Factor Certificates enable investors to participate with a leverage effect in the performance of the underlying. The certificates have a constant leverage factor, no knock-out and are open-ended. Short Factor Certificates provide investors with above average profit opportunities in falling markets.
Please note: The leverage effect of a factor certificate means that fluctuations in the value of the underlying have a disproportionate impact on the value of the factor certificate. Even small, unfavorable developments in the underlying can lead to the loss of a substantial part of the capital invested, up to a total loss . Therefore, the probability of a total loss occurring is greatly increased. If the underlying of the factor certificate is a future (e.g. commodity), the issue of rolling must be taken into account. Investors are also exposed to the exchange rate risk if the currency of the underlying does not equal the currency of the factor certificate.
Please read our brochure on Factor Certificates.