Before considering an investment in the Fund, you should understand that you could lose money.
The Underlying Index may not be successful in replicating the performance of its target strategies. The Underlying Index seeks to provide exposure to large-cap equity securities that are expected to outperform peers, based upon a quantitative multi-factor model. There is no guarantee that the construction methodology of the Underlying Index will accurately provide exposure to equity securities that outperform their peers. Furthermore, an investment in a security that outperforms its peers may still lose money.
Stocks of small companies may be subject to higher price volatility, significantly lower trading volume, and greater spreads between bid and ask prices, than stocks of larger companies. Furthermore, small-cap companies may be more vulnerable to adverse business or market developments and may have more limited product lines than large-capitalization stocks.
Stock prices of small-capitalization companies may be more volatile than those of larger companies and, therefore, the Fund’s share price may be more volatile than those of funds that invest a larger percentage of their assets in stocks issued by mid-or large-capitalization companies. Stock prices of small-capitalization companies are generally more vulnerable than those of mid-or large-capitalization companies to adverse business and economic developments. Securities of small-capitalization companies may be thinly traded, making it difficult for the Fund to buy and sell them. In addition, small-capitalization companies are typically less financially stable than larger, more established companies.
Nasdaq® and NASDAQ Chaikin Power U.S. Small Cap Index are registered trademarks of Nasdaq, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the "Corporations") and are licensed for use by IndexIQ. The Product(s) have not been passed on by the Corporations as to their legality or suitability. The Product(s) are not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT(S).
NASDAQ Chaikin Power U.S. Small Cap Index is a rules-based, quantitative index designed to enhance an existing index (NASDAQ US 1500 Index) by selecting stocks with the highest Chaikin Power Gauge rating.
Russell 2000 Index is a small-cap stock market index of the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index.
NASDAQ US 1500 Index contains up to the 1500 largest securities in the NASDAQ US Small Cap Index.
Price/Earnings Ratio is a valuation of a company's current share price compared to its per-share earnings and is not intended to demonstrate growth or income.
Price/Book Ratio is used to compare a company's stock's value to its book value and is not intended to demonstrate growth or income.
Standard Deviation measures how widely dispersed a fund's returns have been over a specified period of time. A high standard deviation indicates that the range is wide, implying greater potential for volatility.
Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their NAV only through certain authorized broker-dealers in large, specified blocks of shares called "creation units", and otherwise, can be bought and sold only through exchange trading. Creation units are issued and redeemed principally in-kind.
Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Total Returns are calculated using the daily 4:00 pm ET net asset value (NAV). Since May 31, 2016, the price used to calculate the market price returns ("MP") is the mean between the day's last bid and ask prices on the fund's primary exchange. Any market price returns prior to May 31, 2016 were calculated using the day's closing price on the fund's primary exchange. The market price returns do not represent returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times.
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance (this does not include the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees). The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.