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ProShares continues to be one of the most active ETF issuers of 2010, announcing the launch on Thursday of the first inverse and leveraged ETFs offering exposure to regional banks. The Ultra KBW Regional Banking (KRU) will seek daily returns equal to 200% of the return on the KBW Regional Banking Index, while the Short KBW Regional Banking (KRS) will seek to provide -100% of the return on the same benchmark. The index to which the new ETFs is linked is currently tracked by the SPDR KBW Regional Banking ETF, the largest and most heavily-traded regional bank ETF. This benchmark is an equal-weighted index that consists of about 50 regional banks. [click to continue…]

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Since the global equity markets bottomed out in March 2009, the financial sector has been one of the top-performing corners of the U.S. economy. After being hammered as fears of a financial meltdown spread through Wall Street, big banks have recovered to strengthen their balance sheets, begin reporting profits once again, and even pay back big chunks of government bailout funds. [click to continue…]

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ProShares, a leading provider of inverse and leveraged ETFs, has filed for approval on seven addition ETFs, including four “ultra” international ETFs and three products focusing on a popular regional bank index. The international ETFs complement four existing 200% inverse products, and include:

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Despite still rising unemployment, abysmal consumer confidence, and signs of ongoing crises around the world, there is little doubt, at least technically speaking, that the recession is finally over in most of the world. The downturn proved to be far more severe and prolonged than many had imagined, leaving its mark on even the most […]

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It’s been an interesting week in the world of ETFs:  U.S. unemployment hit 10.2%, the highest since 1983, while gold traded around $1100/oz. Here are the ETF Database staff picks of the week’s most important and interesting stories from around the Web:

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The Definitive Inverse ETF Guide: Short/Bear ETFs 101

by on November 5, 2009 | Updated November 30, 2012

As the stock market continues to rise, seemingly running ahead of fundamentals, more and more investors are becoming concerned that the stocks are becoming overvalued, and that a downward correction may be just around the corner. While safe haven investments such as the U.S. dollar and gold are popular picks for investors looking to profit […]

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