A number of you have asked me about inverse index ETFs so you could short the market. Below is a table that my co-instructor, David, built for the undergraduates enrolled in our stock market class. The table includes leveraged ETFs, which attempt to move 2-3 times the underlying index. Leveraged ETFs can be dangerous. It is important to read up on how they work and to monitor holdings quite carefully. The table also contains some ETFs that trade long or short with the price of gold. There is also a whole new class of light leveraged ETFs, not in the table, which you can learn about here.
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The GMI remains at 0 (of 6) but the very sensitive GMI-2 has climbed to 3 (of 6). If the market indexes remain in a down-trend and they become short term over bought and begin to weaken, I might buy a leveraged inverse index ETF. It is important to always trade with the market’s trend. The T2108 is now at 14, and no, I did not have the courage (foolishness?) to buy a bullish index ETF when T2108 was below 10!
If the QQQ (103.77) could close back above all of these 12 weekly exponential moving averages, around 108.40, I might suspect a new up-trend. For now, I am looking for the proverbial “dead cat bounce.”
The SPY looks even weaker than QQQ and remains in a BWR down-trend: