2/11/2010

FactorShares filed for approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to offer five leveraged exchange-traded funds. All of the funds are essentially spread bets between the Standard & Poor's 500 index and another index. The ETFs are the FactorShares S&P 2x US Equity Premium, the FactorShares S&P 2x US Anti-Equity Premium, the FactorShares S&P 2x US Equity Anti-USD, the FactorShares S&P GSCI 2x Crude Oil Premium and the FactorShares S&P GSCI 2x Gold Premium.

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