ETRACS CMCI Food Total Return ETN

  • Current Indicative Value
  • 04/20/2018 | 10:37 am
  • USD 17.99
  • Last close USD 18.12
  • 4/19/2018

Key Considerations




Selected risk considerations:

An investment in the ETNs involves risks. Selected risks are summarized here, but we urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described in the "Risk Factors" section of the prospectus supplement for the ETNs (the "ETRACS Prospectus"). Capitalized terms used below but not defined herein shall have the meanings attributed to them in the ETRACS Prospectus.

  • You may lose some or all of your principal — The ETRACS ETNs are fully exposed to any decline in the level of the Index. You will lose some or all of your principal if the Index Ending Level is below the Index Starting Level or if the Index Ending Level is not sufficiently above the Index Starting Level to offset the cumulative effect of the Fee Amount applicable to your ETRACS ETNs. The Index is volatile and subject to a variety of market forces, some of which are described below. The Index Ending Level is therefore unpredictable. Commodity prices may change unpredictably, affecting the prices of the commodities underlying the exchange-traded futures contracts comprising the Index and, consequently, the value of the ETRACS ETNs.
  • Limited performance history — The return on the ETRACS ETNs is linked to the performance of the Index, which was introduced in March 2008. As a result, the Index has a limited performance history, and it is uncertain how the Index will perform. In addition, while the Index is intended to represent a benchmark for commodities investments in the agriculture and livestock sectors, the methodology used to achieve this benchmarking has a limited history in its application. It therefore cannot be determined at this point whether, or the extent to which, the Index will serve as an adequate benchmark for the performance of the commodities market in the agriculture and livestock sectors.
  • Market risk — The return on the ETRACS ETNs, which may be positive or negative, is directly linked to the performance of the Index, which is based on a variety of market and economic factors, interest rates in the markets and economic, financial, political, regulatory, judicial or other events that affect the markets generally.
  • Credit of UBS — The ETRACS ETNs are senior unsecured debt obligations of the issuer, UBS, and are not, either directly or indirectly, an obligation of any third party. Any payment to be made on the ETRACS ETNs depends on the ability of UBS to satisfy its obligations as they come due. As a result, the actual and perceived creditworthiness of UBS may affect the market value of the ETRACS ETNs and, in the event UBS were to default on its obligations, you may not receive any amounts owed to you under the terms of the ETRACS ETNs.
  • Potential over-concentration in particular commodity sectors — The commodities underlying the futures contracts included in the Index are concentrated in two sectors, agriculture and livestock. Investment in the ETRACS ETNs will increase your portfolio's exposure to fluctuations in the agriculture and livestock commodity sectors.
  • A trading market for the ETRACS ETNs may not develop — Although the ETRACS ETNs are listed on NYSE Arca, a trading market for the ETRACS ETNs may not develop. Certain affiliates of UBS may engage in limited purchase and resale transactions in the ETRACS ETNs, although they are not required to and may stop at any time. We are not required to maintain any listing of the ETRACS ETNs on NYSE Arca or any other exchange.
  • No interest payments from the ETRACS ETNs — You will not receive any interest payments on the ETRACS ETNs.
  • No direct exposure to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates — The value of your ETRACS ETNs will not be adjusted to compensate for exchange rate fluctuations between the U.S. dollar and each of the other currencies in which the futures contracts composing the Index are quoted. Therefore, if the applicable currencies appreciate or depreciate relative to the U.S. dollar over the term of the ETRACS ETNs, you will not receive any additional payment or incur any reduction in the payment at maturity, call or early redemption.
  • Minimum Redemption Amount — You must elect to redeem at least 50,000 ETRACS ETNs for UBS to repurchase your ETRACS ETNs, unless we determine otherwise or your broker or other financial intermediary bundles your ETRACS ETNs for redemption with those of other investors to reach this minimum requirement.
  • Uncertain tax treatment — Significant aspects of the tax treatment of the ETRACS ETNs are uncertain. You should consult your own tax advisor about your own tax situation.
  • UBS's Contingent Call Right — UBS may elect to redeem all outstanding ETRACS ETNs if the aggregate principal amount of ETRACS ETNs outstanding is less than $10,000,000 as described under ''Specific Terms of the Securities — UBS's Contingent Call Right'' in the ETRACS Prospectus.