Talk Your Book: Where Leverage Comes From

Today’s Talk Your Book is brought to you by Direxion:

On today’s show, we spoke with Ed Egilinsky, Managing Director and Head of Alternatives to discuss the use of leverage in a portfolio and investing in China.

On today’s show, we discuss:

  • How leveraged strategies are created
  • How the timing and path of the underlying ETF affects compounding
  • Using flows as a trading signal
  • Looking at the China trade with leverage
  • Why leveraged ETFs aren’t for buy-and-hold investors
  • Direxions tactical commodity ETF
  • Diversifying Nasdaq 100 exposure with equal-weight ETFs

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