- Last Ratings Update:03/31/2015
- Price as of 03/31/2015 :$50.65
- Net Assets:$136.5 Million
- Peer Rank:64 of 123
- Investment Rating:D-
We rate ProShares Ultra Oil and Gas at D-. This overall rating indicates it is among the top 10% of all closed end funds in its peer group. Negative factors that influence this rating include a short term portfolio management tenure. The fund invests approximately 99% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Sector - Energy/Natural Res strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks below peers over the last three years. The ProShares Ultra Oil and Gas has returned an annual rate of -2.05% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 7.19% in the last five years, 4.34% in the last three years, and -28.47% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 45% of them. It has also outpaced 37% of its competitors on a three year basis and 6% of them over the last year for the period ending 3/31/2015. On a year to date basis, DIG has returned -4.87%.
Downside risk has been above average. DIG has a draw down risk of -45.29%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 32.7%. This fund has experienced excessive volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 3/31/2015, the fund was trading at a price of $50.65, which is 4.7% below its 52-week high of $53.15 and 9.6% above its 52-week low of $46.23.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $136.50 million, DIG 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 DIG is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The ProShares Ultra Oil and Gas is managed by Charles Lowery at ProShare Advisors LLC. This fund is one of 132 ProShare Advisors LLC exchange-traded funds launched since 6/19/2006 that we track.
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