TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - BetaPro Management Inc. ("BetaPro") has
commissioned a report entitled "Leveraged and Inverse-leveraged ETFs: A
Detailed Analysis" from independent research firm Dan Hallett and Associates
To summarize, the report discusses some of the myths and truths about
leveraged and inverse-leveraged ETFs. It analyzes how they achieve their
exposure and track the daily performance of their respective underlying
benchmarks in order to achieve their investment objectives. It also compares
the use of leveraged ETFs with traditional margin accounts and unlimited risk
"We are pleased that Dan Hallett, an independent voice in the financial
services industry, has produced such extensive analysis on leveraged ETFs,"
said Howard J. Atkinson, President of BetaPro. "We hope this report will lead
to better informed advisors and investors, and will clarify the usefulness of
leveraged ETFs as part of a diversified portfolio."
BetaPro will host a webinar on September 22nd to discuss Mr. Hallett's
findings. For a copy of the report, please visit www.HBPETFs.com.
About Dan Hallett and Associates Inc.
Dan Hallett and Associates Inc. ("DH&A") is an investment research firm
based in Windsor Ontario specializing in managed money. DH&A's research blends
qualitative and quantitative factors to produce its unique brand of candid,
opinionated research on money managers and a broad array of investment
products. DH&A provides a recommended list of mutual funds and portfolio
building tools to financial advisors to help them better serve their clients.
About BetaPro Management Inc.
Horizons BetaPro Exchange Traded Funds ("HBP ETFs") are managed by
BetaPro Management Inc., Canada's sole provider of investment tools allowing
investors to profit when the market is rising or falling, or to reduce their
risk by hedging their existing market exposure. HBP ETFs offer three types of
structures: Bull+/Bear+ leveraged ETFs, single ETFs, and single inverse ETFs.
The HBP Bull+ ETFs and HBP Bear+ ETFs are designed to provide daily investment
results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to double the daily
performance, or double the inverse daily performance, respectively, of their
specified underlying index or benchmark. The HBP Inverse ETFs are designed to
provide daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to
the one times the inverse of their specified underlying index or benchmark.
The HBP Single ETFs are designed to provide investment results, before fees,
expenses, distributions, brokerage commissions and other transaction costs,
that endeavour to correspond to the performance of their specified underlying
BetaPro is a subsidiary of Jovian Capital Corporation and manages, as of
September 2009, approximately $2.6 billion amongst 38 ETFs.
For further information:
For further information: Howard Atkinson, CFA, CIMA, President, BetaPro
Management Inc., (416) 777-5167, firstname.lastname@example.org; Joanne Kearney,
Fleishman-Hillard Canada, (416) 645-8180, email@example.com