Bank of Montreal and its affiliates do not provide tax advice, and nothing contained herein should be construed as tax advice. Please be advised that any discussion of U.S. tax matters contained on this website: (i) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by you for the purpose of avoiding U.S. tax-related penalties, and (ii) was written to support the promotion of marketing of the transactions or other matters addressed herein. Accordingly, you should seek advice based on your particular circumstances from your independent tax advisor.
The ETNs are senior, unsecured debt obligations of Bank of Montreal and are subject to Bank of Montreal’s credit risk.
Investment suitability must be determined individually for each investor, and the ETNs are not be suitable for all investors. This information is not intended to provide and should not be relied upon as providing accounting, legal, regulatory or tax advice. Investors should consult with their own financial advisors as to these matters.
The ETNs are intended to be daily trading tools for sophisticated investors to manage daily trading risks as part of an overall diversified portfolio. They are designed to achieve their stated investment objectives on a daily basis. You should proceed with extreme caution in considering an investment in the ETNs.
The ETNs do not guarantee the return of your investment. If the Closing Indicative Note Value or the Intraday Indicative Value for the ETNs is equal to or less than $0 at any time during an Exchange Business Day (each as defined in the applicable pricing supplement), you will lose all of your investment in the ETNs. Even if the Index Closing Level has increased or decreased, as applicable, from the Initial Index Level (each as defined in the applicable pricing supplement), you may receive less than the principal amount of your ETNs upon a call, redemption, at maturity, or if you sell your ETNs, as described more in the applicable pricing supplement. Leverage increases the sensitivity of your ETNs to changes in the level of the Index.
The ETNs are not suitable for investors with longer-term investment objectives. In particular, the ETNs should be purchased only by sophisticated investors who do not intend to hold the ETNs as a buy and hold investment, who are willing to actively and continuously monitor their investment and who understand the consequences of investing in and of seeking daily resetting leveraged investment results. Due to the effect of compounding, if the Closing Indicative Note Value changes, any subsequent adverse change of the Index level will result in a larger dollar reduction from the Closing Indicative Note Value than if the Closing Indicative Note Value remained constant. The ETNs are subject to intraday purchase risk. The Closing Indicative Note Value is reset daily, and the effective intraday leverage or exposure of the ETNs to the Index during any given Exchange Business Day may be greater than or less than he amount indicated by the name of the ETN, depending on the intraday change in the level of the Index.
The Intraday Indicative Note Value and the Closing Indicative Note Value are not the same as the closing price or any other trading price of the ETNs in the secondary market. There is no assurance that your ETNs will be listed or continue to be listed on a securities exchange, and they may not have an active trading market. The value of the ETNs in the secondary market may be influenced by many unpredictable factors.
Bank of Montreal or its affiliates may have economic interests that are adverse to those of the holders of the ETNs as a result of its business, hedging and trading activities, or as Calculation Agent of the ETNs (as defined in the applicable pricing supplement), and may have published research, expressed opinions or provided recommendations that are inconsistent with investing in or holding the ETNs, and may do so in the future.
Bank of Montreal, the issuer of the ETNs, has filed a registration statement (including certain pricing supplements, a product supplement, a prospectus supplement and a prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) about each of the offerings to which this website relates. Please read those documents and the other documents relating to these offerings that Bank of Montreal has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Bank of Montreal and these offerings. These documents may be obtained without cost by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, Bank of Montreal, any agent or any dealer participating in these offerings will arrange to send the applicable pricing supplement, the product supplement, the prospectus supplement and the prospectus if so requested by calling toll-free at 1-877-369-5412.
How to buy
MAXTM ETNs can be purchased on most trading platforms during normal trading hours, just like many other public securities. Simply search for the ticker symbol of the MAXTM product you want to buy and follow the instructions to place an order. Alternatively, you can contact your financial advisor or broker account representative. Please note, your advisor or broker may charge commissions or other transaction fees.
Keep in mind that ETNs are complex financial products and you should thoroughly research and understand the risks before buying them. You may also want to consider consulting a financial advisor before making any investment decisions.