AdvisorShares Active Bear ETF
There’s nothing more frustrating than being short stocks while the market is caught up in a bull stampede, and that’s precisely what’s happened to the AdvisorShares Bear ETF (NYSE:HGDE). This fund seeks out companies with poor earnings or other negative fundamental factors that could act as a catalyst for a share price decline. There are many such companies out there, but when the market is moving higher, sometimes your hedges just don’t pan out. Conversely, when the market is trending lower, poor earnings and other negatives force a company’s share price lower. If the tide turns on this market, look for HDGE shares to rebound from their 16.9% year-to-date drubbing.