What are share baskets?
Share baskets are mini portfolios of stocks built around a specific theme. 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.
Why trade on share baskets?
Trading on share baskets provides a cost-effective way to trade on the financial markets and diversify your investment portfolio, offering the opportunity to gain greater exposure to related shares from one trade.
Take a more balanced view and trade across multiple companies from the same sector, giving you greater exposure and cutting the risk of trading on one organisation.
Trade the trend
Follow trending markets or sectors and choose from over 15 baskets, including 5G, Automation & Robotics, Cyber - Security, Mobile payments, Streaming Media and Renewable Energy.
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.
Share baskets allow you to gain exposure to a theme without opening and maintaining multiple positions, saving you time and money.
Building Share Baskets
Building Share Baskets
Firstly, the 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.
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.
Finally, they 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.
Share basket themes
Why trade with Century Financial?
There are a number of benefits to trading share baskets and CFDs with us.
There’s no capital gains tax on profits and no stamp duty on CFD trades.*
Go long or short
Take a long or short position on your chosen share basket, and trade on rising or falling prices.
Trade with leverage
Deposit a percentage of the full value of your position to open a trade.**
A regulated provider
Century Financial is regulated by Securities and Commodities Authority
Trade 24 hours a day
Trade some markets, such as forex, 24 hours a day (Sunday to Friday) via desktop, mobile or tablet.
Thousands of markets
Trade on over 40,000 global instruments, including shares, indices, currencies, cryptos and commodities.
*Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction
**When trading using margin any losses will reflect the full value of the position
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How to start trading on share baskets
Submit your details on Open Account
Deposit funds with a bank transfer.
Once you’ve funded your new account you’re ready to start trading.