IvanLabrie
Short

Leveraged ETF pairs: Time decay

534 0 15
This is more of an educational post, but it also serves as a trading idea.
Costs of derivatives and manager fees make leveraged ETFs have a dangerous time decay. If trading for periods longer than a day, these kick in. How badly they impair performance depends on the volatility of the underlyings, so be careful when trading these. A more clearly trending underlying makes for a safer leveraged play, so, instruments like QLD/QID aren't as affected by this.
You can observe how being short both sides of the coin, can produce a downtrend in the chart, and thus, a safe long term short.
Be careful when trading these for longer than a day, and if trading QLD             , or QID             , be careful with trades held for longer than a month, or a quarter (I estimate that is for how long they can outperform QQQ             ).

Cheers,

Ivan Labrie.
Comment: Another way to put it, this 'portfolio' is up 235% YTD:

EN English
EN English (UK)
EN English (IN)
DE Deutsch
FR Français
ES Español
IT Italiano
PL Polski
SV Svenska
TR Türkçe
RU Русский
PT Português
ID Bahasa Indonesia
MS Bahasa Melayu
TH ภาษาไทย
VI Tiếng Việt
JA 日本語
KO 한국어
ZH 简体中文
ZH 繁體中文
AR العربية
Home Stock Screener Forex Signal Finder Cryptocurrency Signal Finder Economic Calendar How It Works Chart Features House Rules Moderators Website & Broker Solutions Widgets Stock Charting Library Feature Request Blog & News FAQ Help & Wiki Twitter
Profile Profile Settings Account and Billing My Support Tickets Contact Support Ideas Published Followers Following Private Messages Chat Sign Out