Jefferies is preparing expanding their line of exchange traded fund (ETF) offerings, this time with two energy-focused funds.
ETF Daily News reports that the ETFs are in a direct competition with already existing funds, and will mainly focus in the energy sector.
These funds are designed to give exposure to the companies involved in production, transportation and storage within the energy commodity category. The natural gas fund will require that involved companies obtain 50% of their annual revenue from the exploration and production of natural gas. You can read more about what’s happening with natural gas here.
Some existing ETFS that hold the stock of natural gas and energy producers include:
- First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas (NYSEArca: FCG): up 48.3% year-to-date
- Energy Select Sector SDPR (NYSEArca: XLE): up 19.5% year-to-date
The filing is fresh after a recent commodity ETF launch from Jefferies.
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