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U.S. securities regulator proposes new rules on use of derivatives in exchange traded funds

WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. securities regulator on Monday proposed new regulations for the use of derivatives by investment funds in a bid to introduce some safeguards for more risky products and to increase competition, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said.

The proposal, which is subject to public consultation, would also address concerns over the risks posed by so-called inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds (ETF), after some products experienced heavy losses during a spike in volatility in February 2018 subsequently dubbed "volmageddon" (Reporting by Katanga Johnson; Editing by Sandra Maler)