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After a few speed bumps early in 2010, ETFs are back on track and traveling full steam ahead. In the first three months of 2010, nearly 60 new ETFs have been launched, which is already equivalent to nearly half funds to hit the market over the course of 2009.  The recent SEC decision to halt approval on products using derivatives may slow this pace a bit, but April promises to be another very active month for new ETF launches. Below, we highlight some of the most interesting new funds hitting the market. [click to continue…]

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ProShares launched three new inverse ETFs on Thursday, bringing the number of single inverse equity and bond ETFs to 14. The new funds are the first to offer single inverse exposure to Chinese equities, real estate, and the basic materials sector. “Our existing double inverse ETFs based on these indexes are popular, but some investors prefer the lower volatility of single inverse exposure,” said Michael L. Sapir, Chairman and CEO of ProShare Advisors LLC, ProShares’ investment advisor. “ProShares is committed to offering the broadest array of inverse ETFs to help knowledgeable investors protect their portfolios or potentially benefit from market dips.” The new ETFs are: [click to continue…]

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ProShares, the largest issuer of leveraged and inverse ETFs, has filed for SEC approval on several additional products. The proposed funds include:

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