Trading UK sector indices
Take a broad view
Trade an entire sector of companies, with a single position
Range of indices
14 tradable indices, from Finance and Healthcare to Telecoms and Tech
Go long or short
Go long or short, with just 10% margin required
Sector indices explained
What are sector indices?Sector indices are a basket of sector-related shares that provide an overview of the industry that they represent.
Why trade UK sectors?Speculate on industry-wide trends without having to take multiple equity positions, hedge your portfolio or express a directional view of a market.
Trade as a spread bet or CFDTrade UK sector indices as a CFD position, or spread bet to benefit from tax-free profits.
Our UK sector indices
Services and products relating to the holding of financial assets for others and investing.
Top-weighted constituents: Standard Chartered, HSBC, Lloyds, Barclays, 3i Group
Metal and mineral resource location, extraction and production, including metals investing and trading.
Top-weighted constituents: Tinto, BGP, CRH, Anglo American, Evraz
Oil and gas exploration and production, pipeline transportation, refineries and oil and gas equipment and services.
Top-weighted constituents: BP, Royal Dutch Shell (A&B), Glencore, DCC
Services targeted toward individuals, including accommodation, food and beverage retail, gaming, arts, entertainment and recreation.
Top-weighted constituents: Compass Group, InterContinental, Whitbread, Carnival, TUI
Products targeted toward individual consumer needs, including groceries, beverages, health and personal care items.
Top-weighted constituents: Diageo, British American Tobacco, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Tesco
Products or services for industrial use or with applications in aerospace, defence or security, transport, construction and related infrastructure.
Top-weighted constituents: Wolseley, Rolls-Royce, BAE, IAG, Ashtead Group
Products and services that rely on strong economic conditions, usually due to their non-essential nature, including housing, entertainment, automotive and retail.
Top-weighted constituents: Associated British Foods, Burberry Group, Kingfisher, Inchcape, Sports Direct
Financial products and services offered by institutions involved in banking, insurance, investment, speciality finance and real estate.
Top-weighted constituents: HSBC, Lloyds, Prudential, Barclays, RBS
Products and services that are designed, developed and utilised in the promotion of health and well-being.
Top-weighted constituents: GSK, AstraZeneca, Smith & Nephew, Oxford Biomedica, NMC Health
Basic and intermediate material products, including non-energy mining, forestry, timber logging and lumber production.
Top-weighted constituents: BHP, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, CRH, Mondi
Semiconductor, electronics and optics-based products and related software.
Top-weighted constituents: RELX, Sage Group, Auto Trader, Informa, Micro Focus
Services designed to promote or enhance transmission of voice, data and video over various communication media.
Top-weighted constituents: BT, Inmarsat, KCOM, TalkTalk, Vodafone
Gas, electricity and water services delivered directly to residential and commercial users.
Top-weighted constituents: National Grid, SSE, Centrica, United Utilities, Severn Trent
Services targeted toward businesses, including administrative, support, janitorial and professional services.
Top-weighted constituents: Experian, WPP, Intertek Group, Rentokil, G4S
How to trade indices
If you believe that an Index such as the FTSE 100 will rise, you can place a buy trade on City Index’s equivalent market, the UK 100.
If the prices rise, you will make a profit for every point that the index rises. If the market falls, then you will make a loss for every point the index moves against you. Our trading platform tells you in real-time how much profit or loss you are making.
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Sector indices FAQ
What are sector indices?
Sector indices are a basket of stocks within the same market segment or industry. Sector indices represent the performance of the broader market, enabling you to speculate on broader trends without taking multiple positions.
Sector indices are also commonly used as a benchmark to measure the performance of individual companies against the average.
With City Index, you can trade 14 major sector indices including:
Learn more about indices trading here.
How do sector indices work?
Sector indices work in the same way as other indices, by creating an index value by adding up the market capitalisations or the share price values of all the constituents and dividing the figure by that day’s divisor.
Each index will have different criteria for how it is constructed depending on what exposure it’s meant to give investors. For the most part, it’s usually dependent on how much of a company’s revenue is generated from activities within the industry.
For example, a mining stock would need proof of revenue being generated from the exploration of oil, mineral and natural gas deposits.
Learn more about how indices work here.