Trade CFDs on the world's major stock indices – with low margins and more 24-hour markets than any other provider. Trade the Australia 200 out-of-hours on a 4-point spread and the Germany 30 on a 5-point spread.

Live indices prices

Markets Sell Buy Change
Australia 200
Japan 225
Hong Kong HS50
China A50
Wall Street
US 500
Germany 30

Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only.

Product details

See full details including spreads, trading hours and margins for all our indices, in our help area.

Why trade indices with IG?

  • 24-hour trading

    On 25 indices, including Wall St and FTSE 100

  • More than 30 indices

    Opportunities across major and niche indices

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    Stay in touch with our multi-device platform

  • Fixed spreads on most indices

    From 1 point on FTSE 100 and Australia 200

  • Free live prices, data

    As well as expert analysis to help with your strategy

  • Access deep liquidity

    Execute larger trades using IG's outstanding trading technology

Summary of standard spreads



Australia 200 1.0 1.0
Wall Street 1.6 1.6
FTSE 100 1.0 1.0
Germany 30 1.0 1.0
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New to 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)

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.

Example: Buying Australia 200

Cash CFD
Underlying market/value
ASX 200 JUN15 Future
Our price

Australia 200 Cash


Buy at 5501.5

Deal size

1 standard contract

Equals A$25 per point
Margin required

Margin = Number of contracts x value of one contract x index level (mid price) x margin rate (0.5%)

1 x A$25 x 5,501 x 0.5% = A$687.63

What happens next?
The market rallies dramatically, moving up 149 points by 4.50pm, when funding is calculated. It drops back a little overnight, down 10 points from 4.50pm the previous day.

Funding = (One-month bank bill swap rate + 2.5%) x (size of position) / 360

(1.9% + 2.5%) x (5,650 x A$25) / 360 = $17.26

Underlying market
5639.5 / 5640.5

Sell at 5639.5

Overall market movement & profit/loss

5639.5 – 5501.5 = 138

Each contract is worth A$25 per point (so A$25 x 138 points)

Gross profit = A$3,450


1-point IG spread (included above)

Funding cost: A$17.97

Net profit

A$3,432.74 net profit subject to tax

What if...

If the market dropped 139 points instead (with a spread of 1 point):

(-139 - 1) x (A$25) - A$17.26

Net loss = A$3,517.26


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