3 Bear Fund protection ETFs that met expectations

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As the Coronavirus Crash intensified in March, investors sifted through their portfolios in the hope that something, somewhere, was holding up.

There were not many assets that were, but holders of BetaShares’ “short” funds, which are designed to generate a return that is negatively correlated to the return of either the Australian or the US share market, were certainly in that category – because that’s exactly what they were designed to do.

The three funds are “inverse” exchange-traded funds (ETFs), structured to rise when a share market index falls. They take a “short” position on their respective indices, by selling futures contracts over those indices.

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