Tokyo-based GMO Click Securities, a leading online multi-asset brokerage, today published its May 2016 rankings for its top-ten Contract for Difference (CFD) products across three segments including commodity and equity indices, exchange traded stocks and notes (ETFs and ETNs), and single-stock securities, according to an official statement by the company.
For the 18th consecutive month, first place ranking for index CFDs was held by the company’s Japan 225 offering which tracks the underlying Nikkei 225 index in Japan.
The second most popular CFD product in this segment was the company’s crude oil contract, followed by US30 which aims to track the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Finance Magnates had compared prior changes in the company’s CFD rankings in a related post earlier this year, comparing the changes in rankings from January to February and that have since shifted slightly.
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Japan 225, Crude and US30 lead
The remaining 7 contracts in the top ten within this segment can be seen below and include gold and several stock indices and a commodity CFD for soybeans, for example.
The top ten ETF/ETN segment for GMO Click in May started with the 2x leveraged VIX ETF, followed by a 3x leveraged ETF for the US30 index, and with the 3x leveraged crude oil CFD in third place. The remaining ETF/ETN rankings seen below include two additional oil-related CFDs and other contracts that track leveraged ETFs.
VIX ETF and Amazon at the Top
For single-stock securities under the foreign equity segment, GMO Click reported that Amazon ranked in first place, followed by Apple in second place, and Tesla Motors took third place during May with Facebook shares trailing in fourth place just ahead of Alphabet (Google).
The additional rankings within this segment and the additional two CFD segments reported by GMO Click for May can be seen in the table below excerpted from the company’s corporate statement.