Indices trading

Whether it’s the Dow Jones, DAX, FTSE 100 or one of our sector-themed indices such as the Green Index, get exposure to global markets without relying on the performance of a single company.
Indices explained
What are indices?
Discover everything you need to know about stock indices, including how to trade them and which markets are available to you.
Why trade indices?
Trading indices enables you to get exposure to an entire economy or sector with one single position, instead of opening multiple trades across several companies.
How to trade indices
Want to know how to trade an index using CFDs? This section breaks down every aspect of your first trade.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the major indices?

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What is the index CFD nightly finance charge and how is it calculated?

With most CFDs, financing is debited for long positions or credited for short positions daily if you are in a position at 5pm ET.

These charges are typically calculated as follows:

F=(S x P x R)/D

  • F - Daily Financing Charge
  • S - Number of CFDs (2500)
  • P - Closing Price
  • R - Relevant 1-month LIBOR rate, +250 basis points for long positions or -250 basis points for short positions, e.g. (4.50% + 2.50%) = 7.00%
  • D - Number of days, i.e. 365 for UK shares and 360 for all others
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What moves an index?

A stock index's price is determined by the movements of the shares it tracks. Here are a few factors to watch out for when deciding what might move stock markets: 

  • The political climate
  • Company announcements
  • Economic data
  • Industry news
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