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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.

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Why trade indices with IG?

  • 24-hour dealing

    On 16 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

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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    Full indices MT4 contract details, including dealing hours, spreads and margins.

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CFDs

South Africa 40 8
FTSE 100 1.0
Wall Street 1.8
Germany 30 1.0
Australia 200 2.0
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South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance and may not use credit or debit cards to fund their international account.

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