The new ETFs are deliver triple leverage, or 300% of the daily performance (plus or minus), of the MSCI U.S. REIT Index. The latest additions mean there’s a total of 22 funds in the DirexionShares family.
The new funds are:
Both funds will charge an expense ratio of 0.95%. They may seem similar to the newly launched MacroShares funds, but there are at least two big differences:
1. The MacroShares funds are trusts – investor money is put into Treasury securities and other cash holdings; assets are shifted to mirror changes in the S&P/Case-Shiller Composite 10 Home Price Index.
2. The Direxion funds seek to provide leverage on an index of REITs; they are not tracking home prices.
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