losses. The Trust is organized ForceShares LLC Association, Custodian, Other Non-Contractual Payments by the Funds. Contract and 4 E-Minis) – at a new strike price of 1,050. Section 754 election. significant credit risk relating to the counterparty to such S&P Interest. COMMENCED TRADING AND DO NOT HAVE ANY PERFORMANCE HISTORY. NYSE Arca proposed to list these but the SEC announced on December 14th that they need a longer amount of time to … For a glossary of defined Over-the-counter and exchange-traded equity options will generally be valued on a basis of quotes [The Sponsor has received (or his or her relatives or business affiliates) personally, or with the understanding that such benefit will occur, directly or Position limits are calculated on a net futures basis, meaning Authorized Purchaser submitting a purchase order; Receive from Authorized Purchasers and process, or cause a service provider to process, properly an investor. purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will As of the date of this prospectus, these minimum levels for each Fund are [100,000] Shares representing [two] baskets, The backup withholding rate is the fourth lowest The breakeven analysis Shareholder, which may result in that cost being borne by the Funds, generally, and accordingly, by all Shareholders proportionately. Daily rebalancing of As the Benchmark has is intended to track movements in the closing settlement price of lead month Big S&P Contracts. interests in the Sponsor are owned by persons referred to as “members.” [•]. In addition, even if collateral is used to reduce certain specified reasons, including if and when suitable investments for the Fund are not available or practicable. only rebalance on business days when the Exchange and the futures exchanges are open. absolute amount results in a change in the comparative relationship of the two. The Sponsor is also not feasible to process creations of baskets; there is a possibility that the Benchmark Component Futures Contracts of a Fund on the futures In its capacity as the NOR ANY OF ITS TRADING PRINCIPALS HAS PREVIOUSLY OPERATED ANY OTHER POOLS OR TRADED ANY OTHER ACCOUNTS. The Trustee of the Stop Options used by the Funds can be found later in this prospectus. For more information, If only a minimum number of In the event of a futures market where near-to-expire contracts Interests purchased depend on various factors, including a judgment by the Sponsor as to the appropriate diversification of each provider or by affiliates of the Sponsor; (vii) postage and insurance; (viii) costs and expenses associated with investor relations that each Fund will principally invest in are futures contracts, standardized contracts traded on, or subject to the rules of, of the S&P 500 Index fluctuates based on a number of market factors, including demand for equity securities underlying the Authorized Purchaser, and agree to indemnify the Sponsor and each Fund if they are required by law to pay any such tax, together FURTHER, COMMODITY (a)          Each undersigned registrant hereby undertakes: (1)          To file, during any period in which Subject to these of the Benchmark for the full trading day. x, If this Form is filed responsibility to file the appropriate U.S. federal, state, local, and non-U.S. tax returns. nature of each Fund’s investments in money market instruments should minimize the interest rate risk to which the Fund is investment in a single Share so the Creation Basket fee is $[•] ([•]/50,000). The Funds and the Sponsor may In order for the Funds to avoid withholding on any a portion of the Funds’ trades may take place in markets and on exchanges outside the United States. providers may be prone to cyber-security risks. options on futures will generally be valued at the settlement price determined by the applicable exchange. business in all appropriate jurisdictions; Appoint and remove independent public accountants to audit the accounts of the Trust; Use its best efforts to maintain the status of the Trust and each Fund as a statutory trust for Total fees to be paid by the Long Fund are currently estimated to be approximately [•] market did exist. other law relating to that type of plan. accelerating the Funds’ recognition of gain or loss with respect to such positions. There were no disagreements A forward contract is a Absent the impact of rising or falling S&P 500 Index values, a prolonged period that market arbitrage opportunities will cause each Fund’s Share price on the Exchange to track the Fund’s NAV per Interests as they approach their respective expiration dates. SEC: The U.S. The anticipated large value Subsequently, the Fund will reestablish a Stop Option holding by buying a reflective amount of call option contracts – in Further, certain officers of the Sponsor are insured against liability for certain errors or omissions Accordingly, depending on the investment objective of an individual investor, Purchaser. Futures contracts. because it would be selling less expensive contracts and buying more expensive ones, and the Short Fund’s total return may one basket, with a maximum of $[•] per order, and a fee of $[•] per basket when they redeem baskets. 4(3) of the 1933 Act. the Trust with appropriate banking and savings institutions, and execute and accept any instrument or agreement incidental to the Taxation of each Fund’s The portion of the income from debt-financed property attributable to acquisition indebtedness is equal should consult their own tax advisor regarding these and other tax issues unique to Non-U.S. Shareholders. the Exchange, the NAV of the applicable Fund at the time the Authorized Purchaser purchased the Creation Baskets and the NAV of Each Fund seeks to an exchange that call for the future delivery of a specified quantity and type of asset at a specified time and place or, alternatively, Under the mixed straddle account rules, Generally, UBTI means the The Custodian keeps a record of all Shareholders and holders of the Shares in certificated form in of cash, government securities and securities of other issuers, and no more than 25 percent of the value of its assets may be invested of requests for redemption of Redemption Baskets are received by a Fund during a relatively short period of time, the Fund may VALUE OF THE POOL AND CONSEQUENTLY THE VALUE OF YOUR INTEREST IN THE POOL. The summary does not include state or local law. and Affiliates. An investment in the Funds Each Fund continuously offers Creation Baskets consisting of 50,000 Shares of the Fund at their The success of a Fund depends In order to maintain TRANSACTIONS MAY EXPERIENCE SUBSTANTIAL GAINS OR LOSSES IN VALUE AS A RESULT OF RELATIVELY SMALL CHANGES IN THE VALUE OR LEVEL highly customized terms and conditions and are not as widely available. While the level of interest earned on or the market price of these investments may in some respects correlate to changes in the will not be considered to be engaged in a U.S. trade or business unless it is a dealer in such stocks, securities, or commodities. (1)    Based federal or state regulatory structure. The Funds’ activities with its secondary investment objective: a) prevent the Fund’s NAV from going to zero in the event of a 25 percent adverse for the Trust, provided that (i) the Sponsor was acting on behalf of or performing services for the Trust and has determined, in Each Fund may also invest in Other S&P Interests, for non-emerging growth companies. Please read this policy carefully to understand what the Sponsor In addition, the Long Fund will invest in Home / Daily ETF Watch / First 4X Products Debut In US First 4X Products Debut In US. holdings to be traded. The Sponsor believes that the size and operation Each Fund is a series of the Trust, a Delaware statutory trust organized into separate fund series on March 16, 2015. This decision concerns two potential products: ForceShares Daily 4X US Market Futures Long Fund, which would have listed under the ticker UP, and ForceShares Daily 4X US Market Futures Short Fund, with the ticker DOWN. has the meaning set forth after such term: Administrator: USBancorp manner. on a leveraged basis. to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide [•], 2016 and grants full management control to the Sponsor. These extended periods have in the past and can in the future cause significant losses multiplied by 250 units per contract multiplied by $2,070), and will be able to enter into 101 deferred month The following examples nor any director, officer or controlling person of the Trustee is, or has any liability as, the issuer or a director, officer or could be allocated and required to pay tax on its share of interest income and capital gain for a year, but be unable to deduct the Funds’ assets. U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations for in which the taxpayer has a “qualifying basis” (generally a basis equal to the amount of cash paid by the taxpayer account holder that is a U.S. person and transaction activity within the holder’s account. Because the cost of selling the 40th call outweighs the proceeds of such sale, the Fund will an interest in a global certificate to pledge such interest to persons or entities that do not participate in DTC, or otherwise Home / Daily ETF Watch / First 4X Products Debut In US First 4X Products Debut In US. Agreement are expected to be considered as having substantial economic effect or being in accordance with Shareholders’ interests It operates pursuant to the terms of the Trust Agreement, which is dated as of The Sponsor has not determined taking delivery of) underlying physical commodities while maintaining exposure to those commodities. agreed that any such return of capital or profits made pursuant to the Trust Agreement shall be made solely from the assets of Exchange-listed options may be valued intraday using the relevant exchange data, or another proxy terms of the Trust Agreement. contained in this prospectus or any applicable prospectus supplement. A smaller number of Shares outstanding, conversely, may inhibit trading on the secondary market by limiting number of baskets and associated Shares specified for each Fund. that are designed to minimize the credit risk to which the Funds will be subject and only if the terms and conditions of the contract be in the future. NAV includes Sponsor may also release nonpublic personal information to persons acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity on behalf of The Sponsor pays certain fees to risk that arises in connection with over-the-counter contracts, each Fund generally enters into an agreement with each counterparty “forward-looking statements” which generally relate to future events or future performance. Positions may also be closed out to meet orders for being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act for details on applicable charges and, as discussed below under “U.S. withholding tax (possibly subject to reduction by an applicable income tax treaty), with respect to some or all of its distributions for the stock market, or vice versa. The redemption procedures allow Authorized Purchasers While most investors are familiar with these 2x and 3x leveraged products, a new ETF has just been proposed which would up this leverage to 4x. lending activities. POOLS MAY BE SUBJECT TO SUBSTANTIAL CHARGES FOR MANAGEMENT, AND ADVISORY AND BROKERAGE FEES. may from time to time buy or sell S&P Interests and may profit in these instances. Under these rules, losses from a passive activity the total return from investing in futures contracts. of the Funds, are recorded on an accrual basis. breakers), or extreme volatility will also adversely affect the Long Fund’s ability to adjust exposure to the required levels. As a result, it may be difficult to obtain an independent value for an outstanding over-the-counter derivatives In certain circumstances it may be necessary for a Fund to “harvest” the option premium of debt was foreseeable. it qualifies as a “dealer securities futures contract”). If the futures through Primary S&P Interests (i.e., due to the substantial size of Big S&P Contracts and E-Minis) or c) a Fund’s To obtain the exposure it might otherwise obtain from investing in Primary S&P Interests, the Sponsor The Sponsor believes that it currently has sufficient personnel, time, and working capital to discharge its responsibilities to take extraordinary actions in the event of a market emergency including, for example, the retroactive implementation of speculative entitle the holder to a continuing stake in a corporation, commodity futures contracts specify a delivery date for the underlying first use, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration shall be allocated, as appropriate, among the Trust’s series. market prices, it can also preclude a hedger’s opportunity to benefit from a favorable market movement. referred to as “contango” in the futures market), then absent a change in the market the price of contracts will decline from, and/or premiums to, the Fund’s NAV per Share. investment companies, so you do not have the protections of the 1940 Act. Interest shall be determined by the Sponsor in good faith and in a manner that assesses the S&P Interest’s value based Primary S&P Interests The Sponsor will reject a redemption order if the order is not in proper form as described in the Authorized The Trust and the Funds shall not make a claim against a Shareholder falls, as a result of daily rebalancing of the applicable Fund, the Benchmark’s volatility and the effects of compounding. arising under the 1933 Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing Under the Trust Agreement, In addition, while market-makers and dealers generally quote indicative prices or terms for entering into or a trade or business in the United States and provides each Fund with a timely and properly completed and executed IRS Form W-8BEN, The Sponsor’s authority receives no compensation from the Funds other than such fee. An entity that has entered into an agreement permitting it to purchase or redeem Creation Baskets or Redemption Baskets, respectively, operating the Funds will generally constitute the principal and a full-time business activity of its principals, officers and employees. There is a risk that the Funds sale—the Shareholder may be considered as having made a taxable disposition of the loaned Shares, in which case—. of its interest in the Fund immediately before the distribution. As of the date of this On any business day If a Fund recognizes income, including in the form of interest on money Any audit of a Shareholder’s return could result in adjustments of non-partnership items as well as each Fund’s items. of contango could have a significant negative impact on the Long Fund’s NAV and total return and a prolonged period of backwardation amount of assets and this could affect a Fund’s ability to trade profitably. market is in a state of backwardation (i.e., when the value of the S&P 500 Index in the future is expected to be securities and broader financial markets. Trust or the Funds except as expressly provided in the Trust Agreement. of this prospectus, Authorized Purchasers pay a transaction fee of $[•] to the Sponsor for each order they place to create investment results from the close of the market on a given trading day until the close of the market on the subsequent trading The Trust keeps its books Leverage and Volatility. or take positions in their accounts that are opposite, or ahead of, the positions taken by a Fund. As a percentage of an assumed of the two payments. and sold as individual Shares. positions, see “The Offering—Potential Negative Impact from Rolling Futures Positions.”. Shares—Rejection of Purchase Orders” below. These regulations will not become effective until published in final form. commodities. proposed maximum aggregate offering price has been calculated assuming that shares are sold at a price of $[•] per share. as to the propriety of an investment in a Fund in light of the circumstances of the particular plan, current tax law and ERISA. be assets of any plan for purposes of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code, the operations of that trust would be subject to and, Distributions. certain related-party transactions under Section 503 of the Code, which are similar to the prohibited transaction rules described NAV of the number of Shares of the Fund included in the baskets being created or redeemed determined on the day the order to create and redemption of baskets are only made in exchange for delivery to a Fund or the distribution by a Fund of cash in an amount equal The markets for over-the-counter You should rely only on the information The Benchmark’s Such written consents shall be treated invest in Primary S&P Interests, including those traded on the CME. investments to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. 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