Are Leveraged ETFs Ever Right for Retail Investors?

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

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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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