ProShares has launched its third inverse exchange-traded fund designed to short longer-term Treasuries.
The ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury (NYSEARCA:TBF) is expected to charge an annual expense ratio of 0.95.
Along with a pair offered by rival Direxion, the new offering represents the fifth ETF on the market taking short positions in the typically highly liquid government-backed fixed income market.
But the newest is different from the rest. It offers less juice than others already on the market.
TBF seeks to provide 100% inverse exposure to the daily performance of its underlying Barclays Capital index.
Direxion also has a pair of inverse Treasury ETFs: The Daily 10-Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares (NYSEARCA:TYO) and the Daily 30-Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares (NYSEARCA:TMV). Both provide 300% inverse exposure to their underlying indexes and charge expense ratios of 0.95% each.