What are thematic indices?
Each thematic index represents a themed group of US-listed equities. Themes can be based on sectors or performance of the equities according to certain metrics.
Thematic indices present traders with an opportunity to speculate on broad market-wide trends without having to trade multiple equity positions.
How to trade thematic indices
You can use a combination of fundamental and technical analysis when trading thematic index markets.
Traders may use thematic indices to:
- Hedge equity positions
- Manage risk and volatility
- Gain exposure to large cap equities
- Secure a source of liquidity
- Take a risk-reward position
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What moves thematic indices?
Thematic index markets generally move according to the cumulative share price of each constituent company in the index. Factors that may impact share prices include:
- Earnings releases
- Macroeconomic events
- News relating to constituent companies
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