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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Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP16.917.21-10.67-12.62GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP16.270.39-27.19-52.73GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Brent Crude-4.94-35.94-62.68-GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil-11.77-39.67-64.05-GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost US Treasuries 10Y 3X Short Daily ETP GBP-6.14-7.13--GBXFixed Int - OtherBuy
DB Mean Reversion-2.88-24.86-44.84-54.20USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold GBP Hedged13.431.92-14.25-23.39GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB WTI Crude Oil Booster-14.82-37.26-63.96-69.60USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers S&P/ASX 200 UCITS ETF (DR) 1D GBP8.05-4.04-5.037.95GBXEquity - AustraliaBuy
DB X-Trackers Stoxx Europe 600 Banks Short Daily UCITS ETF 1C GBP20.7029.29-27.10-40.46GBPEquity - FinancialBuy
DB X-Trackers EURO Stoxx 50 Short Daily UCITS ETF 1C GBP15.5012.86-38.20-50.46GBXEquity - Europe ex UKBuy
DB X-Trackers FTSE 100 Short Daily UCITS ETF GBP-2.002.39-11.60-31.84GBPEquity - UKBuy
DB X-Trackers II Iboxx Global Inflation-Linked UCITS ETF 2C USD2.261.886.11-USDFixed Int - GlobalBuy
DB X-Trackers II Australia SSA Bonds UCITS ETF 1C GBP7.373.13--GBXFixed Int - Other Single CurrencyBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI Nordic Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1D GBP4.19-1.90--GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI Turkey Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1D GBP4.97-8.47--GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
DB X-Trackers S&P 500 Inverse Daily UCITS ETF GBP0.69-0.09-29.72-46.39GBXEquity - USABuy
DB X-Trackers ShortDAX Daily UCITS ETF 1C GBP15.0412.63-37.99-53.45GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Aluminium USD-5.9313.7525.1873.53USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Brent Crude USD-9.2621.9171.79-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cocoa USD10.934.42-31.09-21.67USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Coffee USD2.282.21-9.8479.28USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Copper USD-4.9025.2135.4448.09USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Corn USD-8.39-10.2645.2114.62USDCommodity & EnergyBuy

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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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