ETFGI reports Leveraged and Inverse ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of US$1.3 billion during November 2021

LONDON — December 29, 2021 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs/ETPs ecosystem, reported today that Leveraged and Inverse ETFs and ETPs attracted net inflows of US$1.3 billion during November. Total assets invested in leveraged and inverse ETFs and ETPs decreased from US$122 billion at the end of October to  US$121 billion, according to ETFGI’s November 2021 Leveraged and Inverse ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, the monthly report which is part of an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.) 


  • Assets of $121 Bn invested in Leveraged and Inverse ETFs and ETPs at the end of November 2021 are the 2nd highest on record.
  • Assets have increased 33% YTD in 2021, going from $90.87 Bn at end of 2020, to $121.03 Bn.
  • Leveraged and Inverse ETFs and ETPs attracted net inflows of US$1.3 billion during November.
  • Year-to-date net inflows were $8.0 Bn which is half the 16.18 billion in net inflows gathered at this point in 2020.
  • $5.2 Bn in net inflows gathered in the past 12 months.
  • 3rd month of consecutive net inflows

“Due to the growing threat of a new COVID variant Omicron, the S&P 500 declined 0.69% in November, however, the index is up 23.18% year to date. Developed markets, excluding the US, experienced a fall of 4.94% in November. Israel (down 1.03%) and the US (down 1.47%) experienced the smallest losses among the developed markets in November, while Luxembourg suffered the biggest loss of 16.90%. Emerging markets declined 3.53% during November. United Arab Emirates (up 8.15%) and Chile (up 5.51%) gained the most, whilst Turkey (down 13.72%) and Poland (down 11.95%) witnessed the largest declines.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

Global leveraged/inverse ETF and ETP asset growth as at the of end of November 2021

During November, globally listed leveraged and inverse ETFs/ETPs attracted net inflows of $1.3 Bn and inflows taking 
year-to-date net inflows to $8.0 Bn. 

The majority of assets were invested in Leveraged ETFs/ETPs with $91.9 Bn, followed by Leveraged/Inverse products with assets of $17.4 Bn and Inverse with $11.7 Bn. At the end of November 2021, the Global leveraged/inverse ETF/ETP industry had 973 ETFs/ETPs. Of these 973 ETFs/ETPs, 496 were leveraged products, while 233 were inverse products, and 244 were leveraged/inverse. The largest market for leveraged and inverse ETFs/ETPs was in the United States, which, at the end of November 2021, had assets of $84.5 Bn invested in 222 ETFs/ETPs. 

The top 20 leveraged and inverse ETFs/ETPs by Year-to-Date net new assets collectively gathered $12.4 Bn year-to-date to November 2021. ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ (SQQQ US) gathered $1.6 Bn alone, the largest net inflow year-to-date to November. 

Top 20 ETFs/ETPs by YTD net new assets November 2021: Leveraged and Inverse

Name  Country ListedTickerAssets
(US$ Mn)
(US$ Mn)
ProShares UltraPro Short QQQUS SQQQ US 1,698.26 1,645.79 Leveraged Inverse 
ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term FuturesUS UVXY US 1,016.80 1,546.09 Leveraged 
iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNUS VXX US 1,194.86 1,236.81 Leveraged 
ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year TreasuryUS TBT US 1,422.36 1,103.40 Leveraged Inverse 
Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X SharesUS LABU US 951.23 1,070.38 Leveraged 
MicroSectors FANG+ Index 3X Leveraged ETNs due January 8, 2038US FNGU US 2,209.54 708.07 Leveraged 
Direxion Daily CSI China Internet Index Bull 2x SharesUS CWEB US 363.85 520.99 Leveraged 
Yuanta/P-shares CSI 300 2X Bull ETF  – AccTaiwan 00637L TT 875.59 520.81 Leveraged 
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryUS TBF US 696.42 463.51 Inverse 
CSOP Hang Seng TECH Index Daily 2X Leveraged ProductHong Kong 7226 HK 305.95 444.68 Leveraged 
Direxion Daily FTSE China Bull 3x SharesUS YINN US 463.81 439.81 Leveraged 
Samsung KODEX Leverage ETF – AccSouth Korea 122630 KS 1,559.20 435.49 Leveraged 
Cathay US Treasury 20+ YR Inv 1X ETF – AccTaiwan 00689R TT 376.00 375.11 Inverse 
ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500US SPXU US 622.75 334.04 Leveraged Inverse 
ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Natural GasUS KOLD US 260.29309.62 Leveraged Inverse 
Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X SharesUS SPXL US 3,291.62 269.37 Leveraged 
Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bear 3x SharesUS TMV US 319.78 265.74  Leveraged Inverse 
Yuanta Daily US Treasury 20+ Year Bond Bear 1X ETF – AccTaiwan 00681R TT 433.83 248.97 Inverse 
MicroSectors FANG Innovation 3X Leveraged ETNUS BULZ US 308.08 248.26 Leveraged 
CSOP NASDAQ – 100 Index Daily -2x Inverse ProductHong Kong 7568 HK 237.02 245.13 Leveraged Inverse

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Published on December 29, 2021

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