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Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2X ETF ERX Sustainability

Sustainability Analysis

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Sustainability Summary

Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2X Shares may not appeal to sustainability-conscious investors.

The fund has the lowest Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 1 globe, indicating that the ESG risk of holdings in its portfolio is rather high compared to those of its peers in the Trading Tools category. Funds with 4 or 5 globes tend to hold securities that are less exposed to ESG risk. ESG risk provides investors with a signal that reflects to what degree their investments are exposed to risks related to material ESG issues, including climate change, biodiversity, product safety, community relations, data privacy and security, bribery and corruption, and corporate governance, that are not sufficiently managed. ESG risk differs from impact, which is about seeking positive environmental and social outcomes.

One potential issue for a sustainability-focused investor is that Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2X Shares doesn’t have an ESG-focused mandate. Funds with an ESG-focused mandate would have a higher probability to drive positive ESG outcomes. An ESG issue worthy of special attention is Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2X Shares's carbon risk exposure. The fund’s asset-weighted Carbon Risk Score of 37.9 is classed as high. Investee companies of this portfolio are therefore positioned to fare poorly in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Investments with high carbon risk classification will likely be disadvantaged in the transition to net zero, while those with low or negligible carbon risk may fare better. Currently, the fund has 100.0% involvement in fossil fuels, which is high in both absolute and relative terms. The fossil fuel involvement of funds in the same Trading--leveraged Equity category averages 11.4%. Companies are considered involved in fossil fuels if they derive at least 5% of their revenue from thermal coal, oil, and gas.

No companies held by Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2X Shares are recognized as being involved in controversies at a high or severe level. From bribery and corruption to workplace discrimination and environmental incidents, controversies are incidents that have a negative impact on stakeholders or the environment, which create some degree of financial risk for the company. Severe and high controversies can have significant financial repercussions, ranging from legal penalties to consumer boycotts. In addition, they can damage the reputation of both companies themselves and their shareholders.

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