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Deutsche Bank – db x-trackers FTSE 100 Short ETF

Deutsche Bank

db x-trackers FTSE 100 Short ETF

Type: Exchange traded fund

Aim: Growth through short exposure to the FTSE 100 index
Minimum investment: Lump sum £50,000, lower amounts negotiable

Investment split: 100% short exposure to the FTSE 100 index

Place of registration: Luxemburg

Charges: Annual 0.5%

Commission: None



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