ETF Introduction: SLV — iShares Silver Trust Market News Video - Monday, April 6, 5:28 PM
Description to the Silver Trust, traded under ticker symbol SLV: This ETF is a fund, created in April 2006, that corresponds to the price of silver owned by the iShares Silver Trust at that time, less the iShares Silver Trust's expenses and liabilities.
The Ishares® S&P Gsci(tm) Commodity-indexed Trust (the Trust) And The Ishares® S&P Gsci(tm) Commodity-indexed Investing Pool (investing Pool) in Which The Trust Invests All Its Assets Are Each Commodity Pools as Defined in The Commodity Exchange Act And The Applicable Regulations of The CFTC. The Sponsor of The Trust is Blackrock Asset Management International INC. (bamii) a Commodity Pool Operator (cpo) Registered With The CFTC. Bamii is Also The Manager And Cpo of The Investing POOL. Blackrock Fund Advisors (bfa) Serves as The Commodity Trading Advisor of The Investing Pool And is Registered With The CFTC. Blackrock Fund Distribution Company (bfdc) a Broker-dealer And Finra Member Provides Promotional Support to The TRUST. Bfdc is a Subsidiary of BAMII. Bfa is a Subsidiary of Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. (bitc) a National Banking Association And The TRUSTEE. Bamii And Bitc Are Affiliates of Blackrock INC. Neither The Trust Nor The Investing Pool is an Investment Company Registered Under The Investment Company ACT.
Investments in Shares of The Trust Are Speculative And Involve a High Degree of RISK. You Could Lose All or a Substantial Portion of Your Investment in The Shares of The TRUST. Before Making an Investment Decision You Should Carefully Consider The Risk Factors And Other Information Included in The PROSPECTUS. The Value of The Shares of The Trust Which Seeks to Track The S&P Gsci(tm) Total Return Index (index) Depends on The Value of Cerfs Held by The Investing Pool Which Are Futures Contracts on The S&P Gsci(tm) Excess Return Index (gsci-er) And Will Fluctuate Based on The Prices of Commodity Futures Contracts Reflected in The GSCI-ER. Commodities Markets Have Historically Been Extremely Volatile Creating The Potential For Losses Regardless of The Length of Time The Shares Are HELD. Commodity Futures Trading May be ILLIQUID. In Addition Suspensions or Disruptions of Market Trading in The Commodities Markets And Related Futures Markets May Adversely Affect The Value of Your SHARES. The Investing Pool And The Trust Are Subject to The Fees And Expenses Which Are Payable Without Regard to PROFITABILITY. Shares May Outperform or Underperform The INDEX. The Trust Involves a Complex Tax Structure And There May be Delays in Distributing Important Tax INFORMATION. Further The Trust is Not Required to Provide Periodic Pricing or Valuation Information to INVESTORS. The Trust is a Passive Investment VEHICLE. This Means That The Value of Your Shares May be Adversely Affected by Trust Losses That if The Trust Had Been Actively Managed it Might Have Been Possible to AVOID.
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