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Indices trading

Deal on the world's major stock indices CFD – with low margins and more 24-hour markets than any other provider. Trade Germany 30 out-of-hours on a 5-point spread, and FTSE 100 on a 4-point spread.

Live indices prices

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    On 25 indices, including Wall St and FTSE 100

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Summary of standard spreads

Deal on indices as a CFD. Download MT4 to get faster execution and greater automated trading.

CFDs

MT4

FTSE 100 1.0 1
Wall Street 1.6 1.6
Germany 30 1.0 1
US 500 0.4 0.4
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All indices CFDs costs and details

For full details including spreads, dealing hours and margins for all our indices, follow the link to our help area.

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What is indices trading?

A stock index is a hugely important part of our financial world, but it is nothing more than a number representing the top shares from a particular exchange.

For example, the FTSE 100 represents the largest 100 companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. If, on average, the share price of these companies goes up - then the FTSE 100 will rise with them. And if they fall, it will drop.

Other examples of stock indices include:

  • Dow Jones, Nasdaq and S&P (US)
  • DAX and CAC (Europe)
  • Hang Seng, Nikkei and ASX (Asia-Pacific)

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Most of these are calculated using a capitalisation-weighted average, which means the size of each company is taken into account. The more a particular company is worth, the more its share price will affect the index as a whole.

However, the Dow Jones and Nikkei are price-weighted indices, where shares with higher prices have more influence. This means a stock trading at $100 is given 10 times more weight than one at $10.

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