ProShares Launches 4 New International Ultra-Short ETF’S (BZQ, EPV, JPX, SMK)

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June 18, 2009 1:31pm ETF BASIC NEWS NYSE:BZQ

proshareslogoProFunds Group, the world’s largest manager of short and leveraged funds, announced today that it is launching four more Short International ProShares.


The new ETFs are the first designed to go up when markets go down in Europe, the Pacific Ex-Japan region, Brazil and Mexico. The new ETFs will be listed on NYSE Arca today.

“ProShares now offers a large selection of 14 ETFs that offer short or leveraged exposure to a variety of regions and countries,” said Michael L. Sapir, ProFunds Group Chairman and CEO. “With this broad line-up, investors can make tactical shifts as conditions change in markets around the world.”

We have listed the new ETF’s below:

ProShares
Ticker Symbol
Index Objective*
New Short International ProShares
UltraShort MSCI Europe
EPV
MSCI Europe Index -200% Daily
UltraShort MSCI Pacific ex-Japan
JPX
MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Index -200% Daily
UltraShort MSCI Brazil
BZQ
MSCI Brazil Index -200% Daily
UltraShort MSCI Mexico Investable Market
SMK
MSCI Mexico Investable Market Index -200% Daily
Existing Short International ProShares
Short MSCI EAFE
EFZ
MSCI EAFE Index -100% Daily
Short MSCI Emerging Markets
EUM
MSCI Emerging Markets Index -100% Daily
UltraShort MSCI EAFE
EFU
MSCI EAFE Index -200% Daily
UltraShort MSCI Emerging Markets
EEV
MSCI Emerging Markets Index -200% Daily
UltraShort FTSE/Xinhua China 25
FXP
FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index -200% Daily
UltraShort MSCI Japan
EWV
MSCI Japan Index -200% Daily
Ultra International ProShares
Ultra MSCI EAFE
EFO
MSCI EAFE Index
200% Daily
Ultra MSCI Emerging Markets
EET
MSCI Emerging Markets Index
200% Daily
Ultra FTSE/Xinhua China 25
XPP
FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index
200% Daily
Ultra MSCI Japan
EZJ
MSCI Japan Index
200% Daily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have included a link For fund holdings and prospectus information for each ETF:

UltraShort MSCI Europe “EPV”

UltraShort MSCI Pacific ex-Japan “JPX”

UltraShort MSCI Brazil “BZQ”

UltraShort MSCI Mexico Investable Market “SMK”

 

About ProFunds Group

ProFunds Group includes 84 ProShares short and leveraged ETFs, and 115 ProFunds mutual funds. ProShares, which introduced the first short and leveraged ETFs in 2006, continues to be a leader in launching innovative new products—for two years in a row, ProShares has led the industry in attracting assets to newly launched ETFs2 and now is the fourth largest manager of ETFs3 in the nation. Since 1997, ProFunds mutual funds have provided investors with access to sophisticated investment strategies, with offerings that include funds that seek to magnify daily index performance and funds that seek to increase in value when markets decline. The group also manages the Canada-based Horizons BetaPro ETFs.


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