|Bid||0.00 x 3100|
|Ask||0.00 x 3100|
|Day's Range||43.49 - 44.08|
|52 Week Range||27.27 - 55.95|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||3.03|
|Expense Ratio (net)||1.00%|
This week, the S&P 500 reached a key bullish technical level, which could pave the way for gains in the Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) . SPXL rose 2 percent on Friday behind investor optimism that a trade deal with China could get done sooner than later as the S&P 500 gained 0.79 percent. Last week, the S&P 500 slid past its 200-day moving average for the first time since December 3.
Optimism is prevailing around U.S.-Sino trade, oil price and U.S. government shutdown. This should boost the following leveraged ETFs.
The S&P 500 is the benchmark U.S. equity gauges and one of the world's most widely used stock indexes. Around the world, trillions of dollars are benchmarked to the S&P 500.Here in the U.S., many of the largest index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are S&P 500 tracking funds. In the U.S., the world's largest ETF market, just four ETFs have over $100 billion in assets under management. Three of those funds are S&P 500 ETFs -- the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY), the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) and the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:VOO).The S&P 500 and related funds are alluring for investors because these products are typically cheap, efficient and accurately reflective of the U.S. equity market. For investors willing to take on more risk in search of potentially higher returns, several leveraged ETFs offer exposure to the S&P 500, too.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Months For risk-takers, here are some of the best leveraged ETFs tracking the S&P 500. Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X Shares (SPXL)Expense Ratio: 1.04%, or $104 annually per $10,000 investedThe Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X Shares (NYSEARCA:SPXL) is designed to deliver triple the daily returns of the S&P 500. So if the S&P 500 rises by 1% today, this leveraged ETF should rise by 3%. The operative word in the first sentence is "daily."Leveraged ETFs "seek daily goals and should not be expected to track the underlying index over periods longer than one day," according to Direxion.That is one point underscoring the risks of holding leveraged ETFs like SPXL for extended time frames. Another is the high fees associated with leveraged ETFs. There is little chance that, over the course of a year, SPXL will exactly mirror triple the performance of the S&P 500 and it is expensive for investors to learn that lesson as this leveraged ETF charges 1.04% per year.Think about that and then think about this: S&P 500 funds like IVV and VOO charge just 0.04% annually. ProShares Ultra S&P500 (SSO)Expense Ratio: 0.90%For traders that want to be involved with a leveraged ETF but want to decrease that juice, the ProShares Ultra S&P500 (NYSEARCA:SSO) is a fund to consider. Whereas the aforementioned SPXL looks to deliver triple the daily returns of the S&P 500, SSO attempts to deliver double the index's daily percentage performance.What that means is when the S&P 500 rises by 1% on a particular day, SSO should climb by 2%. While SSO offers reduced leveraged relative to a triple-leveraged ETF, it carries the same risks. * 10 Monster Growth Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond "Due to the compounding of daily returns, ProShares' returns over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the target return for the same period. These effects may be more pronounced in funds with larger or inverse multiples and in funds with volatile benchmarks," according to ProShares. ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (SDS)Expense Ratio: 0.90%Not all leveraged ETFs are bullish. Many are inverse and geared. The ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (NYSEARCA:SDS) is one of the largest such funds. Actually, SDS is one of the largest leveraged ETFs of any stripe.This is how this leveraged ETFs works. If the S&P 500 falls by 1% on a particular day, SDS should rise by 2%. Remember that this is a leveraged ETF and that the same risks that are relevant to bullish leveraged funds are applicable to SDS as well. Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1X Shares (SPDN)Expense Ratio: 0.56%Not all inverse funds are leveraged ETFs. Some are just inverse, but inverse funds are often lumped in with leveraged ETFs, so the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1X Shares (NYSEARCA:SPDN) is worth highlighting here.SPDN is a good idea for the investor looking for downside protection without having to engage with a leveraged ETF. The Direxion fund's aim is similar: to deliver the same daily downside percentage of the S&P 500 when that index declines. As a non-leveraged ETF, SPDN can be held for long-time frames than leveraged equivalents and it is cheaper to do so as highlighted by SPDN's expense ratio. Over the near-term, SPDN is worth monitoring. * 7 Breakout Stocks In Early 2019 "Both the index and the bear fund are again approaching a cross at their 2018 starting prices," said Direxion in a recent note. "Bear in mind that CBOE's volatility index is still about where it was through October and November, 2018, which coincided with some of the market's biggest down days of the year. As in previous months with heightened volatility, it might not be entirely odd to see similar dramatic volatility in the months to come, as buyers and sellers fight it out as to whether to dig further out of the 2018 hole."As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Fundamentally Sound Dividend Stocks to Buy * 5 Reasons Reeling FAANG Stocks Won't Deliver Big Returns * 3 Reasons Canopy Growth Could Burn You Compare Brokers The post The 4 Best Leveraged ETFs to Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the 35-day federal government shutdown cost the economy $11 billion as a mix of lost output from federal workers, delayed government spending and reduced demand. The CBO estimated that an additional $8 billion, or 0.2 percent was lost during the first quarter of 2019. "Among those who experienced the largest and most direct negative effects are federal workers who faced delayed compensation and private-sector entities that lost business," the report said.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday that a deal was reached with congressional leaders to reopen the government temporarily, ending a shutdown that was in its 35th day. At a White House press conference, Trump said he hopes to sign the latest measure that includes restarting government operations through Feb. 15. Trump previously pledged not to sign spending legislation unless it included a $5.7 billion proposal for a border wall.
In the meantime, Treasury yields rose, putting downward pressure on government bond prices on Friday. The Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) rose 10 percent on the strength of the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining over 700 points, while the Direxion Daily 20+ Yr Trsy Bull 3X ETF (TMF) fell 3 percent. A flight to the safe-haven confines of Treasury debt has been a persistent trend the last few months, but the positive jobs growth data and Powell's comments provided the boost for stocks.
As the S&P 500 fell 1.58 percent, SPXS fed off the declines with a 4.81 percent gain on Thursday. The markets were set adrift in a sea of red following Wednesday's announcement by the Federal Reserve that it will raise interest rates by another 25 basis points. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sent dovish signals with the prospect of only two rate hikes rather than three, but the capital markets apparently didn't see enough doves.
S&P 500 bear traders are feeling optimistic about the pessimism retail investors are exhibiting, which makes a prime play for the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X ETF (SPXS) . According to a survey by the American Association of Individual Investors, close to half feel the S&P 500 will be in negative territory in six months. The 48.9 percent who see the S&P 500 in the red in six months' time registers the highest reading since April 2013.
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Trade war fears seeped back into the markets as investor optimism surrounding the tariff war ceasefire between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping faded, causing the S&P 500 to dip below its 200-day moving average while the "death cross," a technical chart pattern term that could signal a major sell-off, looms. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 700 points on Tuesday while the S&P 500 followed its lead, declining over 2%. As the S&P 500 crossed below its 200-day moving average, the 50-day moving average was in its sight, signaling a possible "death cross"--when a short-term moving average falls below the long-term moving average--a forecast that more pain could be ahead for U.S. equities.
Next week is shortened trading week due to the arrival of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 22. The Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) and the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 2X ETF (SPUU) could play roles in playing those opportunities. SPXL attempts to deliver triple the daily returns of the S&P 500 while SPUU looks to deliver double the daily returns of that index.
With the U.S. capital markets moving in anticipation of the 2018 midterm elections on November 6, a post-election rally could be imminent given recent historical data, which could benefit the Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) and the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 2X ETF (SPUU) . Things weren’t much better for the S&P 500, which followed the Nasdaq into correction territory and fell by 7% in October–its worst month since September 2011. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,300 points or 5%, which hasn’t happened since January 2016. Investors were rocked by copious amounts of volatility after a decade-long bull run that has seen the growth fueled by FANG (Facebook, Amazon Netflix, Google) stocks dwindle as the technology sector fell into correction territory.
Could These Sectors Be an Opportunity into the Fall? As summer winds down, what sectors (other than technology) are interesting? As of August 14, the S&P 500 is up almost 6% year-to-date with the tech-heavy NASDAQ up almost 14%, and the NYSE FANG Index is still up 27% on the year.
As the U.S. bull market becomes the longest on record since World War II by avoiding 20% or more decline, investors are now more confident on the health of the American economy. Leveraged funds provide multiple exposure (i.e 2x or 3x) to the daily performance of the underlying index by employing various investment strategies such as swaps, futures contracts and other derivative instruments.
After months of a volatile ride, the U.S. stock market is back on track with the S&P 500 extending its consecutive five-week rally. This is primarily thanks to a strong second-quarter earnings season and bouts of upbeat data that fueled optimism in the U.S. economy and offset the concerns over global trade. Per Factset, the S&P 500 earnings beat is on pace to be the highest beat rate since it began tracking the metric in 2008.