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
DB X-Trackers FTSE 100 Short Daily UCITS ETF GBP-1.49-12.36-30.72-40.74GBPEquity - UKBuy
DB X-Trackers Harvest CSI300 INDEX UCITS ETF (DR) 1D GBP11.4917.6544.64-GBPEquity - ChinaBuy
DB X-Trackers II Iboxx Global Inflation-Linked UCITS ETF 5C GBP-1.672.2322.11-GBPFixed Int - GlobalBuy
DB X-Trackers II Iboxx Global Inflation-Linked UCITS ETF 2C USD1.294.2511.53-USDFixed Int - GlobalBuy
DB X-Trackers II Australia Government Bond UCITS ETF (DR) 1C GBP-4.64-0.5118.23-GBXFixed Int - Other Single GovernmentBuy
DB X-Trackers II Global Government Bond UCITS ETF (DR) 5C GBP-3.281.5122.69-GBPFixed Int - GlobalBuy
DB X-Trackers II Global Government Bond UCITS ETF (DR) 3C USD0.98---USDFixed Int - GlobalBuy
DB X-Trackers II IBOXX USD Liquid Asia Ex-Japan Corporate Bond UCITS ETF (DR) 1D1.455.44--USDFixed Int - USD Corporate BondBuy
DB X-Trackers JPX Nikkei 400 UCITS ETF (DR) 4C Hedged USD14.8820.57--USDEquity - JapanBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI Japan Index UCITS ETF (DR) 2C USD14.8519.4529.77-USDEquity - JapanBuy
DB X-Trackers MSCI Nordic Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1D GBP-0.9919.0443.87-GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
DB X-Trackers S&P 500 2x Inverse Daily UCITS ETF USD-17.66-30.69-56.82-81.83USDEquity - USABuy
DB X-Trackers S&P 500 2x Leveraged Daily UCITS ETF USD19.8339.3576.71254.38USDEquity - USABuy
DB X-Trackers S&P 500 Inverse Daily UCITS ETF GBP-13.71-20.57-20.74-46.61GBPEquity - USABuy
DB X-Trackers ShortDAX Daily UCITS ETF 1C GBP-4.65-12.46-30.65-49.22GBPEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
DB X-Trackers iBoxx USD Emerging Sovereigns Quality Weighted UCITS ETF (DR) 1D1.408.15--USDFixed Int - Emerging MarketsBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Aluminium USD-6.51-14.54-5.2710.87USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Brent Crude USD-26.35-14.35-9.1831.96USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cocoa USD3.708.1121.78-3.90USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Coffee USD9.8722.5045.909.85USDCommodity & 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.