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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Stock market index providers definition

Stock market index providers run indexes that measure the value of a group of stocks. Simply put, a stock index measures the value of a group of stocks. The level of the index is worked out using the prices of the stocks selected to make up that index, typically using a weighted average. 

Stock market index providers definition

Stock market index providers run indexes that measure the value of a group of stocks. Simply put, a stock index measures the value of a group of stocks. The level of the index is worked out using the prices of the stocks selected to make up that index, typically using a weighted average. 

You can’t directly invest in an index, but you can invest in the stocks making up the index and you can invest in mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that attempt to track the index.

Stocks trade on exchanges run by stock exchange operators like the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Sometimes those companies also run stock market indexes. The FTSE 100 (pronounced ‘footsie’), an index of the 100 biggest stocks listed on the LSE, is owned by the LSE. 

 

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