ZSL

ProShares UltraShort Silver
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

ZSL Fund Description

ZSL provides -2x the daily performance of silver bullion as measured by the fixing price, in US Dollars, for delivery in London.

ZSL Factset Analytics Insight

ZSL is an inverse product, which attempts to deliver -2x the daily return of silver prices. ZSL invests in silver futures, meaning it’s structured as a commodities pool—so investors will have to deal with a K-1 form for tax reporting. ZSL is a short-term product and not appropriate for buy-and-hold investors because daily compounding can cause the fund's performance to differ greatly from the headline -2x exposure over holding periods greater than one day. You must rebalance your positions to receive the -2x multiple over longer time horizons. In addition to those obstacles, actually holding onto ZSL is quite expensive due to its large fee, which is typical of levered products. Liquidity is paramount for traders' tools like ZSL. The fund has typically traded with decent volume, but spreads can be wide at times.

ZSL Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 09/19/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
ZSL -8.67% -30.30% -25.33% -37.70% -2.36% -9.70% -25.56%
ZSL (NAV) -11.29% -31.52% -26.26% -38.19% -1.62% -10.03% -25.49%
Bloomberg Silver Subindex -- -- -- -- -- -- -25.49%
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All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

ZSL Summary Data

ProShares
12/03/08
Commodities Pool
1.62%
$14.10M
0.11%

ZSL Portfolio Data

0.00%
09/25/19

ZSL Index Data

Bloomberg Silver Subindex
Single Asset
Single Asset
N/A

ZSL Fund Structure

Yes
N/A
No Policy
N/A
N/A
High
-2
Daily

ZSL Tax Exposures

27.84% / 27.84%
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Yes
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ZSL Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/20/19
5
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1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of ZSL. ZSL is rated a 5 out of 5.

ZSL Tradability

69,579
$1.96M
48,736
$1.44M
0.11%
$0.04
0.00%
2.70% / -4.91%
None
0.00%
50,000
0.97
0.02%
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2,700
$27.38
5

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