Europe gets long and short ETFs on US and UK sovereign debt, with leverage

Manooj Mistry, db X-trackers

Db X-trackers, the exchange-traded fund (ETF) platform of Deutsche Bank, has marked an industry first in the European market by listing a range of funds that offer daily leveraged exposure to US and UK sovereign debt.

Leveraged and short ETFs on government debt are available from other providers but these are the first funds to provide leveraged returns on US Treasuries and UK gilts.

"An investor that feels US Treasury prices are going to fall in the short term could tactically use the daily dou

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