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A **leveraged ETF** is an ETF which seeks to deliver some multiple (frequently 2x) the **daily** performance of a benchmark index. However, over multiple days it will **not** return 2x the index. **You should not buy and hold a leveraged ETF for any more than a couple of days at a time.**

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How can an EU citizen best hedge NASDAQ?

Background: I have a NASDAQ-heavy portfolio, and wanted to use the SQQQ ETF (Short leveraged Nasdaq-100 ETF) as a way to hedge on days when I expect the whole index to go down (one sub-question here ...
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What prevents leveraged ETFs from exceeding their underlying value in times of high demand?

For example, today SPY decreased -3.17% and therefore the 3x Bear SPY ETF, SPXS, increased 9.85% - roughly equivalent to 300% inverse (310%). What if you somehow foresaw the decrease early in the ...
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Do the holders of an inverse ETF bear “unlimited” risk

We all know these two things: Inverse ETFs bet against a pool of stocks. This might include short selling the stocks and buying puts. Short selling has a limited upside but an unlimited downside. In ...
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NAV Deviations in 2x ETFs

The funds in question are YCL/YCS. I was looking at the price fluctuations in these funds and noticed they are not priced accurately on an intraday basis. There is decent enough liquidity in these ...
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Loss on US leveraged ETF; Don't live in US anymore

I made an investing mistake many (eight?) years ago. Specifically, I invested a very large sum of money in a certain triple leveraged ETF (the asset has not yet been sold, but the value has decreased ...
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Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull and Bear 3x Shares (SPXL) [duplicate]

If we consider the 88-year average return of the S&P 500 of 11.42% (not adjusted for inflation) then SPXL sounds intriguing as a long-term investment. However, despite having read their ...
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Problems with this strategy to “increase” IRA contribution maximum?

Strategy is outlined here: Using Leveraged ETFs To Game The Roth IRA Maximum Essentially, you keep 1/3 of your portfolio in a 3x leveraged ETF and 2/3 in cash. The author claims this combination (...
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Why are daily rebalanced inverse/leveraged ETFs bad for long term investing?

I was reading this article about S&P 500 short ETFs: https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/176217/4-ways-to-short-the-sampp-500-with-etfs and I was confused when it said: "investors should note that ...
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VIX and XIV moved in same direction?

Both VIX (S&P 500 volatility index) and XIV (the inverse) decreased price today. Aren't they supposed to have the exact opposite percentage gain/loss intra-day?
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How do leveraged ETFs (index tracking) set intraday pricing?

I'm curious specifically about the pricing mechanism of leveraged ETFs, and specifically 3x - let's take SPXL as an example (3x S&P500 bull etf). I know that this fund is designed to track the S&...
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Do index tracker funds (ETFs) typically pay dividends?

When you invest in a fund, such as a FTSE 100 tracker, do you get the benefit of dividends? I understand the FTSE 100 index does not include dividends. Of course, if you held the share basket yourself,...
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How do currency ETFs track the spot prices? And which amount one has to invest for full hedge?

I've got a couple of doubts about how currency ETFs work. How do they track the spot price? For example, I was checking the FX pair GBPUSD, I've seen: Spot price GBPUSD: $1.5382 ETF long GBP short ...
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Understanding downside of triple-leveraged ETF

What happens to the price of the triple-leveraged ETF if the S&P 500 loses more than one-third of its value (i.e., the return is below -33 1/3%)? Does it mean the value is equal to zero?
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Why are there no exchange traded options on 3x leveraged ETNs

Since these would help me manage risk in my personal financial portfolio, why are there no exchange traded options on 3x leveraged ETNs? Is there a prohibition that the SEC is perpetuating? Is there ...
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Why an ETF mirrors the underlying index on a day to day basis but not on a long term basis

Some ETFS like NUGT,DUST say that they replicate the performance of the underlying index on a daily basis. My first question is, do all ETFS do this, or only some? Also, why does it say that "not ...
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What Russell 2000 price action would move TZA on the upside back to its 6000 level?

Is it possible to see TZA at 6,000 ever again? What kind of decline in the Russell 2000 would it take? Since TZA was originally at 6000 and now at 15, is it possible, with a huge future downturn in ...
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Geared ETFs - Do they offer more than 3x leverage?

I'm very interested in geared ETFs. It appears that the highest available gear ratio is 3x the underlying security (or index). Is this due to regulation, mathematics, or market demand?
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What is the daily rebalanced leverage ratio that is ideal for the S&P 500 based on past performance?

This question assumes an investor with a very low risk-aversion coefficient. The risk-aversion coefficient is basically the 2nd-derivative of an investor's utility function as a function of money. An ...
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Can you beat the market by investing in double long ETFs? [duplicate]

Certain ETFs double the daily rate of return of certain indices. Can you use such ETFs to beat the market (not on a risk-adjusted basis, just in terms of pure returns)? I have read that When ...
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Investing in a leveraged index ETF for retirement. Risky?

I'm 23, and in addition to my 401k at work, I have a few thousand saved in an IRA. Right now I have it sitting in Treasurys earning around 3%. Over the past 50 years the S&P has averaged around ...