Use Leveraged ETFs to your advantage

July 2, 2009

Leveraged ETFs have gained a lot of popularity, and some scorn, in their relatively short history. They are popular because they allow retail investors to take aggressive positions without using margin or buying options. Inverse ETFs, whether they are leveraged or not, allow investors to short indices without a margin account. These funds are disliked because they do not accomplish what some might expect them to, which is to double the returns of the underlying index over an unspecified time period. Read the rest of this entry »