What are Indices?
A financial index brings together public companies traded on a particular stock exchange. An index can also be composed of companies with a particular specialization e.g. tech companies. The index measures the overall market performance of all its constituent companies and publishes the figures. Indices are valued as accurate indicators of market sentiment as well as showing the health of an economy. 10CFDs traders can open CFD trades on the market performance of several national and regional indices, investing in the points change in their values.
Most investors are familiar with major indices such as the FTSE 100, S&P 500, NASDQ-100 and DAX. Experienced investors looking for niche trading will also focus on smaller indices in emerging markets. When traded as CFDs, indices generally perform in a similar way to stocks.
THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF INDICES TRADING
Indices trading is like any other form of transaction. The goal is to buy Indices at a low price and sell them at a high price.
You use leverage to buy 10 NIKKEI units at $11,000 per unit. Ten days later you sell your NIKKEI units and earn a profit of $1,000.
How did you do it?
10 days after you opened your position, the NIKKEI was quoted at $11,100 (Bid price) to 11,102 (Ask price). You used leverage to buy 10 units and paid $110,000.
You sold the 10 units and got $111,000.
You earned $1,000.
Trading Indices at 10CFDs
The 10CFDs trading platform gives you instant real time access to the world’s biggest indices, as well as a selection of smaller regional indices. Trading is commission free and there are no hidden charges or extra fees. We offer highly competitive fixed spreads and work hard to minimise trading costs. As a 10CFDs trader you have 24/5 access to indices such as the NIKKEI, FTSE, DAX and more.
Create a Diversified Personal Portfolio with Indices
Successful traders recommend building a diversified personal portfolio, and indices can be a useful key component of any balanced portfolio. The inclusion of assets of different types and risk levels is one of the key principles of risk management.
Below are 10CFDs most popular indices:
For a full list of our available assets visit our Asset Index.
Use up to x200 Leverage to Open CFD Trades on Indices
10CFDs traders can use one-click trading to access up to x200 leverage on indices trades. Leverage allows you to boost the value of your investment and potentially increase your returns in proportion to the leverage used.
Visit the 10CFDs Education Center to learn more about trading indices using leverage.
Why Trade Indices at 10CFDs?
10CFDs has simplified the process of indices trading as CFDs. The performance of indices reflects wider market trends, making indices a convenient introductory asset for new traders. The 10CFDs daily report, live charts, and other unique trading tools, allow you to analyze both the current and past performance of all major indices.
Can I Trade Indices?
Millions of private investors around the world are already trading indices, and they are especially popular with stocks traders. 10CFDs has transformed the actual process of stock trading and opened the markets to anybody who is willing to learn the basics of risk management and fundamental analysis. The 10CFDs Education Center is geared towards helping novice traders understand the basics of leveraged CFD index trading.
Many of 10CFDs veteran investors began their careers as novice indices traders with no previous experience of either the indices or the stock markets. The 10CFDs platform gives you the freedom to invest on your own terms, with a level of commitment that suits your budget and personal goals.
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