Reaping the benefits of falling TecDAX® pricesWith the development of ShortTecDAX®, Deutsche Börse Group offers investors an index that allows them to participate directly in falling share prices. The performance of ShortTecDAX® is inversely proportional to that of the TecDAX®. The index is set up in a completely transparent and simple way. ShortTecDAX® mirrors the movements of the TecDAX® index in the opposite direction, i.e. when TecDAX® rises by five percent, the ShortTecDAX® index falls by five percent, and vice versa. In addition to inverse TecDAX® share price performance, the index also contains interest payments resulting from the investment strategy in twice the amount of the overnight rate. Interest accrues in the same amount for the investment volume as well as for the funds received from short-selling. ShortTecDAX® is therefore an attractive investment not only in falling but also in sideways markets and periods where market trends are unclear. With short indices, investors who expect negative performance from certain markets or regions have strategic index products which allow them to transfer a downtrend into a profitable investment strategy. All leveraged ShortTecDAX® Indices have a protective mechanism to prevent a total loss. If an index loses more than a defined percentage between two rebalancing dates, the leverage effect will be adjusted ad-hoc and the calculation continued based on the TecDAX® level prior to that point in time. The ShortTecDAX® Indices provide investors with a simple method of participating to a proportionately greater extent in market movements.
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