Bitcoin ETF Lineup to Expand as ProShares Files 5 New Funds

Asset manager ProShares has filed for five new leveraged and inverse spot Bitcoin ETFs.

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  • ProShares is eyeing new spot Bitcoin ETFs.
  • The asset manager filed for five leveraged and inverse funds.
  • Simultaneously, the NYSE filed a 19b-4.

Asset management company ProShares has filed prospectus materials, seeking to expand its spot Bitcoin ETF offerings with five new leveraged and inverse funds.

The development follows a landmark approval of 11 spot Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S. by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 10, subject to ongoing surveillance and compliance measures for “continued investor protection.”

ProShares to Expand Its Spot Bitcoin ETF Offerings

According to a filing dated January 16, ProShares has submitted to introduce five new funds to its spot Bitcoin ETF lineup, including ProShares Plus Bitcoin ETF, ProShares Ultra Bitcoin ETF, ProShares UltraShort Bitcoin ETF, Proshares Short Bitcoin ETF and ProShares ShortPlus Bitcoin ETF.

While one of the new funds “seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to two times (2x) of the daily performance of the Bloomberg Galaxy Bitcoin Index,” two of them don’t directly invest in Bitcoin.

The projected performance of one of the funds: ProShares

Unlike other spot Bitcoin ETF funds, three of ProShares’ funds do not take a direct short position on the cryptocurrency.

ProShares’ filing came as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) also filed to list options on spot Bitcoin ETFs.

NYSE Filing

On Tuesday, the NYSE filed a 19b-4, seeking approval for the listing and trading of options on Commodity-Based Trust Shares, as some of the newly approved spot Bitcoin ETFs are structured.

Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas noted that all three exchanges that aim to list options on spot Bitcoin ETFs “had to file a 19b-4,” whereby the earliest approval will likely come in about two months.

If approved, the listings will likely improve trading volume and income for the exchanges, as well as boost liquidity for the new Bitcoin ETFs.

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