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Trackinsight: Bearish speculators feast on global selloffs with inverse ETFs

01/26/2022 | 09:57am EDT

With this year's market bloodbath, bearish speculators have flocked to short or inverse ETFs to feast on the mishaps of flagship indices.

With this year's market bloodbath, bearish speculators have flocked to short or inverse ETFs to feast on the mishaps of flagship indices, mainly the tech-heavy ones. Over $1.2 billion of net inflows have been injected into these risky assets, out of which $736 million went into leveraged inverse ETFs.

Among the largest receivers in America is a line-up of ProShares products, which include ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (SDS, +$419 million), ProShares Short QQQ (PSQ, +$273 million), ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ (SQQQ, +$250 million), ProShares Short S&P500 (SH, +$202 million), and ProShares UltraShort DOW30 (DXD, +$78 million).

In Europe, Lyxor CAC 40 Daily (-2x) Inverse UCITS ETF (SHC, +$20 million), Xtrackers S&P 500 Inverse Daily Swap UCITS ETF (XSPS, +$15 million), Xtrackers ShortDAX x2 Daily Swap UCITS ETF (XSD2, +$12 million), Lyxor FTSE MIB Daily (-2x) Inverse (Xbear) UCITS ETF (BERMIB, +$6 million), and WisdomTree NASDAQ 100 3x Daily Short (QQQS, +$5 million) drew some notable inflows.

Meanwhile, in Asia-Pacific, CSOP Leveraged and Inverse Series-CSOP Hang Seng Index Daily (-2x) Inverse Product (7500) and CSOP Hang Seng TECH Index Daily (-2x) Inverse Product ETF (7552) lured in +$112 and +$26 million respectively.

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