Short S&P SmallCap 600 ProShares
is inversely related to the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. Topping all other ETFs on the list, this fund pulled in 13.21% as it bet against companies like
Piedmont Natural Gas
8. While it is not possible for an ETF to own every single U.S. bond in existence, the
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF
ended the period up 4.57% tracking the Lehman Brothers Aggregate Bond Index. It's modeled to approximate the performance of a wide variety of U.S. fixed-income securities.
9. The second inverse, or short, stock ETF to make the list is the
Short Russell2000 ProShares
. It appreciated 12.43% as the 1,960 members of the Russell 2000 Index fell. The aggregate price-to-earnings ratio of this index is currently negative as the accumulated losses from these companies outweigh the earnings. Some of the higher-priced stocks in the index are
Vanguard Short Term Bond ETF
inched up 5.41% on investments tracking the Lehman Brothers 1-5 Year Government/Credit Index of government, U.S. corporate and investment grade international debt with maturities of five years of less.
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