NEW YORK, December 3, 2008–-NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its fully-owned subsidiary NYSE Arca today began trading four ProShares Funds on a listed basis.
Four ProShares Funds List on NYSE Arca
Each of the four ProShares Funds mentioned below began trading on NYSE Arca this morning as an exclusive primary listing.
Names and ticker symbols of the four ProShares Funds listing on NYSE Arca:
| ProShares Ultra Silver
| ProShares UltraShort Silver
| ProShares Ultra Gold
| ProShares UltraShort Gold
The funds’ prospectus can be found at www.proshares.com.
ProShares is one of the nation's largest providers of ETFs, offering 72 ETFs that provide investors with short and leveraged exposure to a wide variety of stock and bond indexes. ProShares is part of the $25 billion ProFunds Group, the world’s largest manager of short and leveraged funds. ProFunds Group also includes the ProFunds family of more than 115 mutual funds. Since 1997, ProFunds has provided mutual fund investors with easier 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.
Background on NYSE Arca-Listed ETFs and ETNs
Exchange traded products listed on NYSE Arca represent 79% of ETF and ETN assets under management in the U.S., nearly $385 billion, the most of any exchange. As the first fully electronic platform to utilize designated liquidity providers, NYSE Arca sets the national best bid and offer nearly 82% of the time, leading all U.S. exchanges. NYSE Arca remains an established leader in the ETF and ETN marketplace offering investors some of the industry’s fastest and most innovative trading tools to access liquidity. Including today’s listings, NYSE Arca has 707 primary ETF listings. Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 85 ETNs and 246 certificates and trades all other eligible ETFs on a UTP basis.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is the world’s leading, most liquid and diverse exchange group. It offers a broad and growing array of financial products and services in cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions, all designed to meet the evolving needs of issuers, investors and financial institutions. Spanning multiple asset classes and six countries, NYSE Euronext’s exchanges include the New York Stock Exchange, Liffe, Euronext and NYSE Arca. With more than 6,500 listed issues, more than any other exchange group, trading on NYSE Euronext’s equity markets represents more than one-third of the world's cash equities volume. NYSE Euronext also manages the leading European derivatives exchange by value of trading. NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index. For more information, please visit www.nyx.com .
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