This ETF seeks to replicate an index which is comprised of a single exchange traded futures contract, except during the roll period when the index may be comprised of two futures contracts. The index can roll its exposure on a monthly basis in accordance with a pre-determined roll schedule, making this product unique. Aluminum is used heavily in modern society, and due to its unusual properties as an element, is can be used in various ways. Aluminum is used in packaging, airplanes, automobiles, anti-corrosion, and many others. With an extremely high strength compared to its weight, this metal is one of the most popular in the world. An investment in aluminum gives investors numerous opportunities. Aside from the general advantages like inflation hedges, aluminum offers a global perspective in a portfolio, as it is used in countries all around the world. The cleverly named FOIL will give investors exposure to futures-contracts on aluminum. Futures investing can be very risky, as well as complicated, meaning that this ETN is not for the average investor. Instead, this product is intended for those who fully understand the risks behind futures investing, and gives them an opportunity to make a profit off of this popular metal.
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