Rocket Science Investing - Exchange Traded Funds  Dec 4  Comment 
On Friday, the markets closed out a great week. Also commodities had some great days too. This has helped the RSI portfolio gain some good numbers. Today all open positions were in the green. Today I bought the requisite number of shares in...
Rocket Science Investing - Exchange Traded Funds  Nov 11  Comment 
For today, RSI selected a ultra fund, meaning that it is leveraged and moves at twice the amount of the underlying index. Let’s look at the pick: Buy 143 shares ProShares Ultra Semiconductors (USD); Stop = -$6.95 Target = +$20.83...


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The Proshares Ultra Semiconductors (USD)


Proshares Ultra Semiconductors (USD) is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that seeks to mimic the daily investment results, before fees and expenses, corresponding to twice the daily performance of the Dow Jones US Semiconductors Index. In other words, if this underlying index declines by 1% for the day, the NAV of USD will more or less decline by 2%, before fees and expenses. In the same manner, if this underlying index rises by 1% for the day, the NAV of USD rises by 2% as well.

Inception Date: 01/30/07

Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - ProShares ETFs
  • Inception Date - 01/30/2007
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – USD
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – USD.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.95%

Investment Strategy:

The principal investment strategies of this fund include:

  • investing in equity securities and financial instruments (including derivatives) that the fund managers believe will produce twice the daily return of the Dow Jones US Semiconductor Index.
  • committing at least 80% of its net assets to equity securities or financial instruments that have similar economic characteristics contained in the Index.
  • employing leveraged investment techniques or sampling techniques in seeking its investment objective.
  • assets not invested in equity securities or financial instruments are invested in debt securities or money market instruments.
  • concentrating its investments in a particular industry to approximately the same extent as the Index

Annual Fund Operating Expenses:

Investment Advisory Fee: 0.75%
Distribution and Service (12b-1) Fee: 0.00%
Other Expenses: 0.52%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses: 1.27%
Fee Waivers / Reimbursements: -0.32%
Total Net Annual Fund Operating Expenses: 0.95%

Top 10 Holdings: (As of February 16, 2009)

Company Weight
Intel Corp.exchange now 37.25%
Texas Instruments 10.60%
Applied Materials 6.16%
Broadcom Corp. 3.90%
Analog Devices 2.99%
Xilinx 2.46%
Linear Technology Corp. 2.43%
Altera Corp. 2.32%
Nvidia 2.23%
Maxim Integrated Products 2.08%


Company Website: http://www.proshares.com

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