ETF Trends | August 02, 2018
Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. equity strategist Michael Wilson told CNBC the equity market is heading toward a destructive phase and predicts “the Nasdaq could correct by 15 percent plus, the S&P 500 probably goes down about 10 [percent].” ETF Trends’ Max Chen suggests that concerned investors could use inverse ETFs as hedging strategies. For investors looking to hedge against dips in the Nasdaq-100 , Chen discusses ProShares PSQ (-1x), QID (-2x), or SQQQ (-3x), which seek the inverse of the one-day return of the index, before fees and expenses or REW, which seeks daily investment results that correspond to -2x the daily performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index. Similarly, for investors looking to hedge their S&P 500 investments, Chen highlights ProShares SH (-1x), SDS (-2x), and SPXU (-3x).
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