Direxion will begin trading its new “Direxion Daily Total Bond Market Bear 1X Shares ETF” (NYSE:SAGG) Wednesday, March 23, 2011. The Fund seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, of 100% of the inverse (or opposite) of the price performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (“Index”). The Direxion Daily Total Bond Market Bear 1X Shares (“Fund”) seeks daily investment results. The pursuit of daily investment goals means that the return of the Fund for a period longer than a full trading day may bear no resemblance to -100% of the return of the Index for such longer period because the aggregate return of the Fund is the product of the series of daily returns for each trading day. The path of the benchmark during the longer period may be at least as important to the Fund’s return for the longer period as the cumulative return of the benchmark for the relevant longer period, especially in periods of market volatility. Further, the return for investors that invest for periods less than a full trading day or for a period different than a trading day will not be the product of the return of the Fund’s stated goal and the performance of the target index for the full trading day.
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 measures the performance of the investment grade, U.S. dollar denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market, and is composed of U.S. Treasury bonds, government-related bonds, investment-grade corporate bonds, mortgage pass-through securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities. All bonds included in the Index must be denominated in U.S. dollars, have a fixed rate, be non-convertible, be publicly offered in the U.S. and have at least one year remaining until maturity. The Index is capitalization weighted and rebalanced monthly.
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. 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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