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Investors have been slowly embracing exchange-traded products as a tool for accessing fixed income exposure in recent years, gradually becoming more comfortable with the nuances of bond ETFs and the potential limitations involved when combining this product structure and asset class. As long-term buy-and-holders have increased usage of ETFs as a way to maintain fixed income exposure, those investors with more of a short-term focus have also turned towards ETFs as an efficient way to bet against bonds [see Are Bond ETFs Broken?]. [click to continue…]

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ProShares continued to build out its suite of leveraged and inverse bond ETF offerings, debuting two new products on Thursday that offer leveraged exposure to corporate bonds. Those new additions to a rapidly-expanding ETF product lineup include options for investors seeking amplified exposure to both investment grade and high yield corporate debt.  [click to continue…]

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March marked the most active month yet in 2011 for the ETF industry. While both of the previous months saw a healthy boost in funds introduced and filed for, March brought 38 new funds to market, expanding the exchange traded world even further. With the total number of funds now nearing 1,200, investors have more […]

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ProShares, the largest issuer of inverse and leveraged ETFs, continues to build out the portion of its product lineup offering opportunities to gain short exposure to fixed income securities. The new Short Investment Grade (IGS) will seek to deliver daily results that correspond to the inverse of the iBoxx $ Liquid Investment Grade Index, a […]

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ProShares, the largest issuer of inverse and leveraged ETFs, has plans to give investors more options for betting against fixed income securities. In a recent SEC filing, the Maryland-based company detailed three bond ETFs, including two offering -100% daily exposure to fixed income benchmarks and another offering -200% daily exposure. The proposed ETFs include:

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