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Guggenheim Exits Leveraged and Inverse ETF Biz

GuggenheimRon Rowland: Guggenheim recently announced the closure of nine ETFs.  The last day of trading will be this Friday, March 15.  Liquidation values will be determined on March 21 and will reflect expenses encountered in the closing of the ETFs.  It is therefore imperative that shareholders
NYSE:ABCS March 12, 2013 12:06pm

Guggenheim Investments to Close Nine Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in March

going-out-of-businessGuggenheim Investments, the investment management division of Guggenheim Partners, today announced that it will liquidate nine exchange traded funds (ETFs) in order to focus resources on products that have demonstrated the
NYSE:ABCS February 20, 2013 2:35pm

BlackRock Will Join The S&P 500 index, And Replace Genzyme Tonight

After the close of trading on Friday BlackRock Inc (NYSE:BLK). will replace Genzyme Corp (NASDAQ:GENZ). in the S&P 500 index (SNP:^GSPC). S&P is making the change because biotech company Genzyme announced last month that it would be taken private for $20.1 billion by
NYSE:IVE April 1, 2011 3:49pm

Falling Behind: The Price Of Not Using Leverage

leverageIf you're not using a leveraged or inverse fund these days, your chances of owning a top-performing ETF is greatly reduced. On the other hand, if you do own a leveraged or inverse ETF, that doesn't guarantee a winning hand. In fact, it might ensure just the opposite. With leverage, if your ETFs haven't made any of the "best" lists lately, chances are you're going to wind up a big-time loser. In the world of highly charged ETFs that provide 200% or even 300% leverage of their underlying indexes, few performance numbers fall in between the cracks. It's an all-or-nothing game. For example, if you'd bought the Rydex Inverse 2x S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: RSW) one year ago today, you would've gained more than 40% by now. If you'd bought the ProShares Ultra S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SSO) in that same period, you would've lost 60%-plus. The only real pattern showing up since the onslaught of leveraged and inverse ETFs on the market is that leaders will more likely than not come from one of those two categories. Whether it's one or the other is dependent, of course, on the particular cycle at the time. So how can you hope to own a real ETF winner without juicing up your portfolio these days? It's easier than you think. And best of all, you really don't need 2x or 3x ability to be a top performer. In fact, it's probably counterproductive for most long-term investors to own a leveraged ETF. Full Story:
NYSE:RSW April 21, 2009 11:06am

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