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 5X Long USD Short GBP (LSE:USP5)

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ETFS 3x Daily Long FTSE 100 (UK3L)

ETFS 3x Daily Short FTSE 100 (UK3S)

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS 1x Daily Short Copper USD-11.29-12.67-13.051.30USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Corn USD18.0011.5131.1193.10USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cotton USD-3.41-9.02-28.32-26.20USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Ex-Energy USD1.551.288.3430.47USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Gold USD1.75-7.47-8.5715.72USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Natural Gas USD19.3545.9890.8461.80USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Nickel USD-21.57-2.9012.699.86USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Silver USD8.084.61-8.4547.26USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Soybeans USD-5.066.15-5.47-17.84USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Sugar USD1.8130.94-4.6142.73USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Tin USD-5.462.90-14.72-12.57USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short WTI Crude Oil USD-20.63-8.3314.2136.42USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Wheat USD15.8511.1556.25115.10USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Zinc USD-20.49-17.39-40.81-44.31USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Platinum USD5.030.4420.2845.34USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 2x Daily Long Agriculture USD-16.18-28.09-51.53-73.77USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 2x Daily Long Aluminium USD5.1719.67-26.23-58.45USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 2x Daily Long Brent Crude USD63.0312.67-73.91-90.25USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 2x Daily Long Cocoa USD-17.67-35.86-67.48-61.51USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 2x Daily Long Coffee USD-21.21-41.22-80.70-86.54USDCommodity & 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.