- Last Ratings Update:07/31/2014
- Price as of 07/31/2014 :$78.24
- Net Assets:$815.3 Million
- Peer Rank:126 of 284
- Investment Rating:B-
We rate ProShares Ultra Russell2000 at B-. This overall rating indicates it is among the top 10% of all closed end funds in its peer group. Positive factors that influence this rating include a well above average total return and low expense structure. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking a Growth - Domestic strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
Total return ranks very high in comparison with peers over the last three years. The ProShares Ultra Russell2000 has returned an annual rate of 1.75% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 26.46% in the last five years, 30.68% in the last three years, and 9.79% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 97% of them. It has also outpaced 97% of its competitors on a three year basis and 45% of them over the last year for the period ending 7/31/2014. On a year to date basis, UWM has returned -8.64%.
Downside risk has been above average. UWM has a draw down risk of -37.72%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 36.7%. This fund has experienced excessive volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 7/31/2014, the fund was trading at a price of $78.24, which is 15.3% below its 52-week high of $92.32 and 0.0% above its 52-week low of $78.24.
High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $815.30 million, UWM maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Growth - Domestic 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 UWM is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The ProShares Ultra Russell2000 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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