1-Star ETFs Poised to Plunge: ProShares UltraShort Health Care?


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the ProShares UltraShort Health Care ETF has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at RXD and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.

RXD facts


January 2007

Total Net Assets

$4.5 million

Investment Approach

Seeks daily investment results that correspond to two times the inverse (-2x) of the daily performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index. The index measures the performance of the health-care sector of the U.S. equity market.

Expense Ratio


1-Year / 3-Year / 5-Year Returns

(37.3%) / (29.7%) / (24.7%)


ProShares UltraShort Dow30
ProShares UltraShort Financials

ProShares UltraShort S&P 500

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 194 All-Star members who have rated RXD believe the ETF will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, TerryHogan, succinctly summed up the RXD bear case for our community:

First of all [UltraShorts] are just plain crap for long-term holdings. Second, I like health care in the U.S. I think Boomers, Obamacare, and [obesity] ... will be good for the health care industry in the states for the next 20-30 years.

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