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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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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 CFD provider.1

Call 010 500 8624 or email newaccounts.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We're here 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Contact us: 010 500 8624

Call 010 500 8624 or email newaccounts.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We're here 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Contact us: 010 500 8624

Why trade in themes with us?

Silver spot price trading
Silver futures trading

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

Trade thematic ETFs from just 1 point

Trade in thematic ETFs and share CFDs

Get the best silver prices when you trade online with us
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Manage your risk with the best trading platform

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

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

We're here 24 hours a day, from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday (SAST)

Discover our thematic and basket trading markets

  • ESG
  • Cannabis
  • AI
  • Electric vehicles
  • 5G
  • Robotics
  • Clean energy
  • Water
  • US tech
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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

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 thematics and baskets

  1. Create or log in to your account for CFDs
  2. Go to our platform
  3. Search for your opportunity
  4. Decide the details of your position
  5. 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 FAANG index, cannabis index or FTSE 350 sectors CFDs
Thematic shares Shares aligned to a theme, like EV stocks such as Tesla or NIO CFDs

Open an account to get started trading in thematics and baskets

Open an account to get started trading in thematics and baskets

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

React faster with powerful technology

Our platform and apps are intuitive and highly responsive, so trading opportunities are always within reach

Grow your confidence with an established provider

We’re a FTSE 250 company that’s been leading our industry for nearly 50 years, so our expertise is second to none

Open an account to get started trading in thematics and baskets

Open an account to get started trading in thematics and baskets

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

React faster with powerful technology

Our platform and apps are intuitive and highly responsive, so trading opportunities are always within reach

Grow your confidence with an established provider

We’re a FTSE 250 company that’s been leading our industry for nearly 50 years, so our expertise is second to none

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.

Trade themes and baskets on the world's best trading platform2

  • 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.

Commodity trading platform

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

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Trading in thematics and baskets: the pros and cons

CFDs
Main benefits Low spread on thematic ETFs, unique indices and sectors to trade on, trade on rising and falling markets
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.
Accessible to All clients
Markets Over 17,000* markets including shares, ETFs, indices
Platforms Web, mobile app and advanced platforms
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*IG Group’s total markets

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1 Based on revenue (published financial statements, 2022).
2 Best Finance App, Best Multi-Platform Provider and Best Platform for the Active Trader as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2024.