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The calculation of the price movements of a group of shares from an exchange. For instance, we track the largest companies on the London Stock Exchange. This type of trading allows you to the full exposure of the market, even if opening one position only.
An index is usually described as a portfolio of stocks representing a certain market sector or the entire market.
That is why indices estimate the price movement of a group of stocks of a specific sector of the stock market.
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Advantages of trading Indices with AxiomTrade
• Competitive spreads
• Low margin requirements
• Exposure to a complete sector or economy
• Access to global indices
What is Indices trading?
Indices price movements and volatility are impacted by a range of factors like political events, major events that affect companies in a particular sector, economic data like employment figures, and big changes in the currencies markets.
AxiomTrade grants you the opportunity to trade derivatives on major indices across global equity markets. Open a live account today to make a profit from competitive spreads and fast order execution and choose to have greater trading with our award-winning AxiomTrade platform.
What are Stock Indices?
Stock indices are indexes representing the overall price of a basket of underlying stocks.
The major equity indices (stock indices of the world) include, but are not limited to, the following:
- 1. S&P 500
- 2. Dow Jones
- 3. Nasdaq
- 4. FTSE100
- 5. Nikkei225
- 6. DAX
- 7. CAC40
- 8. Euro Stoxx 50
- 9. ASX200
Stock indices are in most cases a representative of the overall picture of the stock market, which their basket belongs to. In most cases, the underlying stocks that belong to a stock index consisting of the most influential (largest capitalization) companies.
What does it mean to buy index trading?
To buy index futures means to open a long position on an index because you guess the price will increase. If you are right in your guess, you will profit, but if you are wrong, you will face a loss.
Are index futures derivatives?
Index futures are a financial derivative. Their price is based on the price in an underlying market, which is influenced by supply, demand, and volatility. You can speculate on index futures with CFDs, and they will be traded at the futures price – meaning that you won’t incur overnight funding charges.