Credit Suisse Announces Launch of the "GLDI" ETN Providing Exposure to a
Covered Call Strategy on Gold Shares with Variable Monthly Cash Distributions
The new Product is Linked to the Credit Suisse NASDAQ Gold FLOWS™ 103 Index
NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013
NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Credit Suisse today announced the
launch of its new Gold Shares Covered Call ETN which is listed under the
ticker symbol "GLDI" and began trading on the NASDAQ this morning. GLDI is the
first exchange traded product in the US market to offer investors access to a
covered call strategy on a gold investment and is designed to pay variable
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GLDI, which tracks the Credit Suisse NASDAQ Gold FLOWS^™ (Formula-Linked
OverWrite Strategy)103 Index, seeks to implement a rolling "covered call"
investment strategy by maintaining a notional long position in shares of the
SPDR® Gold Trust ETF (GLD) while notionally selling monthly out-of-the-money
call options on that position. Holders of GLDI will be entitled to receive
variable monthly payments based on the notional option premiums received from
the sale of the covered call options each month.
"Gold is often criticized as a portfolio investment because of its lack of any
yield," said Greg King, head of exchange traded products in Credit Suisse's
Investment Bank. "Covered call strategies however, are designed to enhance
yield in exchange for sacrificing part of the upside of an investment
position. GLDI seeks to provide investors and their advisors an interesting
new way to introduce monthly cash flows into their portfolios."
Credit Suisse partnered with NASDAQ OMX in creating the FLOWS^™ suite of
indices that the ETN tracks. "We are elated that the Credit Suisse Gold
FLOWS^™ 103 Index ETN has listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market and is now
available to investors," said Robert Hughes, Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Global
Indexes. "Based on uncertainty in the global marketplace, investors continue
to look for access to gold and income. GLDI provides access to these two key
investment themes in a transparent rules-based methodology. Credit Suisse is a
valuable partner of ours and bringing the FLOWS index family and GLDI to
market demonstrates our shared commitment to giving investors more flexibility
in customizing their investment strategies."
More information on the Credit Suisse Gold FLOWS^™ 103 Index ETN can be found
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