Popular ETF categories: Equity, Commodity, Bond, Currency.

Inverse ETFs

The inverse exchange-traded funds move inversely to the underlying index or asset that they are tracking - allowing investors to benefit from falling asset prices. The ETFs are basing on the short selling mechanism like those used by the futures contracts. There are many different inverse ETFs, some of them focus on specific sectors (real estate, health care or technology) while others focus on market caps. Inverse ETFs are generally intended to provide a return on a daily basis. Investors should use advanced investment strategies in order to benefit from falling prices. It is not necessary to hold a margin account by the investor. These ETFs are actively managed, that is why they tend to have higher expense ratios than standard index ETFs. Investing in the inverse ETFs may be an effective way to hedge portfolios against falling prices. Like any other instrument such ETFs are exposed to risks. Inverse ETFs are designed for investors with at least medium risk-tolerance. Inverse ETFs are generally used for short-term trading opportunities because even moderately volatile markets can drastically change their value during longer periods of time.

Inverse ETFs List

Symbol Company Name Price Change Total net assets Total expense ratio
AGA DB Agriculture Short ETN DB Agriculture Double Short ETN 29.8
BIS ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotech 33.23 -4.4% 43.26 M 0.95%
BOM PowerShares DB Base Metals Double Short ETN 13.88 2.55%
BOS PowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN 21.57
BZQ ProShares UltraShort MSCI Brazil Capped 19.47 -5.02% 16.77 M 0.95%
CMD Proshares Trust II 79.66 1.22% 3.28 M 0.95%
CROC ProShares Trust II 56.09 1.06%
DDG ProShares Short Oil & Gas 22.82 1.81 M 0.95%
DDP DB Commodity DB Commodity Short ETN 65.16 20%
DEE DB Commodity DB Commodity Double Short ETN 59
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5 Year Bear ETN 32.14 0.19%
DGAZ VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas INdex Excess Return 3.25 -9.97%
DGLD VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Gold Index Excess Return 67.76 -0.98%
DGZ Deutsche Bank AG DB Gold Short ETN 15.54 -0.19%
DLBS iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bear ETN 20.63 -0.43%
DNO United States Short Oil Fund 63 0% 11.41 M 0.9%
DOG ProShares Short Dow30 18.88 -0.05% 282.95 M 0.95%
DPK Direxion Daily Dpd Mkts Bear 3x Shs 24.5 -0.37%
DRR Market Vectors Double Short Euro ETN 64.63 -0.42%
DRV Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3X 13.46 -0.59%
DSLV VelocityShares 3x Inverse Silver ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Silver Inverse Index ER 33.45 1.52%
DTO PowerShares DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN 109.01 -1.7%
DTUS iPath US Treasury 2 Yr Bear ETN 32.81 -0.12%
DTYS iPath US Treasury 10 Yr Bear ETN 21.03 -0.1%
DUG ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas 36.5 0.44% 56.17 M 0.95%
DUST Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 64.35 -4%
DWTI VelocityShares 3X Inverse Crude ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index Excess Return 50.83
DXD ProShares UltraShort Dow30 13.97 -0.04% 222.45 M 0.95%
DZZ Deutsche Bank AG DB Gold Double Short ETN 7.06 -0.49%
EDZ Direxion Daily Emr Mkts Bear 3x Shs 27 -1.71%
EEV ProShares UltraShrt Mrkt 17.13 -1.21% 60.03 M 0.95%
EFU ProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE 36.24 4.59 M 0.95%
EFZ ProShares Short MSCI EAFE 31.95 -0.27% 49.35 M 0.95%
EPV ProShares UltraShort FTSE Europe ETF 52.12 -0.9% 37.5 M 0.95%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shs 9.18 0.55%
EUFX ProShares Short Euro 45.38 -0.22%
EUM ProShares Short MSCI Emerging Mark 25.51 -0.58% 323.63 M 0.95%
EUO ProShares UltraShort Euro 27.46 -0.29% 410.45 M 0.95%
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 39.93 -0.52% 10.58 M 0.95%
FAZ Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares 21.29 -0.47%
FINZ ProShares Trust 7.88 0.21%
FLTR Market Vectors ETF Trust 25.03 0.12%
FXP ProShares UltraSh FTSE/Xinhua China 25 35.57 0.48% 111.06 M 0.95%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 93.5 -0.6% 114.51 M 0.95%
HDGE AdvisorShares Trust 9.22 -0.38% 166.83 M
IGS ProShares Trust 25.29
IVOP iPath Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures 37.54
JDST Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 52.32 -3.91%
JGBD PowerShares DB 3X Inverse Govt Bond Futures ETN 13.59
JGBS PowerShares DB Inverse Japanese Govt Bond Futures ETN 17.45
JPX ProShares UltraShort MSCI Pacific ex-Japan 18.59 2.3 M 0.95%
KOLD ProShares Trust II 23.8 -7.68% 73.54 M 0.95%
KRS ProShares Short KBW Regional Banking ETF 16.23
LABD Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X ETF 16.89 -10.54%
MIDZ Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bear 3X Shs 21.51 -0.64%
MLPS UBS AG 1xMonthly Short Exchange Traded Access Securities (E-TRACS) Linked to the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Total Return Index due October 1, 2040 11.62
MYY ProShares Short MidCap400 13 -0.23% 28.05 M 0.95%
MZZ ProShares UltraShort MidCap400 25.41 11.36 M 0.95%
PFIG PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II 25.17 0.33% 0.22%
PSQ ProShares Short QQQ 46.65 209.84 M 0.95%
PST ProShares UltraShrt Lehman 7-10 Yr 22.9 309.88 M 0.95%
QID ProShares UltraShort QQQ 23.28 -0.13%
REK ProShares Short Real Estate ProShares 17.74 32.82 M 0.95%
REW ProShares UltraShort Technology 31.44 5.2 M 0.95%
RUSS Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 6.79 -0.29%
RWM ProShares Short Russell2000 48.5 -0.57% 633.21 M 0.95%
RXD ProShares UltraShort Health Care 45.44 2.12 M 0.95%
SAGG Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 32.18 -0.08%
SBB ProShares Short SmallCap600 39.27 0.15% 9.53 M 0.95%
SBM ProShares Shrt Basic Matrls ProShares 21.82 1.32 M 0.95%
SBND PowerShares DB 3X Short 25 Year Treasury Bond ETN 3.28
SCC ProShares UltraShort Consumer Serv 34.56 0.3% 6.82 M 0.95%
SCO ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Crude Oi ETF 65.19 -1.51% 318.16 M 0.95%
SDD ProShares UltraShort SmallCap600 20.94 -0.07% 7.92 M 0.95%
SDOW ProShares UltraPro Short Dow30 ETF 9.99 -0.2% 114.65 M 0.95%
SDP ProShares UltraShort Utilities 32.5 0.28% 4.29 M 0.95%
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500 14.83 -0.13% 1.58 B 0.9%
SEF ProShares Short Financials 13.86 -0.29% 22.51 M 0.95%
SFK ProShares UltraShort Russell1000
SH ProShares Short S&P500 36.2 -0.11% 160 B 0.9%
SIJ ProShares UltraShort Industrials 25.74 -0.23% 7.01 M 0.95%
SJB ProShares Trust 24.66 -0.11%
SKF ProShares UltraShort Financials 30.21 -0.26% 80.59 M 0.95%
SKK ProShares UltraShrt Rusell2000 Grwt
SMDD ProShares UltraPro Short MidCap400 ETF 16.44 -0.56% 8.2 M 0.95%
SMK ProShares UltraShort MSCI Mexico Capped IMI 28.48 -2.16% 1.15 M 0.95%
SMN ProShares UltraShort Basic Materls 20.84 -0.38% 15.66 M 0.95%
SOXS Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X Shs 10.1 -1.66%
SPXS Direxion Daily Large Cap Bear 3X Shares 10.51 -0.19%
SPXU ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 19.87 -0.2% 466.36 M 0.93%
SQQQ ProShares Trust UltraPro Short QQQ ETF 12.5 -0.4% 217.51 M 0.95%
SRS ProShares UltraShort Real Estate 36.77 -0.33% 48.52 M 0.95%
SRTY ProShares UltraPro Short Russell2000 ETF 12.8 -1.61% 73.39 M 0.95%
SSG ProShares UltraShort Semiconductors 20.58 -0.19% 4.37 M 0.95%
SZK ProShares UltraShort Consumer Goods 18.68 -0.05% 6.43 M 0.95%
SZO PowerShares DB Crude Oil Short ETN 78.73
TBF ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury ETF 24.14 -0.37% 1.52 B 0.95%
TBT ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Yr 41.62 -0.38% 4.34 B 0.93%
TBX ProShares Trust 29.2 -0.24% 76.16 M 0.95%
TBZ ProShares Trust 27.55 3.99 M 0.95%
TECS Direxion Daily Tech Bear 3x Shs 16.92 -0.35%
TLL ProShares UltraShort Telecom 58.4 950 K 0.95%
TMV Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Br 24.72 -0.6%
TOTS Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 17.59
TPS ProShares Trust 26.2 13 M 0.95%
TTT ProShares Trust 33.75 -0.47% 117.25 M 0.95%
TWM ProShares UltraShort Russell2000 23.32 -1.06% 274.54 M 0.95%
TYBS Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 21.95 -0.27%
TYNS Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 29.38
TYO Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Trsry Br 3X Shr 15.87 -0.5%
TZA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares 19.37 -1.68%
UCC ProShares Ultra Consumer Services 118.79 22.56 M 0.95%
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish 20.33 0.1% 0.8%
XIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN 49.59 0.3%
XXV iPath Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN 37.89
YANG Direxion Daily China Bear 3x Shares ETF 18.03 0.78%
YCS Proshares Trust II 80.82 -0.35% 405.62 M 0.95%
YXI ProShares Short FTSE China 25 27.55 0.33% 5.28 M 0.95%
ZIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium Term ETN 47.42 0.21%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 39.79 1.05% 71.02 M 0.95%