Financial ETF Could Score You a Big Payday


ProShares Ultra Financials (NYSE: UYG ) - This exchange-traded fund ( ETF ) seeks daily investment results that correspond to twice the daily performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index.

UYG traded for six months within the confines of a rectangle bounded by support at $50 and resistance at $64.

On March 11, at $63, I said , "Following a period of very high accumulation, this ETF appears to be breaking from a triangle with supporting evidence of the break coming from the crossing of the 50-day moving average by the 20-day moving average. If successful, the target for a trade in UYG is $72.50 to $75."

Then, on March 31, at $69, I said , "For those who bought UYG and made a profit, it is time to cover."

Since then, UYG drove to $75, but has fallen to $50 last week, where it flashed a second buy signal from our internal indicator, the Collins-Bollinger Reversal. If successful this ETF could run first to $60, and then to $65.

This "ultra fund" carries greater risk than an ordinary ETF, so investors should use stop-loss orders. Also, this play is "for traders only," as the SEC has determined that ultra funds are not good long-term investments and that they are most appropriate for short-term trades.

The margin requirement for most leveraged ETFs is 100%, but check with your broker before entering an order.

UYG Chart

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Referenced Stocks: ETF

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