February 19, 2020
I'd like to submit comments related to the proposed regulation on leveraged and inverse etfs in particular. From my standpoint, leveraged etfs allow me to increase the risk I am willing to take while keeping a larger portion of my account in non-risky asset classes. With this particular strategy, I can invest a certain percentage in a 3x leveraged fund and still keep the remaining percentage in a low risk fund, but still reap the benefits of the high risk without putting too much capital at risk.
I do not want a third party evaluating my capability to do so. The 3x leveraged funds are pitched as a day traders vehicle and I understand the risk associated and am willing to be fully responsible for those risks.
Lastly, please keep the long-standing free markets as is where investors and their advisors have the freedom to buy public securities without additional government imposed limitations on investor choice.