Indices are assets that are grouped together and represent the collective price performance of a number of shares, specific sectors of a market or a whole market. Indices are generally traded with financial derivatives such as CFDs or spread bets.
Index trading is a relatively secure form of trading and the risks of trading indices are lower than the risks of investing in individual stocks
They are the least manipulative financial instruments
Unlike individual companies, indices cannot go bankrupt because they are composed of individual shares
Dow Jones Industrial Average measures the performance of 30 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States.
FTSE 100 is a share index of 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalisation.
Wall Street 30 is a share index consisting of the 30 largest publicly-owned companies in the United States
CAC 40 is a French stock market index that represents the 40 most significant stocks on Euronext Paris.
DAX 30 is a blue-chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
S&P 500 is a stock market index of 500 of the largest companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States.
The Nasdaq 100 Index consists of the 100 largest traded U.S companies listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
Nikkei 225 is Japan's primary stock index that tracks the behavior of 225 large Japanese Indexes.
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