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OptionsHawk Thematic Baskets

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

Are you passionate about disruptive innovation? Will the rise of direct-to-consumer businesses disrupt an outdated retail sector for generations to come? Our 5 thematic baskets track these themes with exposure to 20+ individual and relevant stocks. Available with spread betting and CFDs.

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About Joe Kunkle

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Meet the founder

Joe Kunkle, founder of OptionsHawk made a living identifying the stocks others miss, digging deep to find that next small-cap destined for ‘household-name’ status. Tracking options flow to spot opportunities. He’s the founder of OptionsHawk, and a former equity analyst at Thomson Reuters. His research has been featured on Bloomberg, Barron’s, WSJ & Reuters.

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Joe’s basket methodology

"The options market has consistently proved a leading indicator of future price movement in stocks. It’s my ability to combine a nose for options flow evaluation, with years of experience in fundamental analysis, which gives me a competitive advantage. I’ve used that expertise to select the themes that could drive high-growth opportunities for years to come."

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About OptionsHawk

At OptionsHawk, Joe provides analysis on the ‘smart money’ – the flows of institutions and global asset managers which enables him to spot trends and trading opportunities early. The Hawk symbolizes the ability to use intuition and higher vision in order to complete tasks or make important decisions.

Signature share baskets are spread bet and CFD portfolios of 10 individual stocks, constructed by CMC in collaboration with prominent thought leaders across the industry.

One position

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

Leveraged trading

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

Low costs

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

Holding costs (yearly)
Share baskets (Buy) = 2.5%
UK 100 (Buy) = 3.1%

Why CMC Markets?

An industry leader
An industry leader
Established in 1989, CMC Markets is a trading industry pioneer.

For over 30 years, we've been the trusted trading provider for serious traders, while our award winning, London-based client services team* are on hand to support our 90,000** clients whenever the markets are open.
Trading at CMC
Spread betting and CFDs are derivative products that enable you to trade the price movement of underlying financial assets, such as stocks like Apple and Tesla. Trade on leverage with us and deposit only a percentage of the full position. Remember, returns are magnified up or down based on the success of your position.

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Award-winning experience
CMC Markets were awarded No.1 Web-Based Platform 2021 by ForexBrokers.com and CFD Provider of the Year, in the 2020 Shares Awards.