Trading on Indices
CFD Trading on Indices
When you trade indices with an industry-leading broker, you can expect to choose from an industry-leading selection of indices. GS FOREX offer index trading on some of the world’s most active securities, meaning that traders can choose to trade and buy the selection of stocks which suits their trading strategy.
Choose from an eclectic range of indices and access the international markets. As a CFD indices trader with GS FOREX, you can trade indices such as:
- GDAX (Dax 30)
- AUS200 (Australia 200)
- ND100m (US Tech 100 – Mini)
- UK100 (UK100)
- SP500m (US SPX 500 – Mini)
GS FOREX’s superior online trading conditions ensure that you can trade indices with leverage that is appropriate for your trading style. This can amplify traders’ positions and potentially maximise profits – although traders should be aware that leverage can also amplify losses.
Key Reasons to Trade Indices
- Can be traded long or short
- Enjoy long trading hours
- Great for portfolio diversification
What are indices?
Indices, or indexes, are portfolios of stocks. These stocks are grouped together in accordance with a particular sector or a particular market: the GDAX (or Dax 30), for example consists of 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The ND100m contains stocks from the top technology companies in the US.
So, what is online CFD indices trading? A Contract for Difference (CFD) is a contract made between a buyer and a seller for a specified product. The seller agrees to pay the buyer the price difference between the current price and the price at the end of the contract. This means that when you trade CFDs on indices, you are aiming to profit from the movement of an index instead of investing in the index itself. Investors trade CFDs on indices on online trading platforms, using stock trading accounts such as GS FOREX’s Standard MT5 account.
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Index Trading Platforms
everage is a useful tool to help you maximise your buying power, and with GS FOREX’s trading accounts you can access higher leverage to potentially boost your profits. Traders should bear in mind, however, that leverage can boost losses as well as profits.
With the GS FOREX Accounts you can trade CFDs on indices with floating leverage up to 1:400, and you can trade with instant execution.
*Leverage is offered based on your knowledge and experience.
Our CFD trading accounts have tight spreads. With GS FOREX you can enjoy competitive spreads starting from just 0.0 pip on PRO accounts and 0.4 on STANDARD accounts.
All the details of GS FOREX spreads can be found on our Trading Accounts Comparison page, where you can view the individual minimum spreads, pricing, limit and stop levels for each account on offer.
The indices markets open at different times throughout the day, with the US Tech 100 (Mini) – for example – opening at 2PM and closing at 10PM UK Time. Traders can access GS FOREX’s trading services whenever a market is open, meaning you can trade CFDs on indices 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. Find out more about indices trading hours on our Contract Specifications page.
Choosing the lot size which suits you best as a trader means you have full control of your trading activity. Traders may be drawn to different lot sizes depending on their trading level and amount of experience on the markets. When it comes to CFDs on indices GS FOREX sets the maximum volume per trade at 5 lots.