Before investing in an ETF, be sure to carefully consider the fund's objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. For a prospectus containing this and other important information, contact the fund or a BlueSkye representative at 321-473-4423. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs)
ETNs are not funds and are not registered investment companies. ETNs are not secured debt and most do not provide principal protection. ETNs involve credit risk. The repayment of the principal, any interest, and the payment of any returns at maturity or upon redemption depend on the issuer's ability to pay. The market value of an ETN may be impacted if the issuer's credit rating is downgraded. ETNs may be subject to specific sector or industry risks. Leveraged and inverse ETNs are subject to substantial volatility risk and other unique risks including leverage, derivatives, and complex investment strategies that should be understood before investing. ETNs containing components traded in foreign currencies are also subject to foreign exchange risk. ETNs may have call features that allow the issuer to call the ETN. A call right by an issuer may adversely affect the value of the notes.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
ETFs are baskets of securities that may track a sector-specific, country-specific, or a narrow/broad-market index. ETFs trade on an exchange like a stock. ETFs are subject to risk similar to those of their underlying securities, including, but not limited to, market, sector, or industry risks, and those regarding short-selling and margin account maintenance. Commission fees typically apply.
I. Risks of Commodity ETFs
Commodity ETFs may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity. Commodity ETFs may be subject to greater volatility than traditional ETFs and may not be suitable for all investors. Unique risk factors of a commodity fund may include, but are not limited to the fund's use of aggressive investment techniques such as derivatives, options, forward contracts, correlation or inverse correlation, market price variance risk and leverage.
II. Risks of Currency ETFs
The value of the shares of a currency exchange traded product relates directly to the value of the foreign currency held by the particular product. This creates a concentration risk associated with fluctuations in the price of the applicable foreign currency. Unique risk factors of a foreign currency include national debt levels and trade deficits, domestic and foreign inflation rates, domestic and foreign interest rates, investment and trading activities of institutions and global or regional political, economic or financial events and situations. Currency products may not be suitable for all investors. Many currency products are not investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940.For a more complete discussion of risk factors applicable to each currency product, carefully read the particular product's prospectus.
III. Risks of Bond ETFs
Investments in bond funds are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. Bonds and bond funds will typically decrease in value as interest rates rise.