Information on Volatility Linked ETPs

Volatility Oriented Strategy ETPs

Volatility linked strategy ETPs are a groups of trading products that offer exposure to a dynamic benchmark that incorporates exposure to VIX futures. Each of the four exchange traded notes on the table below offer returns associate with a dynamic allocation to VIX futures.

Exchange Traded Product Brand Issuer Strategy Ticker
Barclays ETN+ S&P VEQTORTM ETN Barclays Barclays Bank PLC Broad marked exposure + volatility hedge VQT
iPath® S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN iPath Barclays Bank PLC Dynamic allocation b/t short term and mid-term vol XVZ
PowerShares® S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio PowerShares Invesco PowerShares Dynamic allocation among equity, vol, and cash PHGD
VelocityShares VIX Short Volatility Hedged ETN VelocityShares UBS AG Short volatility exposure with infrequent rolling XIVH
VelocityShares VIX Tail Risk ETN VelocityShares UBS AG Long volatility exposure with infrequent rolling BSWN
VelocityShares VIX Variable Long/Short ETN VelocityShares UBS AG Dynamic allocation with long or short vol exposure LSVX


Investments in ETPs involve risk, including the possible loss of principal, and are not appropriate for all investors. Non-traditional ETPs, including leveraged and inverse ETPs, pose additional risks and can result in magnified gains or losses in an investment. Specific risks are outlined in the fund prospectus and may include concentration risk, correlation risk, counterparty risk, credit risk, market risk, interest rate risk, volatility risk, tracking error risk, among others. Investors should consult with their tax advisors to determine how the profit and loss on any particular investment strategy will be taxed. Tax laws and regulations change from time to time and may be subject to varying interpretations. The information in this program is provided for general education and information purposes only. No statement within this program should be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell a security or to provide investment advice.

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