Shorting is the preferred method to bet against these commodities. ETF traders have two choices here: buy shares of inverse ETFs like ProShares DJ-UBS Oilthat do the shorting for you, or borrow and sell short ETFs directly. ProShares can be a powerful tool for bears since they seek to deliver double the inverse return of a given commodity.
The problem with shorting long ETFs
Because ETFs trade continuously likestocks, they are suitable for tactical short-term plays and allow investors to get in and out of a commodity quickly. The following ETFs provide the most direct way to express your bearish views on hard assets.