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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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 FTSE 100 Leveraged (Daily 2x) GO UCITS ETF GBP2.3015.8267.85-GBPEquity - UKBuy
ETFS FTSE 100 Super Short Strategy (Daily 2x) GO UCITS ETF GBP-6.14-20.95-61.97-GBPEquity - UKBuy
Amundi ETF NASDAQ 100 EUR Hedged Daily EUR10.2932.8321.97-EUREquity - Tech Media & TelecomBuy
Boost Copper 3X Leverage Daily ETP-7.32-15.20--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Copper 3X Short Daily ETP-5.50-7.10--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost EURO STOXX 50 3x Short Daily ETP-16.16-49.62--EUREquity - Europe inc UKBuy
Boost FTSE 100 3x Short Daily ETP-8.77-28.31--GBXEquity - UKBuy
Boost FTSE 100 3x Leverage Daily ETP3.8324.60--GBXEquity - UKBuy
Boost Gold 3X Leverage Daily ETP GBP-10.56-35.04--GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 3X Short Daily ETP USD2.557.58--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost LevDAX 3x Daily ETP GBP-15.1233.20--GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
Boost NASDAQ 100 3X Leverage Daily ETP30.21124.86--USDEquity - USABuy
Boost NASDAQ 100 3x Short Daily ETP-29.97-63.15--USDEquity - USABuy
Boost Natural Gas 3X Leverage Daily ETP-40.72-3.96--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Natural Gas 3X Short Daily ETP13.41-70.81--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Russell 1000 3x Leverage Daily ETP21.9783.65--USDEquity - USABuy
Boost Russell 1000 3x Short Daily ETP-23.69-53.50--USDEquity - USABuy
Boost ShortDAX 3x Daily ETP GBP-5.26-48.90--GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
Boost Silver 3X Leverage Daily ETP GBP-27.15-59.19--GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Silver 3X Short Daily ETP USD17.3435.41--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Wti Oil 3X Leverage Daily ETP USD-13.62-28.18--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Wti Oil 3X Short Daily ETP GBP4.19-0.52--GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy

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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