1-Star ETFs Poised to Plunge: ProShares UltraShort Real Estate?


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

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

SRS facts


January 2007

Total Net Assets

$96.1 million

Investment Approach

Seeks daily investment results that correspond to twice the inverse (-2x) of the daily performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index. The index measures the performance of the real estate sector of the U.S. equity market.

Expense Ratio


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

(28%) / (43.4%) / (56.7%)


Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x Shares

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

On CAPS, 72% of the 389 All-Star members who have rated SRS believe the ETF will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

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

I think demographics will still be good to real estate in the US, as long as the population keeps rising, even with some boomer downsizing (which we really haven't seen too much of -- maybe overhyped). Plus UltraShorts are garbage in the long-term.

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