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toothpick
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hi all,

what can we buy right now to bet against the market today?

can a average person buy 'AMEX:SH'?

are there any other shares that reflect the opposite of the performance of the market?

thanks in advance

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buy or short u mean?

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i'm assuming you mean buy a short fund? there are quite a few of them. you're brokers research section probably has them listed.
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so short funds need to be offered by my broker?

would i be able to buy Short S&P500 ProShares?

which sites best to research short funds

what short funds are you guys in?

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http://tradermike.net/2007/03/list_of_inverse_short_bear_etfs_/
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can someone share their experiences from trading short funds? today will be a good day to buy these
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quote:
Originally posted by toothpick:
can someone share their experiences from trading short funds? today will be a good day to buy these

I've made a lot on short ETF's the last few months. I usaly keep it simple, and only trade a select few.

First he is a link for....

Short Pro Shares

http://www.proshares.com/funds?products=98616&fundType=

Ultra ProShares

http://www.proshares.com/funds?products=98646&fundType=

The Ultra ProShares and Short ProShares are exact opposites.

DUG is great. It's short oil. And the price of oil moves with the stock market. The market has been crashing lately, so oil has followed. So buying DUG has been a great short play for oil. It's opposite, which is long oil, is DIG.

Also SKF is short financials....and obviousl financials getting hammered is the reason for the market mess....so SKF is an awesome short. It's opposite, which is long financials is UYG.

And the third short ETF I love is QID..it's just a basic short ETF for the overall market. The opposite is QLD which is long the market.

Here are their charts below....as you can see they 3 pairs I listed are always exact opposites on their charts...DIG/DUG, QLD/QID, SKF/UYG

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SDS is double short S&P. SSO is double long S&P. UYG is double long financials. I'm not sure why you think now is the time to buy the short ones, given the market's down 35% in a year, but if you think it will keep falling, SDS is the way to go in my opinion.
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