Trading CFDs on indices
Available indices at PrimeFin
|NASDAQ 100||Nasdaq100 Index||01:00 - 23:15 & 23:30 - 24:00||Buy Sell|
|DOW 30||MINI-SIZE DOW Index||01:00 - 23:15 & 23:30 - 24:00||Buy Sell|
|DAX 30||DAX 30 Index||09:05 - 23:00||Buy Sell|
|CAC 40||CAC 40 Index||09:00 - 24:00||Buy Sell|
|Hang Seng||China H-Shares Index||04:15 - 07:00 & 08:00 - 11:30 & 12:00 - 18:30||Buy Sell|
|Nikkei 225||Nikkei 225 Index||01:00 - 24:00||Buy Sell|
|ASX 200||ASX SPI 200 Index||02:50 - 09:30 & 10:10 - 24:00||Buy Sell|
|IBEX 35||IBEX 35 Index||10:05 - 21:00||Buy Sell|
|MIB 40||FTSE / MIB 40 Index||10:05 - 18:40||Buy Sell|
|Volatility Index||Volatility SP500 Index||15:30 - 22:15||Buy Sell|
|Euro Stox 50||DJ Euro Stoxx Index||09:00 - 23:00||Buy Sell|
|FTSE 100||FTSE 100 Index||10:00 - 23:00||Buy Sell|
What are indices?
Indices are groups of stocks combined used to represent the stock market performance or its separate sectors. Moreover, they can also evaluate the performance of the entire industry, inflation, national economies, and even separate commodities. It means that if the price for stocks goes up or down, so does the index.
What are the most popular indices?
Since stock market indices measure the value of a particular economic sector, they can be divided according to their levels of income, sector, weight, company types, etc. As a rule, indices are divided into national, regional, and global.
- National indices track the performance of national economies. For example, CAC 40 Index is used to measure the well-being of France, DAX evaluates the economy of Germany, and etc.
- Regional indices follow equities of a particular region worldwide. Some of top regional indices include S&P Asia 500 (Asia), Euro STOXX 50 index and S&P Europe (Europe).
- Global indices cover equities worldwide. For example, Dow Jones Global Titans 50, S&P Global 100 index, NASDAQ Composite, and others.
How to trade CFDs on indices?
Trading CFDs (Contracts for Difference) on indices doesn’t require investing in indices directly. Instead, traders can access the market, assess the market situation, and speculate on the price fluctuation by making a bid. The following type of trading allows to go short or long or take advantage of the leverage with small or large amounts of funds. However, using leverage isn’t a golden pill for traders. It can either increase a traders’ capital or lead to significant losses.