Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF - UVXY Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to one and one-half times (1.5x) the daily performance of the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index.

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF provides leveraged exposure to the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index, which measures the returns of a portfolio of monthly VIX futures contracts with a weighted average of one month to expiration.

  • Designed for knowledgeable investors who seek to:
  • Profit from increases in the expected volatility of the S&P 500, as measured by the prices of VIX futures contracts.
  • Reduce U.S. equity portfolio risk, since changes in the VIX Short-Term Futures Index have historically been negatively correlated to S&P 500 returns.
  • Intended for short-term use; investors should actively manage and monitor their investments, as frequently as daily.
  • Does not track the performance of the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) and can be expected to perform very differently from the VIX.

This fund is not an investment company regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and is not afforded its protections. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

This leveraged ProShares ETF seeks returns that are 1.5x the return of its underlying benchmark (target) for a single day, as measured from one NAV calculation to the next. Due to the compounding of daily returns, ProShares' returns over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the target return for the same period. These effects may be more pronounced in funds with larger or inverse multiples and in funds with volatile benchmarks. Investors should monitor their holdings as frequently as daily. For more on risks, please read the prospectus.

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Index/Benchmark Summary

The S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index measures the returns of a portfolio of monthly VIX futures contracts that rolls positions from first-month contracts into second-month contracts on a daily basis. The index maintains a weighted average of one month to expiration.

VIX futures contracts price the market's view of the value of the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) on the expiration dates of such futures contracts. The VIX measures expected volatility of the S&P 500 over the next 30 days and is calculated based on the price of a constantly changing portfolio of options on the S&P 500. The VIX is not directly investable.

Unlike other asset classes that have tended to increase in price over long periods of time, the level of the VIX has tended to revert to a long-term average over time. As such, any gains from investments in VIX futures contracts may be constrained and subject to unexpected reversals as the VIX reverts to its long-term average. VIX futures indexes have historically reflected significant costs associated with rolling VIX futures contracts on a daily basis. These costs can consistently reduce returns over time. VIX futures indexes can be highly volatile.

This fund's daily objective multiple changed from 2x to 1.5x effective as of the close of business on 2/27/2018. All returns prior to 2/28/2018 reflect the 2x daily objective multiple.