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
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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 name||MT5/MT4 Symbol||Leverage|
|Euro STOXX 50 Trading||DJ_EURO50|
|Dow Jones Trading||DJ30|
|DAX 30 Index Trading||DAX30|
|CAC 40 Trading||CAC40|
|FTSE 100 Trading||FTSE100|
|FTSE MIB Italia Trading||FTSEMIB40|
|S&P 500 Trading||S&P500|
|NASDAQ 100 Trading||NASDAQ100|
|Nikkei 225 Trading||NIKKEI225|
|Russell 2000 Trading||RUSSELL2000|
|VIX index Trading|
|Nifty 50 Trading|
|IBEX 35 Trading||SPAIN35|
|Hang Seng Index Trading||HSI|
|Dollar Index Trading||DOLLAR_INDX|
|Cryptocurrency Index Trading||CRYPTO10|
|Cannabis Stocks Index Trading||CANNABIS_IN|
|OMXS30 Index Trading||OMX30|
|MSCI Taiwan Index Trading||MSCI_TAIWAN|
|ASX 200 Trading||AEX|
|China A50 Index Trading||CHINA_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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