List of Popular Inverse ETFs and Inverse ETNs

Inverse ETFs and Inverse ETNs for Your Portfolio

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As the world of ETFs continues to perform well for investors, it seems that more new ETF innovations crop up each day. One of the most popular types of ETFs is the inverse ETF.

Inverse ETFs are a way to put on a short ETF position by buying an exchange traded fund. You can use them to inversely track an underlying index or investment product, to hedge against downside risk, or to open your portfolio to downside exposure.

How you choose to use them is up to you, but this list might help you decide which investment vehicles are best for your goals. It certainly doesn't cover every inverse ETF in the world of investing, but it's fairly comprehensive and includes the major and most popular funds.

If you want to learn about a particular inverse ETF or inverse ETN, click on the symbol or the name of the fund.

A List of Inverse ETFs

Inverse ETNs

An inverse ETN is an exchange-traded note that is a senior, unsecured, unsubordinated debt security issued by an underwriting bank. ETNs have a maturity date and are backed only by the credit of the issuer. They're designed to provide investors access to the returns of various market benchmarks. Additional ETNs will crop up and some will disappear, but this list is a practical place to begin if inverse ETFs suit your investing strategy .

  • ADZ - DB Agriculture Short ETN
  • AGA - PowerShares DB Agriculture Double Short ETN
  • BOM – PowerShares DB Base Metals Double Short ETN
  • DDP – PowerShares DB Commodity Short ETN
  • DEE - PowerShares DB Commodity Double Short ETN
  • DFVS - iPath US Treasury 5-year Bear ETN
  • DGZ - PowerShares DB Gold Short ETN
  • DRR - Market Vectors Double Short Euro ETN
  • DTO – PowerShares DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN
  • DTUS - iPath US Treasury 2-year Bear ETN
  • DTYS - iPath US Treasury 10-year Bear ETN
  • DZZ - PowerShares DB Gold Double Short ETN
  • EMSA - iPath Short Enhanced MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETN
  • IVOP - iPath Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN
  • JGBS - PowerShares DB Inverse Japanese Government Bond Futures ETN
  • JGBD - PowerShares DB 3x Inverse Japanese Government Bond Futures ETN
  • MFSA - iPath Short Enhanced MSCI EAFE Index ETN
  • MLPS - UBS E-TRACS 1x Monthly Short Alerian MLP Infrastructure Total Return Index ETN
  • ROSA - iPath Short Extended Russell 1000 TR Index ETN
  • RTSA - iPath Short Extended Russell 2000 TR Index ETN
  • SBND - PowerShares DB 3X Short 25+ Year Treasury Bond Exchange Traded Note
  • SFSA - iPath Short Extended S&P 500 TR Index ETN
  • SZO - PowerShares DB Crude Oil Short ETN
  • TAPR - Barclays Inverse U.S. Treasury Composite ETN
  • UDNT - PowerShares DB 3x Short US Dollar Index Futures ETN
  • XXV - Barclays ETN+ Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN
  • XIV - VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN
  • ZIV - VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Mid Term ETN

It's always smart to conduct thorough research before you get started with ETFs or any other investments. 

Note: Always consult with a financial professional for the most up-to-date information, trends and availability. This article is not investment advice and it is not intended as investment advice.