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Macro Alerts

Key things to know about short & leveraged ETPs/ETFs

05 Aug 2015

  • Short & leveraged (S&L) ETPs/ETFs have been in existence since 2005 and have attracted approximately $63bn (1) of AUM globally
  • S&L ETPs/ETFs allow an investor to magnify the daily returns of an unleveraged investment. For example, if the FTSE 100 rises by 1% in a day, the Boost FTSE 100 3x Leverage Daily ETP (3UKL) will rise by 3%. 
  • Leverage factors include x2, x3, -1x, -2x and -3x
  • S&L ETPs/ETFs rebalance daily and therefore generate compounded returns. Compounding can outperform benchmarks in trending markets and underperform in more volatile markets 
  • S&L ETPs/ETFs provide exposure to the main asset classes including equities, bonds, commodities and alternatives
  • S&L ETPs/ETFs trade and settle on recognised Exchanges and settlement systems with the same order types as equities. Investors cannot lose more than their original investment
  • S&L ETPs/ETFs trading strategies include: less money same exposure; same money higher exposure; long / short strategies & relative value trades; investment and portfolio hedging; & shorting an asset in one simple trade
If you want to learn more about S&L ETPs/ETFs and Boost’s product range please review the following educational documents: For further information please visit, email or call +44 (0)20 7826 8560. Kind Regards, Boost ETP, a WisdomTree Company   (1) Source: Bloomberg, as of June 30th 2015.

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