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With stocks and commodities both up nicely in 2009, it's no surprise that the 2x and 3x leveraged long ETFs have done the best, while the 2x and 3x inverse ETFs have done the worst. Of our list of leveraged/inverse ETFs, ROM (2x Tech) is up the most in 2009 at 148.46%. The worst has been the triple short Financial ETF (NYSEARCA:FAZ) with a decline of 94.66%. For bears on the financial sector, the year sure started out nice, but it has been a rough ride over the past nine months.

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Source: Best and Worst Leveraged / Inverse ETFs of 2009