PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund just filed a prospectus, suggesting it plans to soon issue some securities

PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund just came out with a new prospectus, available here. This is an SEC requirement for firms looking to issue certain types of securities. An excerpt of the prospectus is provided below:


Proceeds of the offering of the Shares are used by the Fund to engage in the trading of DX Contracts, which are exchange-traded futures on its Index with a view to tracking the changes, whether positive or negative, in the level of the Index over time, less the expenses of the operations of the Fund. Approximately 2.0% of the Fund’s NAV is required to be posted as collateral with respect to its holdings of DX Contra cts as of January 31, 2017. Collateral requirements are initially set by the applicable futures exchange. The Commodity Broker applies an additional collateral requirement based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, volatility, concentration, percentage of open interest, and position size with respect to the Fund’s DX Contracts. For purposes of calculating the approximate percentage of the Fund’s NAV that was posted as collateral, the Fund’s aggregate assets under management reflected the sum of the Fund’s holdings of Treasury Securities, money market mutual funds, T-Bill ETFs, cash and the value of the DX Contracts that have been marked to market as of January 31, 2017.

The changes in market value over time, whether positive or negative, of the DX Contracts are related to the changes, whether positive or negative, in the level of the U.S. Dollar Index (USDX®), or the USDX®. The USDX®, and in turn, the Index, provides a general indication of the international value of the U.S. dollar relative to the six major world currencies, or Index Currencies, which comprise the USDX® — Euro, Japanese Yen, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Swedish Krona and Swiss Franc.

The Fund’s portfolio also holds United States Treasury Securities for deposit with the Fund’s Commodity Broker as margin and United States Treasury Securities, cash and money market mutual funds (affiliated or otherwise) for deposit with the Fund’s Custodian (for cash management purposes). and may be held by the Fund’s Commodity Broker as margin, to the extent permissible under CFTC rules.

The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see the filing, click here.

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