Indices Trading

An index represents the top shares from a particular global equities market. For example, the FTSE 100 represents the largest 100 companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. Other stock indices include ASX 200 (Australia), Dow Jones and S&P (U.S.), DAX and CAC (Europe).

Indices provide the best way to gauge the performance of an industry, sector or an entire country’s stock market. When the share prices of the companies making up the index go up, the index will rise with them, and if they fall, it will drop.

Trading indices with CLM allows you access to the cash CFD, which means you are simply trading on the movement of the index's prices rather than purchasing the underlying futures contract.

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Benefits of CFDs Trading

Indices offer a diversified way to trade the movements of the global equity markets without the need to identify, trade or directly own any specific stock or group of stocks. Benefits include:

  • Access to global markets
  • Ability to trade long or short
  • Low capital requirements
  • No brokerage fees

Indices - Product Details

InstrumentSymbolSizeMargin*CurrencyMin. Size*Trading Hours**Break Time**
FTSE 100UK 100£1£60GBP0.124 hrs00:00 - 01:00 & 23:15 - 23:30
Xetra DAXGER 30€ 1€ 60EUR0.124 hrs00:00 - 01:00 & 23:15 - 23:30
CAC 40FRA 40€ 1€ 40EUR0.109:00 - 23:00None
Euro Stoxx 50EUSTX 50€ 1€ 70EUR0.109:00 - 23:00None
Nikkei 225JPN 225¥100¥19000JPY0.124 hrs00:00 - 01:30 & 08:25 - 09:30
S&P/ASXAUS 200$1$25AUD0.124 hrs22:00 - 00:50 & 07:30 - 08:10
Hang SengHGK 33HK$10HK$2150HKD0.103:15 - 10:1506:00 - 07:00
Dow JonesUS 30$1$90USD0.124 hrs00:00 - 01:00 & 23:15 - 23:30
S&P 500SPX 500$10$120USD0.124 hrs00:00 - 01:00 & 23:15 - 23:30
Nasdaq 100NAS 100$1$25USD0.125 hrs00:00 - 01:00 & 23:15 - 23:30

* Standard lot. ** All times shown are GMT+2 (server time).

FTSE 100 Index

The Financial Times 100 index represents the top 100 publicly traded companies on the London Stock Exchange.

DAX 30 Index

The DAX 30 index represents 30 of the largest and most liquid German companies that trade on the Frankfurt Exchange.

CAC 40 Index

The CAC 40 index reflects the performance of the 40 largest equities listed in France, including: Renault, Michelin, and L’Oreal.

Euro Stoxx 50

The Euro Stoxx 50 is Europe's leading blue-chip index. The index covers 50 stocks from 12 Eurozone countries.

Dow Jones Index

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (AKA The Dow, Dow 30) is an index of 30 blue-chip stocks of top U.S. publicly traded companies.

Nasdaq 100 Index

The Nasdaq 100 represents the 100 largest, most actively traded U.S. companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

S&P 500 Index

The Standard and Poor’s 500 is considered to be the main U.S. market index, representing the 500 largest companies in terms of market capitalization.

ASX 200 Index

The ASX 200 represents over 80% of all publicly traded companies in Australia, and it is considered to be the most liquid representation of their market.

Hang Seng Index

The Hang Seng represents the 40 largest companies traded on the HK Exchange, and it is the most quoted barometer for their economy.

Nikkei 225 Index

The Nikkei 225 is Japan’s premiere stock index, and includes the top 225 blue-chip companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.