Short & Leveraged ETFs

Introduction to Short & Leveraged ETFs

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) aim to track a sector, market or index. In general they trade like shares in that they are bought and sold on recognised investment exchanges; however unlike individual shares they offer wider exposure to a particular asset class or index. Short and Leveraged ETFs use complex financial techniques to increase the potential return of their investment. 

Short ETFs aim to deliver inverse performance to an underlying index through the use of derivatives and short selling techniques. Leveraged ETFs amplify gains and losses relative to the underlying index.

Short and Leveraged ETFs are high-risk investments and are not suitable for all investors. Investors who wish to buy these products will have to complete an appropriateness test to confirm their suitability.

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  • ETFS FTSE 100 Leveraged (Daily 2x) GO UCITS ETF GBP

    The ETFS FTSE 100® Leveraged (Daily 2x) GO UCITS ETF (LUK2) is designed to track the performance of the FTSE 100® Daily Leveraged Index (the "Tracked Index"). The Tracked Index is a strategic index that is designed to provide twice the daily percentage change in the level of the FTSE 100® Net Dividend Total Return Index (the "Underlying Index") less an implied amount reflecting the cost of borrowing additional capital to invest in the index portfolio to create the leveraged position (the “Financing Cost”). This magnified exposure is known as 'leveraged' exposure. For example, if the Underlying Index was to decrease in value by 5% on a particular day, the Tracked Index is designed to decrease in value by 10% on that day, subject to the adjustment for the Financing Cost. LUK2 is designed to reflect the performance of the Tracked Index, minus fees and expenses. LUK2 is an exchange traded fund ("ETF"). Shares in the ETF can be created and redeemed on demand by authorised participants and are traded on exchange. The ETF is authorised and regulated as a UCITS and is eligible for investment by other UCITS. The ETF is backed by unfunded swaps. The ETF gains exposure to the Index via a swap and counterparty exposure is mitigated by a combination of cash and eligible securities.

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  • ETFS Daily Short WTI Crude Oil USD

    ETFS Daily Short WTI Crude Oil (9GA7) is designed to enable investors to gain a 'short' exposure to a total return investment in WTI crude oil futures contracts by tracking the Bloomberg Crude Oil Subindex (the ""Index"") and providing a collateral yield. A daily short exposure means that the product is designed to reflect minus one times the daily percentage change in the Index level. For example, if the Index was to rise in value by 5% on a particular day, the product is designed to decrease in value by 5% on that day (minus fees and expenses).

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  • ETFS Daily Leveraged WTI Crude Oil USD

    ETFS Daily Leveraged WTI Crude Oil (4RT6) is designed to enable ETFS Daily Leveraged WTI Crude Oil investors to gain a 'leveraged' exposure to a total return investment in WTI crude oil futures contracts by tracking the Bloomberg WTI Crude Oil Subindex (the "Index") and providing a collateral yield. A daily leveraged exposure means that the product is designed to reflect 200% of the daily percentage change in the Index level.

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Risk Warning

The price and value of investments and their income fluctuates: you may get back less than the amount you invested. The tax treatment of investments is subject to tax law and HMRC practice which are subject to change.

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Daily Leveraged WTI Crude Oil USD-75.65-77.88-84.56-84.89USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Daily Short WTI Crude Oil USD71.9175.0870.1124.94USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS FTSE 100 Leveraged (Daily 2x) GO UCITS ETF GBP3.326.4547.6976.93GBPEquity - UKBuy
Amundi ETF NASDAQ 100 EUR Hedged Daily EUR9.4220.7745.40-EUREquity - Tech Media & TelecomBuy
DB Agriculture Booster-10.40-22.43-35.08-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Commodity Booster-32.51-34.72-42.30-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Energy Booster-40.25-41.80-47.01-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Industrial Metals Booster-17.09-11.26-33.51-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Mean Reversion-20.62-24.94-35.91-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Natural Gas Booster-30.05-37.70-39.48-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold GBP Hedged-5.39-9.26-33.19-GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Silver GBP Hedged-14.48-22.64-54.76-GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB WTI Crude Oil Booster-46.25-47.42-53.19-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers CAC 40 Short Daily UCITS ETF 1C GBP-21.66-26.93-52.76-61.51GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
DB X-Trackers DB Equity Strategies Hedge Index UCITS ETF 3C GBP1.57-0.0010.25-GBPHedge/Stru Prod - EquityBuy
DB X-Trackers DB Hedge Index UCITS ETF 2C USD-0.79-1.504.923.42USDHedge/Stru Prod - MixedBuy
DB X-Trackers DB Hedge Index UCITS ETF 3C GBP-0.73-1.714.993.34GBPHedge/Stru Prod - MixedBuy
DB X-Trackers STOXX Europe 600 Basic Resources Short Daily UCITS ETF 1C GBP-12.72-21.55-24.62-49.08GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers S&P/ASX 200 UCITS ETF (DR) 1C GBP-3.826.9216.0734.15GBXEquity - AustraliaBuy
DB X-Trackers Stoxx Europe 600 Banks Short Daily UCITS ETF 1C GBP-15.03-19.46--GBPEquity - FinancialBuy
DB X-Trackers EURO Stoxx 50 Short Daily UCITS ETF 1C GBP-21.71-28.43-52.98-61.45GBXEquity - Europe ex UKBuy
DB X-Trackers Euro Stoxx 50 Double Short Daily UCITS ETF 1C GBP-34.21-43.83-76.64-GBXEquity - Europe ex UKBuy
DB X-Trackers FTSE 100 Short Daily UCITS ETF GBP-4.00-6.87-27.32-43.05GBPEquity - UKBuy

Risk Warning

Short and leveraged ETF's are complex financial instruments that carry significant risks. They are generally designed for day traders and not suitable for investors who plan to hold them for more than one trading session. They are only suitable for experienced short-term investors who fully understand and accept these risks. These types of ETF can exaggerate market movements and can be extremely volatile. There is a risk that you could lose all or some of your money. Before investing in these instruments you should read the individual prospectus carefully.

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