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Direxion, ETF Issuer Launches Investment Product Designed To Short Bitcoin

Exchange-traded fund (ETF) issuer Direxion sets to launching an ETF that shorts Bitcoin (BTC).

Recently, In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company notes the product – Direxion Bitcoin Strategy Bear will short exposure to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) Bitcoin futures contracts.

“The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective through…”
“managed short exposure to CME Bitcoin futures contracts…”
“The Fund does not invest directly in Bitcoin.”

Furthermore, the Direxion Bitcoin Strategy Bear ETF is to hold short positions in Bitcoin futures contracts. That’s of course, not considering market direction.

“The Fund will generally maintain its short exposure to Bitcoin Futures during…”
“periods in which the value of Bitcoin is flat or declining as well as…”
“during periods in which the value of Bitcoin is rising.”

Notably, Direxion Bitcoin Strategy Bear will get to list and trade on the ETF and equities exchange NYSE Arca.

Furthermore, Direxion filing involves with another exchange-traded fund issuer, Valkyrie. Which of course, applying to launch a leveraged Bitcoin ETF.
As per Valkyrie’s SEC filing, the Valkyrie XBTO Levered BTC Futures ETF will apply a 1.25x leverage if approved.

“The Fund seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses,..”
“that correspond to one and a quarter times (1.25x) the daily performance of the Bitcoin Reference Rate…”
“The Fund does not seek to achieve its stated investment…”
“objective over a period of time greater than a single day.”

Also, the Valkyrie XBTO Levered BTC Futures ETF will get to list and trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

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