Direxion Shares Adds Four 3x Leveraged ETFs to Provide More Exposure to Key Emerging Markets

direxion1(Marketwire) – Direxion, a pioneer in providing alternative investment strategies to sophisticated investors, is pleased to announce the addition of four new Direxion Shares Daily 3x ETFs to its existing lineup of multi-directional, leveraged funds. The new ETFs are leveraged Bull and Bear index funds that seek 300% of the daily performance, or 300% of the inverse of the daily performance (before fees and expenses), of the BNY China Select ADR Index(SM) and S&P Latin America 40 Index.

These new funds, and all Direxion Shares ETFs are intended for use only by sophisticated investors who understand the risks associated with seeking daily leveraged investment results and plan to actively monitor and manage their positions in the funds. There is no guarantee that the funds will achieve their objective.

“The emerging markets sector is increasingly tradeable in today’s evolving global investment landscape,” stated Dan O’Neill, Direxion Shares’ President. “As a provider of innovative tools for sophisticated, institutional style investment strategies, we believe this is an incredibly opportune time to introduce new ETFs that offer leveraged exposure to China and Latin America on both the long and short side. Our Latin America mutual fund has been our largest mutual fund for some time, and our Daily Emerging Markets 3x ETFs have experienced heavier average volume recently. Tremendous trading opportunities appear to be underway in this space.”

Many sophisticated advisors and institutional investors are using Direxion 3x ETFs to hedge positions in their current portfolios, while others are using the Funds to seek to take advantage of the volatility found in today’s markets. The Direxion Shares ETFs represent the highest amount of leverage currently available in the ETF space.

The BNY China Select ADR Index(SM) tracks select Depositary Receipts of China-based companies traded on The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NYSE Amex and NASDAQ. The S&P Latin America 40 Index measures the performance of large, blue chip companies from the Latin American markets. “We are excited to continue expanding our unique line-up of innovative leveraged ETFs,” continued O’Neill. “By moving more into country- and region-specific sectors with our China and Latin America funds, Direxion is taking another step toward providing sophisticated short-term traders leveraged exposure to the various markets in which they have high levels of interest.”

The four new Direxion ETFs are:

Fund Name Symbol Benchmark Leverage
————————— —— ————————— ———–
Bull Funds
————————— —— ————————— ———–
Direxion Daily China Bull BNY China Select ADR
3X Shrs (CZM) Index(SM) 300%
————————— —— ————————— ———–
Direxion Daily Latin
America 3x Bull Shrs (LBJ) S&P Latin America 40 Index 300%
————————— —— ————————— ———–
Bear Funds
————————— —— ————————— ———–
Direxion Daily China Bear BNY China Select ADR
3x Shrs (CZI) Index(SM) -300%
————————— —— ————————— ———–
Direxion Daily Latin
America 3x Bear Shrs (LHB) S&P Latin America 40 Index -300%
————————— —— ————————— ———–
By providing both a Bull and a Bear fund to track each of the indexes, Direxion gives seasoned investors the ability to seek competitive returns in rising and falling markets across a wide spectrum of diversified assets.

To request more information on Direxion Shares 3x ETFs, or to speak to a member of the Direxion team, please contact Katrine Winther-Olesen at (973) 400-1341 or [email protected]

About Direxion

Direxion Funds and Direxion Shares, managed by Rafferty Asset Management, LLC, offer leveraged index funds, ETFs and alternative-class fund products for investment advisors and sophisticated investors who seek to effectively manage risk and return in both bull and bear markets. Founded in 1997, the company has approximately $6.2 billion in assets under management as of 10/31/09. The company’s business model is built on continuous product innovation, exceptional customer service and a commitment to building strategic relationships with distribution partners. For more information, please visit www.direxionshares.com.


The correlation sought by the bull and bear funds is generally a multiple on returns of the index/benchmark. For example, on a given day, the Russell 1000 Index gains 1%, the Direxion Large Cap Bull 3x ETF is managed to gain approximately 3%(3%= 300% of 1%). If the same index decreased 1%, the Direxion Large Cap 3x Bear ETF is managed to gain approximately 3%.

The S&P indexes are trademarks of Standard and Poor’s, a division of the McGraw Hill Companies, Inc. The BNY Mellon China Select ADR Index is a service mark owned by The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. All rights reserved. Indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested in directly.

An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of Direxion Shares carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about Direxion Shares. To obtain a prospectus, please visit www.direxionshares.com. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

Investing in index funds may be more volatile than investing in broadly diversified funds. The use of leverage by a fund increases the risk to the fund. The more a fund invests in leveraged instruments the more the leverage will magnify gains or losses on those investments. The Funds are not designed to track the underlying index over a longer period of time.

The risks associated with the funds are detailed in the prospectus which include adverse market condition risk, adviser’s investment strategy risk, aggressive investment techniques risk, concentration risk, counterparty risk, credit and lower-quality debt securities risk, equity securities risk, currency exchange risk, daily correlation risk, daily rebalancing and market volatility risk, depository receipt risk, foreign and emerging markets securities risk, sector securities risk, interest rate risk, inverse correlation risk, leverage risk, market risk, non-diversification risk, shorting risk, small and mid cap company risk, tracking error risk, and special risks of exchange-traded funds.

Distributor: Foreside Fund Services, LLC.


Get 10 Trading Lessons FREE Click Here


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *