Trading 212: assets you can trade

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Adam N.
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Apr 2024

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.

Trading 212 product selection
  Trading 212 eToro XTB
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 (#) - - -
Cryptos (#) - 76 25

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.

Trading 212 stock and ETF selection
  Trading 212 eToro XTB
Stock markets (#) 15 17 17
ETFs (#) 1,800 145 270

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.

Trading 212 review - Pie

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).

Trading 212 review - Autoinvest

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Adam Nasli
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I bring extensive financial expertise as one of BrokerChooser's earliest team members. Personally, I tested nearly all 100+ brokers on our site, opening real-money accounts, executing trades, assessing customer services, and providing firsthand assessment. My professional background includes roles in the banking sector and a degree from Central European University, where I teach finance. My passions lies in in-depth research of the financial industry, building trading algorithms, and managing long-term investments.
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