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PowerShares, Deutsche Bank Team Up On 3x Leveraged Bond ETFs
PowerShares and Deutsche Bank have expanded their ETF partnership, rolling out a pair of 3x leveraged ETNs offering amplified exposure to long-term Treasuries. The two products, which started trading on Wednesday, include: PowerShares DB 3x Long 25+ Year Treasury Bond ETN (LBND) PowerShares DB 3x Short 25+ Year Treasury Bond ETN (SBND) As the names of these products suggest, LBND and SBND are designed to offer exposure to long-term Treasury Bonds. The indexes to which each are linked measure the performance of investments in Ultra T-Bond Futures, contracts traded on the CBOT whose underlying assets are U.S. Treasury Bonds with a remaining term to maturity of not less than 25 years from the first day of the futures contract delivery month [see all ETFs in the Leveraged Bonds ETFdb Category]. Shorting Treasuries In recent years, short exposure to long-term Treasuries has become an increasingly popular option for investors. Perhaps the best evidence of this [...] Click here to read the original article on Related Stories: PowerShares Plans Another Build America Bond ETF (BABI) PowerShares Plans Build America Bond ETF ProShares Planning Short, Leveraged Regional Bank ETFs
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