Archive for October, 2009

Weekly Leveraged ETF News 13

October 18th, 2009 Kevin Comments off

10/18/2009 – ProShares Expands Its Treasuries Offerings (Seeking Alpha)
10/16/2009 – Non-Traditional ETFs Worry Regulators, Advisors (financial planning)
10/9/2009 – Leveraged ETFs Vs. Your Margin Account (
10/7/2009 – September Performance Busts Leveraged ETF Myth (Seeking Alpha)

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Pullback Visualization

October 5th, 2009 Kevin Comments off

Bill Luby (Vix and More) recently wrote a good post about pullbacks in the 2009 bull market. He includes a table showing the pullback amounts and percentages. Rather than look at raw data, a chart of the pullbacks can be seen by using QLeverageSim’s drawdown feature. Astute readers may notice the values in QLeverageSim are slightly different. The reason is because Bill’s data includes intraday highs and lows while QLeverageSim does not. Here is a chart of the 2009 bull market pullbacks using SPY for the data source.

To put the most recent pullback (4.3%) in perspective, here is a chart of all pullbacks in the 2003-2007 bull market:

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Weekly Leveraged ETF News 12

October 4th, 2009 Kevin Comments off
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