The recent financial crisis may have beaten down markets both here and abroad, but there is still a way to strategize with short exchange traded funds (ETFs).
The decreased demand in commodities has also come during a time when international markets are weak, however, the ProShares MSCI Short Emerging Markets (EUM) can help investors capitalize on this index, says Don Dion of Seeking Alpha.
Market factors and regulation make investment in these types of funds risky, yet they can be useful as part of a larger investment strategy during times like these.
EUM tracks the inverse of the MSCI index, and emerging economies have been dealt their worst punches lately. All of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries have been underperforming the United States, making investors question the diversification and decoupling points.