ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF

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$11.72 --
per share saved *

optimized for 30-Nov-2015

30 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2015


* Pullback experienced during most recent period of elevated risk (Aggressive Signals).

Aggressive risk alerts are closer to prices than conservative risk alerts. Use aggressive risk alerts for maximum downside protection. The conservative risk alerts are further away and should result in less activity but will offer less protection. Read more.


Historical SmartStops presented in the charts or used in back testing studies were generated using the latest SmartStops algorithm, Version 5.3.

Risk Management Benefit Opportunities

Aggressive Signals

28-Nov-2010 through 28-Nov-2015

14 Number of elevated risk periods over the previous 5 years
23.6% Average pullback experienced during elevated risk periods
Percent of time equity was in the elevated risk state
Elevated Risk Periods Pullback Experienced
Enter Elevated Risk State Exit Elevated Risk State Drop from Risk Alert price to low of period
30-Nov-2011 17-May-2012 $57.62 63.5%
22-May-2012 04-Jun-2012 $0.68 1.7%
03-Aug-2012 06-Jun-2013 $16.45 62.9%
07-Jun-2013 12-Jun-2013 $0.16 1.5%
19-Jun-2013 20-Jun-2013 $0.13 0.3%
08-Jul-2013 09-Oct-2013 $13.66 27.5%
10-Oct-2013 31-Jan-2014 $14.19 34.7%
07-Feb-2014 01-Aug-2014 $13.27 42.5%
15-Aug-2014 29-Sep-2014 $1.21 6.3%
03-Oct-2014 10-Oct-2014 $0.78 3.9%
21-Oct-2014 12-Dec-2014 $6.19 26.6%
12-Mar-2015 30-Jun-2015 $7.01 38.5%
16-Jul-2015 24-Aug-2015 $0.81 7.3%
17-Sep-2015 $1.70 12.6%
The largest pullback experienced during the elevated risk periods
This equates to a $6,350 pull back on a $10,000 investment

Decision Center

Using SmartStop Alerts as a catalyst to kick off a decision process can help you make timely and informed investment decisions enabling you to capitalize on opportunities. Selling, hedging, buying or standing pat are all legitimate outcomes of the decision process.

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