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BOOST ETP Launches 3x Short and 3x Leverage ETPs in Germany

Wednesday 16th July '14

  • Demand for Short & Leverage (S&L) ETPs grow – BOOST launches 3x leverage and 3x short ETPs in Germany
  • DAX and EuroSTOXX S&L products launched 
  • Access to both long and short ETPs of world’s major indices
  • Global demand for S&L products continues to grow – up 3.5% from December 2013
  • BOOST ETP AUM has reached a record high of circa. $120mn with monthly trading volumes reaching approx. $150 million

London, Wednesday 16 July 2014: BOOST ETP, Europe’s award winning, specialist Short and Leverage (S&L) Exchange Traded Product (ETP) provider is proud to announce that it has listed four S&L ETPs on Deutche Boerse’s Xetra for the first time.

This brings BOOST ETP’s product range to a total of 68 listings on the London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana and Xetra.

BOOST ETP’s list of S&L ETPs to be made available on Xetra, Deutsche Boerse are: 

Product Name ISIN
BOOST ShortDAX 3x Daily ETP DE000A1VFZ36
BOOST LevDAX 3x Daily ETP DE000A1VFZ44
BOOST EURO STOXX 50 3x Short Daily ETP DE000A1VFZ51
BOOST EURO STOXX 50 3x Leverage Daily ETP DE000A1VFZ69

 

Demand for transparent, liquid and robust S&L ETPs has increased over the past few years with global S&L ETP assets rising to circa. $60bn (BOOST Short & Leveraged ETFs/ETPs Global Flows Report, June 2014) as many financial markets have trended sideways, resulting in volatile but poor long term returns. Investors have increasingly needed to focus on tactical and hedging opportunities to ensure they preserve and grow their capital. 

BOOST’s four new ETPs launching in Germany are designed to return 3x the daily movement, long or short, of the relevant benchmark index. For example, if the DAX rises by 1% on a particular day, then "3DEL" will rise by 3% and "3DES" will fall by 3%. However, if the DAX falls by 1% then "3DEL" will fall by 3% and "3DES" will rise by 3% (less fees and adjustments).
 
BOOST has worked hard to develop its educational materials to help investors better understand the structure, benefits and risks of S&L ETPs/ETFs. Educational tools include the ‘Adviser/Investor Tool Kit’ which includes a Tutorial and Test, a Returns Simulator and various fact sheets and FAQs. BOOST also provides regular conference calls and face to face educational opportunities for investors. 

Hector McNeil, Co-CEO of Boost ETP, A WisdomTree Company commented:
 
“BOOST is very proud to be listing four new ETPs in Germany. Short and Leverage exchange traded products can be useful tools, allowing investors to hedge portfolios or take short terms views on the world’s major commodity and equity indices. Having already assisted with the launch of short and leverage ETCs in Germany in the past, BOOST’s founders look forward to continuing their relationship with the German market.”
 
Viktor Nossek, Head of Research commented:
 
“Underpinned by volatility within Eurozone banks and the recent fading economic growth momentum in Germany, S&L investors repositioned bearishly in German equities in June. The bearish conviction was evident by the inflows into -2x short ETPs that coincided with outflows from +2x leveraged (long) ETPs. Given the high beta of the German equity market and otherwise favourable valuations relative to peers in Europe, S&L investors’ downbeat sentiment in the DAX 30 is prone to potentially reverse itself as the situation surrounding Banco Espirito Santo gets overshadowed by more upbeat macro data elsewhere. Nevertheless, as a geared tactical play on Eurozone sentiment, S&L ETPs tracking the DAX 30 offer investors a unique geared exposure to equities that this year have failed to extend to the strong returns from last year.”