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BSWN VelocityShares VIX Tail Risk ETN

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Fund BSWN VelocityShares VIX Tail Risk ETN VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures  
100% 88% 88%
Annual Fees
(1.30% Exp. Ratio)
(0.79% Exp. Ratio)
(0.85% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 6.18% annual return
$40,818.55 $47,643.81 $46,786.93
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$6,825.26 +$5,968.38
As of 12/31/16
3 YR --
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN -21.91%
3 YR -18.27%
5 YR -32.31%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN -67.96%
3 YR -47.03%
5 YR -59.34%
10 YR --
The investment seeks to track the performance of S&P 500 VIX Futures Tail Risk Index TR – Short Term (the “Tail Risk Index”). Each of the 13 sub-portfolios has a target exposure of a 45% two times leveraged long position and a 55% unleveraged short position in the Short-Term Futures Index, which is intended to result in a net long position in VIX futures.
The investment seeks results that, both over a single day and over time, match (before fees and expenses) the performance of the S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures Index. The advisor intends to meet its investment objective by taking long or short positions in VIX futures contracts. It will also hold cash or cash equivalents such as U.S. Treasury securities or other high credit quality, short-term fixed-income or similar securities for direct investment or as collateral for Financial Instruments. The fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in any of these types of cash or cash equivalent securities.
The investment seeks to provide investment results (before fees and expenses) that match the performance of the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index. The adviser intends to obtain exposure to its index by investing in futures contracts based on the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index. The fund also holds cash or cash equivalents such as U.S. Treasury securities or other high credit quality short-term fixed-income or similar securities (such as shares of money market funds, bank deposits, bank money market accounts, certain variable rate-demand notes and collateralized repurchase agreements) that may be used as margin for the futures contracts.

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