JDST seeks daily investment results equal to 300% of the inverse of the daily performance of the MVIS Global Junior Gold Miners Index. The fund invests in swap agreements, futures contracts, short positions or other financial instruments that, in combination, provide inverse or short leveraged exposure to the index equal to at least 80% of the fund’s net assets. The index tracks the performance of foreign and domestic micro-, small- and mid-capitalization companies.

3. ProShares UltraShort Silver (NYSEArca: ZSL)

Of course, a rising dollar will also benefit a silver bear just as much a gold bear. ZSL, for example, has returned investors 35.89% YTD.

ZSL seeks results for a single day that match two times the inverse (-2x) of the daily performance of silver bullion as measured by the London Silver Price. The fund seeks to meet its investment objective by investing under normal market conditions in any one of, or combinations of, Financial Instruments based on the fund’s benchmark. In addition, ZSL may invest up to 100% of its assets in any of these types of cash or cash equivalent securities.

4. Invesco S&P SmallCap Health Care ETF (NasdaqGM: PSCH)

The technology sector may get a lot of the credit for the decade-long bull run, but in 2018, healthcare was as steady as she goes. PSCH returned investors 26.97% YTD.
PSCH seeks to track the investment results of the S&P SmallCap 600® Capped Health Care Index. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks of small capitalization U.S. healthcare companies that comprise the underlying index. These companies are principally engaged in the business of providing healthcare-related products, facilities and services, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical technology and supplies.

5. Direxion Daily MSCI Emerging Markets Bear 3X ETF (NYSEArca: EDZ)

The trade wars have taken a toll on emerging markets and bearish plays like EDZ have benefitted. EDZ, in particular, has returned 23.98% YTD and until emerging markets can stage a comeback in 2019, this trend is likely to continue.

EDZ seeks daily investment result of 300% of the inverse of the daily performance of the MSCI Emerging Markets IndexSM. The fund invests in swap agreements, futures contracts, short positions or other financial instruments that, in combination, provide inverse or short leveraged exposure to the index equal to at least 80% of the fund’s net assets.

The index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to represent the performance of large- and mid-capitalizations securities across the 24 emerging market countries.

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