Inverse Commodities ETFs

Most of these ETFs seek to profit from declines in the commodity futures market as they are designed to appreciate in value when the price of certain raw materials depreciate in value, including precious metals, metals, oil, natural resources, grains, livestock, coffee and sugar. We view inverse or leveraged ETF categories as simply suited for aggressive investors only who are willing to accept the exaggerated returns offered by these particular ETFs and are prone to more active portfolio management. We see limited appeal for long-term investors.

C

Category Grade

This category ranks #33 out of 65 ETF categories.

C
Neutral

Avg. SMART Grade

The average cap-weighted SMART Grade for ETFs in this category is C (Neutral).


Fund Symbol/Name Last Open High Low 52-Wk Hi 52-Wk Lo Day Chg YTD Chg 12-Mo Chg AUM Exp. Ratio SMART Grade
DGAZ
VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas INdex Excess Return
261.19 246.97 265.39 239.00 425.20 85.41 +19.41
(8.03%)
849.78% 154.45% 286.60M 1.65% A
Strong Buy
KOLD
ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas
51.98 51.00 52.75 49.92 72.16 21.59 +1.72
(3.42%)
31.10% 138.00% 15.84M 0.95% A
Strong Buy
DTO
DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN due June 1, 2038
77.15 65.00 83.00 46.32 162.40 42.00 +10.82
(16.31%)
-13.07% 62.07% 13.77M 0.75% B
Buy
SBM
Short Basic Materials
18.95 19.00 19.19 18.95 26.82 17.17 -0.94
(-4.73%)
7.18% 4.21% 2.29M 0.95% B
Buy
SMN
ProShares UltraShort Basic Materials
25.46 27.67 27.67 25.22 51.45 23.08 -2.77
(-9.81%)
-3.56% -4.05% 6.37M 0.95% C
Neutral
DDG
ProShares Short Oil & Gas
35.70 33.84 37.03 33.16 57.25 22.75 +0.33
(0.93%)
57.48% 53.27% 5.06M 0.95% C
Neutral
DGZ
DB Gold Short ETN due February 15, 2038
10.95 11.06 11.06 10.85 14.67 10.85 -0.45
(-3.95%)
-19.54% -22.83% 3.98M 0.75% C
Neutral
DWT
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETNs linked to the S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index ER
14.75 14.73 14.77 14.72 39.53 3.11 +0.01
(0.07%)
4.98% 149.58% 123.76M 1.50% D
Sell
SCO
ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil
25.32 21.95 26.76 18.77 67.35 11.17 +3.18
(14.36%)
3.09% 70.85% 89.45M 0.95% D
Sell
DRIP
Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares
13.15 12.09 14.55 10.60 59.65 3.10 -0.19
(-1.42%)
11.02% 250.67% 27.45M 1.07% D
Sell
GLL
ProShares UltraShort Gold
38.61 38.84 39.20 37.71 75.86 37.71 -2.74
(-6.63%)
-44.13% -45.89% 19.49M 0.95% D
Sell
DUG
ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas
67.50 61.21 72.60 57.91 184.95 33.65 +0.98
(1.47%)
82.38% 91.22% 18.91M 0.95% D
Sell
ZSL
ProShares UltraShort Silver
28.45 29.00 29.28 27.34 56.62 22.85 -2.67
(-8.58%)
-9.39% -26.60% 10.72M 0.95% D
Sell
DZZ
DB Gold Double Short ETN due February 15, 2038
3.50 3.58 3.89 3.42 6.08 3.42 -0.15
(-4.11%)
-34.70% -39.00% 9.76M 0.75% D
Sell
DUST
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares
1.84 2.10 2.14 1.83 24.52 1.83 -0.46
(-20.00%)
-92.23% -89.22% 129.97M 1.05% F
Strong Sell
JDST
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares
1.60 1.75 1.77 1.58 55.86 1.50 -0.35
(-17.95%)
-96.88% -95.61% 72.01M 1.09% F
Strong Sell
DSLV
Credit Suisse AG - VelocityShares 3x Inverse Silver ETN
16.03 16.50 16.91 15.12 46.75 13.10 -2.41
(-13.07%)
-32.08% -45.72% 28.62M 1.65% F
Strong Sell
DGLD
Credit Suisse AG - VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN
17.06 17.23 17.50 16.47 49.37 16.47 -1.88
(-9.93%)
-60.89% -62.16% 14.45M 1.35% F
Strong Sell
OILD
ProShares UltraPro 3x Short Crude Oil ETF
45.32 44.15 48.41 43.00 115.00 9.33 +9.32
(25.89%)
5.69% 111.18% 20.90M 0.95% NR
Not Rated
GASX
Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares
16.00 14.71 16.00 14.42 49.91 2.45 +2.63
(19.67%)
-31.83% 450.40% 16.68M 1.09% NR
Not Rated
WTID
UBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Inverse Crude ETN
17.05 18.54 18.54 16.30 41.92 3.36 -0.22
(-1.27%)
11.51% 116.92% 5.12M 1.85% NR
Not Rated
GDXS
ProShares UltraShort Gold Miners ETF
7.05 7.06 7.15 6.87 23.12 6.87 -0.41
(-5.50%)
-49.61% -55.73% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
USOD
United States 3x Short Oil Fund
6.15 6.01 6.18 5.93 30.60 5.58 -0.03
(-0.49%)
-45.67% -70.32% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated

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