This ETF offers daily -2x leveraged exposure to a benchmark that consists of companies engaged in the natural gas industry, making it a potentially useful tool for investors looking to bet against a narrow slice of the energy industry. Like other leveraged ETFs with a daily reset features, GASX probably doesn't make much sense for investors with a long time horizon looking to construct a buy-and-hold portfolio. Rather, GASX should appeal primarily to those interested in establishing a short term tactical bet against natural gas stocks. Part of the reason that GASX is inappropriate for long-term portfolios is the daily reset feature employed; this ETF is designed to deliver -200% exposure to the underlying benchmark only over that course of a single trading session. The effective exposure delivered if held for a longer or shorter stretch can vary significantly, especially in volatile market environments. That doesn't mean GASX can't be used as a part of a multi-session strategy; investors with a position in this ETF must simply be aware of the nuances of leveraged exposure and be willing and able to monitor a position regularly and potentially rebalance if necessary. Those interested in non-leveraged exposure to natural gas equities might want to take a look at FCG, while those looking for leveraged long exposure will want to consider GASL.
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This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
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