Direxion To Begin Trading The Direxion Daily Agribusiness Bull 3x Shares ETF (COWL) Wednesday May 25th
Direxion will begin trading its new “Direxion Daily Agribusiness Bull 3x Shares ETF” (NYSE:COWL) Wednesday, May 25, 2011. The Fund seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, of 300% of the price performance of the DAX Global Agribusiness Index (“Index”).
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Expense Waiver/Reimbursement: 0.95%
Principal Investment Strategies
The Fund, under normal circumstances, creates long positions by investing at least 80% of its net assets in the equity securities that comprise the Index and/or financial instruments that provide leveraged and unleveraged exposure to the Index. These financial instruments include: futures contracts; options on securities, indices and futures contracts; equity caps, collars and floors; swap agreements; forward contracts; short positions; reverse repurchase agreements; exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”); and other financial instruments. On a day-to-day basis, the Fund also holds short-term debt instruments that have terms-to-maturity of less than 397 days and exhibit high quality credit profiles, including U.S. government securities and repurchase agreements.
The Index is comprised of companies that generate more than 50% of their revenues with agribusiness. The largest agribusiness companies in the world are chosen without considering their country of origin. Companies may be chosen from any continent and from economies classified as either developed or emerging. Firms in the Index are involved in the production of agricultural products such as grains, corn, corn starch, soybeans, cotton, sugar, coffee, cocoa, flour, vegetable oil, rubber, fruits, juice, crop seeds, spices, edible nuts, ethanol, biodiesel, or livestock. Firms may be involved in any phase of these operations including logistics, production of equipment or chemicals, or the processing and production of end products. Selection is based on market capitalization as well as average daily trading and turnover volume. Screening these characteristics to high standards and rebalancing them quarterly creates a broad portfolio index concept that is easily replicable based on the underlying securities. As of February 2, 2011, the companies included in the Index have an average market capitalization of $10.14 billion and a median market capitalization of $4.22 billion.
The Fund may gain exposure to only a representative sample of the securities in the Index that have aggregate characteristics similar to those of the Index. The Fund gains this exposure either by directly investing in the underlying securities of the Index or by investing in derivatives that provide exposure to those securities. The Fund seeks to remain fully invested at all times consistent with its stated goal. At the close of the markets each trading day, Rafferty positions the Fund’s portfolio so that its exposure to the Index is consistent with the Fund’s investment objective. The impact of the Index’s movements during the day will affect whether the Fund’s portfolio needs to be re-positioned. For example, if the Index has risen on a given day, net assets of the Fund should rise, meaning that the Fund’s exposure will need to be increased. Conversely, if the Index has fallen on a given day, net assets of the Fund should fall, meaning the Fund’s exposure will need to be reduced. This re-positioning strategy typically results in high portfolio turnover. Additionally, because a significant portion of the assets of the Fund may come from investors using “asset allocation” and “market timing” investment strategies, the Fund may further need to engage in frequent trading. The Fund will concentrate its investment in a particular industry or group of industries to approximately the same extent as the Index is so concentrated.
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