ETF Trends
ETF Trends

As oil prices head south, one exchange traded fund (ETF) shot way up.

MACROshares Oil Down (DCR) closed up 10.6% in trading today after oil speculators pulled out of the market. Crude settled at $112.52, stripped of its appeal to investors as the dollar gained strength, says John Wilen for the Associated Press. Oil is sitting at its lowest level since April 14, but analysts caution that it could be temporary.

Meanwhile, the MACROshares continue to trade as they normally would after hitting a termination trigger on April 16. Sam Masucci, MacroShares’ CEO, says both Oil Down and MACROshares Oil Up (UCR) will trade as though they normally would.

On June 25, they’ll cease trading. On July 3, shareholders of the funds will receive payouts based on the fund’s net asset value (NAV) on that day. The funds are raking in assets, says Masucci, pulling in $120 million this week.

The company has filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) for its second set of up/down oil ETFs. The hope is that they’ll get the go-ahead before the first set of funds terminate.

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