Credit Suisse AG - Credit Suisse Silver Shares Covered Call Exchange Traded Notes (SLVO) ETF Bio
The investment objective of the Credit Suisse Silver Shares Covered Call ETN seeks a return linked to the performance of the Credit Suisse NASDAQ Silver FLOWSTM 106 Index. The index measures the return of a "covered call” strategy on the shares of the iShares Silver Trust by reflecting changes in the price of the SLV Shares and the notional option premiums received from the notional sale of monthly call options on the SLV Shares less notional transaction costs incurred in connection with the covered call strategy. Unlike ETFs, ETNs are debt securities issued by financial institutions that promise to pay the return of an index, minus fees and taxes. Therefore, investors are exposed to the credit risk or the possibility the underwriting bank goes bankrupt. The note can be vulnerable if the issuer gets into financial trouble, otherwise known as a default. With an ETN, an investor can lose some or all of their investment if the ETN issuer goes under.