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In recent years, few corners of the investing world have been the subject of as much controversy, misinformation, and confusion as the leveraged ETF space. Last summer these securities received widespread coverage from the financial media, much of it either implying directly or alleging that leveraged ETFs were flawed investment vehicles designed to dupe average investors out of their money. That prolonged debate over the merits of leveraged funds was somewhat frightening–it highlighted the ignorance of some well-respected publications–but the end result seemed to be an increased emphasis on investor education and a clearer understanding of what leveraged ETFs are and are not designed to do. [click to continue…]

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ProShares, the ETF issuer known for its 2x leveraged and inverse ETFs, announced today the launch of eight new 3x and -3x leveraged ETFs covering four major U.S. equity indexes. The benchmarks covered by the new ETFs include the NASDAQ-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P MidCap 400, and Russell 2000.

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ProShares Plans 300% Leveraged ETFs

by on February 8, 2010 | Updated February 11, 2010

ProShares, the issuer responsible for pioneering leveraged and inverse ETFs, has filed prospectuses for 16 new funds. Expansion is nothing new for ProShares–the company has launched a handful of new ETFs over the last year–but the filing was interesting because it detailed plans for 300% leveraged ETFs. ProShares’ current product line, which consists of more […]

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