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 Short CAD Long USD GBP-8.88-8.5525.2543.64GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short CHF Long GBP7.103.00-17.94-18.26GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short CHF Long USD GBP-1.47-7.0317.4722.29GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short CNY Long USD GBP-8.97-14.786.601.34GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short EUR Long GBP-0.66-5.57-14.00-13.74GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short EUR Long USD GBP-8.71-14.8522.2228.37GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short GBP Long USD GBP-9.10-11.6231.2233.66GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short INR Long USD GBP-7.04-15.29-3.73-10.49GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short JPY Long GBP6.612.92-26.150.83GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short JPY Long USD GBP-1.83-7.048.9556.03GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short NOK Long GBP1.331.24-10.755.84GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short NOK Long USD GBP-6.80-8.6825.4655.62GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short NZD Long GBP8.066.60-16.66-20.15GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short NZD Long USD GBP-0.59-3.8118.5419.13GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short SEK Long GBP1.37-3.02-7.93-2.07GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short SEK Long USD GBP-6.91-12.5730.5345.35GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Short USD Long GBP3.323.32-21.74-25.48GBXHedge/Stru Prod - CurrencyBuy
ETFS Tin USD4.44-6.02-3.08-16.16USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS WTI 2mth GBP15.30-6.04-34.26-49.57GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Physical Gold GBP-3.354.13-4.69-GBXCommodity & 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.