10 inverse ETFs that could benefit from #BlackMonday

The heavy selling of shares more broadly on stock markets worldwide on Monday 24 August could be good news for shareholders in 10 inverse ETF products that have been identified by data as having already offered returns of up to 200% in the past three months alone.

The data, provided by Financial Express, point to oil, emerging markets generally, and certain emerging markets specifically as key areas in which investors have made strong returns over the past month and past three months.

For some investors, however, the relatively small size of some of these funds means that they will continue to find it hard to utilise them as a hedge against further deterioration in the relevant asset classes.

Fund1 month performance % (rebased in €)3m
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude ETN in EU88.58205.44
Boost WTI Oil 3x Short Daily ETP in EU75.57180.59
Direxion Daily Emerging Markets Bear 3x Shares in EU41.5382.70
ProShares UltraShort MSCI Brazil in EU37.4267.28
ProShares UltraShort MSCI Emerging Markets TR in EU31.8458.21
ProShares UltraShort MSCI Mexico Investable Market in EU21.9631.22
ETFS Daily Short WTI Crude Oil in EU20.9945.63
ETFS Daily Short WTI Crude Oil USD in EU20.9945.63
Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x Shares in EU20.6567.80
ETFS Daily Short Brent Crude USD in EU18.4939.20

Source: Financial Express, data to 20 August 2015

Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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