Our Short & Leveraged Single-Stock ETPs could be challenging for some investors looking for new innovative products to add to their portfolio. In this six-part educational series, we describe the idea behind our products, their construction, features and their benefits to investors as well as when compared to other similar-seeming products.
Leverage Shares’ Single-Stock ETPs offer investors the opportunity to either amplify the gains or reverse the trend of the underlying stock. The ETPs track the underlying stock such that a daily leveraged return is calculated. The portfolio manager will trade the underlying stock for the fund that the ETP belongs to reflect this ending value as closely as possible.
Our Short (Or “Inverse”) ETPs
Our Inverse ETPs come with a leverage factor of -1x. In other words, investing into a -1x ETP over a day is equivalent to a -1x daily short position in the underlying stock for that same day.
Consider our -1x (short) Facebook ETP (FBS.L) as an example, which is built with the underlying stock (NASDAQ: FB). This ETP tracks the iSTOXX Inverse Leveraged -1X FB Index. Here is what the performance of FBS versus FB over a single week – from the 7th to the 11th of December 2020 – looks like:
For more information on the costs payable for this class of products, please refer to the “Cost of Products” section in our introductory article of this series
For more examples on the effective usage of our inverse products, please read a previous article highlighting the value of these products.
Our Leveraged ETPs
Our Leveraged ETPs come with a leverage factor of 2x (double leveraged) and 3x (triple leveraged). In other words, investing into a 2x/3x ETP would give a magnified exposure to the daily performance of the underlying stock.
Consider our 2x (long) Amazon ETP (AMZ2.L) as an example, which is built with the underlying stock (NASDAQ: AMZN). This ETP tracks the NYSE Leveraged 2x AMZN Index.
Also, consider our 3x (long) Amazon ETP (AMZ3.L) which is built with the same underlying stock. This ETP tracks the iSTOXX Leveraged 3X AMZN Index.
Here is what the performance of AMZ2 and AMZ3 versus AMZN over a single week – from the 23rd to the 27th of November of this year – looks like:
For more information on the costs payable for this class of products, please refer to the “Cost of Products” section in our introductory article of this series.
The date range was selected to highlight two effects:
For more examples on utilizing insight or market sentiment to your advantage, please refer to a previous article highlighting the utilization of either leveraged or inverse products, depending on the situation.
Benefits of Short and Leveraged ETPs
We had covered the benefits of our products in detail in our previous entry in the series: our products have mitigated risk, lower costs relative to competing products, can be purchased without a margin account, limited in loss to only the amount invested and – depending on the investor’s country – very likely to accrue enhanced tax benefits as well.
With respect to our inverse products: one aspect of keen interest among investors has been the prospect of effectively “going short” without actually “shorting”. That is, buying our -1x ETP is similar to selling a stock as far as the payoff estimates are concerned. Foregoing the hassle of covering one’s short position and maintaining margins to support said position is an undeniable advantage for the investor.
Another key benefit to purchasing S&L ETPs is the limited capital outlay. The minimum amount that can be purchased is just one share – while some brokers may even allow for the purchase of fractional shares. In this model, investors are free to invest a percentage of the total cost of one share instead of the entire amount. This facility has begun to attract a large number of investors to the marketplace who earlier felt “priced out” on account of the high values of the stocks they were interested in.
Oktay a rejoint Leverage Shares fin 2019. Il est responsable de la croissance de l’activité à travers des relations clés et le développement de l’activité commerciale sur les marchés anglophones.
Il a rejoint LS après UniCredit, où il était responsable des relations avec les entreprises pour les multinationales. Il a également travaillé au sein de sociétés telles qu’IBM Bulgarie et DeGiro / FundShare dans le domaine de la finance d’entreprise et de l’administration de fonds.
Oktay est titulaire d’une licence en finance et comptabilité et d’un certificat d’études supérieures en entrepreneuriat du Babson College. Il est également détenteur de la certification CFA.
Julian a étudié l’économie, la psychologie, la sociologie, la politique européenne et la linguistique. Il possède de l’expérience en matière de développement commercial et de marketing grâce à des entreprises qu’il a lui-même créées.
Pour Julian, Leverage Shares est une entreprise innovante dans le domaine de la finance et de la fintech, et il se réjouit toujours de partager les prochaines grandes avancées avec les investisseurs du Royaume-Uni et d’Europe.
Sandeep a une longue expérience des marchés financiers. Il a débuté sa carrière en tant qu’ingénieur financier au sein d’un hedge fund basé à Chicago. Pendant huit ans, il a travaillé dans différents domaines et organisations, de la division Prime Services de Barclays Capital à l’équipe de recherche sur les indices du Nasdaq (plus récemment).
Sandeep est titulaire d’un master spécialisé en finance et d’un master en administration des affaires de I’Institut de technologie de Chicago.