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Top Leveraged ETFs Right Now

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Depending on the type of trader you are, the stock market can offer you a variety of trading options to accommodate your financial goals. If your investment strategy involves high stakes trading, you can consider putting your money into leveraged ETFs.

Leveraged ETFs are specially designed securities for speculative traders having a high-risk profile. These ETFs use borrowed money or derivatives such as options and futures to amplify the returns from underlying indices by up to 200% (2:1 ratio) or 300% (3:1 ratio). 

For example, the ProShares Ultra S&P 500 (NASDAQ: SSO) ETF tracks the S&P 500 Index at 200% (2:1 ratio). If you bought a single share of ProShares Ultra S&P 500 ETF at $100 and the underlying S&P 500 index rose by $1 (1%), you would get a return of $2 (2%) and your total asset value would be $102. 

On the other hand, if the S&P 500 Index fell by $2 (2%), you would lose $4 (2%) and your total asset value would be $96. The value of leveraged ETFs get reset every day at the end of the trading session.  

Leveraged ETFs Biggest Gainers and Losers

Here’s the latest stock quotes of leveraged ETFs to help you stay on top of the biggest gainers and the worst losers on the stock exchange. 

Gainers

Session: Aug 7, 2020 4:00 pm – Aug 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Symbol Open Close Change Change % Volume
Buy DFEN Stock – Trade for Free DFEN
Direxion Daily Aerospace & Defense Bull 3X Shares
12.24 13.41 1.17 9.53% 3.29M
Buy GUSH Stock – Trade for Free GUSH
Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 2X Shares
35.93 38.60 2.67 7.42% 2.60M
Buy REML Stock – Trade for Free REML
Credit Suisse AG Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) due July 11, 2036
4.01 4.28 0.27 6.60% 1.51M
Buy AGQ Stock – Trade for Free AGQ
ProShares Ultra Silver
65.51 69.71 4.20 6.41% 4.88M
Buy DIG Stock – Trade for Free DIG
ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas
72.70 77.13 4.43 6.08% 10.12K
Buy ERX Stock – Trade for Free ERX
Direxion Energy Bull 2X Shares
14.32 15.19 0.87 6.04% 4.36M
Buy NAIL Stock – Trade for Free NAIL
Direxion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares
43.70 45.88 2.18 4.98% 1.47M
Buy UDOW Stock – Trade for Free UDOW
ProShares UltraPro Dow30
75.44 78.36 2.92 3.87% 2.68M
Buy TNA Stock – Trade for Free TNA
Direxion Small Cap Bull 3X Shares
35.02 36.03 1.01 2.86% 17.88M
Buy INDL Stock – Trade for Free INDL
Direxion Daily MSCI India Bull 3x Shares
29.09 29.92 0.83 2.85% 99.42K
Buy URTY Stock – Trade for Free URTY
ProShares UltraPro Russell2000
41.53 42.71 1.18 2.84% 1.43M
Buy DDM Stock – Trade for Free DDM
ProShares Ultra Dow30
45.62 46.83 1.21 2.65% 76.24K
Buy FIHD Stock – Trade for Free FIHD
UBS AG UBS AG FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN due March 3, 2026
152.18 155.34 3.16 2.07% 0.33K
Buy UCO Stock – Trade for Free UCO
ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil
32.06 32.68 0.62 1.93% 5.95M
Buy YINN Stock – Trade for Free YINN
Direxion Daily FTSE China Bull 3x Shares
14.91 15.18 0.27 1.82% 1.64M
Buy PFFA Stock – Trade for Free PFFA
Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF
19.16 19.49 0.33 1.72% 20.51K
Buy CHAU Stock – Trade for Free CHAU
Direxion Daily CSI 300 China A Share Bull 2X Shares
29.73 30.23 0.50 1.67% 15.95K
Buy FIYY Stock – Trade for Free FIYY
Barclays ETN FI Enhanced Global High Yield Exchange Traded Notes Series B
86.87 88.05 1.19 1.36% 0.64K
Buy RUSL Stock – Trade for Free RUSL
Direxion Daily Russia Bull 2X Shares
18.10 18.33 0.23 1.27% 10.13K
Buy URE Stock – Trade for Free URE
ProShares Ultra Real Estate
58.58 59.09 0.51 0.87% 22.66K

Losers

Session: Aug 7, 2020 4:00 pm – Aug 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Symbol Open Close Change Change % Volume
Buy BOIL Stock – Trade for Free BOIL
ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas
42.35 39.33 -3.02 -7.14% 83.13K
Buy UVXY Stock – Trade for Free UVXY
ProShares Trust Ultra VIX Short Term Futures ETF
22.40 21.45 -0.95 -4.25% 23.57M
Buy FLGE Stock – Trade for Free FLGE
Credit Suisse FI Large Cap Growth Enhanced ETN
432.88 420.72 -12.16 -2.81% 1.97K
Buy BIB Stock – Trade for Free BIB
ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology
71.42 69.89 -1.53 -2.15% 10.73K
Buy CWEB Stock – Trade for Free CWEB
Direxion Daily CSI China Internet Index Bull 2X Shares
49.08 48.05 -1.03 -2.10% 10.05K
Buy FNGU Stock – Trade for Free FNGU
MicroSectors FANG Index 3X Leveraged ETNs due January 8, 2038
144.92 141.94 -2.99 -2.06% 46.92K
Buy TQQQ Stock – Trade for Free TQQQ
ProShares UltraPro QQQ
126.99 125.03 -1.96 -1.55% 31.31M
Buy NUGT Stock – Trade for Free NUGT
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 2XShares
104.40 102.84 -1.56 -1.50% 3.17M
Buy TMF Stock – Trade for Free TMF
Direxion Daily 20-Yr Treasury Bull 3x Shrs
45.25 44.61 -0.64 -1.42% 1.08M
Buy ROM Stock – Trade for Free ROM
ProShares Ultra Technology
220.96 218.36 -2.60 -1.18% 34.66K
Buy TECL Stock – Trade for Free TECL
Direxion Technology Bull 3X Shares
294.13 290.96 -3.18 -1.08% 52.42K
Buy CURE Stock – Trade for Free CURE
Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X Shares
64.78 64.10 -0.68 -1.05% 67.90K
Buy FBGX Stock – Trade for Free FBGX
UBS AG FI Enhanced Large Cap Growth ETN
433.93 429.50 -4.43 -1.03% 1.54K
Buy QLD Stock – Trade for Free QLD
ProShares Ultra QQQ
176.95 175.15 -1.80 -1.02% 1.27M
Buy JNUG Stock – Trade for Free JNUG
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares
163.90 162.27 -1.63 -1.00% 2.09M
Buy RXL Stock – Trade for Free RXL
ProShares Ultra Health Care
131.56 130.57 -0.99 -0.76% 1.98K
Buy UGL Stock – Trade for Free UGL
ProShares Ultra Gold
80.62 80.01 -0.61 -0.76% 38.19K
Buy BRZU Stock – Trade for Free BRZU
Direxion Daily Brazil Bull 2X Shares
86.39 85.76 -0.63 -0.73% 30.72K
Buy DGP Stock – Trade for Free DGP
DB Gold Double Long ETN due February 15, 2038
52.55 52.17 -0.38 -0.73% 37.57K
Buy UBT Stock – Trade for Free UBT
ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury
143.63 142.89 -0.74 -0.52% 9.45K

Premarket Leveraged ETFs

You can improve your price predictions of leveraged ETFs before the stock exchange opens with these live updates.  

Gainers

Session: Aug 7, 2020 4:00 pm – Aug 10, 2020 9:29 am
Symbol Open Close Change Change % Volume
Buy AGQ Stock – Trade for Free AGQ
ProShares Ultra Silver
65.51 67.47 1.96 2.99% 18.92K
Buy NUGT Stock – Trade for Free NUGT
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 2XShares
104.40 106.68 2.28 2.18% 27.09K
Buy BRZU Stock – Trade for Free BRZU
Direxion Daily Brazil Bull 2X Shares
86.39 88.25 1.86 2.15% 0.52K
Buy NAIL Stock – Trade for Free NAIL
Direxion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares
43.70 44.60 0.90 2.05% 7.98K
Buy UCO Stock – Trade for Free UCO
ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil
32.06 32.67 0.61 1.90% 25.58K
Buy FAS Stock – Trade for Free FAS
Direxion Financial Bull 3X Shares
38.09 38.80 0.71 1.86% 42.29K
Buy DRN Stock – Trade for Free DRN
Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x Shares
11.42 11.62 0.20 1.75% 9.12K
Buy JNUG Stock – Trade for Free JNUG
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares
163.90 166.64 2.74 1.67% 18.56K
Buy YINN Stock – Trade for Free YINN
Direxion Daily FTSE China Bull 3x Shares
14.91 15.15 0.24 1.60% 16.38K
Buy DFEN Stock – Trade for Free DFEN
Direxion Daily Aerospace & Defense Bull 3X Shares
12.24 12.42 0.18 1.47% 23.77K
Buy GUSH Stock – Trade for Free GUSH
Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 2X Shares
35.93 36.40 0.47 1.30% 22.08K
Buy FNGU Stock – Trade for Free FNGU
MicroSectors FANG Index 3X Leveraged ETNs due January 8, 2038
144.92 146.80 1.88 1.29% 4.45K
Buy SOXL Stock – Trade for Free SOXL
Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares
240.29 242.99 2.70 1.12% 8.36K
Buy ERX Stock – Trade for Free ERX
Direxion Energy Bull 2X Shares
14.32 14.47 0.15 1.04% 40.10K
Buy TECL Stock – Trade for Free TECL
Direxion Technology Bull 3X Shares
294.13 296.95 2.82 0.95% 4.50K
Buy UDOW Stock – Trade for Free UDOW
ProShares UltraPro Dow30
75.44 76.11 0.67 0.88% 69.62K
Buy URTY Stock – Trade for Free URTY
ProShares UltraPro Russell2000
41.53 41.89 0.36 0.86% 25.22K
Buy TNA Stock – Trade for Free TNA
Direxion Small Cap Bull 3X Shares
35.02 35.32 0.30 0.85% 42.49K
Buy LABU Stock – Trade for Free LABU
Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares
60.44 60.91 0.47 0.77% 8.22K
Buy DDM Stock – Trade for Free DDM
ProShares Ultra Dow30
45.62 45.94 0.32 0.70% 46.90K

Losers

Session: Aug 7, 2020 4:00 pm – Aug 10, 2020 9:29 am
Symbol Open Close Change Change % Volume
Buy BOIL Stock – Trade for Free BOIL
ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas
42.35 40.63 -1.72 -4.07% 41.70K
Buy UVXY Stock – Trade for Free UVXY
ProShares Trust Ultra VIX Short Term Futures ETF
22.40 21.88 -0.52 -2.33% 50.93K
Buy REML Stock – Trade for Free REML
Credit Suisse AG Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) due July 11, 2036
4.01 3.99 -0.02 -0.50% 18.71K
Buy QLD Stock – Trade for Free QLD
ProShares Ultra QQQ
176.95 176.87 -0.08 -0.05% 3.89K

Aftermarket Leveraged ETFs

Here’s the most recent price updates on leveraged ETFs to help you trade after the stock exchange is closed. 

Gainers

Session: Aug 10, 2020 4:00 pm – Aug 10, 2020 7:59 pm
Symbol Open Close Change Change % Volume
Buy AGQ Stock – Trade for Free AGQ
ProShares Ultra Silver
69.66 70.33 0.67 0.96% 92.06K
Buy NAIL Stock – Trade for Free NAIL
Direxion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares
45.90 46.25 0.35 0.76% 10.08K
Buy NUGT Stock – Trade for Free NUGT
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 2XShares
102.71 103.38 0.67 0.65% 49.05K
Buy JNUG Stock – Trade for Free JNUG
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares
161.69 162.60 0.91 0.56% 20.01K
Buy REML Stock – Trade for Free REML
Credit Suisse AG Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) due July 11, 2036
4.28 4.30 0.02 0.46% 13.74K
Buy UVXY Stock – Trade for Free UVXY
ProShares Trust Ultra VIX Short Term Futures ETF
21.42 21.52 0.10 0.46% 36.20K
Buy YINN Stock – Trade for Free YINN
Direxion Daily FTSE China Bull 3x Shares
15.21 15.25 0.04 0.26% 19.27K
Buy UGL Stock – Trade for Free UGL
ProShares Ultra Gold
79.97 80.14 0.17 0.21% 17.23K
Buy ERX Stock – Trade for Free ERX
Direxion Energy Bull 2X Shares
15.20 15.22 0.03 0.16% 7.26K

Losers

Session: Aug 10, 2020 4:00 pm – Aug 10, 2020 7:59 pm
Symbol Open Close Change Change % Volume
Buy BOIL Stock – Trade for Free BOIL
ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas
39.34 39.16 -0.18 -0.46% 20.13K
Buy SPXL Stock – Trade for Free SPXL
Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X Shares
53.36 53.16 -0.20 -0.38% 15.78K
Buy SSO Stock – Trade for Free SSO
ProShares Ultra S&P500
147.51 146.96 -0.55 -0.38% 13.99K
Buy URTY Stock – Trade for Free URTY
ProShares UltraPro Russell2000
42.75 42.62 -0.13 -0.31% 5.99K
Buy DDM Stock – Trade for Free DDM
ProShares Ultra Dow30
46.80 46.67 -0.13 -0.28% 5.21K
Buy TMF Stock – Trade for Free TMF
Direxion Daily 20-Yr Treasury Bull 3x Shrs
44.62 44.51 -0.11 -0.25% 5.45K
Buy LABU Stock – Trade for Free LABU
Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares
60.44 60.30 -0.14 -0.24% 15.89K
Buy SOXL Stock – Trade for Free SOXL
Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares
240.47 240.00 -0.47 -0.20% 2.94K
Buy GUSH Stock – Trade for Free GUSH
Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 2X Shares
38.64 38.57 -0.07 -0.19% 26.90K
Buy DFEN Stock – Trade for Free DFEN
Direxion Daily Aerospace & Defense Bull 3X Shares
13.42 13.40 -0.02 -0.15% 27.65K
Buy UPRO Stock – Trade for Free UPRO
ProShares UltraPro S&P 500
56.59 56.51 -0.08 -0.15% 16.50K
Buy TQQQ Stock – Trade for Free TQQQ
ProShares UltraPro QQQ
125.28 125.14 -0.14 -0.12% 26.44K
Buy TNA Stock – Trade for Free TNA
Direxion Small Cap Bull 3X Shares
36.12 36.09 -0.03 -0.09% 28.75K
Buy UDOW Stock – Trade for Free UDOW
ProShares UltraPro Dow30
78.34 78.27 -0.07 -0.09% 42.96K
Buy BRZU Stock – Trade for Free BRZU
Direxion Daily Brazil Bull 2X Shares
85.78 85.72 -0.06 -0.07% 2.64K
Buy UCO Stock – Trade for Free UCO
ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil
32.65 32.63 -0.02 -0.07% 90.76K
Buy FAS Stock – Trade for Free FAS
Direxion Financial Bull 3X Shares
38.17 38.15 -0.02 -0.06% 51.86K

Why Invest in Leveraged ETFs?

Here are the top 3 reasons you should consider investing in leveraged ETFs. 

1. Leveraged ETFs can outperform benchmark indices. 

By the end of 2019, 3 of the major indices had reached massive peaks. NASDAQ Composite Index rose by 36%, S&P 500 rose by 28.5% and Dow Jones rose by 22%. Investing in leveraged ETFs that track these indices could have doubled or even tripled your returns.

Based on your market predictions, you can choose leveraged ETFs with returns ratios that maximize your profits. There are over 200 leveraged ETFs with underlying assets in bonds, commodities, currencies, equities and real estate for you to invest in.   

2. Leveraged ETFs are better for short-term investments. 

You can earn big profits in a short time by investing in leveraged ETFs. Market fluctuations are rampant throughout trading sessions and leveraged ETFs can help you take advantage of daily stock price swings. Volatile market conditions can create exciting investment opportunities for you in this ETF sector.   

Leveraged ETFs are reset everyday to rebalance their leverage. While the magnified return rates can yield higher profits from a single trade, buying and holding onto leveraged ETFs can increase the chances of undergoing exponential losses.     

3. Investing in leveraged ETFs costs less capital.  

Leveraged ETFs let you achieve your financial goals with less capital. Let’s say your financial goal is to buy a new car that costs $25,000. You could invest in a regular ETF such as Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NASDAQ: VOO) that tracks the S&P 500 Index. The price of 100 shares of Vanguard S&P 500 ETF at $225 per share would cost you a total of $22,500. When the S&P 500 Index goes up by 11.2%, you can sell all your shares and cash in for a new car. 

Consider the same scenario with a leveraged ETF such as ProShares Ultra S&P 500 (NASDAQ: SSO) that tracks the same index but at a 200% return rate. It would have cost you just half of your capital at $11,250 with a return rate of 222.4% to buy that new car. 

Top 3 Leveraged ETFs by AUM

With leveraged ETFs, you cannot lose more money than you put in. Leveraged ETFs are more suited for daily trades rather than long-term investments. The compounding expenses involved in holding leveraged ETFs such as interest rates, premiums, trade fees and investment management fees can pile up over time and swallow a good chunk of your returns.    

Do your research on the index performance, expense ratios, daily trade volumes, investment management fees, historical returns record and the total assets under management (AUM) before investing in leveraged ETFs. 

Take a look at these leveraged ETFs to get a head start on your trading strategy. 

1. Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares (NASDAQ: JNUG)

Symbol Company Change Price Invest
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares
– 1.35%
$161.69 Buy stock

Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares tracks the MVIS Global Junior Gold Miners Index with a 300% return on investment. It holds assets in domestic and foreign penny stocks, small-cap and mid-cap companies that generate at least 50% of their revenue from gold or silver mining.

Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares has a high expense ratio of 1.17%. The total AUM of this ETF is $675 million and trades close to 60 million shares every day. It is one of the highest performing short-term ETFs to trade with a staggering 40% 1-week return rate. 

Historical performance of Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares over the last 5 days. Source – NASDAQ

2. ProShares Ultra Basic Materials (NASDAQ: UYM) 

Symbol Company Change Price Invest
UYM ProShares Ultra Basic Materials
+ 0%
$54.75 Buy stock

ProShares Ultra Basic Materials corresponds to a 200% return on the daily performance of Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index. It offers exposure to broad-based, multi-cap companies from the materials industry. 

ProShares Ultra Basic Materials has a high expense ratio of 0.95%. It has a total AUM of $23 million and has an average daily trade volume of 12,866 shares. ProShares Ultra Basic Materials has a high 5-day volatility rate (439%) and a 1-week return rate of 21.16%. 

Historical performance of ProShares Ultra Basic Materials over the last 5 days. Source – NASDAQ

3. Direxion Daily India Bull 3x Shares (NASDAQ: INDL)

Symbol Company Change Price Invest
INDL Direxion Daily MSCI India Bull 3x Shares
+ 3.27%
$30.04 Buy stock

Direxion Daily India Bull 3x Shares mirrors the MSCI India Index at a 300% return. It covers 85% of companies in the Indian equity universe. 

Direxion Daily India Bull 3x Shares has a high expense ratio of 1.38%. More than 300,000 shares of this ETF are traded each day. It has a total AUM of $37 million and has a recorded 1-week return of 21.11%. 

Historical performance of Direxion Daily India Bull 3x Shares over the last 5 days. Source – NASDAQ   

Best Online Brokers for Leveraged ETFs

An online broker lets you find and trade the top ETFs at your convenience. Benzinga has curated the best online brokers to help you build your wealth and financial portfolio.  

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1. You Invest by J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan introduces you to an easy and low-cost way to invest online with Chase You Invest. You can open a You Invest Trade account with a $0 minimum deposit or a You Invest Portfolio account with a $500 minimum deposit.

Chase You Invest lets you trade unlimited commission-free stocks, ETFs, options and mutual funds online. The platform allows you to access industry insights and educational tools to help you improve your trading tactics.    

Commissions
$0 when you trade stocks, ETFs, options, and mutual funds online
Account Minimum
$0

2. Firstrade

Take control of your financial future with Firstrade. You can invest in a full suite of financial products at $0 trade fees with this online broker. No minimum amount is required to open an account on this platform. 

Firstrade gives you free access to research and reports from Morningstar, Briefing, Zacks and Benzinga to heighten your trading experience. You can also participate in live webinars for investment insights during trade sessions.    

Commissions
$0 $6.95 for OTC Stocks
Account Minimum
$0

3. TD Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade won the #1 Overall Broker Award in the StockBrokers.com 2020 Online Broker Review. You can open an account with a $0 minimum deposit on the platform. 

TD Ameritrade lets you trade on desktop, web and mobile. You can get stock quotes, manage your portfolio and conduct research directly on Google Assistant and Alexa with voice-enabled commands.  

Amplify Your Returns

Your investments in leveraged ETFs can rake in exponential profits, provided that your market predictions are right. These ETFs give you a chance to boost your returns by 2 or 3 times in 1 single day, but because of the nature of trading, you could lose your money in the same time.

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