Short ETFs

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asked Aug 15, 2017 01:53 PM by
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updated Aug 15, 2017 02:01 PM by
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Hi Jin,

Thank you for all of the great content you deliver, as I've followed your blog for a couple of years.

I'm curious - what's your opinion on short ETFs considering the seemingly expensive state of the current market?



EDIT: I guess I should clarify; once (if) the market turns into a bear market, would purchasing a short ETF make sense?

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answered Aug 17, 2017 08:23 AM by
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Hi boniant,

I generally don't recommend short ETFs because their rebalancing mechanisms tend to penalize their performance a lot. Here's one of the articles that deal with this subject. The article focuses on leveraged ETFs, but the same logic holds over short ETFs.


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