FXI CFD on Indices

Trade major
global indices

Trade the S&P 500, FTSE 100 and more
with super-tight spreads.

Trading is risky

Seize your next trading opportunity with indices CFDs

Take your position on leading stock indices across the US, Europe and Asia. You can gain exposure to the price performance of an entire portfolio of stocks – tracking the world’s major economies – with just a single trade.

Key benefits of indices CFDs

  • Go long or short to suit your trading strategy
  • Gain exposure to an entire economy or sector from a single position
  • Maximise your potential profits with leverage

Why trade Indices with FXTM?

Typically zero spreads on major FX

Industry-leading prices

Trade indices with ultra-tight spreads and super-low, flexible commissions.


Up to 1:1000 leverage

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


Rapid execution speeds

Your trades will be executed in milliseconds, so you’ll always get the best market price.


Globally regulated

We’re fully licensed and regulated in multiple jurisdictions around the world.

What are indices?

Indices track and measure the price performance of a collection of stocks or related assets. For example, the S&P 500 tracks the 500 largest companies on US stock exchanges. When you trade indices, you’ll gain exposure to the performance of an entire economy or sector from a single position.

How does CFD trading on spot indices work?

CFD stands for ‘contract for difference’, a form of financial derivative. It’s essentially a contract between two parties that derives its value from the price of an underlying asset (such as an index).

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

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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!

You'll notice that our CFD indices markets have different names to the underlying indices themselves. This is because the actual stock indices are calculated, owned and trademarked by various organisations. For example, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is owned by S&P Dow Jones Indices, while the German DAX is operated by Deutsche Börse. This means we can’t use their official names on our platform.

Here are a few examples of the indices markets we offer:

Underlying index FXTM’s market
S&P 500 US500
Nasdaq 100 NAS100
FTSE 100 UK100
Nikkei 225 JP225
Dow Jones Industrial US30
ASX 200 AU200


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