Indices Trading

Trade Indices

Trading indices online is a great way to speculate on the world’s top financial markets and keep abreast of the top stock markets. Indices financial derivatives that are calculated as a weighted average of share prices of top performing companies listed on the exchange. At AvaTrade you can find some of the top indices such as S&P 500, NASDAQ 100, FTSE 100, IBEX 35, MIB 40 and much more.

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AvaTrade Stock Index Trading

AvaTrade offers one of the largest ranges of stock indices of any online broker, covering markets around the globe. Join AvaTrade for online index trading with competitive spreads, generous leverage and reliably fast execution.

  • Trade the leading US, European & Asian stock indices
  • Go long or short – trade your view on the market
  • Get leverage of up to on index trading
  • MetaTrader 4 platform for desktop, tablet & mobile
  • Enjoy the security of trading with a globally regulated broker
  • Get an outstanding multi-lingual client support

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What Are Indices?

Stock index CFDs are financial instruments that represent the value of the underlying publicly-traded companies. One leading index is the S&P 500, which reflects the collective value of top companies trading on the NYSE. If the overall value of those companies’ shares rises, the price of the S&P 500 will go up.

There are also indices that represent smaller companies trading on the NYSE, as well as indices for various stock exchanges around the world, from Chinese HSI, Japan’s NIKKEI to Germany’s DAX and Dutch AEX.

Current Leading Indices

AvaTrade’s selection of 19 stock index CFDs includes the most popular and frequently traded indices in the industry today:

Instrument nameMT5/MT4 SymbolLeverage
Euro STOXX 50 TradingDJ_EURO50
Dow Jones TradingDJ30
DAX 30 Index TradingDAX30
CAC 40 TradingCAC40
FTSE 100 TradingFTSE100
FTSE MIB Italia TradingFTSEMIB40
S&P 500 TradingS&P500
AEX TradingAEX
NASDAQ 100 TradingNASDAQ100
Nikkei 225 TradingNIKKEI225
Russell 2000 TradingRUSSELL2000
SMI TradingSMI
VIX index Trading
Nifty 50 Trading
IBEX 35 TradingSPAIN35
Hang Seng Index TradingHSI
Dollar Index TradingDOLLAR_INDX
Cryptocurrency Index TradingCRYPTO10
Cannabis Stocks Index TradingCANNABIS_IN
OMXS30 Index TradingOMX30
MSCI Taiwan Index TradingMSCI_TAIWAN
ASX 200 TradingAEX
China A50 Index TradingCHINA_A50

Our Trading Conditions page details the full range of indices on offer, including spreads, trading hours and lot sizes.

Why Trade Indices with CFDs?

CFD index trading offers a number of benefits to the online trader. Trading CFDs (Contracts for Difference) allows you to buy or sell financial instruments without actually owning the underlying asset. These could be commodities, stock, or in the case of stock index CFDs, the value of the underlying indices.

A trader can place a buy order on, for example, the CAC-40. If the price of the index goes up, when he comes to sell he will earn the difference between the buy and sell price. If it goes down, the trader pays the difference.

Because the trader never owns the asset, the costs are far lower, there are no restrictions on trading short, and an investment can be leveraged by up to 400 times.

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