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Direxion launches triple leveraged Euro Stoxx 50 ETF

Jul 13th, 2017 | By
Sylvia Jablonski, CEO of Defiance ETFs.

Direxion has launched the Direxion Daily Euro Stoxx 50 Bull 3X Shares (EUXL) which provides 300% of the daily performance of the Euro Stoxx 50 Index. Sylvia Jablonski, managing director at Direxion, said: “As political risks dissipate following the results of the French elections, the eurozone economy strengthens and prospects for earnings improve, this ETF may offer active traders exposure to a highly reputable index tracking 50 of the largest and most liquid blue-chip European stocks.”

Quadruple leveraged ETFs to hit US shores

May 5th, 2017 | By
Quadruple leveraged ETFs to hit US shores

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a request to list quadruple-leveraged exchange-traded funds in the US.

Direxion rolls out five triple leveraged ETFs

May 4th, 2017 | By
Sylvia Jablonski, CEO of Defiance ETFs.

Inverse & leveraged exchange-traded fund provider Direxion has rolled out five leveraged ETFs, providing triple long exposure to various sector plays as well as Mexico’s broad equity market performance. Sylvia Jablonski, managing director at Direxion, commented: “With the new administration in Washington comes new policies that have the potential to affect the capital markets landscape. We aim to provide traders with ways to capitalize on opportunities created by those new policies.”

Direxion lifts creation ban on leveraged junior gold miners ETF

Apr 24th, 2017 | By
Helveteq launches socially responsible gold ETP on SIX

Direxion has lifted the temporary suspension on creation units for the Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares ETF (NYSE: JNUG) that had been in place since 13 April.

Direxion launches quantitative, rules-based commodity ETF

Mar 31st, 2017 | By
ETF Securities rolls out new Bloomberg commodity ETFs

Direxion has launched the Direxion Auspice Broad Commodity Strategy ETF (NYSE: COM) which seeks to provide total return that exceeds that of the Auspice Broad Commodity Index over a complete market cycle. The index utilizes a rules-based process to capture trends in 12 diversified commodity markets using a quantitative methodology. Positions in each of the 12 commodities can be either long or flat, based on risk reduction where the allocation of individual components is reduced if volatility exceeds certain predetermined risk levels.

Direxion adds two US sector ETFs to inverse product suite

Jan 4th, 2017 | By
EQM and XOUT unveil US equity index that exes out potentially vulnerable stocks

Direxion has launched the Direxion Daily Consumer Staples Bear 1X Shares (NYSE: SPLZ) and the Direxion Daily Utilities Bear 1X Shares (NYSE: UTLZ), providing single inverse exposure to the performance of US firms operating in the consumer staples and utilities sectors respectively. The firm is building out its suite of inverse US sector ETFs having previously launched funds targeting companies within the energy, technology and financial sectors.

FCA crackdown to boost demand for leveraged ETFs

Dec 19th, 2016 | By
FTSE 100 ETFs rally as index passes 7,500

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced its intention to crackdown on firms selling contracts for difference (CFDs), highly speculative financial products with margin requirements as low as 2%. The proposal for stricter rules for firms offering CFDs saw the share price of firms offering these products plunge, in one case as much as 40%. The tougher regulation may provide a boon for the leveraged ETF market however as the funds are considered a less aggressive alternative to CFDs.

US ETF providers generate $6bn in annual revenue

Oct 19th, 2016 | By
High yield ETFs attracting significant inflows

The ETF industry has a revenue-generating potential of around $6bn per year in the US alone, according to data from FactSet Research Systems. The figure, approximated by summing the “annual revenue potential” of each US-listed ETF, is mainly derived from low-cost, “plain vanilla” ETFs which generate roughly $3.8bn in revenue. More exotic and specialised products, although making up just 28% of US ETF assets, generate a healthy $2.2bn in revenue due to their ability to command higher fees.

Short European financials with Direxion’s latest inverse ETF

Aug 15th, 2016 | By
Sylvia Jablonski, CEO of Defiance ETFs.

Inverse and leveraged exchange-traded fund provider Direxion has launched a new US-listed ETF – the Direxion Daily European Financials Bear 1X Shares (NYSE Arca: EUFS), allowing investors to gain bearish exposure to the equities of European financial firms. The European financial sector has been hard hit thus far this year as low growth, negative interest rates and stock market volatility have weighed heavily on share prices. Sylvia Jablonski, Managing Director at Direxion, commented: “We think EUFS is coming to market at the right time as European banks face the challenges of troubling stress tests, risks associated with contagion, and the aftermath of Brexit.”

Direxion adds inverse gold and leveraged equities ETFs to product line-up

Aug 2nd, 2016 | By
Sylvia Jablonski, CEO of Defiance ETFs.

Inverse and leveraged exchange-traded fund provider Direxion has launched two new ETFs offering 2x leveraged exposure to European financials and single inverse exposure to gold miners. The Direxion Daily European Financials Bull 2X Shares (NYSE Arca: EUFL) seeks to achieve 200% of the daily performance of the MSCI Europe Financials Index, while the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 1X Shares (NYSE Arca: MELT) seeks to achieve 100% of the inverse of the daily performance of the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index. Sylvia Jablonski, Managing Director at Direxion. “The launch of the European Financials leveraged ETF is timely, as market reaction to the EU situation presents the chance for bullish traders to magnify their short-term perspective. Our new Gold Miners bear ETF will complement the existing suite of ETFs tracking that space, to give traders another option for taking advantage of short-term opportunities.”