The level of noise around leveraged ETFs has been rising lately. What's going on?
Lately, there has been a lot of discussion related to leveraged ETFs and how some brokerages are no longer allowing clients to trade them. And, of course, there are a number of posts pointing out why these vehicles should be avoided (be sure to read the comments as there are plenty of investors who are not opposed to these ETFs at all). In the interest of being even-handed, we have also included a few posts that suggest why investors might want to use these ETFs.
It has been nearly five months since the last time we presented a links post focused on ProShares ETFs but today we have an interesting and well-edited selection of articles. I highly recommend the post at TheStreet.com for a well-reasoned warning and a different take on the leveraged ETF dilemma. ETFGuide.com does a good job taking the other side of the argument.
So check out the following link list and don't hesitate to click through to the sites of some of these authors whose posts are presented at Seeking Alpha.
I am also providing this link to the Google "Search Blogs" feature that will return any blog post that includes the symbol for one of the ProShares ETFs that was written in the last month. Bookmark this post and come back to use this link at any time. There may be some overlap with the content presented above.
If you haven't tried it yet, I would also like to recommend the TradeRadar Stop Calculator for leveraged ETFs. It pulls up latest prices and keys off the underlying indexes that leveraged ETFs are intended to track.