In the previous article I looked at leveraged ETFs as a way to avoid the disadvantages of using margin. Leveraged ETFs also provide most of the same benefits of traditional ETFs.leveraged

The most popular ETFs in the market today represent large pools of stock and are usually modeled after popular stock indexes. For example, the examples I used in the last video of the SPY and SSO are both modeled after the S&P 500 stock index. There are ETFs and leveraged ETFs that follow Dow, Nasdaq and Russell indexes as well.

The advantage of using an ETF or leveraged ETF that represents a pool of stock or an index is that it is self diversified. Traders can reduce some of their market risk through diversification, which makes these ETFs very attractive.

The other type of diversification that traders are typically interested in is asset class diversification. There are ETFs that represent the value and prices of other asset classes like currencies, commodities and bonds that can help further improve your portfolio diversification. 

For aggressive traders, it is possible to use leveraged ETFs to both diversify across asset classes as well as increases your buying power. In today's video we will contrast two versions of non-stock gold ETFs in an unleveraged and leveraged version. These are new products but are quickly giving more options to individual portfolio managers to manage risk and take advantage of opportunties.     

Learning Click here to see the video about leveraged or ultra-ETFs and how they compare to traditional ETFs. 

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