BOSTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Direxion, a leader in alternative investment solutions, has changed the benchmark indices of eight leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs), along with other adjustments. The eight ETFs undergoing changes are: Direxion Daily Large Cap Bull 3X Shares (BGU), Direxion Daily Large Cap Bear 3X Shares (BGZ), Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bull 3X Shares (MWJ), Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bear 3X Shares (MWN), Direxion Daily Technology Bull 3X Shares (TYH), Direxion Daily Technology Bear 3X Shares (TYP), Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3X Shares (ERX) and Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares (ERY).
The modifications took effect on or about June 29, 2012.
Two of the ETFs also underwent name changes. Direxion Daily Large Cap Bull 3X Shares will be renamed Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X Shares, and Direxion Daily Large Cap Bear 3X Shares will be renamed Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares. Additionally, The tickers of six of these funds will be changed.
Direxion Funds and Direxion Shares, managed by Rafferty Asset Management, LLC, offer leveraged index funds, ETFs and alternative-class fund products for investment advisors and sophisticated investors who seek to effectively manage risk and return in both bull and bear markets. Founded in 1997, the company has approximately $8 billion in assets under management as of 3/31/12. The company's business model is built on continuous product innovation, exceptional customer service and a commitment to building strategic relationships with distribution partners. For more information, please visit www.direxionfunds.com or www.direxionshares.com.
There is no guarantee that the funds will achieve their objectives.
For more information on all Direxion Shares daily leveraged ETFs, go to www.direxionshares.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 Shares carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information about Direxion Shares. Download a prospectus and summary prospectus at www.direxionshares.com. The prospectus and summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.
Investing in the funds may be more volatile than investing in broadly diversified funds. The use of leverage by a fund increases the risk to the fund. The more a fund invests in leveraged instruments the more the leverage will magnify gains or losses on those investments. There is no assurance that the Funds will achieve their objectives and an investment in a Fund could lose money. No single Fund is a complete investment program. The Funds are not designed to, and will not necessarily, track the underlying index or benchmark over a longer period of time. One cannot invest directly in an index.
An investment in the Funds involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The Funds 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 Fund does not attempt to, and should not be expected to, provide returns which are a multiple of the return of the Index for periods other than a single day. For other risks including correlation, leverage, compounding, market volatility and specific risks regarding each sector, please read the prospectus.