2 New ETFs Launch, Offering Options In Short-Trading And Junk Bond Exposure

Thursday, January 27, 2011 07:58
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2 New ETFs Launch, Offering Options In Short-Trading And Junk Bond Exposure

The parade of new ETFs continues apace, giving investors and financial advisors new choices in the ongoing search for yield and diversification.

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AdvisorShares Investments is launching the Active Bear ETF, which AdvisorShares describes as the first pure short-trading ETF on the market. As its name implies, this ETF will choose short positions, and it could be useful as a hedge to reduce portfolio volatility.


Guggenheim is launching a new set of BulletShares ETFs the company describes as the first target maturity date ETFs that offer exposure to junk bonds. The idea is to provide a more precise investment vehicle to calibrate fixed-income exposure.

 

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