Large Cap Core Plus - CSM Large Cap Core Plus

ProShares Large Cap Core Plus seeks investment results, before fees and expenses, that track the performance of the Credit Suisse 130/30 Large Cap Index.

ProShares Large Cap Core Plus (CSM) is a multi-factor ETF. CSM’s index has outperformed the S&P 500 since the index's inception more than 10 years ago, and has done so on a consistent basis.

  • Outperformance is rare in large cap. Ninety-two percent of actively managed large-cap mutual funds and ETFs failed to beat the S&P 500 over time, and most passive strategies are designed only to match market returns. But CSM’s index has outperformed the S&P 500 from inception (4/21/08) through 3/31/19.
  • Consistent outperformance is even rarer. CSM has outpaced the S&P 500 in 91% of rolling five-year periods, and its record of besting the S&P 500 on a month-over-month basis surpasses 94% of all large-cap blend mutual funds and ETFs.
  • CSM is built on a disciplined, multi-factor approach. One of the longest-running smart beta funds, CSM’s strategy combines multiple well-established factors to achieve performance. The portfolio’s design seeks to turn incremental returns over time into consistent outperformance.
  • Learn more about CSM's smart beta approach.

Month-End Total Returns as of 5/31/19

  1 mo 3 mo 6 mo YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Inception Inception Date Exp. Ratio Net Exp.1
NAV -6.65% -1.94% -0.49% 10.00% -0.08% 10.64% 8.86% -- 14.26% 7/13/09 0.45% 0.45%
Market Price -6.77% -2.01% -0.45% 10.03% -0.25% 10.63% 8.87% -- 14.26% 7/13/09 0.45% 0.45%

Quarter-End Total Returns as of 3/31/19

  1 mo 3 mo 6 mo YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Inception Inception Date Exp. Ratio Net Exp.1
NAV 0.93% 13.23% -4.44% 13.23% 4.64% 12.20% 10.42% -- 14.87% 7/13/09 0.45% 0.45%
Market Price 0.78% 13.16% -4.55% 13.16% 4.32% 12.17% 10.39% -- 14.85% 7/13/09 0.45% 0.45%

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Market price returns are based upon the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 p.m. ET (when NAV is normally determined for most funds) and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. For standardized returns and performance data current to the most recent month end, see Performance.

CSM Performance Chart

CSM Performance Chart

Chart data from Thomson Reuters. Chart is updated nightly to reflect the more recent of the previous day's market closing price or the closing price on the day the fund was last traded. Data is delayed at least 15 minutes.

Since inception returns are cumulative for funds less than one year old; otherwise, returns are annualized. Market returns are based on the composite closing price and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. The listing date is typically one or more days after the fund inception date. Therefore, NAV is used to calculate market returns prior to the listing date.

1 The expense ratio for certain funds includes a contractual fee waiver that results in a lower net expense ratio for some or all periods shown. For information about this ETF’s fees, please view the Overview tab above.