Trade Indices

Indices trading on Alpari

Tap into the opportunities of the biggest headline indices from around the world.

Trading Indices

Indices are fantastic tools that represent the collective performance of a group of companies within a specific sector, region, or market, offering broader, more diverse exposure. These benchmarks provide insights into the overall health and trends of various segments of the economy.

Contract for Difference (CFD) trading allows you to speculate on the price changes of Indices without the need to own the underlying assets. This approach offers a flexible avenue to capitalise on both rising and falling Indices prices.

Engaging in CFD trading for Indices offers a host of advantages. Leverage is a primary feature, empowering traders to control larger positions with only a fraction of the total capital required. While this magnifies potential returns, it's essential to bear in mind that losses may also be increased.

CFD trading gives you the flexibility to go long (buy) or short (sell) on Indices, allowing you to capitalise on upward and downward price fluctuations alike. This adaptability proves invaluable in the exciting landscape of Indices trading.

Why trade Indices with Alpari?

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Opportunity whether prices rise or fall

Go short on Indices CFDs and take advantage of falling prices, or go long to capture an upward trend.

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Our experienced market analysts publish insights and potential market movements to watch every day.

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DAX 40
Nikkei 225
S&P 500 Index

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When you trade Indices, you'll own a share of the underlying fund portfolio. Indices CFDs, on the other hand, allow you to speculate on the price movements without ever owning the asset. A key advantage of CFDs is that you're able to enter contracts for prices falling (going short), as well as rising (going long).

All trading comes with risk and CFD trading is no different. We strongly encourage you to take your time, do your research, and practice good risk management. We have excellent analysis tools to help you.

Leverage is similar to a loan of sorts, based on ratios. For example, if leverage is 1:100, for every $1 you put down as capital on your trade, we'll give you $100. This means that you have access to larger trade sizes without the capital outlay. This can boost any potential profits exponentially, but it may also increase losses.

All our account types offer Indices CFDs, but the contract specifications in terms of spreads, lot sizes, swap values and leverage may differ from account to account. Typically, the higher tiered accounts require larger deposits, but offer more favourable conditions.

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