Take a broad position
Trade a basket of shares in a specific sector or industry
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Margin from 5%
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What are thematic indices?
Bespoke groups of equitiesEach thematic index represents a basket of US-listed shares, enabling you to trade emerging themes in a single position.
Choose your themePick from five themes to trade: FAANG+, cannabis, the remote economy, ESG and green energy.
Trade your wayGo long or short with spread betting or CFDs. Use thematic indices to hedge existing positions, gain exposure to large-cap equities, or as part of your analysis.
Our thematic indices
What moves thematic indices?
Like benchmark indices, thematics move according to the price action of their constituent stocks, which might be affected by:
- Earnings releases
- Macroeconomic events
- News on the theme
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- Choose from 5 unique thematic indices
- Trade with a margin from just 5%
- Find out more about thematic indices pricing
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Thematic indices FAQ
What are thematic indices?
A thematic index is an instrument that tracks the performance of a group of companies that all belong to a particular investment theme. These could be based on sectors or certain performance metrics – such as growth.
A thematic index creates the opportunity for traders to get exposure to a number of companies from a single position, taking advantage of ‘trends’ within the economy at large.
With City Index, you can trade thematic indices on:
- Remote working economy
Learn more about indices trading here.
How do thematic indices work?
Thematic indices work in much the same way as most stock indices, creating an index value by combining either the market capitalisations or the share price values of all the constituents, and dividing it by that day’s divisor.
Each index will have its own methodology to identify companies that belong on the list. The most common is a ‘relevance score’ which assesses how much of the company’s revenue is generated from the business segment. For example, a green energy stock will need to make the majority of its income from renewable energy sources.
Learn more about how indices work here.