Investment Losses in ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures?
Have you suffered losses investing in ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the investment.
ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures is an exchange-traded fund. The investment seeks to replicate, net of expenses, twice the return of the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures index for a single day. The index measures the movements of a combination of VIX futures and is designed to track changes in the expectation for one month in the future. The VIX is a commonly followed measure of the expected volatility of the S&P 500 over the next 30 days. However, since VIX is not directly investable, exposure to equity volatility is often obtained though VIX futures.
ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures has averaged an 89.6% annual loss the past five years, according to Morningstar. The fund has watched $3.7 billion pass through it. At the moment, it has $330.3 million in assets.
Commodity ETFs can be extremely complex and risky. They are only suitable for wealthy, sophisticated retail investors or institutional investors.
Brokerage firms that sell such products are required to perform adequate due diligence on the investments to ensure a reasonable likelihood of success, and to evaluate whether the investments are suitable in light of the client’s age, net worth, investment experience, and investment objectives. Firms that fail to perform adequate due diligence, or that make unsuitable recommendations, can be held responsible for losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.
If you suffered losses investing in ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures and would like a free consultation with a securities attorney, please call The White Law Group at 888-637-5510.
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