March 12, 2020
Consider the likelihood of both social security Medicare running out of money
without new tax revenue in the near future.
It is FAR MORE IMPORTANT to encourage retail investors to make use of these instruments.
You can do that by enforcing that brokers both online, over the phone, or in person
alert the investor on the best strategies for using them.
Ex. SOXS is roughly $30/sh. SOXL is roughly $165/sh.
That's roughly a 1:5 ratio. Say a retail investor wants to convert his IRA into
these 2 positions. Say he has enough to buy 500 sh of SOXL 2500 sh of SOXS.
That's roughly $158K. I would say most Americans who have an IRA have that much.
SOXL's 52wk high is $331 SOXS 52wk low is $16.20. When those points are reached again
The SOXL will be worth 166K the SOXS worth 40.5K. That's $207K or a net gain of 31%
That's enough to cover the penality if the person should have to tap into their IRA earlier.
IMHO, the SEC should make it simpler easier for investors to use these ETFs.
That means getting rid of the stiff margin requirements in margin accounts.
If an investor is being alerted of both the risks strategies every time they make suce a trade
the stiff margin requirements are not needed.