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Inverse ETFs Offer Traders A Profitable Edge On The Downside

Benzinga.com
0 Comments| April 15, 2014

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Volatility has returned in 2014 after consecutive months of relative calm that has many investors looking for ways to profit on the downside or hedge existing positions.

Advanced traders may be seeking out options strategies or shorting individual stocks to great effect, but another alternative is to consider an inverse ETF that tracks a broad equity index.

An example of this concept is the ProShares Short QQQ (NYSE: PSQ), which provides investment results that correspond to the inverse daily performance of the NASDAQ-100 Index.

Put simply, this ETF moves in the opposite direction of the popular technology-laden PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ).

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