Trading Indices With ContinueFX
As you may already know, indices help us understand the change in the value of the stock market. Since it is difficult to understand the market value of a company by looking at each stock, several stocks are grouped together. Studying a group of stocks, or indices, helps us understand a fraction of the market, thereby allowing us to predict the performance of the market as a whole. Indices provide the best way to gauge the performance of an industry, sector or an entire country’s stock market. If, on average, the share prices of the companies making up the index go up, the index will rise with them. And if they fall, it will drop.
Index trading is ideal for those who are interested in investigating the changes in a certain sector or in a group of stocks. Indices can be a very dicey venture but if done properly it can yield fruitful results.
Why you should consider trading indices with ContinueFX
- Since the profit and loss can be massive in index trading we provide you with around the clock service, guidance and assistance so that you can yield fruitful results.
- You can trade anytime, anywhere!
- 24 Hour assistance online
- We provide you with flexibility: You can trade as many or as few indices as you choose
- Before you invest in a group of indices it is important that you research of the constituents, the sectors, the market and company involved, the volatility of the companies etc. We help you conduct that research so that you can settle for the ideal indices of your choice
Our mission is to ensure that you have invested in the indices that best suit your objectives. We will also help you through the process so that you can make the ideal decision that best suit your requirements.
Keep In Mind
Indices cannot be traded directly, as they are representations, rather than products in their own right. Instead, investors trade indices through derivatives such as CFDs – stock indices are the most popular form of CFD trading.
Note: Index trading does not guarantee future returns. Trading carries the potential for profits but also the risk for loss.
|Instrument (Platform Symbol)||Spreads
(as low as)**
|Leverage (up to)*||Trading Hours (GMT)|
|S&P 500||1 (USD)||100:1||22:01 – 20:15|
|DJ 30||3 (USD)||100:1||22:01 – 20:10|
|NASDAQ 100||1.50 (USD)||100:1||22:01 – 20:15|
|CAC 40 (France40)||2 (EUR)||50:1||06:01 – 19:59|
|DAX 30||2 (EUR)||50:1||06:01 – 19:59|
|FTSE 100||2 (GBP)||50:1||07:01 – 19:59|
|NIKKEI 225 (Japan)||15 (JPY)||50:1||22:01 – 20:14|
|Hang Seng (Hong Kong) (HongKong45)||10 (HKD)||50:1||01:15 – 04:00, 05:02 – 08:15, 09:01 – 14:59|
|S&P / ASX 200 (Australia)||4 (AUD)||50:1||23:52 – 06:30, 07:15 – 21:00/td>|
|DJ EURO STOXX50||2 (EUR)||50:1||06:01 – 19:59|
|FTSE / MIB (Italy)||16 (EUR)||50:1||07:01 – 15:40|
|NSE NIFTY 50 (India) (India50)||5 (USD)||50:1||03:31-10:00|
|RUSSEL2000 (US small cap 2000)||0.4 (USD)||50:1||00:05 – 21:55|
|S&P/IBEX (Spain) (Spain35)||7 (EUR)||50:1||07:05 – 17:55|
|WIG20 (Poland)||4 (PLN)||50:1||06:51 – 14:49|
|OMXS30 (Sweden) (Sweden30)||0.5 (SEK)||50:1||07:01 – 15:25|
|AEX (Netherlands) (Amsterdam25)||0.25 (EUR)||50:1||06:02 – 19:59|
|SMI (Swiss)||6.00 (CHF)||50:1||06:05 – 19:55|
|MSCI (Taiwan) (MSCITaiwan)||0.20 (USD)||50:1||00:50-05:40, 06:50-14:50|
|VIX (VIXX)||0.1 (USD)||50:1||13:31 – 20:10|
|MICEX (Russia)||100 (RUB)||5:1||07:05 – 10:59, 11:04 – 15:44|
|USDX (US Dollar Index) (DollarIndex)||0.05 (USD)||100:1||00:05 – 20:55|
|FTSE/Athex 20 (Greece20)||3.00 (EUR)||10:1||07:20 – 14:20|