Latest media releases

ETRACS TO RING THE OPENING BELL OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

New York Media Releases Americas

 

New York, January 18, 2012 – UBS Investment Bank today announced that the ETRACS team, Dennis Gartman and Mark Fisher will ring the Opening Bell of the NYSE this morning to mark the recent successful launches of the ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk On ETN (Ticker: ONN) and the ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk Off ETN (Ticker: OFF).  The November 30th, 2011 launch of ONN established an all-time, opening-day trading volume record for a new ETN*, highlighting investors’ interest in this ETN.

“With correlation between asset classes and across geographic regions remaining high, and continued volatility a very real possibility, investors recognize the value in being able to execute comprehensive ‘risk on’ or ‘risk off’ trades quickly and cheaply through these ETNs,” said Christopher Yeagley, Managing Director and US Head of Equity Structured Products.

About ETRACS Risk ETNs

ONN and OFF are linked to the daily long and daily inverse performances, respectively, of The Fisher-Gartman Risk Index. These ETNs provide investors with the ability to implement comprehensive “risk on” and “risk off” trades with the convenience of exchange-traded securities.

About ETRACS

For further information about ETRACS ETNs, go to http://www.etracs.com.

Exchange Traded Access Securities ETNs (“ETRACS ETNs”) are exchange-traded notes, an innovative class of investment products offering access to markets and strategies that may not be readily available to investors, and offer unique diversification opportunities in a number of different sectors. ETRACS ETNs may offer:

  • Access to asset classes with historically low correlations to more traditional asset classes
  • Convenience of an exchange-traded security
  • Transparent exposure to a published index

ETRACS ETNs are senior unsecured notes issued by UBS AG (“UBS”), are traded on NYSE Arca, and can be bought and sold through a broker or financial advisor. An investment in ETRACS ETNs is subject to a number of risks, including the risk of loss of some or all of the investor’s principal, and is subject to the creditworthiness of UBS. We urge you to read the more detailed explanation of risks described under “Risk Factors” in the prospectus supplement for the ETRACS ETN.

There are 41 ETRACS ETNs:

ETRACS ETN Name

Ticker

Master Limited Partnerships

 

Alerian MLP Infrastructure

MLPI

2x Monthly Leveraged Long Alerian MLP Infrastructure

MLPL

1x Monthly Short Alerian MLP Infrastructure TR*

MLPS

Alerian Natural Gas MLP

MLPG

Wells Fargo MLP Index

MLPW

Business Development Companies

 

Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index

BDCS

2x Monthly Leveraged Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index

BDCL

Alpha Strategies

 

Long-Short S&P 500 VIX Futures

XVIX

Natural Gas Futures Contango ETN

GASZ

Oil Futures Contango ETN

OILZ

Hybrid

 

S&P 500 Gold Hedged

SPGH

Fisher-Gartman Risk On ETN

ONN

Fisher-Gartman Risk Off ETN

OFF

Commodities

 

CMCI TR

UCI

CMCI Agriculture TR

UAG

CMCI Energy TR

UBN

CMCI Food TR

FUD

CMCI Gold TR

UBG

CMCI Industrial Metals TR

UBM

CMCI Livestock TR

UBC

CMCI Long Platinum ER*

PTM

CMCI Short Platinum ER

PTD

CMCI Silver TR

USV

DJ-UBS Commodity Index TR

DJCI

Equities 

 

Next Generation Internet ETN

EIPO

Monthly 2xLeveraged Next Generation Internet ETN

EIPL

Long ISE Solid State Drive Index 

SSDD

2xLeveraged Long ISE Solid State Drive Index

SSDL

Monthly 2xLeveraged ISE Cloud Computing TR

LSKY

Volatility

 

Long-Short S&P 500 VIX Futures

XVIX

Long 1-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures

VXAA

Long 2-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures

VXBB

Long 3-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures

VXCC

Long 4-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures

VXDD

Long 5-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures

VXEE

Long 6-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures

VXFF

Short 1-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures

AAVX

Short 2-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures

BBVX

Short 3-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures

CCVX

Short 4-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures

DDVX

Short 5-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures

EEVX

Short 6-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures

FFVX


The contents of any website referred to in this communication are not part of, or incorporated by reference in, this communication. UBS has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus, as supplemented by a prospectus supplement for the offerings of the ETRACS ETNs) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the offerings to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read these documents and any other documents that UBS has filed with the SEC for more complete information about UBS and the offering to which this communication relates. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, you can request the prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement by calling toll-free (+1.877.387.2275). Futures and futures options trading is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.