Direxion Files For Direxion Daily Financial Bear 1X Shares ETF

Direxion has filed paperwork with the SEC for a “Direxion Daily Financial Bear 1X Shares.” The Direxion Daily Financial Bear 1X Shares will seek daily investment results, before fees and expenses, of 100% of the inverse (or opposite) of the performance of the Financial Select Sector Index (“Index”). They did not specify a trading symbol in the initial filing, although the filing does state that they intend to trade the fund on the NYSE Arca, Inc.

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Expense Waiver/Reimbursement: 0.65%

Principal Investment Strategies

The Fund, under normal circumstances, creates short positions by investing at least 80% of its net assets in: 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 that, in combination, provide exposure to the Index. The Fund invests the remainder of its assets in 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 Fund does not invest in equity securities.

The Index is provided by Standard & Poor’s (the “Index Provider”) and includes domestic companies from the following industries: diversified financial services; insurance; commercial banks; capital markets; real estate investment trusts (“REITs”); consumer finance; thrifts & mortgage finance; and real estate management & development. The Index is one of nine Select Sector Indexes developed and maintained in accordance with the following criteria: (1) each of the component securities in the Index is a constituent company of the S&P 500 Index; (2) each stock in the S&P 500 Index is allocated to one and only one of the Select Sector Indexes; and (3) the Index is calculated by the “Index Provider using a modified “market capitalization” methodology, which is a hybrid between equal weighting and conventional capitalization weighting with the weighting capped for the largest stocks included in the Index. This design ensures that each of the component stocks within a Select Sector Index is represented in a proportion consistent with its percentage with respect to the total market capitalization of such Select Sector Index. As of [                    ], the Index was comprised of 80 stocks. The Index has an average market capitalization of $[        ] and a median market capitalization of $[        ] as of [                    ].

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 by investing in a combination of financial instruments that, in combination, provide exposure to the underlying securities of the Index. 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 fallen 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 risen 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.

Because of daily rebalancing and the compounding of each day’s return over time, the return of the Fund for periods longer than a single day will be the result of each day’s returns compounded over the period, which will very likely differ from -100% of the return of the Index over the same period. The Fund will lose money if the Index performance is flat over time, and as a result of daily rebalancing, the Index’s volatility and the effects of compounding, it is even possible that the Fund will lose money over time while the Index’s performance decreases.

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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