ProShares announced that it plans to close and liquidate ProShares Ultra Australian Dollar (NYSE Arca: GDAY).
The ETF lacked the demand necessary to remain open and according to a statement issued by ProShares:
‘After the close of business on June 18, 2015, the fund will no longer accept creation orders. Trading in the fund on NYSE Arca will be suspended prior to market open on June 19, 2015. Fund holdings will be liquidated by June 19 or shortly thereafter. Beginning June 19, the fund will not be traded on NYSE Arca and there will be no secondary market for the shares. Once the fund is in the process of liquidating its portfolio, it will not be managed in accordance with its investment objective. Proceeds of the liquidation are scheduled to be distributed to shareholders on or about June 29, 2015.
Any shareholders remaining in the fund on the distribution date will automatically have their shares redeemed for cash at the net asset value as of the liquidation date. The cash distribution will be deposited into their brokerage accounts. These cash distributions are taxable events and shareholders should consult their tax advisors about potential tax consequences.’
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