Introduction to leveraged ETFs

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Rick Swope interviews Ed Egilinsky, Managing Director of Direxion ETFs. Join this session to learn about how leveraged ETFs work, who should and shouldn't consider using these products, and the potential risks and opportunities of leveraged ETFs.


Edward Egilinsky
Managing Director, Head of Alternative Investments, Direxion

As head of alternative investments at Direxion, Ed’s focus is to drive the firm’s product development initiatives, internal and external product messaging, training, and support of product delivery.

He is an in-demand speaker at industry and client conferences, an advisor on alternative investment strategies, and a media spokesperson, appearing on CNBC, FOX Business, and Bloomberg and quoted in various financial publications including the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

Prior to joining Direxion, he served as managing director of business development at Price Asset Management, where his focus was on expanding the company’s distribution network and diversifying its product line. Ed was also managing director and head of alternative strategies at Rydex Investments, where he provided leadership to the sales team for alternative strategy initiatives, expanded distribution channels, and effectively branded Rydex as a recognized provider of alternative investments. Earlier in his career, Ed was head of US sales and marketing for Kenmar Advisory Corporation, where he drove domestic asset growth among high-net-worth and institutional clients.

Ed graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the State University of New York in Albany. He also holds Series 3, 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

Rick Swope
Senior Strategist, Investor Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC

Rick Swope is a Senior Strategist of Investor Education with E*TRADE Securities LLC. As a veteran in the industry, Rick has presented at hundreds of seminars across the U.S. and around the world. His expertise covers technical analysis, market strategy, and risk management. He has extensive media experience, including a regional PBS weekly show, a national PBS pledge program, and numerous radio and television appearances. He is the principal author of the Amazon best seller, Five Points for Trading Success (Wiley, 2007) and co-author of Trading By Numbers (Wiley, 2012). Rick’s teaching includes corporate training as well as six years as an adjunct engineering instructor. He studied in the disciplines of engineering, mathematics, operations research, and statistics. He is married with two children and resides in Atlanta, GA. Rick holds the FINRA Series 7 license.

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