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
ETFS 3x Short GBP Long USD-13.16-16.0327.4424.48USDHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS 3x Short JPY Long GBP22.672.95-67.94-26.93GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS 3x Short JPY Long USD11.92-6.88-25.5082.35USDHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS 3x Short USD Long GBP8.525.76-57.18-63.38GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS 3x Daily Long FTSE 1003.7434.4978.39-GBXEquity - UKBuy
ETFS 5x Long USD Short GBP-21.38-25.67--GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Brent 1mth GBP25.673.53-21.49-51.15GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Cocoa USD-8.45-20.77-36.79-29.87USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS DAX Daily 2x Long GO UCITS ETF GBP3.6339.6877.32147.58GBPEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
ETFS DAX Daily 2x Short GO UCITS ETF GBP-7.93-27.59-60.88-80.50GBPEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
ETFS FTSE 100 Leveraged (Daily 2x) GO UCITS ETF GBP2.3621.5952.8381.76GBPEquity - UKBuy
ETFS FTSE 100 Super Short Strategy (Daily 2x) GO UCITS ETF GBP-5.25-22.71-54.63-69.33GBPEquity - UKBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Silver-9.57-11.69-16.41-58.15GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Gold-3.823.61-5.30-34.14GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Copper15.5312.10-6.18-28.13GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Agriculture-7.78-15.33-30.02-46.96GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Lombard Odier IM Emerging Market Local Government Bond Fundamental GO UCITS ETF GBP-4.103.96--GBPFixed Int - Emerging MarketsBuy
ETFS Long AUD Short GBP-4.27-3.3610.40-9.08GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Long AUD Short USD GBP-4.22-3.3810.68-8.29GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Long CAD Short GBP-1.97-3.793.00-10.43GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy

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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.