ProShares UltraShort Consumer Goods
) -- This exchange-traded fund (
) seeks to mirror twice the inverse of the daily performance of the
Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index. Recent economic reports
indicate that consumer confidence is falling, so this reverse ETF
should advance as the retail group falls.
A huge saucer formation is evident with a possible breakout at
just over yesterday's close at $42.60. Heavy accumulation has
accompanied the recent advance, and even though the index is
somewhat overbought, a breakout could take prices much higher. Buy
on a breakout above $43 with a target of $50.
A word of caution: This "ultra fund" is for traders only. The
SEC has determined that they are not good long-term investments and
are most appropriate for short-term trades. Because it carries
greater risk than an ordinary ETF, traders should use stop-loss
Finally, the margin requirement for most leveraged ETFs is 100%,
but check with your broker before entering an order.
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Are You Ready for Dow 9,000?
John Lansing, trading maverick who called the market turn in March
2009, last summer's "rebound rally," gold's meteoric rise and a
continued "bull run" earlier this year, now sees huge trouble
ahead, and then a surprising rally that will take the Dow back to
new all-time highs.
Here's why -- plus how to double your money as the
market plunges and then soars.