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iBillionaire ETF makes debut on NYSE

Aug 1st, 2014 | By
iBillionaire ETF makes debut on NYSE

The iBillionaire ETF has gone live on the NYSE Arca in what is perhaps the most eagerly anticipated exchange-traded fund launch of the year so far. Launched in partnership with Direxion Investments, the Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF (IBLN) enables ordinary, everyday investors to invest alongside some of the United States’ best known billionaire investors. The ETF is linked to the iBillionaire Index, an index which tracks the top stock picks of Wall Street titans such as Warren Buffett, George Soros, Carl Icahn, John Paulson, Ray Dalio, David Tepper, Edward Lampert and David Einhorn.


Direxion rolls out new leveraged US equity and Treasury bond ETFs

Aug 1st, 2014 | By
Direxion launches two new currency-hedged leveraged ETFs

Direxion Investments, a leading provider of short and leveraged exchange-traded funds, has listed three new 2x leveraged ETFs on the NYSE Arca, offering exposure to the NYSE 7-10 Year Treasury Bond, S&P Mid Cap 400 and Russell 2000 indices. Brian Jacobs, President of Direxion Investments, said: “These three ETFs are part of our effort to build up our suite of 2x leveraged funds and provide as many options as possible for experienced traders to achieve risk-managed returns regardless of market conditions, or their preferred amount of leverage.”


Leveraged ETF providers rebut Fink criticism

May 30th, 2014 | By
BlackRock nears $6 trillion AUM milestone on back of iShares ETFs

Speaking at a conference earlier this week, Larry Fink, chief executive and chairman of BlackRock, the parent of iShares, argued that leveraged exchange-traded products represent “a structural problem that could blow up the whole industry one day”. He also asserted that iShares, the world’s largest provider of ETFs, “would never do a leveraged ETF”. His views, however, have not gone down well with all ETP industry participants, least of all with the providers of such products, which include major companies such as ProShares, Direxion and Boost ETP, a subsidiary of WisdomTree.


Direxion launches triple leveraged long and short gold ETFs

Apr 17th, 2014 | By
Investors withdraw from gold ETFs in June

Direxion, a provider of short and leveraged exchange-traded funds, has announced the launch of two ETFs offering triple leveraged long and short exposure to gold. Listed on the NYSE Arca, the Direxion Daily Gold Bull 3X Shares (GLDL) and Direxion Daily Gold Bear 3X Shares (GLDS) seek to deliver 300 percent of the daily performance or 300 percent of the inverse of the daily performance, respectively, of Comex Gold Futures traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.


Direxion unveils marketing campaign to promote 3x leveraged ETFs

Apr 8th, 2014 | By
Direxion unveils marketing campaign to promote 3x leveraged ETFs

Direxion, a US-based provider of short and leveraged ETFs, has begun a marketing campaign designed to raise the profile of its 3x leveraged products among experienced, active traders. Dan O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer of Direxion, said: “For tactical, active traders who wish to employ leverage to maximize their exposure to a specific index, our 3x products offer the boldest way to trade. This campaign is intended to continue our dialogue with active traders and raise awareness of the extensive lineup of bull and bear strategies Direxion offers.”


Direxion introduces triple leveraged long and short junior gold miners ETFs

Oct 10th, 2013 | By
Getting giddy for gold miners

Direxion, a leading provider of short and leveraged exchange-traded funds, has introduced two new products offering triple leveraged long and short exposure to a global portfolio of junior gold mining companies. Both products have been listed on the NYSE Arca and are linked to the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners Index.


Gold mining stocks react to revamped NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index

Sep 16th, 2013 | By
VanEck's Gold miners GDX celebrates 10-year anniversary

Gold mining stocks around the world have reacted to the unveiling of the revamped NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, underlying index to the giant Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX). With some $6.4 billion in assets under management, GDX is comfortably the world’s largest gold miner-focused exchange-traded fund (ETF) – the composition of its underlying index therefore matters to gold mining companies.


Popular semiconductor ETFs set for makeover following index shuffle

Sep 13th, 2013 | By
Popular semiconductor ETFs set for makeover following index shuffle

Some of the largest and most popular exchange-traded funds (ETFs) linked to the semiconductor industry are set for a makeover following a re-ranking of the index they track. Among the funds affected are the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX), the Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares ETF (SOXL) and the Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3x Shares ETF (SOXS).


Boost counters Fed criticism of leveraged and inverse ETFs

Aug 28th, 2013 | By
CI Global launches floating rate income ETF on TSX

Boost, an independent provider of exchange-traded products, has countered criticism of leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs) from the US Federal Reserve. In a statement, the London-based firm, which specialises in leveraged and inverse products, said there was need for “more clarity and reasoned debate around the conclusions” of a recent Fed report entitled: Are Leveraged and Inverse ETFs the New Portfolio Insurers?


Short and leveraged ETP assets up 10% to $48.5bn

May 21st, 2013 | By
Short and leveraged ETP assets up 10% to $48.5 billion

Global short and leveraged exchange-traded product (ETP) assets rose by $4.4bn in the first four months of 2013, to $48.5bn, according to data released by Boost ETP. The growth in assets is a reflection, in part, of the increased breadth and depth of products available, improved education and understanding, and a general move by investors towards more transparent, exchange-traded products.