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UBS Leverage Products permit investments in rising or falling markets with relatively low capital expenditure. The above-average participation in price changes in the underlying asset is particularly appealing to speculative investors. Leveraged Products are transparent, exceptionally efficient and are an increasingly popular modern trading instrument. Leverage Products are ideal for investors wishing to benefit to an above-average extent and at the same time flexibly from the dynamic trends on the capital markets. Leverage Products allow investors to increase their upside potential to an above-average extent by enabling them to benefit far more from an anticipated price movement in the underlying asset than they would by investing directly.
This makes it possible to exploit even relatively small exchange movements effectively. Depending on their preferences and strategy, investors have a variety of different products at their disposal. In addition to traditional warrants, the UBS product range is complemented by special alternatives like Mini-Futures. There is a big choice of underlying assets, including equities, indices, currency pairs, interest rates and commodities.
Those investing in Leverage Products should have a distinctly high risk appetite and sufficient experience. This is because the leverage works both ways: it can multiply profit, but can also increase the impact of falling prices, with the result that even the total loss of the invested capital cannot be ruled out. Leverage Products are also subject to market influences (volatility, performance of the underlying asset, etc.) during their term, which can affect their value. The issuer risk also needs to be borne in mind with UBS Leverage Products: Should UBS become insolvent, the capital invested may be lost – irrespective of the performance of the underlying asset or other market parameters.