The iPath® CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite IndexSM ETN offers investors cost-effective exposure to the CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index, commonly known as the BXM Index. The BXM Index is designed to measure the total rate of return of a hypothetical "buy-write", or "covered call", strategy on the S&P 500® Index. This strategy consists of a hypothetical portfolio consisting of a "long" position indexed to the S&P 500® Index (i.e. purchasing the common stocks included in the S&P 500® Index) and the sale of a succession of one-month, at– or slightly out-of-the-money S&P 500® Index call options that are listed on the Chicago Board Options Exchange ("CBOE").
The Barclays GEMS IndexTM ETN seeks to provide investors with exposure to 15 diversified Emerging Markets currencies and is linked to the Barclays Global Emerging Markets Strategy (GEMS) IndexTM. . The return on the Securities tracks the total return of the Barclays Global Emerging Markets Strategy (GEMS) IndexTM and pays a monthly coupon representing the implied yield on the index. It is now one of three ETNs linked to the Barclays GEMS family of indices available on NYSE Arca.
Background on NYSE Arca-Listed ETFs and ETNs
Exchange traded products listed on NYSE Arca represent 59% of ETF and ETN assets under management in the U.S., nearly $353 billion, the most of any exchange. As the first fully electronic platform to utilize designated liquidity providers, NYSE Arca sets the national best bid and offer nearly 83% of the time, leading all U.S. exchanges. NYSE Arca remains an established leader in the ETF and ETN marketplace offering investors some of the industry’s fastest and most innovative trading tools to access liquidity. Including today’s listings, NYSE Arca has 349 primary ETF listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 82 ETNs and 18 certificates and trades all other eligible ETFs on a UTP basis.
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services with an extensive international presence in Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 150,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 47 million customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.barclays.com.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is the world’s leading, most liquid and diverse exchange group. It offers a broad and growing array of financial products and services in cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions, all designed to meet the evolving needs of issuers, investors and financial institutions. Spanning multiple asset classes and six countries, NYSE Euronext’s exchanges include the New York Stock Exchange, Liffe, Euronext and NYSE Arca. With more than 6,500 listed issues, more than any other exchange group, trading on NYSE Euronext’s equity markets represents more than one-third of the world's cash equities volume. NYSE Euronext also manages the leading European derivatives exchange by value of trading. NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index. For more information, please visit www.nyx.com.
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