ProShares Launches TIPS ETF

February 10, 2011 ( – ProShares, a provider of alternative exchange traded funds (ETFs), has launched what it says is the first ETF that provides inverse exposure to U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS).

The ProShares UltraShort TIPS (NYSEArca: TPS) seeks to provide -2x of the daily return of the Barclays Capital U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) Index (Series-L), before fees, expenses and interest income. The ETF lists on NYSE Arca as of Thursday.

“Our new fund, the first inverse TIPS ETF, is a new tool for investors considering hedging against or seeking to benefit from declines in TIPS prices,” said Michael L. Sapir, Chairman and CEO of ProShare Advisors LLC, ProShares’ investment adviser, in a news release.