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 3x Daily Short FTSE 100 (UK3S)

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
Boost Gold 2x Short Daily ETP3.54-14.39-17.69-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost NASDAQ 100 3x Leverage Daily ETP31.08107.36166.43868.12USDEquity - USABuy
Boost NASDAQ 100 3x Short Daily ETP-28.95-57.44-82.12-96.69USDEquity - USABuy
Boost Natural Gas ETC-20.47-41.60--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Natural Gas 2x Leverage Daily ETP-40.39-70.82-95.29-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Natural Gas 2x Short Daily ETP36.0894.59167.15-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Natural Gas 3x Leverage Daily ETP-57.54-87.42-99.53-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Natural Gas 3x Short Daily ETP47.31122.80108.60-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Palladium 1x Short Daily ETP-17.48-32.02-38.01-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Palladium 2x Leverage Daily ETP35.9976.1411.54-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost S&P 500 3x Leverage Daily ETP28.9059.87102.80475.11USDEquity - USABuy
Boost S&P 500 3x Short Daily ETP-25.42-42.65-72.56-93.17USDEquity - USABuy
Boost Silver 2x Leverage Daily ETP-19.88-20.74-38.73-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Silver 2x Short Daily ETP15.496.91-26.68-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost US Treasuries 10Y 3X Short Daily ETP GBP-1.81-10.221.82-GBXFixed Int - OtherBuy
Boost Wti Oil ETC21.320.59--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold GBP Hedged-3.504.71-2.23-30.78GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB WTI Crude Oil Booster22.934.43-45.46-59.99USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB X-Trackers S&P/ASX 200 UCITS ETF (DR) 1D GBP2.265.2834.7233.88GBPEquity - AustraliaBuy
DB X-Trackers EURO Stoxx 50 Short Daily UCITS ETF 1C GBP-1.91-12.07-25.10-47.28GBPEquity - Europe ex UKBuy

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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.