1-Star ETFs Poised to Plunge: Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3x?

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3x Shares (NYSE: DUST  ) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at the Direxion ETF, and see what CAPS investors are saying about it right now.

DUSTfacts

   
Inception December 2010
Total Net Assets $31.4 million
Investment Approach Seeks daily investment results of 300% of the inverse (or opposite) of the performance of the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index. The index is comprised of publicly traded companies that are involved primarily in the mining for gold and silver.
Expense Ratio 0.95%
3-Month / Year-to-Date / 1-Year Return (41.2%) / (45.3%) / (20.3%)
Alternatives

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 91% of the 113 members who have rated the Direxion ETF believe it will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star TerryHogan, succinctly summed up the bear case for our community:

This is set up to match the inverse of daily performance, not long-term, so it will degrade with the passage of time. Plus, quantitative easing, and Bernanke working into the night on the cash printing press should be supportive if not bullish for gold.

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