How to buy πŸ’Έ leveraged ETFs from Europe

If you are looking to invest in leveraged πŸ“ˆ or inverse ETFs from Europe, you’ll soon find that popular American products are not generally available through European brokers. Below I have compiled an overview of European leveraged and inverse ETFs, as alternatives to their popular πŸ¦… U.S. counterparts.

Though providers such as Direxion, ProShares, and VelocityShares offer many leveraged products for indexes, sectors, and commodities, such ETFs (and ETNs) cannot be offered to Europeans due to βš–οΈ PRIIPs regulations.

If no suitable European variants exist for your purposes, you can instead buy the U.S. ETFs directly through a U.S. based broker, even while residing in 🌍 Europe. Follow this link to learn more about this method.





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Overview of European leveraged and inverse ETFs

IndexLeverageU.S. ETFEuropean alternative
S&P 5003x LongSPXL, UPROWisdomTree
IE00B7Y34M31
2x LongSPUU, SSOXtrackers
LU0411078552
1x ShortSPDN, SHXtrackers
LU0322251520
2x ShortSDSXtrackers
LU0411078636
3x ShortSPXS, SPXUWisdomTree
IE00B8K7KM88
Nasdaq 1003x LongTQQQWisdomTree
IE00BLRPRL42
2x LongQLDLyxor
FR0010342592
3x ShortSQQQWisdomTree
IE00BLRPRJ20
FANG+3x LongFNGUGraniteShares
XS2305050804
1x ShortGNAFGraniteShares
XS2305051109
3x ShortFNGDGraniteShares
XS2305051018

Unfortunately, there aren’t nearly as many products available to Europeans as to Americans. Thus many specific variants (such as 2x inverse) may be unavailable, sector ETFs are missing altogether, expense ratios πŸ’Ά may be higher in Europe, and you may have to deal with lower volume and ETFs only being offered on specific exchanges.

Personally I am a big fan of leveraged ETFs, as I got inspired by Hedgefundie’s Excellent Adventure which utilizes ETFs such as TQQQ, UPRO, and TMF.

Additionally, I occasionally buy sector specific ETFs such as DFEN, πŸ’» SOXL, FAS, and YINN. Since none of these are available in Europe, I developed a method of buying them directly through a U.S. based broker. This will allow you to buy any U.S. domiciled ETF, even if you live in Europe. If you are interested in this method, you can find the guide here.





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