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Trade Stock Baskets with FXCM

FXCM now offers Stock Baskets that allow you to speculate on the performance of a certain sector without having to open exposure on each stock individually. Trading a stock basket is simple, if you think the performance of that sector will improve, you go long (Buy), if you think the sector will weaken you go short (Sell).

What is an FXCM Stock Basket

FXCM's Stock Baskets contain a number of individual stocks relating to a specific sector.

At the time of the baskets inception, each stock was given a value in $ terms. The baskets will from that point forward measure the collective performance of each of the correlated components.

For example:

FAANG's original price was $2,000 and Netflix represented $400 of that $2,000
If today that same amount of Netflix shares that were worth $400 is now worth $415, that stocks contribution to FXCM's FAANG price will be 415.
The contribution of each of the stocks will formulate the current rate of FXCM's FAANG Index.

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Available Instruments and Index Components

FAANG

Company Ticker Inception Weight
Facebook Inc. FB 20%
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 20%
Apple Inc AAPL 20%
Netflix Inc NFLX 20%
Alphabet Inc. Class C (Google) GOOG 20%

Biotech

Company Ticker Inception Weight
AbbVie, Inc. ABBV 20%
Amgen Inc. AMGN 20%
Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD 20%
Celgene Corporation CELG 20%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated VRTX 20%

Cannabis

Company Ticker Inception Weight
Tilray Inc. TLRY 6%
GW Pharmaceuticals PLC GWPH 22%
Canopy Growth Corp CGC 22%
Aurora Cannabis Inc. ACB 6%
Cronos Group Inc. CRON 22%
Innovative Industrial Properties Inc IIPR 22%

Esports & Gaming (Esports)

Company Ticker Inception Weight
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD 20%
NVIDIA Corporation NVDA 20%
Electronic Arts Inc. EA 20%
Activision Blizzard, Inc. ATVI 20%
Sony Corp SNE 20%

China Tech (CHN.TECH)

Company Ticker Inception Weight
Baidu Inc. BIDU 20%
NetEase Inc. NTES 20%
Weibo Corp WB 20%
IQIYI Inc. IQ 20%
Bilibili Inc. BILI 20%

China Ecommerce (CHN.ECOMM)

Company Ticker Inception Weight
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA 20%
Trip.com Group Limited TCOM 20%
JD.com, Inc. JD 20%
Pinduoduo Inc. PDD 20%
Tencent Music Entertainment Group TME 20%

Travel & Hospitality (Travel)

Company Ticker Inception Weight
Hyatt Hotels Corporation H 20%
Marriott International Inc MAR 20%
Hilton Hotels Corporation HLT 20%
Booking Holdings Inc BKNG 20%
Tripadvisor Inc TRIP 20%

US Automotive (US.AUTO)

Company Ticker Inception Weight
Ford Motor Company F 20%
General Motors Company GM 20%
Tesla Inc TSLA 20%
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV FCAU 20%
Harley-Davidson Inc HOG 20%

US Banks (US.BANKS)

Company Ticker Inception Weight
JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM 20%
Bank of America Corp BAC 20%
Wells Fargo & Co WFC 20%
Citigroup Inc C 20%
Capital One Financial Corp. COF 20%

US E-Commerce (US.ECOMM)

Company Ticker Inception Weight
Etsy Inc. ETSY 18%
Wayfair Inc. W 18%
Shopify Inc. SHOP 18%
Walmart Inc. WMT 18%
Ebay Inc. EBAY 18%
Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 10%

Work From Home (WFH)

Company Ticker Inception Weight
Peloton Interactive Inc PTON 20%
Slack Technologies Inc WORK 20%
Zoom Video Communications Inc ZM 20%
Chewy Inc CHWY 20%
Twilio Inc TWLO 20%

Airlines

Company Ticker Inception Weight
Delta Air Lines Inc DAL 20%
American Airlines Group Inc AAL 20%
United Airlines Holding Inc. UAL 20%
Southwest Airlines Co. LUV 20%
JetBlue Airways Corporation JBLU 20%

Casinos

Company Ticker Inception Weight
MGM Resorts International MGM 20%
Wynn Resorts, Limited WYNN 20%
Caesars Entertainment Inc. CZR 20%
Las Vegas Sands Corp. LVS 20%
Draftkings Inc. DKNG 20%

How To Trade Stock Baskets

You can enable the available instruments on your account today by typing either STOCK BASKETS, FAANG, CANABBIS, ESPORTS, BIOTECH, CHN.TECH, CHN.ECOMM, TRAVEL, US AUTO, US BANKS, US E-COMMERCE or WFH into the search box on the Trading Station Symbols list window.

Forex Baskets

  • There is no additional entry or exit cost, all is included in the spread.
  • Positions held past 5pm will be subject to overnight financing ("Rollover").
  • Dividend Adjustments and Withholdings will apply to positions held over the ex-dividend dates of the individual components.
  • Margin rates are currently approximately 15% for CANNABIS, 10% for AIRLINES, CASINOs, ESPORTS, TRAVEL, US.AUTO, WFH and 5% for all others and are updated daily.
  • Products are available only when the underlying stock exchanges are open.

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Disclosure

Live Spreads Widget: Dynamic live spreads are available on Active Trader commission-based accounts. When static spreads are displayed, the figures are time-weighted averages derived from tradable prices at FXCM from July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. Single Share prices are subject to a 15 minute delay. The spread figures are for informational purposes only. FXCM is not liable for errors, omissions or delays, or for actions relying on this information.

Risk Warning: Our service includes products that are traded on margin and carry a risk of losses in excess of your deposited funds. The products may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.