The key word to remember here is DAILY.
FAS/FAZ are not intended as an investment, but as a trading tool designed to reflect the DAILY moves of the Russell 1000 Financial_Services Index X3.
Historic Develpments for FAS from Direxion
Forward Split for 5 Direxion Bull ETFs
FAS included in Dividend Distribution
Each day Direxion publishes the current makeup of this ETF: http://www.direxionshares.com/holdings_fas.csv
Link To Direxion's FAS fact sheet: www.direxionshares.com/pdfs/Financials_Bull-Bear_Fact_Sheet.pdf
Link to fact sheet regarding Russell 1000 Financial_Services Index: www.russell.com/indexes/PDF/fact_sheets/US/1000Financialservices.pdf
Link to Prospectus: direxionshares.onlineprospectus.net/direxionshares/FAS/index.html
Link to Summary Prospectus: direxionshares.onlineprospectus.net/direxionshares/FAS/index.html
Link to FAS chart
Link to Russell 1000 Financial Index (RIFIN) chart
Link to Dow Jones US Financials
It is important to understand the unique characteristics of leveraged ETFs, and in particular Triple Leveraged ETFs.
While these funds are designed to reflect a daily 3X change in the underlying assets, It is important to understand that over an extended period of time a leveraged fund may actually UNDERPERFORM the underlying assets represented!