Carefully consider the iShares Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Funds' prospectuses, which may be obtained by calling 1-800-iShares (1-800-474-2737), or by viewing or downloading a prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.
There is no guarantee that dividends will be paid.
Diversification and asset allocation may not protect against market risk or loss of principal. Narrowly focused investments may be subject to higher volatility. International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. Preferred stocks are not necessarily correlated with securities markets generally. Rising interest rates may cause the value of a preferred stock fund’s investments to decline significantly. Removal of stocks from the respective index due to maturity, redemption, call features or conversion may cause a decrease in the yield of the index and the related preferred stock fund.
Transactions in shares of the iShares Funds will result in brokerage commissions and will generate tax consequences. iShares Funds are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders.
Diversification and asset allocation may not protect against market risk, including possible loss of principal.
The strategies discussed are strictly for illustrative and educational purposes and should not be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell, or an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. There is no guarantee that any strategies discussed will be effective.
Shares of the iShares Funds may be sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. However, shares may only be redeemed directly from a Fund by Authorized Participants, in very large creation/redemption units.
There can be no assurance that an active trading market for shares of an ETF will develop or be maintained.
The iShares Funds ("Funds") are distributed by BlackRock Investments, LLC (together with its affiliates, "BlackRock").
The iShares Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Morningstar, Inc., S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or Standard & Poor's. None of these companies make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds. BlackRock is not affiliated with any companies listed above.
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