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.

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%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. BMY 20%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated VRTX 20%

FXCM Stock Basket Components:

FAANG

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

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
Adv Micro Devices AMD 20%
Nvidia NVDA 20%
Electronic Arts EA 20%
Activision ATVI 20%
Sony SNE 20%

China Tech (CHN.TECH)

Company Ticker Inception Weight
Baidu BIDU 20%
NetEase NTES 20%
Weibo WB 20%
iQIYI IQ 20%
Bilibili BILI 20%

China Ecommerce (CHN.ECOMM)

Company Ticker Inception Weight
Alibaba BABA 20%
Trip.com TCOM 20%
JD.com, Inc. JD 20%
Pinduoduo Inc. PDD 20%
Tencent Music Entertainment Group TME 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 or CHN.ECOMM 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 all other baskets and are updated daily.
  • Products are available only when the underlying stock exchanges are open.

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