And just like that, it was gone!
Following the biggest daily surge in oil prices ever... and another major surge in prices today, things have gone a little bit slightly turbo for "investors" in one leveraged oil ETN.
Unprecedented spikes in price along with a record 'super-contango' have left the VelocityShares Daily 3x Inverse Crude exchange-traded notes, or DWTIF, worthless, according to Credit Suisse.
“Because the Closing Indicative Value of the ETNs will be $0 on April 2, 2020 and on all future days...
...investors who buy the ETNs at any time at any price above $0 will likely suffer a complete loss of their investment,” Credit Suisse said.
As Bloomberg reports, that’s one of the final chapters in a once-popular product that amassed more than $1 billion in assets at its peak over four years ago.
Until the last two days, the bearish triple-leveraged ETN, had screamed higher in 2020 as oil prices have collapsed at a record pace amid a double-whammy of supply- and demand-concerns. At its peak on March 18th, DWTIF was up a stunning 978% year-to-date...
But now, as Morningstar's co-head of passive strategy research, Ben Johnson, notes:
“I can say with confidence that this is a bad investment.”
Oh the wonders of leveraged-ETFs...