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6 ETFs to go short. June 14, 2007

Posted by deminvest in etf, investment strategies, short, stocks.

I am not planing to invest on those ETFs. : it is already very frustrating to lose money when stock markets go down. I don’t want to lose money also when they point up!

I only list them for future reference:

  • UltraShort Russell1000 Value (ticker: Sjf)
  • UltraShort Russell1000 Growth (ticker: Sfk)
  • UltraShort Russell MidCap Value (ticker: Sjl)
  • UltraShort Russell MidCap Growth (ticker: Sdk)
  • UltraShort Russell2000 Value (ticker: Sjh)
  • UltraShort Russell2000 Growth (ticker: Skk)

On this page: http://www.proshares.com/funds/sjf/5814906.html I can find some details about those shorting ETFs and a menu with even more shorters.

I don’t really understand how a short ETF may work. A “normal” ETF owns stocks. What does a short ETF own? Anti-stocks?

It probably owns options, but those options can go to zero value if related stock prices go up. I wonder if those ETFs also go to zero.

I better keep my simpleton’s nose away from thorns of this risky complex stuff!


1. vinod - November 13, 2007

Ultra short ETF short the underlying stocks or ETFs

2. deminvest - November 14, 2007

thanks vinod

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