40 Great Inverse / Short ETFs For Bearish Investors

Inverse Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a great way for investors to go short on different sectors or indices without having to actually sell stock short.

There are many to choose from and some even are an Ultra ETF which means they have a double inverse affect. Here are 40 different inverse ETFs offered to investors by ProShares (View also our list of 24 Great Ultra Long ETFs):

UPDATE: For an up to date list of inverse ETFs that includes 3x inverse ETFs and Direxion ETFs, please see TraderMike’s list of inverse short etfs.

Short MarketCap

1. Short QQQ – PSQ – NASDAQ 100 Index
2. Short Dow30 – DOG – Dow Jones Industrial Average
3. Short S&P500 – SH – S&P 500 Index
4. Short MidCap400 – MYY – S&P MidCap 400 Index
5. Short SmallCap600 – SBB – S&P SmallCap 600 Index
6. Short Russell2000 – RWM – Russell 2000 Index
7. UltraShort QQQ – QID – NASDAQ 100 Index
8. UltraShort Dow30 – DXD – Dow Jones Industrial Average
9. UltraShort S&P500 – SDS – S&P 500 Index
10. UltraShort MidCap400 – MZZ – S&P MidCap 400 Index
11. UltraShort SmallCap600 – SDD – S&P SmallCap 600 Index
12. UltraShort Russell2000 – TWM – Russell 2000 Index

Short Style

13. UltraShort Russell1000 Value – SJF – Russell 1000 Value Index
14. UltraShort Russell1000 Growth – SFK – Russell 1000 Growth Index
15. UltraShort Russell MidCap Value – SJL – Russell Mid-Cap Value Index
16. UltraShort Russell MidCap Growth – SDK – Russell Mid-Cap Growth Index
17. UltraShort Russell2000 Value – SJH – Russell 2000 Value Index
18. UltraShort Russell2000 Growth - SKK – Russell 2000 Growth Index

Short Sector

19. Short Financials – SEF – Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index
20. Short Oil & Gas – DDG – Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Index
21. UltraShort Basic Materials – SMN – Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index
22. UltraShort Consumer Goods – SZK – Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index
23. UltraShort Consumer Services – SCC – Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Services
24. UltraShort Financials – SKF – Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index
25. UltraShort Health Care – RXD – Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index
26. UltraShort Industrials – SIJ – Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index
27. UltraShort Oil & Gas – DUG – Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Index
28. UltraShort Real Estate – SRS – Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index
29. UltraShort Semiconductors – SSG – Dow Jones U.S. Semiconductors Index
30. UltraShort Technology – REW – Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index
31. UltraShort Telecommunications – TLL – Dow Jones U.S. Select Telecommunications Index
32. UltraShort Utilities – SDP – Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index

Short International

33. Short MSCI EAFE – EFZ – MSCI EAFE Index
34. Short MSCI Emerging Markets – EUM – MSCI Emerging Markets Index
35. UltraShort MSCI EAFE – EFU – MSCI EAFE Index
36. UltraShort MSCI Emerging Markets – EEV – MSCI Emerging Markets Index
37. UltraShort MSCI Japan – EWV – MSCI Japan Index
38. UltraShort FTSE/Xinhua China 25 – FXP – FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index

Short Fixed-Income

39. UltraShort Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury – PST – Lehman Brothers 7-10 Year U.S. Treasury Index
40. UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury – TBT – Lehman Brothers 20+ Year U.S. Treasury Index

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Comments

  1. Andre says

    These ultra short ETFs are the stupidest instruments ever invented. Think of Citi: the share fell from 40 to 1 over a few months. you are making a killing with your supposedly double short strategy. suddenly the share moves from 1 back to 1.5 (i.e. 50% gain, which means you lose 2*50% = 100%). all in all, Citi shares fell from 40 to 1.5 and instead of making a killing on your supposedly short strategy, you actually get wiped-out!!! (BTW this is exactly what happened to many of the skf investors over past 12 months… financials fell by c. to 60% and SKF return was negative 15%!!)

  2. bill mccarthy says

    To Andre post 5/06/09.
    Your math is beyond stupid. If it goes back up to 1.5, you have the same profit as when you passed 1.5 going down.
    The only way you could lose on this was if you sold out at 1.0 then bought back in with all of your profit from your first position and it went up ti 1.5.
    Of couse, only you would sell out and then go short at 1???????????
    You can’t fix stupid, it appears.

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