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David Fry writes a subscription newsletter focused on technical analysis of exchange-traded funds, called ETF Digest (www.etfdigest.com). Dave founded the ETF Digest in 2001 and was among the very first to see the need for a publication that provided individual investors with information and... More
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  • TOP 10 LEVERAGED LONG / SHORT MAJOR MARKET ETFs 0 comments
    Mar 1, 2012 3:10 PM | about stocks: SSO, SDS, UPRO, SPXU, SPXL, SPXS, DDM, DXD, UDOW, SDOW, MVV, MZZ, UWM, TWM, TNA, TZA, QID, QLD, TECS, TECL

    Leveraged issues have been the subject of great controversy. Some believe (mistakenly in our opinion) that short leveraged products, particularly were in some ways responsible for enhancing stock market declines during the 2008 bear market. These views are mistaken since there were many other products (options and futures) that allowed investors to short major market indices. More significantly are tracking inefficiencies occasioned by both high periods of volatility and compounding problems which can mislead investors in believing these issues don't do their job. We've written about these issues previously as noted in this article.

    One thing remains clear when dealing with leveraged issues of all types-they must be traded. Investors wishing to participate in these issues must understand the higher risks associated with these including tracking issues cited above. Investors must be sophisticated and experienced in dealing strategies and products that inherently possess higher risks. We have found that successfully dealing in these requires a technically-based approach.

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    Themes: Leveraged ETFs Stocks: SSO, SDS, UPRO, SPXU, SPXL, SPXS, DDM, DXD, UDOW, SDOW, MVV, MZZ, UWM, TWM, TNA, TZA, QID, QLD, TECS, TECL
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