Indices trading

Deal on the world's major stock indices – with low margins and more 24-hour markets than any other provider. Trade Germany 30 out of hours on a 5-point spread, and France 40 on a 4-point spread.

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Switzerland Blue Chip
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Germany 30
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Wall Street
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FTSE 100
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France 40
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Why trade indices with IG Bank?

  • 24-hour trading

    On 25 indices, including Switzerland Blue Chip and FTSE 100

  • More than 30 indices

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  • Fixed spreads on most indices

    Fixed spreads on most indices from 1 point on FTSE 100 and Germany 30

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    As well as expert analysis to help with your strategy

  • Access deep liquidity

    Execute larger trades using IG's superior trading technology

Summary of standard spreads

Index

CFDs

MT4

Switzerland Blue Chip 2.0 2
Wall Street 1.6 1.6
FTSE 100 1.0 1
Germany 30 1.0 1
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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 Switzerland Blue Chip represents 20 companies traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange. If, on average, the share price of these companies goes up - then the Switzerland Blue Chip 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)

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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