With US equity markets up between 5% and 8% year to date, it's no surprise that the leveraged long ETFs are already up significantly this, while the leveraged inverse ETFs are down significantly. Below are the 25 best and worst performing leveraged/inverse ETFs year to date. As shown, the 3x long Financial ETF (FAS) is up the most at 43.91%, while the 3x inverse Financial ETF (FAZ) is down the most at -37.57% The 3x long small cap ETF (TNA) is up the second most at 40.11%, while the 3x inverse small cap ETF (TZA) is down the second most at -34.38%. The only inverse ETF on the list of best performers is the 2x inverse agriculture commodities ETF (AGA), and it is up the third most with a gain of 36.3%. Clearly agriculture has been hit hard so far in 2010. There are no leveraged long ETFs on the list of worst performers year to date.
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