ETRACS Alerian Midstream Energy High Dividend Index ETN

  • Current Indicative Value
  • 11/28/2020 | 07:14 pm
  • USD 27.58
  • Current Spot Price USD 27.52
  • 11/27/2020 | 01:10 pm

Key Considerations




Selected risk considerations:

An investment in the ETRACS 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 ETRACS 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 all or a substantial portion of your investment — The ETNs do not guarantee any return on your initial investment and are fully exposed to any decline in the level of the Index. The negative effect of the Daily Tracking Fee and, in the case of early redemption at your option, the Redemption Fee Amount, will reduce your final payment. If the increase in the level of the Index (as measured by the Index Closing Level at the end of the applicable Measurement Period or on the Redemption Valuation date, as applicable, as compared to the initial Index Closing Level (or the Index level at the time you purchase the ETNs, as applicable)) is insufficient to offset the negative effect of the Daily Tracking Fee and, in the case of early redemption at your option, the Redemption Fee Amount, (less any Coupon Amounts you may be entitled to receive), or if the final Index Closing Level is less than the initial Index Closing Level (or the Index level at the time you purchase the ETNs, as applicable), you may lose all or a substantial portion of your investment at maturity or call, or upon early redemption.

The ETNs are not suitable for all investors. In particular, the ETNs should be purchased only by investors who are willing to actively and continuously monitor their investment, and who understand how path dependence affects the value of the ETNs — The ETNs require an understanding of path dependence of investment results and are intended to be used as part of an overall diversified portfolio. The ETNs are fully exposed to any decline in the level of the Index, and your payment at maturity or call, or upon early redemption, is linked to the performance of the Index. The Daily Tracking Fee also takes into account the performance of the Index, as measured by the Closing Indicative Value, and the absolute level of the Daily Tracking Fee is dependent on the path taken by the Index to arrive at its ending level on any date of determination.

Market risk — The return on the ETNs, which may be positive or negative, is linked to the return on the Index as measured by the Index Factor, and which, in turn, is affected by a variety of market and economic factors, interest rates in the markets and economic, financial, political, regulatory, judicial or other events (including the outbreak of contagious or pandemic diseases, such as the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) that affect the markets generally.

Credit of issuer — The ETNs are senior unsecured debt obligations of the issuer, UBS, and are not, either directly or indirectly, an obligation of or guaranteed by any third party. Any payment to be made on the ETNs, including any payment at maturity, call or upon early redemption, depends on the ability of UBS to satisfy its obligations as they come due. As a result, the actual and perceived creditworthiness of UBS will affect the market value, if any, of the ETNs prior to maturity, call or early redemption. In addition, in the event UBS were to default on its obligations, you may not receive any amounts owed to you under the terms of the ETNs and you could lose your entire investment. The ETNs do not benefit from any co-obligation of UBS Switzerland AG.

Potential over-concentration in a particular industry — There is only one industry — energy — related to the Index Constituent Securities. An investment in the ETNs will increase your portfolio’s exposure to fluctuations in the energy industry, and specifically the midstream energy sector.

Index Volatility — the Index has recently experienced extraordinary levels of volatility during the economic disruption that resulted from the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in early 2020. For example, on March 9, 2020, the level of the Alerian Midstream Energy Dividend Index fell by 23.66%, at the intraday low, relative to the Index Closing Level on the respective previous day. Between February 19, 2020 and March 18, 2020, the level of the Alerian Midstream Energy Dividend Index decreased by approximately 63%. See “Alerian Midstream Energy Dividend Index” in the ETRACS Prospectus.

You are not guaranteed a coupon payment — You will not receive a coupon payment on a Coupon Payment Date if the underlying Index Constituent Securities do not pay any dividends or distributions and the Accrued Dividend, calculated as of the corresponding Coupon Valuation Date, is zero or less. Similarly, the Daily Dividend (including as part of the Cash Settlement Amount, Redemption Amount or Call Settlement Amount, as applicable) may be zero if the underlying Index Constituent Securities do not pay any dividends or distributions during the applicable period.

A trading market for the ETNs may not develop — Although the ETNs are listed on NYSE Arca, a trading market for the ETNs may not develop. Certain affiliates of UBS may engage in limited purchase and resale transactions in the ETNs, although they are not required to and may stop at any time. We are not required to maintain any listing of the ETNs on NYSE Arca or any other exchange. In addition, we are not obliged to, and may not sell the full aggregate stated principal amount of the ETNs set forth on the cover of the ETRACS prospectus. We may issue and sell additional ETNs from time to time and we may suspend, slow or cease sales of the ETNs at any time, at our discretion. Therefore, the liquidity of the ETNs may be limited.

Requirements upon early redemption — You must satisfy the requirements described in the ETRACS prospectus for your redemption request to be considered, including the minimum redemption amount of at least 50,000 ETNs, unless we determine otherwise or your broker or other financial intermediary bundles your ETNs for redemption with those of other investors to reach this minimum requirement. In addition, the payment you receive upon early redemption will be reduced by the Redemption Fee Amount. While UBS reserves the right to waive the minimum redemption amount or the Redemption Fee Amount from time-to-time in its sole discretion, there can be no assurance that UBS will choose to waive any redemption requirements or fees or that any holder of the ETNs will benefit from UBS’s election to do so. Therefore, the liquidity of the ETNs may be limited.

Your redemption election is irrevocable — You will not know the Redemption Amount at the time you elect to request that we redeem your ETNs. You will not be able to rescind your election to redeem your ETNs after your redemption notice is received by UBS. Accordingly, you will be exposed to market risk in the event market conditions change after UBS receives your offer and the Redemption Amount is determined on the Redemption Valuation Date.

Uncertain tax treatment — Significant aspects of the tax treatment of the ETNs are uncertain. You should consult your own tax advisor about your own tax situation.

UBS’s call right — UBS may elect to redeem all outstanding ETNs at any time , as described under “Specific Terms of the Securities — UBS’s Call Right” in the ETRACS Prospectus. If UBS exercises its Call Right, the Call Settlement Amount may be less than your initial investment in the ETNs or the amount you would have otherwise been entitled to receive at maturity. In addition, you may have to invest your proceeds in a lower return investment.