Quote Originally Posted by FRED View Post

...we have never bought and held a short ETF for more than a few months nor have we ever said it was a good idea to do so.

We have repeatedly stated short ETFs cannot be held for more than a brief period.

Additionally, we have observed over the years that even over brief periods short ETFs frequently do not behave as expected.
Thank you for repeating this, as I have not heard it before.

I am currently holding shares in two short ETFs:

ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) and

PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish (UDN)

The first being held in anticipation of rising interest rates and the second as a hedge against a falling dollar. Both are longer term plays, which goes against your recommendation to not hold short ETFs except for brief periods of time. Are there better ways to reach these objectives?

Thanks.