FXCM Stock Baskets Traders Go Big on BIOTECH and ESPORTS in January

LONDON and SYDNEY, Australia and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FXCM Group, LLC (“FXCM Group” or “FXCM”), the leading international provider of online foreign exchange trading, CFD trading and related services, is today releasing the volume increases for the month of January in its proprietary stock basket product line.

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 now boosts a portfolio of thirteen stock baskets.

For the 5th month in a row, FAANG continues to be the most popular traded stock basket at FXCM, as the Cannabis and Chinese Technology baskets were the best performing sectors.

On the back of the news surrounding global vaccinations, the Biotechnology basket along with the Esports and Gaming baskets have seen the biggest comparative monthly jumps in FXCM client interest in early 2021 vs December 2020.

The list of companies and weightings is available on FXCM's stock basket website (https://www.fxcm.com/markets/stock–baskets/)

Volume Rank Sector Symbol Jan Price Change1 Monthly Change in FXCM Volume2
1 Big US Tech FAANG –0.50% 55.32%
2 Biotech BIOTECH 1.90% 364.42%
3 Chinese E–Commerce CHN.ECOMM 1.98% –29.87%
4 Cannabis CANNABIS 35.02% 42.40%
5 Chinese Tech CHN.TECH 24.80% 75.26%
6 Esports & Gaming ESPORTS –2.87% 628.38%
7 Airlines AIRLINES –2.96% –33.29%
8 US–Ecommerce US.ECOMM 7.20% 71.56%
9 Travel and Hospitality TRAVEL –7.29% 230.10%
10 US Banks US.BANKS 0.56% –74.36%
11 Casinos CASINOS –6.04% 67.12%
12 Work From Home WFH 4.18% –17.67%
13 US Automotive US.AUTO 8.93% 76.95%

Past Performance is not an indicator of future results.
1 Price change figures are calculated using FXCM's opening bid price from 4 January 2021 and the closing price from 29 January 2021.
2 Percent change month–over–month (December 2020 vs. January 2021) is derived from FXCM client volume data.

About FXCM:

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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The vast majority of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs.

You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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