What Is an Index?

An index is a method to track the performance of some group of assets in a standardized way. Indexes typically measure the performance of a basket of securities intended to replicate a certain area of the market. These may be broad-based to capture the entire market such as the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) or Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), or more specialized such as indexes that track a particular industry or segment. Indexes are also created to measure other financial or economic data such as interest rates, inflation, or manufacturing output.

Often, indices serve as benchmarks against which to evaluate the performance of a portfolio’s returns. One popular investment strategy, known as indexing, is to try to replicate such an index in a passive manner rather than trying to outperform it.

Index CFDs Specifications Tab:

Index CFDs are seen as a good way for a trader to mitigate risk, because indices spread the risk across the market, rather than having all of your eggs in one basket (company). It can also be less time consuming to trade indices, as traders do not need to spend so long meticulously analysing each stock. Check out the Indices specifications below.

SymbolMargin, EUR1 Pip, EURSpread Classic account EURSpread Gold account EUR
US Tech 1001 to 250,11515
S&P 5001 to 2517878
US301 to 2512323
FTSE 1001 to 251,2719,1119,11
Nikkei 2251 to 250,9474,9574,95
DAX 301 to 250,1211,5211,52
NASDAQ 1001 to 253,527,2625,24
CAC 401 to 252,162,360,2
S&P/ASX 2001 to 25377,571,8
SHANGHAI1 to 252,1162,2158,5
IBEX 351 to 25535,1539
FTSE MIB 401 To 253,211,810,2

Please note that the table displays the minimum possible values for variable spreads. Maximum values are not limited and are determined by the market conditions at each point in the implied time period. The spreads are updated with every reload of the page.

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