DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares
DRIP Fund Description
The Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Bear 3X Shares ETF provides 3x inverse daily exposure to an equal-weighted index of the largest oil and gas exploration and production companies in the US.
DRIP Factset Analytics Insight
DRIP seeks to deliver -300% of the daily performance of the S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Select Industry Index—the same index underlying State Street’s XOP. The fund uses over-the-counter derivatives to achieve this exposure. Notably, the underlying index is equal-weighted. This means the unlevered index exhibits a small-company tilt and subsequent elevated market risk, and DRIP's leverage factor only amplifies this volatility. As a result, DRIP is only suited for very-risk-tolerant investors. As with all levered and inverse funds, DRIP should not be expected to deliver 3 times the inverse performance of its index for holding periods longer than one day. DRIP is clearly meant as a tool for placing tactical bets and not as a permanent holding in a portfolio. As such, the costs of getting in and out of the fund—spreads and any premium/discount—are more important than the fund's high expense ratio. In this respect, DRIP is an effective option: daily volume is robust and spreads are manageable.
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DRIP Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of DRIP. DRIP is rated a N/A out of 5.