March 04, 2011 at 07:00 AM EST
FactorShares “Spread ETF” Available Commission Free
One of the biggest stories in the ETF world over the past year has been the rise of free trading partnerships between a number of the country’s biggest online brokerage houses and ETF issuers. TD Ameritrade and Fidelity are among the firms that have rolled out programs offering commission-free ETF trading on select funds; Fidelity partnered with iShares while TD’s platform covers more than 100 ETFs from a handful of different issuers. This movement has obviously been a positive development for investors, facilitating the construction of portfolios that are cost efficient in terms of both expense ratio and commission fees. There is now another player on the commission-free ETF trading scene; Interactive Brokers has announced that it will be offering free trading to its clients on all five of the brand new FactorShares ETFs. The FactorShares suite of leveraged ETFs offer exposure to ‘spread’ trades designed to capture the return [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: February ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, and Closures FactorShares Debuts New Breed Of Leveraged ETFs
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