Indices

There are many technical skills required for traders to be successful in the financial markets – the ability to understand a company’s fundamentals and the ability to determine the direction of an asset’s trend are the main ones. But neither of these two abilities are as important as a trader’s mindset: the ability to manage emotion, think quickly, and exercise discipline- what creates trading psychology.

The psychological aspect of trading is crucial. Traders need to think fast and make quick decisions, analyzing stocks in the short run. To be able to accomplish this, they need the full presence of mind. They need discipline. Discipline is required to stick with previously established trading plans and knows when to take profits and cut losses. Emotions are just enemies. 

Indices Trading Details

Each Index have different minimum and maximum position. 

Each Index has different minimum and maximum position. 

Costs which have to do with holding a position into the close (rollover) vary according to index. 

Margins change continuously and depend on the volatility of the chosen market.

24waysFx offers trading with no stop and limit restrictions on select indices.

Why Trade Indices with FXCM?

NO MINIMUM STOP DISTANCE

24waysFx’s Enhanced CFD Execution means you trade without minimum stop distances on most products, including US30, NAS100 and the GER30. All strategies welcome.

LOWER TRANSACTION COSTS

Trade commission free with no exchange fees—your transaction cost is the spread. 

TRADE ON MARGIN

Set aside a fraction of the total trade size for global indices.  

TRADE SIZES – MICRO CFDs

Micro-contract sizes give you the flexibility to risk less per trade.

Underlying markets

Indices can be traded through CFDs as well, and they can be a valuable asset to your trading strategy as you can make profits out of the price fluctuations of underlying assets.

The US30's highlighted instrument is the DJIA (the Dow Jones) MINI e-CBOT. The Dow Jones includes 30 major American companies: AMEX, Boeing, Chevron, Coca-Cola, DuPont, GE, Goldman Sachs, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Nike and more.

The NAS100's underlying instrument is the NASDAQ100 stock market index. This index includes 100 companies from a wide range of industries, excluding companies that operate in the financial sector, such as banks and investment companies. Companies include Apple, Adobe Systems, Amazon, Cisco Systems, Google, Intel, Facebook, and others.

The GER30's underlying instrument is the DAX index future. The DAX is a blue-chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange: BASF, SAP, Bayer, Allianz, and others.

The SPX500's highlighted instrument is the S&P 500 stock market index, which comprises 500 large-cap American companies covering about 75% of the American equity market by capitalization, such as Delta, eBay, Halliburton, and Yum! Brands.

The UK100's underlying instrument is the FTSE 100 index future. This is an index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalization. Companies include GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC, and Royal Dutch Shell.

The ESP35's underlying instrument is the IBEX35 index future. This is the benchmark stock market index of the Bolsa de Madrid, Spain's principal stock exchange. This index includes 35 companies from a broad range of industries: Banco Popular, Acciona, Bankia, Bankinter, Santander, Repsol, Gas Natural, Telefonica and more.