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VXX iPath® S&P 500 VIX ST Futures™ ETN

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Fund VXX iPath® S&P 500 VIX ST Futures™ ETN VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures  
100% 93%
Annual Fees
(0.89% Exp. Ratio)
(0.84% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 4.50% annual return
$28,656.62 $29,093.52
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$436.90
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN -66.91%
3 YR -47.40%
5 YR -60.24%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN -28.34%
3 YR -20.98%
5 YR -33.75%
10 YR --
The iPath® S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures™ ETN is designed to provide investors with exposure to the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures™ Index Total Return. The S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures™ Index Total Return (the "Index") is designed to provide access to equity market volatility through CBOE Volatility Index® futures. The Index offers exposure to a daily rolling long position in the first and second month VIX futures contracts and reflects the implied volatility of the S&P 500® at various points along the volatility forward curve.
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.

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