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The WisdomTree Short & Leveraged (S&L) family of exchange traded products (ETPs) is one of the most comprehensive, innovative ranges of specialist S&L ETPs in the world. Our extensive Short & Leveraged platform offers a range of fully collateralised ETPs which are available in leverage factors between -5x and +5x. 


Through these award-winning products, investors can access a broad range of Equities, Commodities, Fixed Income, Alternatives and Currency strategies, meaning they can look to magnify returns on a daily basis through positive or inverse leverage, take a hedging position efficiently, and access alternative or unique strategies.


This specialised branch of ETPs, like other investment products offering short and leveraged exposure, requires a certain level of understanding and due diligence. In this centre, WisdomTree aims to provide an informative reference point for investors seeking to educate themselves about the opportunities and the risks presented by short and leveraged ETPs.



The WisdomTree S&L heatmap illustrates the daily movement of underlying benchmarks for all asset classes. 



Bumper US payrolls data resets market’s expectations for the Fed

10 Jul 2019

Surprisingly strong US labour market data released on Friday last week cast doubts on the Federal Reserve (Fed) being as dovish as the market had hoped. That took the cheer out of equity markets, while 10 year US Treasury yields - which had dipped below 1.95% on Thursday 4th July – rose back to over 2%. The US Dollar basket appreciated close to 0.5% intraday on Friday 5th July. That had taken the edge off gold, which declined from close to US$1420/oz in the middle of last week to just under US$1400/oz by the end of the week. With geopolitical risks remaining elevated, we suspect the downside risk to gold from the market’s re-assessment of the Fed’s policy course will be limited. Iran’s violation of the nuclear accord, constant threats of trade discussions derailing and further instability in Turkey’s institutions (following the dismissal of the country’s central bank governor) are keeping the demand for the historical safe-haven metal high.

Oil poised for a rebound as OPEC+ pre-meetings consolidate case for continued tightness

12 Jun 2019

Ahead of the June 25/26th OPEC+ meetings, Saudi Arabia and Russia have discussed the case for extending current supply curbs. An agreement between these oil super-powers usually sets the tone for the wider group. Oil’s lacklustre performance in recent weeks could be reversed if indeed the oil cartel can maintain the current supply-deficit.

US & European stock markets rise on hopes of Fed rate cut

11 Jun 2019

The first week of June got off to a strong start as stocks were bolstered by expectations that the Fed would cut short term interest rates this year. The S&P 500’s performance marked the best week of the year and the index is currently 3% short of its all-time high. Meanwhile, European stock markets such as Germany’s DAX and Italy’s FTSE MIB gained almost 3%; while the STOXX Europe 600 Index and UK’S FTSE 100 rose more than 2%.



Browse through our educational content and simulator to understand more how Short & Leveraged products work, and what are the latest trends in the industry. 


Ask us anything about Short & Leveraged ETPs through our S&L ETP Smart FAQ search.


Watch our short, animated video for a quick introduction to S&L ETPs


Access our Guide to Short and Leveraged ETPs to understand more of the risks and benefits of S&L ETPs and how they may be used in a portfolio


See the latest trends in the S&L ETP industry through our Monthly S&L ETP Flows report.


Use our short & leveraged ETP simulator to model returns of a theoretical short & leveraged ETP across different market scenarios.

Important information


Short & Leveraged Exchange-Traded Products are only intended for investors who understand the risks involved in investing in a product with short and/or leveraged exposure and who intend to invest on a short-term basis. Any investment in short and/or leveraged products should be monitored on a regular basis (as frequently as daily) to ensure consistency with your investment strategy. You should understand that investments in short and/or leveraged exchange-traded products held for a period of longer than one day may not provide returns equivalent to the return from the relevant unleveraged investment multiplied by the relevant leverage factor. Potential losses in short and/or leveraged exchange-traded products may be magnified in comparison to investments that do not incorporate these strategies. Please refer to the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the relevant prospectus for further details of these and other risks associated with an investment in short and/or leveraged exchange-traded products. You should consult an independent investment adviser prior to making an investment in short and/or leveraged exchange-traded products in order to determine suitability to your circumstances.