Worst Investments of 2012

December 28, 2012

instability.jpgBelow is a list of the worst investments in 2012 according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

Worst Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)

ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (-79%).

As we've repeatedly stated in this blog, leveraged and inverse ETFs are unsuitable investment vehicles for most individual investors. [Read more.]


Worst Equity Mutual Fund
Federated Prudent Bear Fund (-17%)

Worst Initial Public Offering
Facebook (-30%)

Worst U.S. Large-Cap Stock
Hewlett Packard (-43%)