Trading 212 focuses on CFDs (forex, stock, index, etc.) and real stocks/ETFs. As a result, popular asset classes like bonds, mutual funds, options or futures are missing.
Despite the limited focus, Trading 212's product selection is great in comparison with its closest competitors.
Disclaimer: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74-89% 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.
Trading 212 has an extensive forex and commodity CFD selection. Its stock CFD and stock index CFD selections are average, while the number of ETF CFDs offered is low. To learn more about CFDs, read our CFD trading tips.
|Currency pairs (#)||179||49||56|
|Stock index CFDs (#)||35||16||40|
|Stock CFDs (#)||1,530||2,000||1,900|
|ETF CFDs (#)||28||264||140|
|Commodity CFDs (#)||28||24||21|
|Bond CFDs (#)||-||-||-|
Unfortunately, you can't set leverage levels manually in the trading platforms.
Changing the leverage manually can help you lower the risk of your trades. Always be careful with forex and CFD trading, as preset leverage levels may be too high.
Stocks and ETFs
You can also invest in real stocks and ETFs at Trading 212. You can choose from an impressive portfolio of about 11,000 instruments, including more than 9,000 stocks.
|Stock markets (#)||15||17||17|
Pies and AutoInvest
You can create portfolios using the 'Pie' function in Trading212 Invest accounts; the portfolios can be rebalanced later with a click of a button.
Each security (stock or ETF) appears as a slice of the pie, as you can see in the picture below. Each pie can hold up to 50 securities. You can create several pies.
Using the sliders, you can adjust the target weight of each slice (investment) of the pie. The target weights will determine how the invested funds will be allocated within the pie.
You can use the rebalance button any time and the algorithm will make the necessary adjustments in order to equalize the actual value and the target value of each investment. This is a handy feature if you want to restore the original weights of the portfolio.
You can also add Automatic investments to your pies by setting up 'AutoInvest', which is a scheduled deposit that will be invested in your pre-set pie(s).