A List of Leveraged and Inverse Energy ETFs

Short and Leveraged Exchange Traded Funds

leveraged inverse energy ETFs
Some Leveraged and Short Energy ETFs.

Energy ETFs are a great place to start if you want to invest in the energy sector. They offer instant access to the sector or sub-sector without requiring that you corner the market on energy company stocks, buy barrels of oil, or battle the pricing in an index basket. Not only do energy ETFs have a lot of advantages over other investments, including tax advantages, but they can also be a cost-efficient asset as well.

These energy funds are sorted by investment type for advanced ETF investors who like to utilize inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds and notes: leveraged energy ETFs, inverse energy ETFs, and energy funds that are both leveraged and inverse. Keep in mind that available ETFs and ETNs can change by the day, but these lists can give you a place to start exploring the possibility of this type of an investment. 

List of Leveraged Energy ETFs and ETNs

  • DIG - ProShares Ultra Oil and Gas ETF
  • DRIP - Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Bear 3x Shares ETF
  • DUG - Ultra Short Oil & Gas Pro Shares ETF
  • ERX - Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3X Shares ETF
  • ERY - Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares ETF
  • GASL - Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares ETF
  • GUSH - Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Bull 3x Shares ETF
  • HYDD - Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2x Shares ETF
  • LMLP - ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged Long Algerian MLP Infrastructure Index
  • MLPL - ETRACS 2x Leveraged Long Algerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETF
  • MLPQ - ETRACS 2x Monthly Leveraged Long Algerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN
  • MLPV - ETRACS 2x Monthly Leveraged S&P MLP Index ETN
  • MLPZ - ETRACS 2x Monthly Leveraged S&P MLP Index ETN
  • OILD - ProShares Ultra Pro 3x Short Crude Oil ETF
  • OILU - ProShares Ultra Pro 3x Crude Oil ETF
  • SOP - ProShares Ultra Short Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF
  • UOP - ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas Exploration and Production ETF

List of Inverse Energy ETFs and ETNs

  • ERY - Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x Shares ETF
  • KOLD - Ultra Short DJ UBS Natural Gas ETF
  • GASX - Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares ETF
  • DNO - United States Short Oil Fund ETF
  • DTO - Power Shares DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN
  • DUG - Ultra Short Oil & Gas Pro Shares ETF
  • SCO - Pro Shares Ultra Short DJ-AIG Crude Oil ETF
  • SZO - Power Shares DB Crude Oil Short ETN
  • FOL - Factor Shares 2x Oil Bull S&P 500 Bear ETF

List of Leveraged and Inverse Energy ETFs

  • ERY - Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x Shares ETF
  • KOLD - Ultra Short DJ UBS Natural Gas ETF
  • GASX - Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x Shares ETF
  • DTO - Power Shares DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN
  • DUG - Ultra Short Oil & Gas Pro Shares ETF
  • SCO - Pro Shares Ultra Short DJ-AIG Crude Oil ETF
  • FOL - Factor Shares 2X Oil Bull S&P 500 Bear ETF

A Word of Warning 

Using advanced and innovative strategies like leveraged and inverse funds is not for the faint of heart. There are a lot of risks involved and these types of funds can act very differently than other funds. Also, they're not without their controversy.

Thoroughly research the funds on this list if you're considering any of them. Look deeper into how leveraged and inverse ETFs work. Watch how they react to different market conditions, how they react to their benchmarks, and how they impact your portfolio.

Be sure to consult a financial professional such as a trust advisor or your broker if you have any questions. When you feel confident in your findings, good luck with all your trades.