What are Indices?
Indices are a type of investment that has been gaining popularity in recent years. An index is typically defined as a portfolio of stocks that represents a particular market or market sector. Thus, indices (also known as stock indexes) measure the price performance of a group of stocks in a specific section of the stock market. For example, the US500 is based on the 500 largest companies weighted mainly by market capitalization that are listed on the New York Exchange or NASDAQ.
What affects Indices prices?
The price movements and volatility of indices are impacted by a range of factors, such as political events, major events that affect companies in a particular sector, economic data like employment figures, and big changes in the currency markets.
Why trade Indices CFDs?
Investing in indices can be an effective way to diversify your portfolio and spread risk across a variety of market sectors.
Ability to trade short or long
Trading indices can offer both long and short trading opportunities, allowing you to profit in both rising and falling markets.
Indices are highly liquid assets, which means that you can easily buy and sell them on the market.
Long trading hours
The stock market is open for trading for long hours, which means that you can trade indices at a time that suits you.
Hedge against volatility
As indices are made up of multiple stocks, they can be less volatile than individual stocks, providing a hedge against market volatility.
How to get Started
Getting started is as simple as 1-2-3! And the onboarding process is so smooth you won’t have to worry about a thing.
OPEN AN ACCOUNT
Register using your full name, email and password.
Fund your account using any of the multiple methods.
Use the desktop or mobile platform to launch your trades.