Product performance

This month we compare the performance of three unleveraged return products, two linked to popular benchmark indexes and one to the stock of Amazon

All products feature an American-style protection barrier

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Unleveraged return products place investors' capital at risk, but they usually offer some measure of downside protection in the form of a buffer or barrier. They appeal to investors willing to take on some market risk to gain access to a particular underlying.

The first product is a one-year note linked to the S&P 500 index with an issuer credit spread of 50 basis points. The second is linked to the FTSE 100 with a credit spread of

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