April 06, 2012 at 07:00 AM EDT
ProShares Files For Merger-Arbitrage And Private Equity ETFs
Volatility returned to Wall Street as the FOMC meeting earlier in the week sparked waves of worry across the market. Investors have been taking profits from virtually every asset class after the Fed gave no hints that it would look to implement another round of quantitative easing after the current stimulus program expires [see 3 ETFs For The End Of Operation Twist]. Nonetheless, the product development front has been steaming with activity; iShares expanded its bond ETF lineup with several high yield funds this week while ProShares has laid the groundwork for two alternative ETFs. Maryland-based ProShares has filed plans with the SEC to bring to market two ETFs focusing on alternative investment strategies [see SEC Filing]: ProShares Merger Arbitrage: This ETF will provide exposure to a merger arbitrage strategy by capturing the spread, if any, between the price at which the stock of a company trades after a proposed acquisition and [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: ETFs To Invest In The Next Facebook Top 10 Noteworthy ETF Trends Of 2011 2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts The Best Dividend ETFs Aren’t Dividend ETFs At All UBS Debuts Internet IPO ETNs
Volatility returned to Wall Street as the FOMC meeting earlier in the week sparked waves of worry across the market. Investors have been taking profits from virtually every asset class after the Fed gave no hints that it would look to implement another round of quantitative easing after the current stimulus program expires [see 3 ETFs For The End Of Operation Twist]. Nonetheless, the product development front has been steaming with activity; iShares expanded its bond ETF lineup with several high yield funds this week while ProShares has laid the groundwork for two alternative ETFs. Maryland-based ProShares has filed plans with the SEC to bring to market two ETFs focusing on alternative investment strategies [see SEC Filing]: ProShares Merger Arbitrage: This ETF will provide exposure to a merger arbitrage strategy by capturing the spread, if any, between the price at which the stock of a company trades after a proposed acquisition and [...]

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