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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 FTSE 100 on a 4-point spread.

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

Find an index to trade

Use our market finder tool to find charts, data, sentiment and news on the indices you want to trade.

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Or browse live prices for popular indices.

Live indices prices

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

Why trade indices with IG?

  • 24-hour dealing

    On 25 indices, including Wall Street and FTSE 100

  • More than 30 indices

    Opportunities across major and niche indices

  • Desktop, mobile, tablet

    Stay in touch with our multi-device platform

  • Fixed spreads on most indices

    From 1 point on FTSE 100 and Germany 30

  • Free live prices, data

    Plus expert analysis to help with your strategy

  • Access deep liquidity

    Execute larger trades using IG's superior trading technology

Indices spreads

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

Index

Spread betting

CFDs

MT4

FTSE 100 1 1 1
Wall Street 1.6 1.6 1.6
Germany 30 1 1 1
Australia 200 1 1 1


The indices spread represents the cost of trading on each index, and is essentially our commission for executing your trade. Find out more about the spread.

All indices costs and details

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

Open an account now

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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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