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.
|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.|
|3-Month / Year-to-Date / 1-Year Return||(41.2%) / (45.3%) / (20.3%)|
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.
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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