Indices

Why trade Indices with FX

Offers many commonly-used market index products as well as exchange-traded index futures.

  • Access to Global Economies

    We enable traders with equal access to these markets. Consider trading indices and take part in the financial movements.

  • Trade Major Indices

    We cover indices from most the popular exchanges, as an attractive for diversifying your investment portfolio.

  • Margin and Leverage

    Trading indices is far less costly than trading the underlying index contract and can still deliver the same gains.

  • Going Short/Long

    You can take both short and long positions with the same ease, and there are no additional selling rules.

Indices Contract Specifications

ProductDescriptionSwap LongSwap ShortMinimum SizeMinimum StepContract Value
AUS200Australia 200 Spot Index CFD-0.44-0.02111 AUD
Euro50Eruo Stoxx 50 Spot Index CFD-0.09-0.17111 EUR
France40France CAC40 Spot Index CFD-0.14-0.25111 EUR
Germany30Germany 30 (DAX) Spot Index CFD-0.32-0.58111 EUR
Japan225Japan 225 Spot Index CFD -0.71-0.90111 USD
Portugal20Portugal 20 Spot Index CFD-0.13-0.24111 EUR
Spain35Spain 35 Spot Index CFD-0.26-0.48111 EUR
Swiss20Swiss 20 Spot Index CFD-0.16-0.49111 CHF
UK100FTSE 100 Spot Index CFD-0.32-0.25111 GBP
US30US Dow Jones 30 Spot Index CFD-1.30-0.33111 USD
Belgium20Belgium 20 Spot Index CFD-10.31-0.19111 EUR
USSPX500US S&P500 Spot Index CFD-0.15-0.04111 USD
USNDAQ100US Nasdaq 100 Spot Index CFD-0.32-0.08111 USD
ChinaA50FTSE China A50 Spot Index CFD-26.6023.59111 USD
ChinaHSharChina H Shares Spot Index CFD-0.42-0.33111 HKD
Denmark20Denmark 20 Spot Index CFD-0.03-0.05111 DKK
Finland25Finland 25 Spot Index CFD-0.10-0.19111 EUR
France120France 120 Spot Index CFD-0.11-0.19111 EUR
Germany50Germany 50 (MDAX) Spot Index CFD-0.61-1.12111 EUR
GerTech30Germany Technology 30 Spot Index CFD-0.05-0.09111 EUR
Greece25Greece 25 Spot Index CFD-0.05-0.09111 EUR
HongKong50Hong Kong 50 Spot Index CFD-0.98-0.77111 HKD
Holland25Netherlands 25 Spot Index CFD-0.01-0.03111 EUR
Nordic40Nordic 40 Spot Index CFD-0.09-0.04111 SEK
Norway25Norway25 Spot Index CFD-0.04-0.02111 NOK
Sweden30Sweden 30 Spot Index CFD-0.03-0.10111 SEK
Poland20Poland 20 Spot Index CFD-0.16-0.01111 PLN
Hungary12Hungary 12 Spot Index CFD-1.41-1.27111 HUF
UK_Mid250FTSE Mid 250 Spot Index CFD-0.81-0.64111 GBP

Indices Trading Strategies

Indices, or indexes as they are also known, are assets which are grouped together, either representing a specific sector of a market or a market in its entirety.

A stock market index’s overall level is calculated by taking into account the current prices of all the different assets within the index, this means that shifts in individual stock prices when taken as a whole add can lead to the index rising or falling in value.

Most major economies have at least one financial index which groups together a series of assets. Major indices include:

  • The SP 500 and Dow Jones indices based in New York
  • The UK100 based in London
  • The DAX30 based in Frankfurt
  • The Hang Seng based in Hong Kong
  • The Nikkei 225 based in Tokyo

When it comes to trading, indices work in a similar way to many other spread bet and CFD products. Like the individual stocks, which they are comprised of, traders can take positions dependent on whether they think that the value of the index will go up or down.

Again, as with individual stocks the aim is to either ‘sell’ at a higher price than one ‘bought’ at or alternatively to ‘buy back’ at a lower price if one originally ‘sold’.

All the stocks listed on the index will be included in the ongoing calculations to determine the current level of the index, with the index rising or falling in value depending on the current strength or weakness of its component stocks.

Because indices are made up of a number of different stocks, the volatility of an index can be quite high, due to constantly moving share prices.

However, for the same reason it is rare for indices to move by more than a couple of percentage points on a daily basis, since it’s unusual that all stocks on an index would experience sharp movements in the same direction at the same time.