SQQQ Fund Description

The ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ provides 3x inverse exposure to a modified market-cap-weighted index of 100 of the largest nonfinancial issues listed on the NASDAQ.

SQQQ ETF.com Insight

SQQQ is the most aggressive of the 3 ProShares funds providing inverse exposure to the NASDAQ-100. The fund provides geared inverse (-3x) exposure to the Nasdaq-100—a 100-companySQQQ is designed to provide this exposure daily index of firms listed on the tech-heavy NASDAQ that excludes financials. To provide this exposure, the fund uses swaps on the popular NASDAQ-100 ETF QQQ, swaps on the index itself and futures. As with most inverse and leveraged products, SQQQ is designed to provide this exposure daily, not over long time horizons. As such, anyone holding the fund for longer than a day will be exposed to the effects of compounding on returns and will—especially in volatile markets—be unlikely to realize the stated exposure over time. This effect is magnified as you add leverage. More than $300M is currently invested in the fund, and over $100M trades most days, which speaks to the fund’s utility as a trading tool as opposed to an investment vehicle. It also explains why so many seem willing to stomach the steep expense ratio of the fund.

1 Year

Performance [as of 12/31/13] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years

SQQQ (Mkt)
-8.95% -30.51% -64.61% -64.61% -51.36% -- --
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.
Average Spread



SQQQ ETF.com/ Block LiquidityAs of 07/25/2014


This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of SQQQ. SQQQ is rated a 5 out of 5.

SQQQ Summary Data


A company that produces and manages ETFs.


The first date of a fund's operations, as documented by the issuer.

Open-Ended Fund

The organizational structure of the fund or ETN.


The net total annual fee a fund holder pays to the issuer.

$349.65 M

The market value of total assets that a fund has accumulated and now manages on behalf of investors.

SQQQ Portfolio Data


A fund’s actual distributed cash flows over the past 12 months as a percent of its NAV


The upcoming date on which the fund trades without its upcoming dividend

SQQQ Index Data

NASDAQ-100 Index

This is the benchmark an ETF is desigend to track or replicate.


A set of rules that the underlying index provider follows to weight its constituent securities.

NASDAQ - Listed

A set of rules that the underlying index provider follows to select its constituent securities.


This is the index that we have chosen as the best-in-class gauge for each segment's broad market.

SQQQ Fund Structure


“Yes” means the fund uses over the counter derivatives such as swaps and forwards


An indicator of whether or not a fund actively lends its portfolio holdings.

0% / 100%

The division of securities lending revenue between the fund and the issuer.


The risk of default by the ETN counterparty.


The likelihood that an issuer will shut down a fund for business or regulatory reasons.


The multiple of the underlying index which the fund aims to deliver. For funds that reset, the leverage factor holds true only for the reset period, often just 1 day.


The time period at which the fund “trues up” its leverage factor. For funds that reset, the reset period–often just 1 day–is the length of time over which the fund delivers its leverage factor.

SQQQ Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%

The maximum long-term and short-term U.S. tax rates applicable to a realized capital gain.


The average capital gains paid out to shareholders in the past 36 months, measured as a percent of net asset value (NAV) at the time.


ETFs that are structured as commodities pools and classified as limited partnerships by the IRS will issue K-1 forms to holders.

SQQQ Tradability


The average number of shares traded during a 60 day period.

$129.82 M

Average dollar value of shares traded over 60 calendar days.


Median number of shares traded over the past 45 trading days.

$131.74 M

Median dollar value of shares traded over the past 45 trading days.


The difference between the highest price a market participant is willing to pay to buy an ETF and the lowest price at which a market participant is willing to sell an ETF, averaged over the past 60 days, as a percent.


The middle value in the ranked set of all premium/discount values over a 12-month period.

0.21% / -0.40%

The greatest amount that the market price exceeded (premium) and fell below (discount) its fair value/net asset value (NAV) over a 12-month period.


This flags whether there is currently a systemic issue that has restricted the ability to create or redeem shares of the fund. This may be imposed by the fund's issuer, or by external circumstances.


The smallest block of ETF shares that an Authorized Participant can either create or redeem at net asset value (NAV) with the issuer in exchange for the underlying shares of the fund.


The median 45 day share volume divided by the creation unit size of the fund. The higher the number, the more likely that liquidity providers will trade the fund in size, or in odd lots.


The standard fee to create or redeem 1 creation unit of an ETF as a percentage of the dollar value of 1 creation unit.


The total number of net outstanding options contracts for an ETF.


The total market value of the assets that an ETF holds less fund expenses.


An estimate of liquidity for the underlying baskets of securities, scaled 1 to 5.

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ETFs from within the same segment or closely related segments with similar investment objectives or market exposures.