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Contango Fighter, GASZ, Significantly Outperforms Leading Natural Gas ETF, UNG

* The intraday values for each security (On Bloomberg: GASZIV Equity <Go> and UNGIV Equity <Go>) were used to calculate the returns

^ The first day that both products could be purchased on an exchange

As an ETN, GASZ also benefits from the elimination of index tracking error and avoids the tax administration burden associated with K-1 forms 1. However, ETRACS ETNs are subject to investor fees, and therefore, the return on the ETNs will always be less than the return on a direct investment in the Index.

About the ISE Natural Gas Futures Spread™ Index

The ISE Natural Gas Futures Spread™ Index, through a series of investments in natural gas sub-indices, effectively provides short exposure in front month natural gas futures contracts and long exposure in mid-term natural gas futures contracts. This is achieved by taking a 100% long position in the components of the ISE Short Front Month Natural Gas Futures™ Index, which provides short (or inverse) exposure to the ISE Long Front Month Natural Gas Futures™ Index and an aggregate 100% long position in the components of the ISE Twelfth Month Natural Gas Futures™ Index, ISE Thirteenth Month Natural Gas Futures™ Index and ISE Fourteenth Natural Gas Futures™ Index (33.33% per index), which provides long exposure to the mid-term Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures (NG) futures contracts. The Index is rebalanced monthly before the sub-indices’ roll process to maintain the 1:1 long/short ratio.


For further information about ETRACS ETNs, go to

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:



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

S&P 500 Gold Hedged SPGH
Fisher-Gartman Risk On ETN ONN
Fisher-Gartman Risk Off ETN OFF

CMCI Agriculture TR UAG
CMCI Industrial Metals TR UBM
CMCI Livestock TR UBC
CMCI Long Platinum ER* PTM
CMCI Short Platinum ER PTD
DJ-UBS Commodity Index TR DJCI

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

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
*TR=Total Return and ER=Excess Return

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 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.

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