Direxion Investments Launches Four Leveraged ETFs for Active Traders

New ETFs Provide 3X Bull and Bear Exposure to Oil & Gas and Biotech Industries

May 28, 2015, 08:30 ET from Direxion Investments

NEW YORK, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Direxion Investments announces the launch of four new daily leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

The Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull and Bear 3X Shares (Tickers: LABU/LABD) seek to achieve 300%, or 300% of the inverse, of the daily performance of the S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index. The Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull and Bear 3X Shares (Tickers: GUSH/DRIP) seek to achieve 300%, or 300% of the inverse, of the daily performance of the S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Select Industry Index.

"The biotech and oil and gas industries have been receiving a great deal of attention from investors and traders over the past 12 months," said Brian Jacobs, President of Direxion Investments. "We believe that interest in these sectors will continue, with traders eager to seek profit or hedge depending on market movements."  

Fund

Symbol

CUSIP

Benchmark

Daily Target

Gross Expense

Ratio

Expense Cap *

Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares

LABU

25490K752

S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index

300%

1.05%

.95%

Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares

LABD

25490K745

S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index

-300%

.96%

.95%

Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares

GUSH

25490K737

S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Select Industry Index

300%

1.05%

.95%

Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares

DRIP

25490K729

S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Select Industry Index

-300%

.96%

.95%

Like all leveraged ETFs, these Direxion products are intended only for investors with an in-depth understanding of the risks associated with seeking leveraged investment results, and who plan to actively monitor and manage their positions. There is no guarantee that the Funds will meet their objectives. 

About Direxion Investments

Direxion Investments offers highly liquid, tactical and strategic institutional-quality ETFs and mutual funds for investors seeking to solve for better investment outcomes. Founded in 1997, the company has approximately $9.4 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2015. Direxion's diverse suite of products helps investors navigate today's ever-changing markets. For more information, please visit www.direxioninvestments.com.

There is no guarantee that the funds will achieve their objectives.

For more information on all Direxion Shares daily leveraged ETFs, go to direxioninvestments.com, or call us at 866-476-7523.

The ETFs are not suitable for all investors and should be utilized only by sophisticated investors who understand leverage risk, consequences of seeking daily leveraged investment results and intend to actively monitor and manage their investments. Due to the daily nature of the leverage employed, there is no guarantee of amplified long-term returns. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of Direxion ETFs carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information about Direxion ETFs. Download a prospectus and summary prospectus at direxioninvestments.com. The prospectus and summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

* The Expense Cap of the Fund includes management fee and other operating expenses, but does not include indirect expenses such as Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, leveraged interest and brokerage commissions. Including Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses the Fund's Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses would be 1.04% for LABU and GUSH, and .95% for LABD and DRIP. The Fund's Advisor, Rafferty Asset Management, LLC has entered into an Operating Expense Limitation Agreement with the Fund, under which Rafferty has contractually agreed to cap all or a portion of its management fee and/or reimburse the Fund for Other Expenses through September 1, 2016 to the extent that the Fund's Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses exceed *0.95%.

Risks:
An investment in the ETFs involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The ETFs are non-diversified and include risks associated with concentration risk that results from the Funds' investments in a particular industry or sector which can increase volatility. The use of derivatives such as futures contracts, forward contracts, options and swaps are subject to market risks that may cause their price to fluctuate over time. The Funds do not attempt to, and should not be expected to; provide returns which are a multiple of the return of their Indexes for periods other than a single day. For other risks including leverage, correlation, compounding, market volatility, shorting for the Bear Funds, and specific risks regarding each sector, please read the prospectus.

Distributor: Foreside Fund Services, LLC.

CONTACT: James Doyle
JCPR
973-850-7308
jdoyle@jcprinc.com

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