This ETF offers -1x daily leverage to an index comprised of U.S. REITs, giving sophisticated investors a tool for expressing a bearish short-term view of the U.S. real estate sector. It should be noted that the daily reset feature makes REK inappropriate for investors without the ability or willingness to monitor this position on a regular (daily) basis. Moreover, investors should note that the stated target multiple is applicable only for a single trading session; returns over multiple sessions depend on the path taken by the underlying index during that period. For sophisticated investors with a fair amount of tolerance for risk and volatility, this ETF can be a useful tool for hedging real estate exposure or simply for speculating on a decline in the value of this asset class over a short period of time. But REK shouldn't ever be found in a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; it's simply too risky, and the nuances of this fund make significant losses possible when held for an extended period of time in volatile markets. Investors seeking to leverage up inverse real estate exposure have multiple options available to them, including -2x exposure from SRS and -3x exposure from DRV.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for REK on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Real Estate with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
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This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 32 other ETFs in the Real Estate ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
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