ADVISORSHARES ACTIVE BEAR ETF

  • Short Candidates for Contrarians, Part 3

    By DJ Krieger - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: HDGE, CTL, COH, KORS, PRXL

    This is the third in a series reviewing the favorite short candidates of the AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF (NYSEMKT: HDGE), co-managed by John Del Vecchio and Brad Lamensdorf. The managers have a background in forensic accounting and analyze factors such as earnings quality and relative strength to determine which shares to short.

    The fund is down 33 percent from its 52-week high as the market gains ground. But with more »

  • Short Candidates for Contrarians, Part 2

    By DJ Krieger - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: HDGE, VALE, DFS, FOSL

    This is the second in a series reviewing the favorite short candidates of the AdvisorShares Active Bear ETF (NYSEMKT: HDGE), co-managed by John Del Vecchio and Brad Lamensdorf. The managers have a background in forensic accounting and analyze factors such as earnings quality and relative strength to determine which shares to short.

    The fund is down 28 percent over the past year as the market has steadily gained ground. But more »

  • Short Candidates for Contrarians, Part 1

    By DJ Krieger - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: HDGE, CMG, CLF, SH, GT | Editor's Choice

    “You can’t short anything in this market because of the amount of money-printing.”

    Fred Hickey, editor of the High-Tech Strategist, made this remark last week to Barron’s as part of its 2013 roundtable. If you agree with Hickey, you need not read any further.

    But some contrarians insist today’s happy consensus that the market can only go higher is exactly the sort of sentiment indicator that generally more »

  • Three Big Bad Bear ETFs Profiting from Declining Markets

    By Jeff Stouffer - September 4, 2012 | Tickers: HDGE, FAZ, DOG

    The flexibility of exchange-traded funds that can be put to use by the average investor is amazing. No longer does the average investor have to look for the traditional “buy low, sell hi” concept in order to earn a profit. ETFs that follow indexes designed to profit from falling markets or take the inverse position are now easily available. Such ETFs can be used to either seek profits in declining more »

  • One Really Interesting Short Idea

    By Matthew DiLallo - June 14, 2012 | Tickers: HDGE, CTCT, FB, GRPN

    With the markets in a tug-of-war thanks to Europe over whether they rise to the occasion or we fall into the abyss, I’m on the lookout for ways to profit on any further slide down. Because of the politics involved, bets made on the short side should be based on a company's deteriorating fundamentals. This opportunities can become even more pronounced when the company is being aggressive with more »