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.
"Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses" reflect the Fund's pro rata share of the indirect fees and expenses incurred by investing in one or more acquired funds, such as mutual funds, business development companies or other pooled investment vehicles. Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses are reflected in the prices of the acquired funds and thus included in the total returns of the Fund.
Certain of the iShares Funds have fee waivers resulting in a net expense ratio. BlackRock Fund Advisors, the investment adviser to the iShares Funds and an affiliate of BlackRock Investments, LLC, has contractually agreed to waive its management fees in the amounts shown through the respective fee waiver expiration dates as follows: iShares Emerging Markets Dividend Index Fund, December 31, 2014; iShares Global High Yield Corporate Bond Fund and iShares Global ex USD High Yield Corporate Bond Fund, December 31, 2014; iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund and iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund, June 30, 2013; iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index Fund and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund, December 31, 2014; iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia/EMEA/Growth/Latin America/Value Index Fund, December 31, 2014; iShares MSCI Global Agriculture Producers Fund and iShares MSCI Global Select Metals & Mining Producers Fund, December 31, 2014; iShares Morningstar Multi-Asset Income Index Fund, December 31, 2014; iShares iShares S&P Allocation Funds, June 30, 2013; S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index Fund, June 30, 2013; iShares S&P Target Date Index Funds, June 30, 2013. For more information on fees and expenses, please refer to the prospectuses.
The 30-Day SEC Yield for the iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund, the iShares Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS Bond Fund, the iShares Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund and the iShares International Inflation-Linked Bond Fund is adjusted daily based on changes in the rate of inflation, as provided by the US Treasury schedule that reflects how the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) is accrued daily. An exceptionally high 30-Day SEC yield may be attributable to a rise in the inflation rate, which might not be repeated.
Shares of iShares Funds are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.
Fund holdings are subject to change.
An investment in the fund(s) is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.
Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Copies of this document may be obtained from your broker, from any exchange on which options are traded or by contacting The Options Clearing Corporation, One North Wacker Dr., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60606 (1-888-678-4667). The document contains information on options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. The document discusses exchange traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation and is intended for educational purposes. No statement in the document should be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell a security or to provide investment advice.
If you need further information, please feel free to call the Options Industry Council Helpline. They will be able to provide you with balanced options education and tools to assist you with your iShares options questions and trading. The Options Industry Council Helpline phone number is 1-888-Options (1-888-678-4667) and their website is www.888options.com.
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 Cohen & Steers Capital Management, Inc., European Public Real Estate Association ("EPRA®"), FTSE International Limited ("FTSE"), JPMorgan Chase & Co., MSCI Inc., Markit Indices Limited, Morningstar, Inc., The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"), New York Stock Exchange, Inc., Russell Investment Group, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or Standard & Poor's, nor are they sponsored, endorsed or issued by Barclays Capital Inc. None of these companies make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds. BlackRock is not affiliated with the companies listed above.
Neither FTSE nor NAREIT makes any warranty regarding the FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50/Residential/Retail/Mortgage or Industrial/Office Index; all rights vest in NAREIT. Neither FTSE nor NAREIT makes any warranty regarding the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Real Estate ex-US/North America/Europe/Asia Index; all rights vest in FTSE, NAREIT and EPRA. All rights in the FTSE Developed Small Cap ex-North America Index vest in FTSE. "FTSE®" is a trademark jointly owned by the London Stock Exchange Plc and The Financial Times Limited and is used by FTSE under license.
For the iShares Gold Trust, iShares Silver Trust (collectively, the "Metals Trusts"), the iShares S&P GSCI® Commodity-Indexed Trust ("Commodities Trust") and/or the iShares Diversified Alternatives Trust prospectuses, click here. Please read the prospectuses carefully before investing. Shares of the Trusts are not subject to the same regulatory requirements as mutual funds.
The sponsor of the Metals Trusts is BlackRock Asset Management International Inc. ("BAMII"). The sponsor of the Commodities Trust is BAMII, a commodity pool operator registered with the CFTC. The sponsor of the Diversified Alternatives Trust is iShares Delaware Trust Sponsor LLC, a commodity pool operator registered with the CFTC and a subsidiary of BAMII. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. ("BTC"), a national banking association, is the Trustee of the Commodities and Diversified Alternatives Trusts. BlackRock Investments, LLC ("BRIL"), assists in the marketing of the Metals Trusts, the Commodities Trust and the Diversified Alternatives Trust. BAMII, BTC and BRIL are affiliates of BlackRock, Inc.
The Metals Trusts are not investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or commodity pools for purposes of the Commodity Exchange Act. Because shares of the iShares Gold Trust and iShares Silver Trust are intended to reflect the price of the gold or silver held by each Metals Trust, respectively, the market price of the shares is subject to fluctuations similar to those affecting gold and silver prices. The price received upon the sale of shares of the Metals Trusts, which trade at market price, may be more or less than the value of the gold or silver they represent.
The iShares Gold Trust (IAU), the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) and the iShares Diversified Alternatives Trust (ALT) fees are Sponsor's Fees, not Management Fees.
The iShares S&P GSCI® Commodity-Indexed Trust and the iShares Diversified Alternatives Trust are each a commodity pool as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the applicable regulations of the CFTC. The Commodities and the Diversified Alternatives Trusts are NOT investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Investments in shares of the Commodities and the Diversified Alternatives Trusts are speculative and involve a high degree of risk. You could lose all or a substantial portion of your investment in the shares of the Commodities or Diversified Alternatives Trust. Shares may trade at, above or below their NAV.
The Commodities Trust is not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by Standard & Poor's or its affiliates. Neither Standard & Poor's, nor its affiliates, make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Commodities Trust.
Industry sector exposure is displayed using Industry Classification Benchmark ("ICB"). ICB is a product of FTSE International Limited ("FTSE") and all intellectual property rights in and to ICB vest in FTSE. BlackRock has been licensed by FTSE to use ICB. "FTSE" is a trade mark of London Stock Exchange and The Financial Times Limited and is used by FTSE under license. FTSE and its licensors do not accept any liability to any person for any loss or damage arising out of any error or omission in ICB.
Un fonds négocié en Bourse (FNB) est un instrument de placement qui combine les principales caractéristiques des fonds communs de placement classiques et des actions. Comme les fonds communs de placement indiciels, les FNB ont des portefeuilles diversifiés composés des titres qui forment un indice précis. Comme les actions, leurs parts peuvent être achetées et vendues à la Bourse (en position acheteur ou vendeur) pendant toute la séance. Outre la facilité de négociation, les FNB offrent d'autres avantages importants, notamment la diversification, l'efficacité fiscale et la transparence quant aux coûts afférents et aux titres en portefeuille.