Are Leveraged ETFs Ever Right for Retail Investors?

The answer depends on your level of sophistication and investing time horizon.


Rawson says the complexity of leveraged products makes them unattractive to most investors.

He says an outlook for a particular segment that calls for "leverage" can be achieved by taking a larger position in an unleveraged and liquid fund such as iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) or iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (IJR).

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