CFDs are complex instruments. You can lose your money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you understand how this product works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money. CFDs are complex instruments. You can lose your money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you understand how this product works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money.

Thematic basket trading

Opportunity changes with the times. Trade the future with thematic basket trading – including electric vehicles, robotics and AI – with the world’s No.1 trading provider.1

Start trading today. Call +44 (20) 7633 5430, or email sales.en@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24/5.

Contact us: +44 (20) 7633 5430

Start trading today. Call +44 (20) 7633 5430, or email sales.en@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24/5.

Contact us: +44 (20) 7633 5430

Why trade in themes with us?

Access thousands of thematic ETFs, smart beta ETFs and baskets of our custom indices

Trade thematic ETFs from just 1 point

Trade on our award-winning platform1

Trade the future with themes like electric vehicles, AI and robotics

Gain exposure to bespoke indices like our inflation, FAANG and cannabis indexes

We’re here 24 hours a day, except from 6am to 4pm on Saturday (UTC+8)

Discover our thematic and basket trading markets

  • ESG
  • Cannabis
  • AI
  • Electric vehicles
  • 5G
  • Robotics
  • Clean energy
  • Water
  • US tech
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What is thematic basket trading?

Basket trading means taking a position on a group of stocks simultaneously – for example a theme – which are all grouped together into one index, ETF or ‘basket’.

How to start trading in thematics and baskets

  1. Create or log in to your CFD account
  2. Search for your opportunity
  3. Decide the details of your position
  4. Open and monitor your trade

Ways to trade in thematics

Asset Markets How to trade
Thematic ETFs ETFs tracking sectors like AI or electric vehicles CFDs
Custom indices (baskets) Custom indices like the inflation, FAANG and cannabis indexes CFDs
Thematic shares Shares aligned to a theme, like EV stocks such as Tesla or NIO CFDs

Open an account to get started in trading thematics and baskets

Open an account to get started in trading thematics and baskets

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 18,000* global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

We have over 45 years of experience offering a truly market-leading service

Trade themes and baskets on the world’s best platform1

  • Web-based platform
  • Mobile trading app

Take control of your thematic and basket positions with our clean deal ticket, clear price charts and in-platform news and analysis.

Trade thematic and basket opportunities wherever you are, and receive trading alerts and signals on the go through email, SMS or push notifications.

Trading in thematics and baskets: the pros and cons

CFDs
Main benefits Low spread on thematic ETFs, unique indices and sectors to trade on. Offset losses against profits for tax purposes2
Risks Trades are leveraged so losses will be magnified if the market moves against you.
Traders can set automatic stops and guaranteed stop losses to control risk, but if these aren’t used, you could lose more than the initial deposit.
Also, you’ll never lose more than your account balance.
Accessible to All clients
Markets Over 17,000 markets including shares, ETFs, indices
Commission From as little as $15 for UK-listed ETFs and shares
Platforms Web, mobile app and advanced platforms
Learn more

Costs and charges

Trading costs will include your margin and commission when trading share CFDs.

  • CFD trading costs
Margin Spread and commission
Minimum margin requirement of 10% for share CFDs, 5% on indices and forex, and from 0.5% on spot commodities like gold Commission from $15 for UK-listed shares and ETFs, spreads from 1 point on indices, plus trade ETF CFDs for similar spreads

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

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