ProShares Short Real Estate

Price: $8.73
Change: $0.01 (-0.0%)
Category: Real Estate
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Issuer ProShares
Brand ProShares
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.95%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Mar 18, 2010

Analyst Report

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.

ETF Database Themes

Category Real Estate
Inverse Yes
Asset Class Real Estate
Asset Class Size Multi-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Sector (General) Real Estate
Sector (Specific) Broad
Region (General) North America
Region (Specific) U.S.

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Inverse Equity: U.S. Real Estate
  • Category Sector
  • Focus Real Estate
  • Niche Broad-based
  • Strategy Vanilla
  • Weighting Scheme Market Cap

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $8.49
  • 52 Week Hi $12.91
  • AUM $9.2 M
  • Shares 1.1 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 21,696
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 10,739

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Real Estate Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHH 0.07% $6.5 B 673,052 27.41%
Largest (AUM) VNQ 0.12% $44.3 B 4 M 28.05%
Most Liquid (Volume) IYR 0.41% $7.3 B 7 M 27.29%
Top YTD Performer NURE 0.35% $85.7 M 39,312 38.58%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Inverse Equity: U.S. Real Estate Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SRS 0.95% $13.7 M 26,835 -41.91%
Largest (AUM) DRV 1.08% $19.2 M 344,450 -57.24%
Most Liquid (Volume) DRV 1.08% $19.2 M 344,450 -57.24%
Top YTD Performer SRS 0.95% $13.7 M 26,835 -41.91%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

REK ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 1 72 1
% of Assets in Top 10 100.00% 47.22% 100.00%
% of Assets in Top 15 100.00% 59.91% 100.00%
% of Assets in Top 50 100.00% 90.56% 100.00%

Size Comparison

REK ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 46.63% 44.21% 46.04%
Mid (>2.7B) 43.24% 29.27% 41.03%
Small (>600M) 10.13% 14.99% 12.55%
Micro (<600M) 0.00% 0.82% 0.38%

REK Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

P/E Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio

REK Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

REK ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.01 $ 0.26 $ 0.03
Dividend Date 2020-03-25 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate N/A $ 1.32 N/A
Annual Dividend Yield N/A 2.88% N/A

REK Price and Volume Chart

REK Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 2.24 M 1 Month Net Flows: 2.24 M 3 Month Net Flows: 2.24 M 6 Month Net Flows: 1.26 M 1 Year Net Flows: -7.38 M 3 Year Net Flows: 10.57 M 5 Year Net Flows: 3 M 10 Year Net Flows: -2.08 M

REK Price vs Flows AUM Influence

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Realtime Rating

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 ETF Database 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 ETF Database Pro. To view information on how the ETF Database Realtime Ratings work, click here.

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B- n/a
Expenses B+ n/a

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

REK Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Ordinary income
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores

REK does not have an ESG score. There are no ESG themes that map to this ETF.

REK Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

REK ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
1 Month Return -1.61% 2.26% -3.44%
3 Month Return -2.23% 1.74% -4.39%
YTD Return -23.42% 23.35% -40.86%
1 Year Return -28.92% 38.19% -49.15%
3 Year Return -45.15% 34.08% -70.65%
5 Year Return -49.45% 28.36% -74.17%

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of REK's underlying holdings.

Holdings Analysis

The following charts reflect the allocation of REK's underlying holdings.

REK Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETF Database Category.

5 Day Volatility
22 of 28

20 Day Volatility
20 of 28

50 Day Volatility
21 of 28

200 Day Volatility
26 of 28

28 of 28

Standard Deviation
25 of 27


  • 20 Day MA $8.97
  • 60 Day MA $8.87
  • MACD 15 Period -0.24
  • MACD 100 Period -0.25
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 93.65
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 93.77
  • RSI 10 Day 33
  • RSI 20 Day 42
  • RSI 30 Day 44
  • Ultimate Oscillator 38

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $8.64
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $9.21
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $8.69
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $9.25
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $8.59
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $9.22

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $8.71
  • Support Level 2 $8.68
  • Resistance Level 1 $8.75
  • Resistance Level 2 $8.76


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 56.33
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 14.24
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 48.17
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 19.48

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