Below we highlight the best and worst performing leveraged and inverse ETFs so far in 2011. As shown, all of the ETFs on the list of best performers are 2x and 3x long ETFs, while all of the ETFs on the list of worst performers are 2x and 3x short ETFs.
On the positive side, the 2x Health Care ETF (RXL) is up the most in 2011 with a gain of 27.40%. The 3x Energy ETF (ERX) ranks second with a gain of 26.74%, followed by the 2x Silver ETF (AGQ), the 2x Oil & Gas ETF (DIG), and the 2x REIT ETF (URE). On the negative side, the 2x inverse Silver ETF (ZSL) is down the most in 2011 at -55.58%, followed by the 3x inverse Energy ETF (ERY), the 2x inverse Health Care ETF (RXD), and the 2x inverse Oil & Gas ETF (DUG) -(click charts to expand).