Indices trading

Trade 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.

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Live indices prices

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

Trade local indices with IG

The South Africa Resource Index (RESI) and the South Africa Financial Index (FINI), allows you to trade CFDs on South Africa's top financial and resources shares - all in a single instrument.

The RESI 20 is made up of the 10 largest companies by market capitalisation included in the JSE’s resources sector. The index comprises of mostly Rand hedge stocks and can be used as Rand hedging tool.

The FINI 15 is made up of the 15 largest companies by market capitalisation included in the JSE’s financial sector. This index comprises South Africa’s big four banks as well as major Financial Services Institutions, including insurance. This index is sensitive to macro-economic announcements such as GDP, interest rates, CPI and PPI Inflation.

Indices spreads

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

CFDs

South Africa 40 10
FTSE 100 1
Wall Street 1.6
Germany 30 1
Australia 200 1
Full CFD details

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.

Why trade indices with IG?

  • 24-hour dealing

    On 25 indices, including South Africa 40, Wall St 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

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Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 16,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 16,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

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:

  • South Africa 40, JSE (SA)
  • 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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    Our technology is engineered for speed, stability and better prices

  • Low margins

    Our margins are among the lowest in the CFD industry

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    Weekend trading details, including markets offered, dealing hours and technical examples

South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance.

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24 hours a day from 10am Saturday to Friday night at midnight.

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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.