Of the 74 leveraged funds that take short positions, 26 were introduced in the past year. Thirty of the remaining 48 funds have generated returns in the past year. But the one-year average for the group has shrunk to 9.1%. Industrial stocks have surged in the past month, causing the ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ) to lose 26%. The fund's one-year return has withered to 39% from 188% two months ago.
Best Performing Inverse ETFs Surrender Gains
Fund (Ticker) Rating
Total Return 1 Month
Total Return 1 Year
PowerShares DB Commodity Double Short ETN (DEE) U
PowerShares DB Commodity Short ETN (DDP) U
PowerShares DB Agriculture Double Short ETN (AGA) U