These Funds Skyrocket When Financial Markets Crash

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Wealth cycles historically bring booms and bust.  The first decade of the new millennium featured two spectacular market crashes.  But did you know several people made their fortunes by protecting their wealth against these market crashes?

The following funds go up when the markets go down. During the 2008 financial crisis these funds up at least over 1000% from its current lows.  They are a good hedge against a sizable market portfolio which could experience major losses in a substantial market slide.

ProFunds

Profunds UltraBear

Ticker:  URPIX

The ProFund UltraBear  seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that are (-2x) the return of the S&P 500®  (the “Index”) for a single day.

ProFunds UltraShort Dow 30

Ticker:  UWPIX

The investment seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to two times the inverse (-2x) of the daily performance of the Dow Jones Industrial AverageSM. The fund invests in derivatives that the adviser believes, in combination, should have similar daily return characteristics as two times the inverse (-2x) of the daily return of the index. The index is a price-weighted index maintained by editors of The Wall Street Journal. The index includes 30 large-cap, “blue-chip” U.S. stocks, excluding utility and transportation companies

ProFunds UltraShort Intl

Ticker:  UXPIX

The investment seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to twice the inverse (-2x) of the daily performance of the MSCI EAFE Index. The fund invests in derivatives that the adviser believes, in combination, should have similar daily return characteristics as two times the inverse (-2x) of the daily return of the index. The index includes 85% of free float-adjusted market, capitalization in each industry group in developed market countries, excluding the U.S. and Canada.

ProFunds UltraShort China

Ticker:  UHPIX

The investment seeks to provide daily investment results, before fees and expenses, correspond to twice the inverse (-2x) of the daily performance of the BNY Mellon China Select ADR® Index.  The index is designed to track the performance of a basket of companies that are domiciled in China or Hong Kong and that also have Depositary Receipts that trade on a U.S. exchange or on The NASDAQ Stock Market.

Horizons Funds

BetaPro S&P/TSX 60 Bear (HXD.TO) HFD S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index™

Ticker:  HXD.TO

This Horizons BetaPro ETF seeks to replicate, before fees and expenses, twice the inverse  (-2x) of the daily performance of the S&P/TSX 60 Index. The fund may invest in equity securities and/or other financial instruments, including derivatives. It will employ leverage, which will generally not exceed two times the net asset value.

HFD S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index™

Ticker:  HFD.TO

The investment seeks to replicate, before fees and expenses, twice the inverse (-2x) of the daily performance of the S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index. The fund may invest in equity securities and/or other financial instruments, including derivatives. It will employ leverage, which will generally not exceed two times the net asset value.

Horizons HSD S&P 500®

Ticker:  HSD.TO

The investment seeks to provide daily investment results, before fees and expenses that correspond to two times (-2x) (200%) the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the S&P 500 index. The fund will offer inverse exposure to the U.S. equity indices. It may invest in equity securities and/or other financial instruments, including derivatives.

Horizons HQD NASDAQ 100 Index®

Ticker:  HQD.TO

The investment seeks to provide daily investment results, before fees and expenses that correspond to two times (-2x)  (200%) the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of the NASDAQ 100 index. The fund will offer inverse exposure to the U.S. equity indices. It may invest in equity securities and/or other financial instruments, including derivatives

VOLATILITY S&P 500 (^VIX)

Ticker: VIX

VIX is a  Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index,  that represents one’s measure of the market’s expectation of stock market volatility over the next 30 day period.

 

– NYSE: FXP (China)
– NYSE: SH
– TSX: HIU
– TSX: HFD

 

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Leslie Michael Jr. was born and raised on the Westcoast of British Columbia, Canada. He is a lecturer of Money Uncensored, a series of presentations designed for North Americans and people from around the globe to better understand the financial direction this world is headed and what they can do to protect themselves financially.