stanley has no obligation or liability
to owners of this fund in connection with the administration, marketing or
trading of this fund.
   ALTHOUGH MORGAN STANLEY SHALL OBTAIN INFORMATION FOR INCLUSION IN OR FOR USE
IN THE CALCULATION OF THE INDEX FROM SOURCES WHICH MORGAN STANLEY CONSIDERS
RELIABLE, NEITHER MORGAN STANLEY NOR ANY OTHER PARTY GUARANTEES THE ACCURACY
AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. NEITHER
MORGAN STANLEY NOR ANY OTHER PARTY MAKES ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO
RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY LICENSEE, LICENSEE'S CUSTOMERS AND COUNTERPARTIES,
OWNERS OF THE FUND, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FROM THE USE OF THE INDEX OR
ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN IN CONNECTION WITH THE RIGHTS LICENSED HEREUNDER OR
FOR ANY OTHER USE. NEITHER MORGAN STANLEY NOR ANY OTHER PARTY MAKES ANY EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND MORGAN STANLEY HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT
TO THE INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE
FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL MORGAN STANLEY OR ANY OTHER PARTY HAVE ANY
LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR ANY
OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES.

SPONSOR INFORMATION
     Van Kampen Funds Inc., a Delaware corporation, is the Sponsor of the
Portfolios. The Sponsor is an indirect subsidiary of Van Kampen Investments Inc.
Van Kampen Investments Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of MSAM Holdings II,
Inc., which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter &
Co. ("MSDW").
     MSDW, together with various of its directly and indirectly owned
subsidiaries, is engaged in a wide range of financial services through three
primary businesses: securities, asset management and credit services. These
principal businesses include securities underwriting, distribution and trading;
merger, acquisition, restructuring and other corporate finance advisory
activities; merchant banking; stock brokerage and research services; credit
services; asset management; trading of futures, options, foreign exchange
commodities and swaps (involving foreign exchange, commodities, indices and
interest rates); and real estate advice, financing and investing.


     Van Kampen Funds Inc. specializes in the underwriting and distribution of
unit investment trusts and mutual funds with roots in money management dating
back to 1926. The Sponsor is a member of the National Association of Securities
Dealers, Inc. and has its principal offices at 1 Parkview Plaza, P.O. Box 5555,
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181-5555, (630) 684-6000. As of November 30, 2000,
the total stockholders' equity of Van Kampen Funds Inc. was $161,761,917
(audited). (This paragraph relates only to the Sponsor and not to the Portfolio
or to any other Series thereof. The information is included herein only for the
purpose of informing investors as to the financial responsibility of the Sponsor
and its ability to carry out its contractual obligations. More detailed
financial information will be made available by the Sponsor upon request.)


     As of September 30, 2000, the Sponsor and its Van Kampen affiliates managed
or supervised more than $100 billion of investment products. The Sponsor and its
Van Kampen affiliates offer more than 50 open-end mutual funds, 37 closed-end
funds, and have sponsored over 2,700 series of fixed income and equity unit
investment trusts.
     If the Sponsor shall fail to perform any of its duties under the Trust
Agreement or become incapable of acting or shall become bankrupt or its affairs
are taken over by public authorities, then the Trustee may (i) appoint a
successor Sponsor at rates of compensation deemed by the Trustee to be
reasonable and not exceeding amounts prescribed by the Securities and Exchange
Commission, (ii) terminate the Trust Agreement and liquidate the Portfolios as
provided therein or (iii) continue to act as Trustee without terminating the
Trust Agreement.

TRUSTEE INFORMATION
     The Trustee is The Bank of New York, a trust company organized under the
laws of New York. The Bank of New York has its unit investment trust division
offices at 101 Barclay Street, New York, New York 10286 (800) 221-7668. The Bank
of New York is subject to supervision and examination by the Superintendent of
Banks of the State of New York 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 duties of the Trustee are primarily ministerial in nature. It did not
participate in the selection of Securities for the Portfolios. In accordance
with the Trust Agreement, the Trustee shall keep proper books of record and
account of all transactions at its office for each Portfolio. Such records shall
include the name and address of, and the number of Units of each Portfolio held
by, every Unitholder. Such books and records shall be open to inspection by any
Unitholder at all reasonable times during the usual business hours. The Trustee
shall make such annual or other reports as may from time to time be required
under any applicable state or federal statute, rule or regulation. The Trustee
is required to keep a certified copy or duplicate original of the Trust
Agreement on file in its office available for inspection at all reasonable times
during the usual business hours by any Unitholder, together with a current list
of the Securities held in each Portfolio.
     Under the Trust Agreement, the Trustee or any successor trustee may resign
and be discharged of its responsibilities created by the Trust Agreement by
executing an instrument in writing and filing the same with the Sponsor. The
Trustee or successor trustee must mail a copy of the notice of resignation to
all Unitholders then of record, not less than 60 days before the date specified
in such notice when such resignation is to take effect. The Sponsor upon
receiving notice of such resignation is obligated to appoint a successor trustee
promptly. If, upon such resignation, no successor trustee has been appointed and
has accepted the appointment within 30 days after notification, the retiring
Trustee may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a
successor. The Sponsor may remove the Trustee and appoint a successor trustee as
provided in the Trust Agreement at any time with or without cause. Notice of
such removal and appointment shall be mailed to each Unitholder by the Sponsor.
Upon execution of a written acceptance of such appointment by such successor
trustee, all the rights, powers, duties and obligations of the original trustee
shall vest in the successor. The resignation or removal of a Trustee becomes
effective only when the successor trustee accepts its appointment as such or
when a court of competent jurisdiction appoints a successor trustee.
     Any corporation into which a Trustee may be merged or with which it may be
consolidated, or any corporation resulting from any merger or consolidation to
which a Trustee shall be a party, shall be the successor trustee. The Trustee
must be a banking corporation organized under the laws of the United States or
any state and having at all times an aggregate capital, surplus and undivided
profits of not less than $5,000,000.

PORTFOLIO TERMINATION
     A Portfolio may be liquidated at any time by consent of Unitholders
representing 66 2/3% of the Units of such Portfolio then outstanding or by the
Trustee when the value of the Securities owned by a Portfolio, as shown by any
evaluation, is less than $500,000 ($3,000,000 if the value of the Portfolio has
exceeded $15,000,000). A Portfolio will be liquidated by the Trustee in the
event that a sufficient number of Units of such Portfolio not yet sold are
tendered for redemption by the Sponsor, so that the net worth of such Portfolio
would be reduced to less than 40% of the value of the Securities at the time
they were deposited in such Portfolio. If a Portfolio is liquidated because of
the redemption of unsold Units by the Sponsor, the Sponsor will refund to each
purchaser of Units the entire sales charge paid by such purchaser. The Trust
Agreement will terminate upon the sale or other disposition of the last Security
held thereunder, but in no event will it continue beyond the Mandatory
Termination Date.
     Commencing during the period beginning nine business days prior to, and no
later than, the Mandatory Termination Date, Securities will begin to be sold in
connection with the termination of the Portfolios. The Sponsor will determine
the manner, timing and execution of the sales of the Securities. The Sponsor
shall direct the liquidation of the Securities in such manner as to effectuate
orderly sales and a minimal market impact. In the event the Sponsor does not so
direct, the Securities shall be sold within a reasonable period and in such
manner as the Trustee, in its sole discretion, shall determine. At least 30 days
before the Mandatory Termination Date the Trustee will provide written notice of
any termination to all Unitholders of the appropriate Portfolio and in the case
of a Portfolio will include with such notice a form to enable Unitholders owning
1,000 or more Units to request an in kind distribution of the U.S.-traded
Securities. To be effective, this request must be returned to the Trustee at
least five business days prior to the Mandatory Termination Date. On the
Mandatory Termination Date (or on the prior business day if a holiday) the
Trustee will deliver each requesting Unitholder's pro rata number of whole
shares of the U.S.-traded Securities in a Portfolio to the account of the
broker-dealer or bank designated by the Unitholder at Depository Trust Company.
The value of the Unitholder's fractional shares of the Securities will be paid
in cash. Unitholders with less than 1,000 Units, Unitholders in a Portfolio with
1,000 or more Units not requesting an in kind distribution will receive a cash
distribution from the sale of the remaining Securities within a reasonable time
following the Mandatory Termination Date. Regardless of the distribution
involved, the Trustee will deduct from the funds of the appropriate Portfolio
any accrued costs, expenses, advances or indemnities provided by the Trust
Agreement, including estimated compensation of the Trustee, costs of liquidation
and any amounts required as a reserve to provide for payment of any applicable
taxes or other governmental charges. Any sale of Securities in a Portfolio upon
termination may result in a lower amount than might otherwise be realized if
such sale were not required at such time. The Trustee will then distribute to
each Unitholder of each Portfolio his pro rata share of the balance of the
Income and Capital Accounts of such Portfolio.
     Within 60 days of the final distribution Unitholders will be furnished a
final distribution statement of the amount distributable. At such time as the
Trustee in its sole discretion will determine that any amounts held in reserve
are no longer necessary, it will make distribution thereof to Unitholders in the
same manner.





                       CONTENTS OF REGISTRATION STATEMENTS

         This Amendment to the Registration Statement comprises the following
papers and documents:

         The facing sheet
         The Prospectus
         The signatures
         The consents of independent public accountants and legal counsel

The following exhibits:

     1.1  Copy of Trust Agreement.

     2.1  Form of Code of Ethics. Reference is made to Exhibit 2.1 to the
          Registration Statement on Form S-6 of Van Kampen Focus Portfolios,
          Series 223 (File No. 333-34242) dated July 25, 2000.

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

     3.2  Opinion of counsel as to the federal income tax status of securities
          being registered.

     3.3  Opinion and consent of counsel as to New York tax status of securities
          being registered.

     4.1  Consent of Interactive Data Corporation.

     4.2  Consent of Independent Certified Public Accountants.




                                   SIGNATURES

         The Registrant, Van Kampen Focus Portfolios, Series 269, hereby
identifies Van Kampen Merritt Equity Opportunity Trust, Series 1, Series 2,
Series 4 and Series 7; Van Kampen American Capital Equity Opportunity Trust,
Series 13, Series 14, Series 57 and Series 89; Van Kampen Focus Portfolios,
Series 235 and Series 265 for purposes of the representations required by Rule
487 and represents the following: (1) that the portfolio securities deposited in
the series as to the securities of which this Registration Statement is being
filed do not differ materially in type or quality from those deposited in such
previous series; (2) that, except to the extent necessary to identify the
specific portfolio securities deposited in, and to provide essential financial
information for, the series with respect to the securities of which this
Registration Statement is being filed, this Registration Statement does not
contain disclosures that differ in any material respect from those contained in
the registration statements for such previous series as to which the effective
date was determined by the Commission or the staff; and (3) that it has complied
with Rule 460 under the Securities Act of 1933.

         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the
Registrant, Van Kampen Focus Portfolios, Series 269 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 Chicago and State of
Illinois on the 19th day of January, 2001.

                                         Van Kampen Focus Portfolios, Series 269
                                                        By Van Kampen Funds Inc.


                                                          By Christine K. Putong
                                                           ---------------------

                            Assistant Vice President

         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this
Amendment to the Registration Statement has been signed below on January 19,
2001 by the following persons who constitute a majority of the Board of
Directors of Van Kampen Funds Inc.

          SIGNATURE                             TITLE

Richard F. Powers III               Chairman and Chief Executive              )
                                       Officer                                )

John H. Zimmermann III              President                                 )

A. Thomas Smith III                 Executive Vice President,                 )
                                       General Counsel and Secretary          )

Michael H. Santo                    Executive Vice President and Chief        )
                                       Operations and Technology Officer      )

                                                             Christine K. Putong
                                                    ----------------------------
                                                             (Attorney-in-fact*)

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         *An executed copy of each of the related powers of attorney is filed
herewith or was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection
with the Registration Statement on Form S-6 of Van Kampen Focus Portfolios,
Series 136 (File No. 333-70897) and the same are hereby incorporated herein by
this reference.




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