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

Leveraged ETFs

The leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds are fairly new and becoming very popular in the recent years. Such ETF follows an underlying index or investment product. These ETFs use leverage – they borrow to increase the amount that they can invest in the market. A leveraged ETF wants to provide 2-3 times the return of the correlating asset. Leveraged ETFs are available for most indexes. These ETFs track the daily changes, so the leveraged return is on the daily performance, not the annual return. Leveraged ETFs include the securities in the basic index, but they also comprise of derivatives of the securities (such as options, forward contracts, swaps and futures) and the index itself. Return on the leveraged ETF should be a multiple of the return on the index. The most common leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds based on 2x and 3x the return. Many leveraged ETFs are also inverse funds. Leveraged ETFs are difficult to research and analyse. Due to that investing in leveraged ETFs is exposed to high risk. Therefore, such ETFs are a better option for rather advanced investors. Generally leveraged ETFs are more expensive than traditional ETFs, regarding to the compound strategies they must employ to gain leverage. The leveraged ETFs may focus on a variety of sectors (telecommunications, agriculture or basic materials), different regions (individual country, regions, or group of countries such as emerging markets) and various currencies. 

Strongest Trends Summary: Leveraged ETFs

Equity

Large-cap

Blend

Dividend

Blend, Dividend, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 224% in 14 years.
Dividend Growth, U.S. ETF is in the long-term up 248% in 14 years.

Other Blend

Blend, Quality ETF is in the long-term up 299% in 15 years.
Large-cap, Blend, Buyback, U.S. ETF is in the long-term up 342% in 14 years.
Large-cap, Blend, Equally-Weighted, Equity ETF is in the long-term up 259% in 14 years.

Equally-Weighted

Growth, Equally-Weighted, U.S. ETF is in the long-term up 383% in 14 years.
Large-cap, Equally-Weighted, Equity, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 317% in 14 years.

Energy

Energy, Equally-Weighted ETF is in the long-term down -74% below S&P in 12 years.
Oil Gas Equity, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term down -45% below S&P in 1 year.
Uranium ETF is in the long-term down -96% below S&P in 12 years.

Information Technology

Technology

Internet, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 633% in 14 years.
Software ETFs on average are in the long-term up 137% in 5 years.

Other Equity

Equally-Weighted, Financials ETF is in the long-term up 311% in 14 years.
Health Care Equipment ETFs on average are in the long-term up 276% in 11 years.
Multi-cap, Blend ETFs on average are in the long-term up 235% in 13 years.
Socially Responsible ETF is in the long-term up 279% in 14 years.
Turkey ETF is in the long-term down -87% below S&P in 13 years.

Other Leveraged ETFs

Large-cap, Equally-Weighted, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 258% in 14 years.
VIX, Volatility, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term down -100% in 15 years.
Wheat ETF is in the long-term down -79% in 11 years.

Leveraged 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
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver 31.36 -1.07% 482.47 M 0.95%
BDCL 2xLeveraged Long Exchange Traded Access Securities (E-TRACS) Linked to the Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index due May 24, 2041 19.52 -0.61%
BDD PowerShares DB Base Metals Double Long ETN 6.3 -1.25%
BIB ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF 42.04 4.32% 347.61 M 0.95%
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%
BRZU Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 28.33 8.92%
BUNT PowerShares DB 3X German Bund Futures ETN 61.33
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%
CURE Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 28.28 2.43%
DAG DB Agriculture Double Long ETN DB Agriculture Double Long ETN 3.53 2.02%
DBV Powershares DB G10 Currency Harvest Fund 24.92 -0.2% 0.81%
DDM ProShares Ultra Dow30 84.83 0.11% 281.68 M 0.95%
DEE DB Commodity DB Commodity Double Short ETN 59
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%
DGP Deutsche Bank AG PowerShares DB Gold Double Long ETN 19.4 0.47%
DIG ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas 44.63 -0.53% 132.84 M 0.95%
DPK Direxion Daily Dpd Mkts Bear 3x Shs 24.5 -0.37%
DRN Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3X 20.22 0.8%
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%
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%
DYY DB Commodity DB Commodity Double Long ETN 3.5 5.55%
DZK Direxion Daily Dpd Mkts Bull 3X Shs 44.93 0.32%
DZZ Deutsche Bank AG DB Gold Double Short ETN 7.06 -0.49%
EDC Direxion Daily Emr Mkts Bull 3x Shs 49.67 1.72%
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%
EPV ProShares UltraShort FTSE Europe ETF 52.12 -0.9% 37.5 M 0.95%
ERX Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3X Shs 41.54 -0.57%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shs 9.18 0.55%
EUO ProShares UltraShort Euro 27.46 -0.29% 410.45 M 0.95%
EURL Direxion Daily FTSE Europe Bull 3X Shrs ETF 19.54 1.03%
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 39.93 -0.52% 10.58 M 0.95%
EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan 90.26 27.44 M 0.95%
FAS Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares 41.83 0.48%
FAZ Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares 21.29 -0.47%
FEEU Barclays ETN FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETN 85.94 0.26%
FIGY Barclays ETN FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN 129.95 0.32%
FINU ProShares Trust 132.5 0.82%
FINZ ProShares Trust 7.88 0.21%
FXP ProShares UltraSh FTSE/Xinhua China 25 35.57 0.48% 111.06 M 0.95%
GASL Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 46.92 -0.02%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 93.5 -0.6% 114.51 M 0.95%
IGU ProShares Trust 69
INDL Direxion Daily India Bull 2X Shares 42.68 0.95%
JDST Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 52.32 -3.91%
JGBD PowerShares DB 3X Inverse Govt Bond Futures ETN 13.59
JGBT PowerShares DB 3X Japanese Govt Bond Futures ETN 28.19
JNUG Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 4.3 3.86%
JPNL Direxion Daily Japan Bull 3X ETF 45.28 1.2%
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%
KORU Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 23.65 1.72%
KRU ProShares Ultra KBW Regional Banking ETF 165.46 18.79 M 0.95%
LBJ Direxion Daily Latin Amrc Bll 3x Shr ETF 73.65 5.97%
LBND PowerShares DB 3x Long 25 Year Treasury Bond ETN 64.12
LTL ProShares Ultra Telecommunications 121.65 0.62%
MATL Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 42.85
MIDU Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bull 3X Shs 33.27 0.66%
MIDZ Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bear 3X Shs 21.51 -0.64%
MLPL UBS AG 2X Monthly Leveraged Long Exchnage Traded Access Securities (E-TRACS) linked to the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index due July 9, 2040 ETN 12.88
MORL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2XLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN 15.67 0.77%
MVV ProShares Ultra MidCap400 95.67 159.5 M 0.95%
MZZ ProShares UltraShort MidCap400 25.41 11.36 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%
QLD ProShares Ultra QQQ 88.61 0.11% 746.25 M 0.95%
RETL Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 37.85 -1.33%
REW ProShares UltraShort Technology 31.44 5.2 M 0.95%
RUSL Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 92.71 0.18%
RUSS Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 6.79 -0.29%
RXD ProShares UltraShort Health Care 45.44 2.12 M 0.95%
RXL ProShares Ultra Health Care 61.12 1.9% 108.35 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%
SIJ ProShares UltraShort Industrials 25.74 -0.23% 7.01 M 0.95%
SKF ProShares UltraShort Financials 30.21 -0.26% 80.59 M 0.95%
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%
SOXL Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X Shs 61.39 1.49%
SOXS Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X Shs 10.1 -1.66%
SPXL Direxion Large Cap Bull 3X Shares 110.87 0.27%
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%
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P500 77.65 0.25% 3.23 B 0.9%
SZK ProShares UltraShort Consumer Goods 18.68 -0.05% 6.43 M 0.95%
TBT ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Yr 41.62 -0.38% 4.34 B 0.93%
TBZ ProShares Trust 27.55 3.99 M 0.95%
TECL Direxion Daily Tech Bull 3x Shs 51.94 0.13%
TECS Direxion Daily Tech Bear 3x Shs 16.92 -0.35%
TLL ProShares UltraShort Telecom 58.4 950 K 0.95%
TMF Direxion Daily 20+ Year Trsry Bll 3X Shr 17.57 0.46%
TMV Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Br 24.72 -0.6%
TNA Direxion Small Cap Bull 3X Shares 103.8 1.5%
TPS ProShares Trust 26.2 13 M 0.95%
TTT ProShares Trust 33.75 -0.47% 117.25 M 0.95%
TVIZ VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Medium Term ETN 7.35 1.38%
TWM ProShares UltraShort Russell2000 23.32 -1.06% 274.54 M 0.95%
TYD Direxion Daily 7-10 Yr Trsry Bull 3X Shr 40.86
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%
UBT ProShares Ultra 20+Year Tsury ETF 71.77 0.21% 23.52 M 0.95%
UCC ProShares Ultra Consumer Services 118.79 22.56 M 0.95%
UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return 44.32 10.47%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 32.14 0.66% 136.37 M 0.95%
UJB ProShares Trust 59.48 2.93 M 0.95%
ULE ProShares Ultra Euro 13.88 0.36% 2.6 M 0.95%
UPRO ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 84.18 0.33% 603.85 M 0.95%
URR Market Vectors Double Long Euro ETN 15.02
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury ETF 55.16 0.25% 28.36 M 0.95%
UWM ProShares Ultra Russell2000 113.51 1.01% 1.8 B 0.98%
UWTI VelocityShares 3X Long Crude ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index Excess Return 24.62
YANG Direxion Daily China Bear 3x Shares ETF 18.03 0.78%
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen 55.18 0.6% 2.9 M 0.95%
YCS Proshares Trust II 80.82 -0.35% 405.62 M 0.95%
YINN Direxion Daily China Bull 3x Shares ETF 14.08 -0.85%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 39.79 1.05% 71.02 M 0.95%