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BOOST’s natural gas leveraged ETP was amongst the top performing ETPs on the LSE, underpinned by bullish fundamentals for natural gas

Wednesday 07th May '14

  • Among the top performing ETPs on the London Stock Exchange in April 2014 was the Boost Natural Gas 3x Leverage Daily ETP (3NGL), which returned 28.6% (USD). 
  • 3NGL was the best performing natural gas and energy ETF/ETP in Europe.
  • Natural gas was up 9.4% (in USD) in April, after having fallen by 4% in March. In the first quarter of 2014 natural gas rose 15.5% (in USD). 
  • Driving bullish sentiment in natural gas was a weaker than expected increase in US natural gas inventories for April. The current level was below the seasonal adjusted historic averages and indicates either weaker supply or stronger demand for natural gas.
  • In the first quarter of 2014 BOOST has surpassed its $100 million landmark in AUM. BOOST ETP’s AUM has risen 140% since the beginning of the year, matched by rising trading volumes and improving spreads.


BOOST ETP, A WisdomTree Company, Europe’s award winning, specialist Short and Leverage (S&L) Exchange Traded Product (ETP) provider is proud to announce that the Boost Natural Gas 3x Leverage Daily ETP (3NGL) was among the top performing ETP on the London Stock Exchange in April 2014.

LSE Rank ETP Name LSE Code Return (USD)
3 Boost Natural Gas 3x Leverage Daily ETP 3NGL 28.6%
Source: Boost, Bloomberg, Bank of England. Returns represent change in NAV / official prices where available or exchange closing prices otherwise, between 31/03/2014 and 30/04/2014. Ranking of returns was done based on USD returns.

The performance statistics demonstrate the value S&L ETPs can bring to investors. 3x S&L ETPs were first introduced by BOOST ETP to the LSE in December 2012. Investors have clearly been responding to the availability of such products and this is evidenced by the increasing AUM and trading volumes in BOOST’s products. S&L ETPs are attractive to investors as they provide up to 3x or -3x the exposure through one simple trade. These levels of exposure allow investors to gain from rising as well as falling markets, thus negating the need for complex documentation or use of derivatives. 
Viktor Nossek, Head of Research at BOOST ETP commented:
“While sentiment in risk assets has been relatively subdued, investors have remained bullish on the overall outlook for the US economy. Underscoring its strength is its unabated demand in natural gas, which this month caused inventory levels to fall short of expectations. At ~850 bcf (billions of cubic feet), inventory of natural gas in the US is less than half the average April levels recorded over the last five years. Against resilient US growth and slow recovery in inventory levels, natural gas’ strong fundamentals are likely to support its price further out.”
Globally, investors continue to increase their usage of short & leveraged ETPs. Global S&L ETP assets have risen by 6.7% to a record $62.1 billion (Boost Short and Leverage ETP Global Flows Report, March 2014). 
Investors are increasingly using S&L ETPs for a variety of reasons. There is wider product availability, greater product knowledge from improved educational resources, and increased demand for hedging tools and leveraged instruments available. There is also a move towards independent, transparent and exchange traded instruments such as ETFs and ETPs. As a result of this increased usage and interest in S&L ETPs, BOOST recently launched a monthly Global Short & Leverage ETF / ETP Report and a Short & Leverage ETF / ETP Advisor Tool Kit.