New to sectors?
Trading sector CFDs allows you to take advantage of your knowledge of a specific industry sector.
Every share traded on a stock market is allocated to a particular sector. The sectors we offer CFDs on are based on the shares that make up the FTSE 350 (a combination of the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250) and the Australian ASX 200.
Why trade sectors?
Sectors can outperform the general trend of an index.
For example, over a few days the mining sector could see huge gains due to a surge in demand for metals, but the FTSE 100 might remain flat if other sectors in the index have performed poorly. Choosing to trade the mining sector rather than the FTSE 100 would let you make the most of this industry-specific trend.
There also tends to be less volatility across a whole sector than in the individual shares that make up that sector. By trading a sector rather than a share, you can reduce your exposure to large market movements.
We offer over 35 different UK and Australian sectors, so you can gain precise exposure to the areas of the market you want. For example, if you believe an index is set to rise, but think that one constituent sector will fall, you can go long on the index but short the sector.
Our full range of sectors
We offer standard and mini contracts on the following UK sectors:
- Aerospace & Defence
- Construction and Materials
- Electronic and Electrical Equipment
- Equity Investment Instruments
- Fixed Line Telecoms
- Food and Drug Retailers
- Food Producers
- FTSE Mid 250
- General Retailers
- Health Care Equipment and Services
- Household Goods and Home Construction
- Industrial Engineering
- Industrial Transportation
- Leisure, Entertainment and Hotels
- Life Assurance
- Mobile Telecoms
- Nonlife Insurance
- Oil and Gas Producers
- Oil Equipment and Services
- Personal Goods
- Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
- Real Estate Investment Trusts
- Software and Computer Services
- Speciality Finance
- Support Services
- Technology, Hardware and Equipment
We offer standard and mini contracts on the following Australian sectors:
- Consumer Discretionary
- Consumer Staples
CFDs are leveraged products. CFD trading may not be suitable for everyone and can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit, so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.