Rydex Inverse S&P 500 Strategy
Objective And StrategyObjective
Investment returns that inversely correlate to the daily performance of the S&P 500 Index. The fund does not seek to achieve its investment objective over a period of time greater than one day.
Aims for a close inverse correlation with the S&P 500, so that if the index should decrease by 5% on a particular day, the Fund would gain 5%. The Fund will not own the securities included in the underlying index. Instead, the Fund invests to a significant extent in futures contracts and options on securities, futures contracts, and stock indices. Typically maintains a significant portion of assets in U.S. Treasury securities as cover for the investment techniques it employs.
Tax Inefficient Fund
* This portfolio is non-diversified, with the potential to invest a greater portion of its assets in a limited number of companies. Consequently, this portfolio may have more risk as changes in the value of a single security may have a more significant effect on the portfolio's net asset value.
* This portfolio can leverage or use leveraged instruments or derivatives. Portfolios that use leverage, that is, borrow money, are subject to the risk that the cost of borrowing money to leverage will exceed the returns for the securities purchased or that the securities purchased may actually go down in value. Thus the portfolio's net asset value can decrease more quickly than if the portfolio had not borrowed. Portfolios that use leveraged instruments or derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, may expose the portfolio to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the securities underlying those derivatives. The more a portfolio invests in leveraged instruments, the more the leverage will magnify any gains or losses on those investments.
* This portfolio is subject to the risks of short selling (selling securities that the portfolio does not own). The Fund may be required to pay a premium to sell a security short. There is no guarantee that the price of a shorted stock will fall, or that the portfolio will produce positive returns. It is possible for the portfolio to lose money on shorted stocks.
* This portfolio is subject to tracking error risk such that the Advisor may not be able to cause the portfolio's performance to match or exceed that of its benchmark, either on a daily or an aggregate basis. Tracking error may cause the portfolio's performance to be less than you expect.
* Certain portfolios are subject to active trading risk. (Some may derive a significant portion of their assets from investors who take part in certain strategic and tactical asset allocation programs). The frequent exchange of shares of the portfolio may cause the portfolio to experience high turnover. High portfolio turnover may result in the portfolio having to pay higher transaction costs and may negatively impact the portfolio manager's ability to achieve the investment objective of the portfolio.