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Leveraged ETFs: A Call for Coordination

|Includes: AMP, CSM, EDC, EDZ, FAS, FAZ, Morgan Stanley (MS), UBS

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Smith Barney is the latest firm to put the kibosh on leveraged ETFs. The sophistication of many nontraditional ETF strategies, like leveraged ETFs and futures-based commodity ETFs, takes away from the transparency that many investors expect from ETF investments. A coordinated effort on the part of the CFTC, FINRA and SEC would be beneficial for the ETF consumer in the long haul.