First Leveraged Thematic ETFs
Jan 20, 2021
ProShares Launches Firm’s First Leveraged Thematic ETFs
ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Cybersecurity (UCYB) and Ultra Nasdaq Cloud Computing (SKYU)
Bethesda, MD – January 21, 2021 – Today, premier ETF provider ProShares launched its first leveraged thematic investing ETFs.
ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Cybersecurity (UCYB) seeks investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to two times (2x) the daily performance of the Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity Index. ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Cloud Computing (SKYU) seeks investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to two times (2x) the daily performance of the ISE CTA Cloud Computing Index.
“The growing need for remote computing, and our increased reliance on secure internet communications and connectivity—existing themes accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic—have expanded the already significant investment opportunities in the cybersecurity and cloud computing industries,” says ProShares CEO Michael L. Sapir. “Our new ETFs will offer investors a way to gain leveraged exposure to these rapidly changing industries in a transparent ETF format.”
UCYB’s index provides access to companies classified as “cybersecurity” by the Consumer Technology Association (“CTA”)—companies focused primarily on the building, implementation and management of technologies to protect networks, computers and mobile devices from cyber threats. SKYU’s index provides access to companies classified as “cloud computing” by the CTA—firms providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (servers, storage, and networks), Platform-as-a-Service (systems for the creation of online software) and Software-as-a-Service (software applications delivered over the internet) to their customers and end users. Both indexes are managed by Nasdaq.
|ProShares ETF||Ticker||Daily Exposure||Index|
|ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Cybersecurity||UCYB||2x||Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity Index|
|ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Cloud Computing||SKYU||2x||ISE CTA Cloud Computing Index|
ProShares is a leader in thematic investing, with eight ETFs in its lineup. UCYB and SKYU build on the firm’s success in this space by adding new leveraged opportunities to the company’s strategic lineup of retail disruption, infrastructure, pet care and transformational changes ETFs.
ProShares has been at the forefront of the ETF revolution since 2006. ProShares now offers one of the largest lineups of ETFs, with more than $45 billion in assets. The company is the leader in strategies such as dividend growth, interest rate hedged bond and geared (leveraged and inverse) ETF investing. ProShares continues to innovate with products that provide strategic and tactical opportunities for investors to manage risk and enhance returns.
Geared (leveraged or short) ProShares ETFs seek returns that are a multiple of (e.g., 2x or -2x) the return of a benchmark (target) for a single day, as measured from one NAV calculation to the next. Due to the compounding of daily returns, holding periods of greater than one day can result in returns that are significantly different than the target return and ProShares' returns over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the target return for the same period. These effects may be more pronounced in funds with larger or inverse multiples and in funds with volatile benchmarks. Investors should monitor their holdings as frequently as daily. Investors should consult the prospectus for further details on the calculation of the returns and the risks associated with investing in this product.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. This ProShares ETF is subject to certain risks, including imperfect benchmark correlation and market price variance, which may decrease performance. Please see summary and full prospectuses for a more complete description of risks.There is no guarantee any ProShares ETF will achieve its investment objective.
Natural or environmental disasters, including pandemics and epidemics have been, and can be, highly disruptive to economies and markets and have recently led, and may continue to lead, to increased market volatility and significant market losses.
Cybersecurity companies are subject to rapid changes in technology, worldwide competition, rapid obsolescence of products and services, loss of patent protections, cyclical market patterns, evolving industry standards, and frequent new product introductions.
Cloud computing companies are subject to rapid changes in technology, worldwide competition, rapid obsolescence of products and services, loss of patent protections, cyclical market patterns, evolving industry standards, frequent new product introductions, evolving regulation of the Internet and new privacy laws. Such companies are also susceptible to operational and information security risks.
The fund concentrates its investments in certain sectors. Narrowly focused investments typically exhibit higher volatility.
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