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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ETF Securities is one of the world’s leading exchange-traded product (ETP) providers and a pioneer in commodity ETPs. Our work in this asset class is complemented by a range of other investment solutions including currency and thematic equity ETPs.



Short & Leveraged ETF Videos

ETFS 3x Daily Long FTSE 100 (UK3L)

ETFS 3x Daily Short FTSE 100 (UK3S)

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Brent Crude28.8811.84-28.06-62.07GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Longer Dated Agriculture0.06-13.06-21.54-40.64GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Longer Dated All Commodities6.360.38-13.51-34.06GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Longer Dated Energy15.454.71-27.39-50.72GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Natural Gas-22.03-21.94-64.30-73.14GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil27.657.30-35.77-63.54GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged All Commodities5.10-1.45-18.35-39.95GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Energy11.781.14-38.93-61.76GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Industrial Metals7.6014.2413.70-14.79GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Precious Metals-0.50-0.75-0.94-32.47GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEXUCITS ETF A Acc Nav GBP6.9316.3058.26-GBPEquity - Emerging MarketsBuy
First Trust US Large Cap Core AlphaDEX UCITS ETF A Acc Nav GBP4.823.0341.95-GBPEquity - USABuy
Gold Bullion Securities GBP-4.70-3.6720.18-9.48GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
HSBC MSCI AC Far East Exjapan UCITS ETF NAV GBP4.0717.2245.85-GBPEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy
LYXOR SG Global Quality Income NTR UCITS ETF C GBP-6.51-3.2522.7637.74GBXEquity - InternationalBuy
LYXOR SG Global Quality Income NTR UCITS ETF D GBP-6.50-3.2522.7328.67GBXEquity - InternationalBuy
LYXOR UCITS ETF MSCI WORLD UTILITIES TR C USD-7.155.458.9535.49USDEquity - Other SpecialistBuy
LYXOR US TIPS (DR) UCITS ETF Monthly Hedged D GBP-1.57-1.15--GBPFixed Int - USD Index LinkedBuy
LYXOR UCITS ETF SG European Quality Income NTR Dis GBP-3.706.5819.02-GBXEquity - Europe inc 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.