Bear Fund

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Bear Fund

A mutual fund that invests predominately or exclusively in securities that tend to do well when most of the market is performing poorly and that do poorly when the market is performing well. Bear funds are intended to be a safe haven for investors in a down market. Examples of securities that may be found in a bear fund include stocks in budget retailers and fast food restaurants, since they tend to be stable and even experience some earnings growth during recessions.
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The new ETFs are leveraged Bull and Bear funds that seek 200% of the daily performance, or 200% of the inverse of the daily performance (before fees and expenses), of the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index ("Index").
The new ETFs include: Bull and Bear funds that seek 300% of the daily performance, or 300% of the inverse of the daily performance (before fees and expenses) of the S&P Materials Select Sector Index; Bull and Bear index funds that seek 300% of the daily performance, or 300% of the inverse of the daily performance (before fees and expenses) of the S&P Healthcare Select Sector Index; and a Bear index fund that seeks 100% of the inverse of the daily performance of the MSCI US Broad Market Index (before fees and expenses).
The indictments are expected to cite a personal email sent by one manager to the other that appeared to suggest the Bear funds were in difficulty, days before one of the managers told investors that he was comfortable with the holdings, according to the Wall Street Journal.
3%, bear funds were the top-performing fund category, according to Morningstar.
Direxion's Launch of Leveraged Bull and Bear Funds Marks a First for Russell Global Sectors
For other risks including leverage, correlation, compounding, market volatility, shorting for the Bear Funds, and specific risks regarding each sector, please read the prospectus.
He has worked on the Prudent Bear funds in various capacities for more than 10 years and has more than 20 years of fund-management experience.
The ETFs are leveraged Bull and Bear funds that seek 300% of the daily performance, or 300% of the inverse of the daily performance (before fees and expenses), of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, the Russell 1000 Index and the Russell 1000 Financial Services Index.
Fund Name Symbol Benchmark Leverage Bull Funds Direxion Daily BRIC Bull 2x Shares BRIL BNY Mellon BRIC Select ADR Index 200% Direxion Daily India Bull 2x Shares INDL Indus India Index 200% Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares SOXL PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index 300% Bear Funds Direxion Daily BRIC Bear 2x Shares BRIS BNY Mellon BRIC Select ADR Index -200% Direxion Daily India Bear 2x Shares INDZ Indus India Index -200% Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3x Shares SOXS PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index -300%
In addition, the Prudent Bear funds will be distributed through the deep network of financial intermediaries with whom Federated has existing relationships.
Portfolio Manager Guest: David Tice, Prudent Bear Funds Show host: Francis Gaskins LISTEN TO INTERVIEW: http://www.