Get Prepared with UltraShort S&P 500 ProShares (SDS)

06/18/2009 12:01 am EST

Focus: ETFS

UltraShort S&P 500 ProShares (SDS) is an exchange traded fund (ETF) which seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to the inverse of the daily performance of the S&P 500 Index (SPX). The fund normally invests 80% of assets in financial instruments with economic characteristics that should be inverse to those of the index.

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I have regularly reviewed SDS, pointing to the number of buying opportunities over the course of the bear market. Now, with the strong possibility of a reversal in stocks following the big rally from the early March lows, there is the opportunity for a trade here.

SDS has pulled back to its major long-term support zone at $52 to $55, reversed on high volume, and penetrated the short-term downtrend line as well as the 20-day moving average—and has held the double-bottom.

Traders can look forward to a possible rebound to the 50-day moving average at $62, and perhaps even the 200-day moving average at $74.

By Sam Collins of


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