PowerShares DB G10 Currency Harvest Description
The PowerShares DB G10 Currency Harvest Fund seeks to track changes, whether positive or negative, in the level of the Deutsche Bank G10 Currency Future Harvest Index — Excess Return™ ("DB G10 Currency Harvest Index" or the "Index") plus the interest income from the Fund's holdings of U.S. Treasury securities less the Fund's expenses. DB Commodity Services LLC serves as the Managing Owner of the Fund. The Fund is designed for investors who want a cost effective and convenient way to invest in currency futures. The Index is composed of currency futures contracts on certain G10 currencies and is designed to exploit the trend that currencies associated with relatively high interest rates, on average, tend to rise in value relative to currencies associated with relatively low interest rates. The G10 currency universe from which the Index selects currently includes U.S. dollars, euros, Japanese yen, Canadian dollars, Swiss francs, British pounds, Australian dollars, New Zealand dollars, Norwegian krone and Swedish krona. The Fund seeks to track the Index, which is designed to reflect the return from investing up to a 2:1 leveraged basis (immediately upon rebalancing, which may then increase or decrease) in long currency futures positions for certain currencies associated with relatively high yielding interest rates and in short currency futures positions for certain currencies associated with relatively low yielding interest rates. The Fund and the Index are rebalanced and reconstituted quarterly.
This Fund is not suitable for all investors due to the speculative nature of an investment based upon the Fund’s trading which takes place in very volatile markets. Because an investment in the Fund is leveraged, even a small movement in the market price of the underlying futures contracts could cause large losses. Please see "Important Considerations" and the Prospectus for additional risk disclosures.
Exchange Traded Fund
Foreign Exchange Market