SPXU Total Return (19 insightful charts)



This page includes 19 unique total return charts for ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU).

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To provide a sense of the near-term trend, the following chart illustrates the daily total return for ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) over the past year.

SPXU 1-year total return chart


For a longer-term perspective, the following chart presents total return performance since 2000 (or since inception) for ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU).

SPXU total return chart


It’s been said that investors should not fight the Fed. To that end, the following chart presents the daily total return performance for ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) (blue line) as well as the S&P 500 (gray line) from the last close before the Federal Reserve began increasing the benchmark fed funds rate (March 15, 2022) to today.

SPXU Event C total return chart


War can certainly impact people’s lives, the global order, and a fund’s performance. The following chart presents the daily total return performance for ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) (blue line) as well as the S&P 500 (gray line) from the last close before Russia fully invaded Ukraine (February 24, 2022) to today.

SPXU Event A total return chart


The S&P 500 peaked (and entered a bear market) on January 3, 2022. So how has ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) (blue line) and the S&P 500 (gray line) performed from that significant S&P 500 peak? The following post-S&P 500 peak chart answers that question.

SPXU Event 4 total return chart


So how has ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) (blue line) and the S&P 500 (gray line) performed from the day before inflation picked up on Febuary 10, 2021 until today? The following post-inflation total return chart illustrates the answer.

SPXU Event 2 total return chart


The following chart presents the year-to-date total return performance of ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) relative to six major asset types.

SPXU vs assets total return chart


The following chart presents the year-to-date total return performance of ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) relative to six major U.S. stock market indexes.

SPXU vs US stock market indexes chart


The following chart presents the year-to-date total return performance of ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) relative to stocks of six major countries plus emerging markets.

SPXU vs major countries chart


So how much has ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) declined from its peak? When the blue line is at 0%, the ETF is (or was) at its peak. Otherwise, it is (or was) below its peak by the amount indicated on the y-axis. Like all other charts on this page, this chart uses total return data.

SPXU total return drawdown chart


The toal return chart below illustrates the performance of ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) (blue line) and S&P 500 (gray line) during the Covid bear market.

SPXU covid bear market total return chart


The total return chart below illustrates the performance of ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) (blue line) and S&P 500 (gray line) during the financial crisis bear market.

SPXU financial crisis bear market total return chart



The total return chart below presents the relative strength of ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) as compared to the benchmark S&P 500. When the blue line in the chart is trending up, the ETF is outperforming the S&P 500 and when it is moving down it is underperforming.

SPXU relative strength total return chart


The following total return chart illustrates the relative strength of ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) as compared to the popular/tech-laden Nasdaq 100. When the blue line in the chart is moving up, the ETF is outperforming the Nasdaq 100 and when it is trending down — underperforming.

SPXU relative strength vs nasdaq 100 total return chart


The total return chart below presents the relative strength of ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) as compared to the Russell 2000 (i.e., small-cap stock index). When the blue line in the chart is working its way higher, the ETF is outperforming the Russell 2000 and when it is headed lower it is underperforming.

SPXU relative strength vs russell 2000 total return chart


The following total return chart illustrates the inflation-adjusted performance for ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU). The U.S. dollar tends to lose purchasing power over time. The following chart adjusts for the ever shrinking dollar so you can see what real total return gains the ETF is actually providing.

SPXU inflation-adjusted total return chart


So how is ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) performing when priced in that other world currency — gold? The following gold-adjusted chart answers that question.

SPXU vs gold total return chart


The following total return chart presents the average year performance for ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU). There is a season for all things. Well, at least some things.

SPXU average year total return chart


The total return chart below provides a slightly differnet perspective to seasonality. It illustrates the average year for ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 -3x ETF (SPXU) divided by the S&P 500. When the blue line is trending higher, the ETF has outperformed the S&P 500 on average during that part of the year. When the blue line is moving lower, the ETF has underperformed the S&P 500 — on average.

SPXU relative strength average year total return chart