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 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) hedge against downside risk, or open your portfolio to downside exposure.

How you choose to use them is up to you. However, this list of inverse ETFs may help you decide which investment vehicles are best for you.

And, while the list doesn't cover every inverse ETF in the world of investing, it is a fairly comprehensive list of the major (and most popular) inverse ETFs as well as inverse ETNs. An inverse ETN is an exchange-traded note that is a senior, unsecured, unsubordinated debt security issued by an underwriting bank.  They have a maturity date and are backed only by the credit of the issuer. They are designed to provide investors access to the returns of various market benchmarks. Additional ETNs will crop up and some will disappear, but the list is a practical place to begin if inverse ETFs suit your investing strategy .

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

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