Make America Great Again with These Inverse ETFs

Investors must prepare for the ultimate downfall of Donald Trump

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted December 24, 2018

From the beaches of Cabo San Lucas, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the world that he had called the chief executive officers of the nation’s six largest banks to ensure they have no liquidity issues.

Many were quick to criticize Mnuchin for making the announcement while on vacation in Cabo. Apparently bad judgement calls are made worse when they’re made by privileged bureaucrats enjoying a little rest and relaxation south of the border.

I’m not sure why it matters where he made the announcement. He could’ve made the announcement from the Oval Office, and it wouldn’t have changed the fact that this was not done in the spirit of transparency, but rather in an effort to abide by the strategic whims and tantrums of the president of the United States.

Mnuchin doesn’t do a damn thing without getting approval from his boss. And if you don’t think the timing of the tweet as incredibly suspicious, given Trump’s attempted pissing contest with Fed Chair Jerome Powell and the mass exodus of his most high-ranking advisors, then you’re not paying attention.

I don’t care if you support the president or not, this administration is fucked.

Whether its the Russian investigation, the campaign finance charges, or a smoking gun that we don’t even know about yet, Donald Trump has a long history of shady dealings, and something’s going to catch up to him.

Understand, I don’t say this to attack the president. It’s merely an observation of truth that investors must come to terms with. You could be the biggest Trump supporter on the planet, proudly wearing your red MAGA hat to the polls, but if you use partisan loyalty instead of common sense to dictate your investment decisions, you’re going to lose a lot of money.

I’m not saying that we’re going to get thrown into a 2008-sized recession again, but if you haven’t already, now would be good time to start hoarding cash and maybe even get yourself some inverse ETFs as a hedge against the meltdown that is now underway.

Here are four to consider …

  • ProShares Long Online/Short Stores (NYSE: CLIX)
  • ProShares Short S&P500 (NYSE: SH)
  • ProShares Short Dow 30 ETF (NYSE: DOG)
  • ProShares Short QQQ ETF (NYSE PSQ)

Also worth noting …

Gold is no longer the safe haven that it once was.

If the proverbial poop hits the fan, gold ain’t going to save you.

Bitcoin is not a safe haven either, despite the insistence upon overzealous millennials and turd hustlers that it’s the future. The future of what? I have no idea.

Don’t panic.

Bear markets follow bull markets, and bull markets follow bear markets. Remember, even after the 2007 / 2008 recession, a bull market followed. If you spend your days in front of your computer, obsessing over every single stock, every single second, trying to determine how to play the minute-by-minute action on Wall Street - which is mostly controlled by soulless widgets and algorithms, you’ll go insane. And mental health practitioners aren’t cheap. Especially during bear markets.