Education Overview

Direxion Investments provides access to a growing array of products that can complement your strategy and help you become more responsive to near-term market trends. Please refer to this library of educational material to help you better understand how our products may fit into your investment objectives.

Educational Literature

  • Understanding Leveraged Exchange-Traded Funds

    A detailed explanation as to how these funds operate, as well as a the composition, risks & benefits of leveraged ETFs.

  • Insider Buying Strategies

    Why They Are Harder Than You Think   Follow the (Smart?) Money. Tips for seeking profits in the stock market are a dime a dozen, but one has endured for decades: if executives, directors or others with intimate knowledge of a public company are buying shares, investors should take notice.…

  • Top 3 Questions About Insider Buying

    What is Insider Buying? Investors have been tracking corporate-insider stock purchases for decades. Why? Corporate insiders− top officers, boards of directors, and major shareholders − have a natural edge over retail investors, and even financial analysts, because they typically know their…

Articles and Insights

  • ETF Market Pricing

    ETF market prices are the prices at which investors buy or sell shares of an ETF in the secondary market. While ETFs are designed to trade in line with their intraday values, during times of significant market volatility an ETF’s market price may vary more widely from its intraday value.

  • ETF Liquidity – Four Rules to Consider

    Liquidity, transparency, real-time trading, and relatively low management fees are the reason why ETFs are becoming more and more popular. Learn about the four key characteristics that investors should better understand in order to trade them properly.

  • The Basics of ETF Liquidity

    In the investing world, the term liquidity refers to the degree to which an asset or security can be bought or sold without impacting that asset’s fair market price. Since ETFs are essentially a “wrapper” for other securities, liquidity is determined mainly by the trading volume of those…

Xchange

  • Bullish on India?

    Anticipation is high for India’s release of its annual budget on February 28. Investors are hoping Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveils reforms that will put the Indian economy on a path of 7%-8% growth over the next two years. Last September, asserting that India was embarking on a move to…

  • When Yellen’s “patience” is gone: What’s that mean for Treasuries? Stocks?

      Fed Chair Janet Yellen told the Senate Banking Committee how the FOMC will likely proceed in coming months - first by removing the word "patient" in describing its approach to rate hikes, then entering a period in which rate hikes are possible at any meeting. But Yellen insists this…

  • Ukraine Peace Roadmap Sparks Markets

    Markets rallied hard towards the end of the week on a peace accord between Ukraine and Russian separatists. The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France announced that a ceasefire would begin on Sunday, February 15th, and military troops and resources will be withdrawn from Ukraine. In…

Videos & Presentations

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    Understanding QQQE

    Take a few seconds to learn about QQQE: The NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index allots the same weight, or importance, to each stock in the index. The result is a more diversified performance contribution from the individual companies, and sectors that are in the index.

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    Understanding KNOW

    Discover KNOW, Direxion's All Cap Insider Sentiment ETF which provides investors with access to stocks that corporate officers, directors, and shareholders are accumulating.

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    Direxion Investments Rings NYSE Closing Bell

    Watch Direxion Investments, led by President Brian Jacobs and other Direxion executives, ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 19, 2014.

Tools

  • Premium/Discount Tool

    The Premium/Discount Tool illustrates the daily difference (premium or discount) between the market closing price and calculated net asset value per share of Direxion ETFs. Exchange trade funds are bought and sold on exchanges continually throughout each trading day. The transaction prices for…

  • Exposure Level Tools

    Investors that purchase a Monthly 2x Leveraged Index fund on a date other than the last trading day of the month (rebalance date), may obtain an exposure level that is different than 200% for a bull fund, or -200% for a bear fund. For an explanation on why this occurs, please see Managing…