FXI CFD on Indices

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Seize your next trading opportunity with popular stock indices.

When you trade CFD indices with us, you trade the biggest names in the business. Traders like to explore opportunities in the index market because it allows them to take advantage of multiple benefits in a single trade.

Key benefits of trading CFDs on indices at a glance

  • Traded long or short to suit your trading strategy
  • Exposure to a whole economy or sector in a single position
  • Great for portfolio diversification

Why trade Indices with FXTM?

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Trade indices with super-low commission rates and tight spreads.

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Use leverage to increase your potential profit. Bear in mind, your losses can increase too.

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What are indices?

Indices, also known as indexes, are portfolios of stocks. These stocks are grouped together depending on their unique characteristics. For example, the German stock market index, known as the DAX 30, consists of 30 biggest German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

What are mini indices?

Buying and selling the mini version index gives you the same exposure to that index, but for a cheaper price. It's easy to spot a mini. Look out for the 'm' at the end of the name of the index you're looking to trade. The ND100m includes stocks from the top technology companies in the US, just like the ND100, but with a smaller contract size.

How does CFD trading on spot indices work?

A Contract for Difference (CFD) is an agreement between a buyer and a seller. This means that the seller will pay the buyer the difference between the current price of the index and its price at the time agreed in the contract, meaning that they are trading based on price movement.

By trading CFDs on indices, buyers and sellers are speculating whether the value of the index will rise or fall, with opportunities to profit in both directions.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT INDICES

An index measures the collective price performance of a group of Shares, usually from a particular country. Indices are often used to track and compare the performance of stock markets.

The performance of each index is dictated by the performance of the underlying share prices that make up that index. An index is constructed and calculated independently, sometimes by a bank or by a specialist index provider like the FTSE Group. The choice of the companies included in the index is determined by index calculation rules or by a committee. Not all indices use the same rules, however.

Indices are a measurement of the price performance of a group of shares from an exchange.

The most popular way to trade indices is via Contracts for Difference, or CFDs. By using a CFD for indices trading, traders can profit from it whenever prices either rise or fall. Traders can accomplish this by either opening a short position (sell), or opening a long (or buy) position depending on whether they think the index will fall or rise, respectively.

If you believe that an Index such as the FTSE 100 will rise, you can place a buy trade on City Indexes equivalent market, the UK 100.

If the prices rise, you will make a profit for every point that the index rises. If the market falls, then you will make a loss for every point the index moves against you. Our trading platform tells you in real-time how much profit or loss you are making.

The biggest difference between indices / index CFDs and shares are that the former are contracts for differences not a physical asset. This means that you can speculate on the market without needing to physically own the shares that the CFD reflects. Owning shares, on the other hand, means you take a varying level of legal ownership in those company assets.

Some of the major indices consist of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 3000

Along with having access to hundreds of different stocks, CFDs and commodities, FXTM gives you access to a wide array of stock, forex indices and more. What's more, with an FXTM account, you can take advantage of highly competitive spreads and prices on assets – helping you take your portfolio further!

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