- Last Ratings Update:08/31/2014
- Price as of 08/31/2014 :$60.51
- Net Assets:$501 Million
- Peer Rank:112 of 116
- Investment Rating:E-
We rate ProShares Ultra Silver at E-. Negative factors that influence this rating include a short term portfolio management tenure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Energy/Natural Res strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks well below peers over the last three years. The ProShares Ultra Silver has returned an annual rate of 4.67% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -12.97% in the last five years, -49.28% in the last three years, and -40.12% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 5% of them. It has also outpaced 1% of its competitors on a three year basis and 1% of them over the last year for the period ending 8/31/2014. On a year to date basis, AGQ has returned -6.81%.
Downside risk has been above average. AGQ has a draw down risk of -84.80%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 82.4%. This fund has experienced excessive volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 8/31/2014, the fund was trading at a price of $60.51, which is 10.9% below its 52-week high of $67.89 and 1.5% above its 52-week low of $59.64.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $501.00 million, AGQ maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Sector - Energy/Natural Res peers of 0.95% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As AGQ is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The ProShares Ultra Silver is managed by Michael Neches at ProShare Advisors LLC. This fund is one of 145 ProShare Advisors LLC exchange-traded funds launched since 6/19/2006 that we track.
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