Indices



Indices Contract Specifications

ProductDescriptionSwap LongSwap ShortMinimum SizeMinimum StepContract Value
AUS200Australia 200 Spot Index CFD-0.44-0.0161.0 Index1.0 Index1 AUD
Euro50Eruo Stoxx 50 Spot Index CFD-0.091-0.1671.0 Index1.0 Index1 EUR
France40France CAC40 Spot Index CFD-0.135-0.2461.0 Index1.0 Index1 EUR
Germany30Germany 30 (DAX) Spot Index CFD-0.319-0.5831.0 Index1.0 Index1 EUR
Japan225Japan 225 Spot Index CFD-0.706-0.8961.0 Index1.0 Index1 USD
Portugal20Portugal 20 Spot Index CFD-0.13-0.2371.0 Index1.0 Index1 EUR
Spain35Spain 35 Spot Index CFD-0.261-0.4771.0 Index1.0 Index1 EUR
Swiss20Swiss 20 Spot Index CFD-0.163-0.4881.0 Index1.0 Index1 CHF
UK100FTSE 100 Spot Index CFD-0.317-0.251.0 Index1.0 Index1 GBP
US30US Dow Jones 30 Spot Index CFD-1.302-0.3321.0 Index1.0 Index1 USD
Belgium20Belgium 20 Spot Index CFD-10.311-0.1851.0 Index1.0 Index1 EUR
USSPX500US S&P500 Spot Index CFD-0.148-0.0381.0 Index1.0 Index1 USD
USNDAQ100US Nasdaq 100 Spot Index CFD-0.322-0.0821.0 Index1.0 Index1 USD
ChinaA50FTSE China A50 Spot Index CFD-26.623.5921.0 Index1.0 Index1 USD
ChinaHSharChina H Shares Spot Index CFD-0.418-0.331.0 Index1.0 Index1 HKD
Denmark20Denmark 20 Spot Index CFD-0.029-0.0491.0 Index1.0 Index1 DKK
Finland25Finland 25 Spot Index CFD-0.102-0.1871.0 Index1.0 Index1 EUR
France120France 120 Spot Index CFD-0.106-0.1941.0 Index1.0 Index1 EUR
Germany50Germany 50 (MDAX) Spot Index CFD-0.613-1.1211.0 Index1.0 Index1 EUR
GerTech30Germany Technology 30 Spot Index CFD-0.051-0.0921.0 Index1.0 Index1 EUR
Greece25Greece 25 Spot Index CFD-0.048-0.0881.0 Index1.0 Index1 EUR
HongKong50Hong Kong 50 Spot Index CFD-0.98-0.7741.0 Index1.0 Index1 HKD
Holland25Netherlands 25 Spot Index CFD-0.013-0.0251.0 Index1.0 Index1 EUR
Nordic40Nordic 40 Spot Index CFD-0.091-0.0411.0 Index1.0 Index1 SEK
Norway25Norway25 Spot Index CFD-0.038-0.0171.0 Index1.0 Index1 NOK
Sweden30Sweden 30 Spot Index CFD-0.032-0.0951.0 Index1.0 Index1 SEK
Poland20Poland 20 Spot Index CFD-0.158-0.0081.0 Index1.0 Index1 PLN
Hungary12Hungary 12 Spot Index CFD-1.406-1.271.0 Index1.0 Index1 HUF
UK_Mid250FTSE Mid 250 Spot Index CFD-0.805-0.6351.0 Index1.0 Index1 GBP

Indices Trading Strategies


What are Indices

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.

Major Financial Indices

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

Trading Process

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.

Index Volatility

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.

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