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ETF News And Commentary

Leveraged ETFs although risky can post impressive returns in any market condition. They can allow an investor to take a leveraged position in many types of assets and sectors, without putting down a lot of capital.

The following table lists the Top 3 Leveraged ETFs year to date.

Exchange Traded Fund Ticker YTD Performance
ProShares Ultra Silver AGQ 34.18%
Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3X DRN 31.73%
Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3X ERX 28.90%

Proshares Ultra Silver (AGQ - ETF report)seeks to provide 2X or 200% of the performance of Silver Bullion. This ETF has an Expense Ratio of 0.95% vs the Category Average of 0.85%.  This ETF was incepted on December 1 2008.

Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x (DRN) tracks 3X or 300% of the price performance of the MSCI US REIT Index.  This ETF sports an 0.95% expense ratio equal to its category average.  Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3X currently has $128 million in assets under management.

Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3X (ERX - ETF report) seeks to replicate 3X or 300% of  the price performance of the Russell 1000 Energy Index. This ETF has a 0.95% expense ratio equal to its category average. This ETFs top holdings are Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Conoco Phillips.

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