The PowerShares DB US Inflation Exchange Traded Notes (Symbol:INFL)(the "Inflation ETNs") and PowerShares DB US Deflation Exchange Traded Notes (Symbol: DEFL) (the "Deflation ETNs," together with the Inflation ETNs the "ETNs") provide investors with direct exposure to US inflation or deflation expectations.
The Inflation ETNs and Deflation ETNs are based on the DBIQ Duration-Adjusted Inflation Index (the "long inflation index") and the DBIQ Duration-Adjusted Deflation Index (the "short inflation index", together with the long inflation index, the "inflation indexes"), respectively, which are intended to capture movements, whether up or down, in US inflation expectations or deflation expectations, as applicable.
The ETNs are senior unsecured obligations issued by Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch that are linked to the month-over-month returns, whether positive or negative, on the DBIQ Duration-Adjusted Inflation Index and the DBIQ Duration-Adjusted Deflation Index.
The inflation indices aim to track changes in the market's expectations of future inflation implied by the difference in yields between Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) and U.S. Treasury bonds with approximately equivalent terms to maturity. A combination of offsetting short and long notional positions in TIPS and Treasury Bond Futures is one way in which this expectation of future inflation may be measured. If the market's expectation of future inflation increases, TIPS are likely to outperform U.S. Treasury bonds with approximately equivalent terms to maturity. If the market's expectation of future inflation decreases, TIPS are likely to underperform U.S. Treasury bonds with approximately equivalent terms to maturity. Therefore, to gain exposure to the market's expectation that future inflation will increase, the Inflation ETNs take a notional long position in TIPS and a notional short position in U.S. Treasury bonds with approximately equivalent terms to maturity. To gain exposure to the market's expectation that future inflation will decrease, the Deflation ETNs take a notional short position in TIPS and a notional long position in U.S. Treasury bonds with approximately equivalent terms to maturity.
If the daily repurchase value of the securities is above $100.00 for three consecutive trading days or is below $25.00 for three consecutive trading days, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch will automatically effect a 2 for 1 split or a 1 for 2 reverse split of the securities, respectively. Because the index multiplier remains constant at 0.10 per security, a mandatory split or reverse split will have the effect of increasing or decreasing an investor's exposure to the applicable inflation index, respectively.
Investors may redeem the ETNs in blocks of 50,000 securities and multiples of 25,000 securities in excess thereof, subject to the procedures described in the pricing supplement. Redemptions may include a fee of up to $0.075 for each security that is redeemed or a fee of up to $0.50 if an investor offers in excess of 500,000 securities for redemption on any repurchase date.
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|Indicative Intra-day Value||37.68||56.58|
|Last End of Day Repurchase Value||38.0388||56.2030|
|Last Date for End of Day Value||02/19/2015||02/19/2015|
Source: Invesco PowerShares, Bloomberg L.P.
ETN Repurchase Value & Index History(%)
|1 Year||3 Year||5 Year||10 Year||ETN Inception|
|ETN Repurchase Value1|
|US Inflation ETN||-6.95%||-||-||-||-5.90%|
|US Deflation ETN||2.89%||-||-||-||1.86%|
|ETN Market Price2|
|US Inflation ETN||-8.47%||-||-||-||-1.78%|
|US Deflation ETN||8.34%||-||-||-||0.42%|
|PowerShares DB US Inflation ETN||-6.14%||-||-||-||-5.15%|
|PowerShares DB US Deflation ETN||3.62%||-||-||-||2.58%|
|S&P 500 Index||19.73%||-||-||-||19.85%|
|Barclays U.S. Aggregate||3.96%||-||-||-||2.52%|
1 ETN repurchase value performance figures reflect repurchase value, which would require investors to have a minimum number of shares (found in pricing supplement). Repurchase value is the current principal amount x applicable index factor x fee factor. See the prospectus for more complete information. Investors holding less than the minimum number of shares required to effect a repurchase would have to sell their shares at prevailing market prices, which may be at a discount to the repurchase value. See "ETN Market Price" in this table. Index history is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual ETN performance. The publication date of the DBIQ Duration-Adjusted Inflation Index and the DBIQ Duration-Adjusted Deflation Index is 7/25/2011. ETN Performance is based on gain or loss of $0.10 per security for each 1 point increase or decrease, respectively, in the level of the applicable inflation index, plus the income accrued from a notional investment of the value of the securities, as determined on each monthly rebalancing date, in 3-month United States Treasury bills on a rolling basis, as represented by the DB 3-Month T-Bill Index (the "TBill index"), less an investor fee.
Index history does not reflect any transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged, and you cannot invest directly in an index. PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE RESULTS.
2 Market performance is calculated using the change in the bid/ask midpoint at 4 p.m. ET expressed as a percentage change from the beginning to the end of the specified time period.
3 The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged index used as a measurement of change in stock market conditions based on the performance of a specified group of common stocks. The Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index is an unmanaged index considered representative of the U.S. investment-grade, fixed-rate bond market. Correlation indicates the degree to which two investments have historically moved in the same direction and magnitude. Volatility is the annualized standard deviation of index returns.
DEFL Index Weights
|Contract||Contract Expiry Date||Weight|
|TII 0 1/4 01/15/25||01/15/2025||-41.48%|
|TII 0 1/8 04/15/19||04/15/2019||-40.13%|
|TII 0 1/8 07/15/24||07/15/2024||-8.36%|
|TII 1 3/8 02/15/44||02/15/2044||-10.03%|
|US 10 Yr Note Future||03/01/2015||34.13%|
|US 10 Yr Note Future||06/01/2015||22.87%|
|US 5 Yr Note Future||06/01/2015||13.38%|
|US 5 Yr Note Future||03/01/2015||19.95%|
|US Ultra Bond Future||03/01/2015||5.79%|
|US Ultra Bond Future||06/01/2015||3.88%|
INFL Index Weights
|Contract||Contract Expiry Date||Weight|
|TII 0 1/4 01/15/25||01/15/2025||41.41%|
|TII 0 1/8 04/15/19||04/15/2019||40.18%|
|TII 0 1/8 07/15/24||07/15/2024||8.37%|
|TII 1 3/8 02/15/44||02/15/2044||10.04%|
|US 10 Yr Note Future||03/01/2015||-34.13%|
|US 10 Yr Note Future||06/01/2015||-22.87%|
|US 5 Yr Note Future||06/01/2015||-13.38%|
|US 5 Yr Note Future||03/01/2015||-19.95%|
|US Ultra Bond Future||03/01/2015||-5.79%|
|US Ultra Bond Future||06/01/2015||-3.88%|
Source: Invesco PowerShares, Bloomberg L.P.
Risk & Other Information
The ETNs offer investors exposure to the month-over-month performance of their respective inflation index and the month-over-month returns on the TBill index, measured from the first calendar day to the last calendar day of each month, less the investor fee. The inflation indices are intended to rise and fall based on changes in the market's expectations about future rates of inflation, and are therefore distinct from the U.S. City Average All Items Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (the "CPI"), the commonly known consumer price index, which is used to track current inflation in the United States. Unlike TIPS, which are intended to provide inflation protection, the ETNs allow investors to take long or short exposure to changes in the market's expectations about inflation and do not guarantee any return of principal at maturity. Investors should consider their investment horizon as well as potential trading costs when evaluating an investment in the ETNs and should regularly monitor their holdings of the ETNs to ensure that they remain consistent with their investment strategies.
The ETNs are senior unsecured obligations of Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, and payment of the amount due on the ETNs is entirely dependent on Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch's ability to pay. The rating of Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch does not address, enhance or affect the performance of the ETNs other than Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch's ability to meet its obligations. The ETNs are riskier than ordinary unsecured debt securities and have no principal protection. Risks of investing in the ETNs include limited portfolio diversification, full principal at risk, trade price fluctuations, illiquidity and leveraged losses. The investor fee will reduce the amount of your return at maturity or upon redemption of your ETNs even if the value of the relevant index has increased. If at any time the repurchase value of the ETNs is zero, your Investment will expire worthless. As described in the pricing supplement, Deutsche Bank may redeem the ETNs for an amount in cash equal to the repurchase value. An investment in the ETNs is not suitable for all investors.
The ETNs may be sold throughout the day on NYSE Arca through any brokerage account. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. Sales in the secondary market may result in losses. There are restrictions on the minimum number of units that you may redeem directly with Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, as specified in the applicable pricing supplement.
The ETNs provide concentrated exposure to notional positions in TIPs and U.S. treasury bond futures contracts. The market value of the ETNs may be influenced by many unpredictable factors, including, among other things, U.S. government fiscal policy and monetary policies of the Federal Reserve Board, inflation and expectations concerning inflation, interest rates, and supply and demand for TIPS and U.S. Treasury bonds.
PowerShares® is a registered trademark of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC. Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Invesco Ltd. An investor should consider the ETNs' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing.
An investment in the ETNs involves risks, including the loss of some or all of the principal amount. For a description of the main risks, see "Risk Factors" in the applicable pricing supplement and the accompanying prospectus supplement and prospectus.
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