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ShareBaskets

Ride the next big trend with share baskets, our exclusive CFD portfolios built to track a theme. Trade the growth potential from emerging industries, such as autonomous driving and cyber security.

FCA regulated

Protected up to £85,000*

FTSE 250 listed

2022 No.1 Platform Technology**

2021 No.1 Web-based Platform**

2021 Best Spread Betting Provider**

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Introducing share baskets

Spread bet or trade CFDs on our exclusive share baskets –​ mini portfolios of stocks built around a specific theme.

Our traders and market analysts sift through data on popular themes and growing trends in the markets, and handpick stocks to give you maximum exposure to those themes with a single position.

Your favourites in one place

Our analysts have already done the hard work to identify current and emerging trends driving the economy, and those companies best placed to reap potential rewards.

Lower risk

Through diversification, share baskets give you broad exposure to a theme, avoiding the risk of putting all of your eggs in one basket when trading on a single company.

One position

Share baskets allow you to gain exposure to a theme without opening and maintaining multiple positions, saving you time and money.

Leveraged trading

We offer up to 5:1 leverage on share baskets. This means for every £1, you'll have £5 of exposure.

Low cost

Trade commission-free with exposure to some of the highest-performance companies in the world, and benefit from reduced holding costs.

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CMC
share baskets

Our in-house trading team have selected constituent shares based on their level of exposure to a particular theme, and potential for growth within that industry.

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THEMATIC SHARE BASKETS

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thematic baskets

Trade disruptive trends with our thematic share baskets, constructed by CMC in collaboration with Joe Kunkle (JK).

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Momentum+ baskets

Trade baskets of stocks exhibiting strong relative momentum versus their CMC benchmark

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The mega tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google continue to drive innovation and adoption worldwide. Global demand has driven huge growth in their bottom line and share prices. As the world becomes more interconnected, there seems to be no stopping the expansion prospects of these companies.

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The number of companies in Big Tech which hit trillion dollar market caps

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Microsoft revenue in Q3 FY20, an increase of 15% from Q2

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Revenue from advertising for Facebook in 2019

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How we build our share
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Trend identification

Firstly, our analysts use their expertise and hours of market research to spot existing and emerging trends that are driving the economy, such as AI or driverless cars.

Impact analysis

Then, they examine the data to determine the companies they believe are best positioned to benefit from these trends, varying their weighting in the index based on their exposure.

Basket formation

Finally, we group the top companies into baskets, which operate in a similar way to an index such as the UK 100, giving you a broad exposure to a theme.

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We've worked with our pricing team to develop highly competitive pricing that is more favourable for longer holding periods.

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Award-winning provider

We're proud to have won Best CFD Provider, No.1 Platform Technology and Best Mobile Trading Platform in 2022.

Minimal slippage

With fully automated, lightning-fast execution in 0.0030 seconds.

No partial fills

And never any dealer intervention, regardless of your trading size.

Precision pricing

We combine multiple feeds from tier-one banks, to get you the most accurate bid/ask price.

UK-based customer service

UK-based, award-winning service online 24/5, whenever you’re trading.

Exclusive products

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FAQs

New to share basket trading?

What are the costs involved in share basket trading?

There are a number of costs to consider when trading on share baskets, including spread costs, holding costs (for trades held overnight) and guaranteed stop-loss order charges (if you use this risk-management tool). Learn more about our costs

How does spread betting/trading CFDs on share baskets work?

When you spread bet or trade CFDs on share baskets through our platform, you don't buy or sell the underlying shares. Instead, you're taking a position on whether you think the instrument's price will go up or down. With spread betting, you buy or sell an amount per point movement for the instrument you're trading, such as £5 per point. This is known as your stake. With CFD trading, you buy or sell a number of units for a particular instrument. For every point or unit that the price moves in your favour, you gain multiples of your stake, and vice versa.

What is the tiered weight methodology for share baskets?

You can find all the information about how our share baskets are created in our share baskets methodology. View our share baskets methodology

Do share baskets attract dividends?

Dividends are cash payments made to shareholders out of a corporation's profits. Typically, corporations will make regular periodic dividend payments throughout the financial year (quarterly, semi-annually or annually) and will therefore be classed as ordinary cash dividends.

When a stock goes ex-dividend, the value of that stock effectively falls by the dividend amount. This means if you hold a spread bet or CFD position on a company which announces a dividend, your account will be credited or debited on the day the stock goes ex-dividend.

If you were long (holding a buy position), you would have been disadvantaged by the drop in the market caused by the pay out of the dividend, so we would credit your account with the dividend amount, less any applicable dividend withholding taxes. If you were short, you would benefit from the drop in the price, so the equivalent amount would be deducted. So, overall, you don't lose or gain anything from the adjustment. There are no withholding taxes on short positions. The dividend will appear as a 'price adjustment' in your account history within the platform.

For share baskets, any ordinary cash dividend events will be treated as a price adjustment within the share basket. On ex-date the share price of the share basket component will decrease by the approximate value of the gross ordinary cash dividend. This will in turn result in an equivalent adjustment to the overall share basket price based on the weighted average of the share basket component. A cash adjustment will then be made to the holder of the share basket for the net ordinary cash dividend value.

Special cash dividends are dividends that are paid outside of the regular periodic dividend payments of a corporation. These are typically one-off payments that are derived from excess funds within a corporation, such as profit or the sale of assets. Any special cash dividend events will be treated as a price adjustment within the share basket. On ex-date, the share price of the share basket component will decrease by the approximate value of the gross special cash dividend value. This will in turn result in an equivalent adjustment to the share basket price based on the weighted average of the share basket component. A cash adjustment will then be made to the holder of the share basket for the net special cash dividend value.

Dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) and SCRIP dividend schemes (SCRIPs) are optional dividend events that allow shareholders to choose between receiving their ordinary cash dividends in the form of a cash dividend payment or alternatively re-investing the cash dividend back into shares in the corporation from which the dividend originated, with the shareholders then receiving new shares in place of the cash dividend payment. Any optional dividend event will be treated as an ordinary cash dividend event and will therefore result in a price adjustment within the share basket. On ex-date the share price of the share basket component will decrease by the approximate value of the gross dividend value. This will in turn result in an equivalent adjustment to the share basket price based on the weighted average of the share basket component. A cash adjustment will then be made to the holder of the share basket for the net dividend value.

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What are the risks of share basket trading?

You can lose all of your capital - leveraged trading trading means that both profits and losses are based on the full value of the position

Risk of account close out - market volatility and rapid changes in price can cause the balance of your account to change quickly, and if you do not have sufficient funds in your account to cover these situations, there is a risk that your positions will be automatically closed by the platform

Market volatility and gapping - financial markets may fluctuate rapidly, which can result in market gapping. This may mean that stop-loss orders are executed at unfavourable prices.

Sector Risk - is possible that the shares of many companies in one sector will fall in price at the same time because of an event that impacts the entire industry.

New to CMC Markets?

Is it free to open an account?

There's no cost when opening a live spread betting or CFD trading account. You can also view prices and use tools such as charts, Reuters news or Morningstar quantitative equity reports, free of charge. However, you will need to deposit funds in your account to place a trade. Learn about the costs involved in spread betting and CFD trading

What are the costs of spread betting and CFD trading?

There are a number of costs to consider when spread betting and CFD trading, including spread costs, holding costs (for trades held overnight which is essentially a fee for the funds you borrow to cover the leveraged portion of the trade), rollover costs for expired forward trades, and guaranteed stop-loss order charges (if you use this risk-management tool). Find out more about our costs

Is CMC Markets regulated by the FCA?

Yes, CMC Markets UK plc (registration number 173730) and CMC Spreadbet plc (registration number 170627) are fully authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. Retail client money is held in segregated client bank accounts and money held on behalf of clients is distributed across a range of major banks, which are regularly assessed against our risk criteria.

Is CMC Markets covered by the FSCS?

Yes, your eligible deposits with CMC Markets are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), the UK's deposit guarantee scheme. If CMC Markets ever went into liquidation, retail clients would have their share of segregated money returned, minus the administrator's costs in handling and distributing these funds. Any shortfall of funds up to £85,000 may be compensated under the FSCS.

How does CMC Markets protect my money?

As a CMC client, your money is held separately from CMC Markets' own funds, so that under property, trust and insolvency law, your money is protected. Therefore your money is unavailable to general creditors of the firm, if the firm fails.

How does CMC Markets make money?

Our income primarily comes from our spreads, while other fees, such as overnight holding costs, make a minor contribution to our overall revenue.

We never aim to profit from our clients' losses. Our aim is to build long-term relationships by providing the best possible trading experience through our technology and customer service.

*FSCS is an independent body that offers protection to customers of financial services firms that have failed. The compensation amount may be up to £85,000 per eligible person, per firm. Eligibility conditions apply. Please contact the FSCS for more information.
**Awarded No.1 Platform Technology, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2022; No.1 Web-Based Platform, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2021; Best Spread Betting Provider, The City of London Wealth Management Awards 2021; Best Phone Customer Service & Best Email Customer Service, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2020 UK Leverage Trading Report.

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