FXCM expands CFD offering with Stock Baskets, Esports & Gaming trading volume up 200+%
LONDON and SYDNEY, Australia and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FXCM Group, LLC (“FXCM Group’ or ‘FXCM’), the leading international provider of online foreign exchange trading, CFD trading, cryptocurrencies and related services, is today announcing a wider launch of its Stock Basket offering to customers. Effective immediately, basket products are tradeable by customers on its Australian and South African entities.
FXCM’s stock basket products combine the shares of multiple companies from one sector into a single tradeable instrument. This allows customers to speculate on sectors as a whole instead of having to select a single company.
FXCM currently offers 6 baskets to its retail clients: Big US Tech (“FAANG”), Esports & Gaming (“ESPORTS”), Biotech, Cannabis, China Tech (“CHN.TECH”) and China E-commerce (“CHN.ECOMM”). The list of companies and weightings is available on FXCM’s stock basket website (https://www.fxcm.com/markets/
This announcement follows closely behind FXCM’s initial launch of its Share CFD offering, with the broker expected to launch trading on more individual companies and stock baskets later this year.
|Sector||Symbol||YTD Change1||Monthly Volume Change2|
|Esports & Gaming||ESPORTS||+12%||+221%|
|Big US Tech||FAANG||+10%||+176%|
|eMini Dow Futures||US30||-19%||—|
Past Performance is not an indicator of future results.
1 Year-to-date (YTD) figures calculated using FXCM’s closing bid price from 2 January 2020 through 13 May 2020.
2 Percent change month-over-month (April 2020 vs. March 2020) from customers trading stock baskets on the FXCM Markets entity.
Brendan Callan CEO of FXCM commented: “The stock baskets are another step in our continued journey into stock CFD trading. These baskets provide customers an easy one-stop opportunity to speculate over sectors and subsequently trade stocks related to that particular industry. Trading stocks can often be quite a daunting experience when first entering the market, however baskets can provide an excellent opportunity for traders to spread their investment across a number of different companies, hedging their risk and benefiting from potential trading opportunities.”
FXCM is a leading provider of online foreign exchange (FX) trading, CFD trading, and related services. Founded in 1999, the company’s mission is to provide global traders with access to the world’s largest and most liquid market by offering innovative trading tools, hiring excellent trading educators, meeting strict financial standards and striving for the best online trading experience in the market. Clients have the advantage of mobile trading, one-click order execution and trading from real-time charts. In addition, FXCM offers educational courses on FX trading and provides trading tools, proprietary data and premium resources. FXCM Pro provides retail brokers, small hedge funds and emerging market banks access to wholesale execution and liquidity, while providing high and medium frequency funds access to prime brokerage services via FXCM Prime. FXCM is a Leucadia Company.
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