This ETF offers -2x daily leverage to silver prices, making ZSL a powerful tool for expressing a bearish outlook on the shiny precious metal. It should be noted that the daily reset feature combined with the explicit leverage in this ETF make ZSL inappropriate for investors without the ability or willingness to monitor this position on a regular (daily) basis. Moreover, investors should note that the underlying index won't always move in unison with spot silver prices, even over the course of a single trading session. For advanced investors with a fair amount of tolerance for risk and volatility, this ETF can be a very powerful tool for hedging silver exposure or simply for speculating on a decline in value. But ZSL 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. ZSL is a trading instrument, and should be treated as such.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for ZSL 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 Leveraged Commodities 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
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.