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.

Product Literature

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    Volatility Matters

    How volatility levels of a fund’s benchmark index can impact the returns of leveraged ETFs for periods greater than a day.

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    MLPs and the U.S. Energy Renaissance

    Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are publically-traded corporate structures used to invest in the build out of US energy infrastructure. MLPs own, operate, and build energy infrastructure assets such as pipelines, storage facilities, and processing plants.

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    Understanding KNOW

    Discover your alternative to standard weighted-index investing in the S&P 1500, with KNOW, Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares which provides investors with access to stocks that corporate officers, directors, and shareholders who own more than 5% of each S&P 1500 company's stock,…

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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.

  • Basics of ETF Liquidity

    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.

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    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.…

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Articles and Insights

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    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.

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    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.

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    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…

  • Commodities and Your Strategy

    Once Bitten Twice Shy

    Most advisors with high-net-worth clients know the value of diversification using commodities. Many are still feeling the sting of their commodity investments’ lackluster performance in 2013 and as a result, are apprehensive about the asset class. But maybe the asset class isn’t the problem...

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    The time to build an ark is when the sun is shining.

    If you understand the purpose of including alternatives in your investment portfolio — seeking improved risk-adjusted returns — you almost certainly understand that your chances of predicting when markets will move up or down is slim to none.

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    Not all Commodities are Created Equal

    Investing a portion of an investor’s assets in commodities continues to be a viable alternative. It is therefore crucial to understand the different investment style options.

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  • 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…