An index is made up of a group of shares and is used to track the performance of a country’s economy, a market sector or an exchange. When trading Indices, you’re trading on the performance of stocks without taking physical ownership of an asset - all you’re doing is trading on the direction of the price movements of certain securities. Traders are able to nominate a relatively small sum then apply leverage to gain more exposure to the trade, therefore enhancing the potential for profit.
Why trade Indices?
Real-time pricing, linked to actual stock market performance.
Sell short or long and trade whichever direction the market goes.
Maximum exposure from minimal investment - margins as low as 1%.
Flexible leverage to control your level of risk.
Extremely tight spreads offering potential to profit from small price movements.
Top indices available to trade, including FTSE, Dow Jones and S&P.