ProShares Perspectives

A look at the issues and trends affecting markets and investors today.

Rates are rising. We look at the implications of September’s Treasury yield jump and headlines from the Fed on the markets—and also explore potential opportunity in small caps and the tech sector.
Simeon Hyman
10/12/21
How is social media is shaping the pet care industry?
Daniel Bush
10/11/21
What’s Driving Interest Rates Higher? Several forces are putting upward pressure on rates, although “when will they move?” is the question.
Daniel Bush
09/20/21
Dividend Aristocrats are trading at their cheapest relative valuations in over a decade. Is now a good time to buy?
09/17/21
This month, we explore the potential opportunity in mid-cap stocks, plus dive into last month’s big infrastructure news and the Fed’s focus on inflation.
Simeon Hyman
09/10/21
Infrastructure’s role in energy transformation and the investment opportunity.
08/26/21
How could markets be affected by the Delta variant, surprising earnings reports, and the bond rally? In our August market commentary, we answer these questions—and take a close look at international stocks valuations.
08/9/21
Rising inflation, rising interest rates, and value stock rotation seemed to be undeniable trends early this year—but halfway through 2021, they’re being questioned. We’ll explore these key trends and more in our Mid-Year Outlook.
07/14/21
Learn how the tech sector has evolved and what dividend investors should know about today’s well-established technology companies.
07/09/21
What does a comparative analysis of four bond strategies tell us? One fared better during rising rate environments. Get the report.
Simeon Hyman
06/21/21
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October 2021 Market Commentary
Rates are rising. We look at the implications of September’s Treasury yield jump and headlines from the Fed on the markets—and also explore potential opportunity in small caps and the tech sector.
September 2021 Market Commentary
This month, we explore the potential opportunity in mid-cap stocks, plus dive into last month’s big infrastructure news and the Fed’s focus on inflation.
August 2021 Market Commentary
How could markets be affected by the Delta variant, surprising earnings reports, and the bond rally? In our August market commentary, we answer these questions—and take a close look at international stocks valuations.
Mid-Year Market Outlook
Rising inflation, rising interest rates, and value stock rotation seemed to be undeniable trends early this year—but halfway through 2021, they’re being questioned. We’ll explore these key trends and more in our Mid-Year Outlook.
June 2021 Market Commentary
This month, we take a close look at the potential opportunity in mid- and small-cap financial sector companies, examine long-term performance of momentum strategies and analyze recent updates from the Fed.
May 2021 Market Commentary
Steady positive economic news and earnings reports have created an economic environment that’s not-too-hot, and not-too-cold for equities—but may be less optimal for bonds.
April 2021 Market Commentary
Despite rising rates, stocks performed well in March. Take a look at the potential reasons why, get insight into the markets, and also learn about an approach to technology-related investing.
March 2021 Market Commentary: The Big Interest Rate Move
When interest rates rise, bond prices fall, and indeed there were losses across the bond market in February. What does a rising rate environment mean for equities? Where can bond investors turn?
Feb. 2021 Market Commentary: Is January 2021 the Thirteenth Month of 2020?
While it’s a new year, the market’s trajectory is still dependent on a pending economic recovery. What does it mean for investors?
Market Outlook 2021: A Quest for Clarity Amid Confusion
In our 2021 Market Outlook, we'll take a look at the data, help to provide clarity and see what opportunities may be revealed in the coming year.
Dec. 2020 Commentary: A Vaccine and the U.S. Election Nears Resolution
How did markets react to a vaccine on the way, a U.S. election and other November events?
Nov. 2020 Commentary: Is It Really All About the Election?
Taking a bigger picture view of the markets and a closer look at valuation.
Oct. 2020 Commentary: Finally, a Month in the Red. Now What?
With red across market segments, we discuss the smoking gun of S&P 500 corporate earnings.
Sept. 2020 Commentary: More Mixed Data—and the Markets Continue to Rise
With red across market segments, we discuss the smoking gun of S&P 500 corporate earnings.
Aug. 2020 Commentary
The Virus Situation Worsened, Yet Markets Rose.
Audio Market Commentary: Kieran Kirwan, CAIA, August 3, 2020
Senior Investment Strategist Kieran Kirwan discusses earnings and a potential change in market leadership.
Jul. 2020 Commentary
Green Shoots Versus the Virus: A Look at International Developed Equities, Interest Rates, and Equity Quality at a Reasonable Price
Jun. 2020 Commentary
Markets Continued Remarkable Recovery—Despite the Pandemic, Tentative Reopening, Trade Tensions and Political Unrest
May 2020 Commentary
A Dividend Paradox, the Fed Goes into Action, and Thematic Opportunities Appear
Apr. 2020 Commentary
We take a look at historic market correlations and examine unprecedented changes that have affected equity and fixed income markets.
Audio Market Commentary: Simeon Hyman, CFA, April 2, 2020
Correlations of equities in the drawdown—examining the drawdown.
Audio Market Commentary: Simeon Hyman, CFA, March 26, 2020
A closer look at the fiscal stimulus as well as Fed actions with Simeon Hyman.
Audio Market Commentary: Simeon Hyman, CFA, March 19, 2020
Equities and fixed income in light of the pandemic selloff.
Mar. 2020 Commentary
The coronavirus continued to wreak havoc on markets in the month of February.
Pets of Influence
How is social media is shaping the pet care industry?
The Next Rate Hike
What’s Driving Interest Rates Higher? Several forces are putting upward pressure on rates, although “when will they move?” is the question.
S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Could Be a Bargain in Today’s Fully Valued Market
Dividend Aristocrats are trading at their cheapest relative valuations in over a decade. Is now a good time to buy?
Infrastructure’s Role In Energy Transformation
Infrastructure’s role in energy transformation and the investment opportunity.
What Dividend Investors Should Know About Technology Stocks
Learn how the tech sector has evolved and what dividend investors should know about today’s well-established technology companies.
Analysis: Bond Strategies for Rising Rates—Shorten, Float or Hedge?
What does a comparative analysis of four bond strategies tell us? One fared better during rising rate environments. Get the report.
A Year of Transformational Change, PART IV
In this final part of our series—Genomics and Telehealth—we examine the past year’s rapid advancements in medicine and the healthcare industry.
E-Commerce: Primed for Continued Growth?
Get the latest on the online retail investment opportunity.
Disrupting Sectors with Digital Natives: The Case for Online Retail
As a sector, Consumer Discretionary offers exposure to many industries. But are these the industries you want? Explore the sector and the alternative option of e-commerce.
The Nasdaq-100 and the New Economy
The Nasdaq-100 has greatly evolved and firmly established itself as a premier benchmark for growth and innovation. We explore headwinds and tailwinds of this highly active market segment.
Checking The Pet Care Industry’s Pulse
The Pet Care Industry has seen strong performance since the pandemic-accelerated pet adoption boom. Is the Pet Health segment poised for growth?
A Year of Transformational Change, PART III
In this edition—The Food Revolution—we examine pandemic-accelerated changes impacting what we eat and how we access and produce food.
When Interest Rates Are Rising, Your Dividends Need To Be Growing
Get an updated 2021 dividend scorecard and see how dividend strategies have performed during periods of rising interest rates.
Built to Last: Benefits of All-Weather Infrastructure
With the proposed infrastructure plan, investors may be considering how to access this asset class. See the appeal of a pure-play investment strategy.
A Year of Transformational Change, PART II
In this edition of our four-part series, we explore the pandemic-accelerated evolution of today’s Digital Consumer—one of the four Transformational Changes tracked in ProShares ANEW.
A Year of Transformational Change, PART I
First in our four-part series, we explore the paradigms redefining the Future of Work—one of the four Transformational Changes tracked in ProShares MSCI Transformational Changes ETF (ANEW).
Is Remote Work Vaccine Resistant?
How has COVID-19 accelerated remote work and what may be in store for the future of the office?
Online Retail: A Reopening Trade and Transformational Trend
Online retailers were well positioned for the pandemic. But what about for an economic reopening?
Dividend Viewpoint: Dividends Have Stabilized After a Challenging 2020: What Comes Next?
See how dividend strategies closed out 2020 and learn about the challenge of finding durable dividends in 2021.
Pandemic Tailwinds for the Pet Care Industry
While many industries have been negatively impacted by pandemic-related headwinds, pet care companies, as a whole, have benefited.
Expectations Shattered: Will Trends of 2020 Persist or Revert?
Thematic investing may help investors navigate uncertain markets. See some of the leading and lagging themes from 2020 and get our outlook for 2021.
Silver: More Than Just a Precious Metal and Tiffany’s
After the March 2020 decline, silver sharply recovered and continued to rally. Find out some of the unexpected reasons why silver was shining
An Online Holiday Season: Pandemic-Driven Acceleration of E-commerce Continues
The acceleration of e-commerce continued in Q3. What will happen as we enter the holiday shopping season?
Inverse ETFs: A Hedging Strategy Amid Rising Volatility
With the growing potential for market volatility in the months ahead, investors may want to consider strategies for hedging their portfolios.
Investing in Transformational Changes
Four dynamic changes are creating a new world—and investment opportunity.
A Closer Look at the Pet Care Industry's Resilience During the Pandemic
How companies that meet specific pet needs have fared and where potential growth opportunities may be found.
How Is the Pet Care Industry Performing in the Pandemic So Far?
Read about the impacts of COVID-19 on pet care and how the industry has shown strong performance in previous recessions.
A Tale in Three Charts: How Has E-Commerce Transformed Retail?
A look at e-commerce acceleration, Walmart vs. Amazon, and ProShares' retail indexes.
Market Disruptions? It’s More of the Same for Retailers
Bricks-and-mortar store closures. E-commerce claiming a bigger share of the retail pie. COVID-19 may have created a new daily reality, but for retailers, is it more of the same?
COVID-19, Dividends and Legislative Risk
The Importance of Dividends and the Impact of the Pandemic
How Quality Affects Dividend Outcomes
The Quality-Based Differences Developing in Dividends
Dividend Resilience for Today’s Markets
What is the likely source of their resiliency, both current and historical? Quality.
Dividend Growth Beyond Large Caps
Discovering the Dividend Growth Advantage Beyond Large Caps
Dividend Viewpoint: Beware the Value Trap
A look at value stocks and dividend growth strategies as investors rebalance portfolios.

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