A financial index is composed of publicly traded companies of a particular stock exchange or drawn from a particular field. The index calculates the collective market performance of all its component companies and publishes the figures. Indices are seen as accurate barometers of market sentiment as well as the strength of an economy. It is possible to open trades on the market performance of several indices, investing in the changes of their values.
There are many prominent indices, as well as less familiar ones from emerging markets available at Invest100. Some of the biggest indices include the FTSE 100, S&P 500, NASDAQ-100 and DAX. When traded, indices generally perform in a similar way to stocks.
The Basic Principles of Indices Trading
Indices trading is like any other form of transaction. The goal is to buy Indices at a low price and sell them at a high price.
You buy 10 x DAX 30 units at $12,162.47 per unit (using our leverage). After one week you sell your DAX 30 units and earn a profit of $230.7.
How is that possible?
A week after you opened your position, DAX 30 was quoted at $12,185.54 (Bid price) to 12,187.99 (Ask price). You bought 10 units and paid $121,624.7.
You sold the 10 stocks and got $121,855.4.
You earned $230.7.
Invest100 offers all traders low-cost commission-free investing. There are no hidden fees or service charges. Instead, we offer highly competitive fixed spreads on the world’s major indices. The investment process is completely transparent and allows hands-on account management.
Indices generally perform in a similar way to stocks but are (arguably) less vulnerable to sudden declines than individual stocks. When you trade indices at Invest100 you don’t actually buy the index. You are investing in its future performance and aiming to profit from changes to its points value.
Below are Invest100 most popular indices:
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Invest100 traders can use up to x200 leverage to boost their initial investments and gain a high level of market exposure. Leverage enables you to aim for significant profits while utilizing modest investment capital.
We strongly recommend that you visit our Education Center to learn how to use leverage effectively.
Online trading has made it possible for traders to invest in the performance of indices and they are becoming a very popular form of investment. The value of indices closely reflects wider market trends, making them handy for new traders. The Invest100 Daily Report keeps you up to date with the performance of major indices, and our live charts allow you to analyse their performance, both in real time and as past data.
Online Indices trading is already a highly popular form of investment with millions of traders worldwide. Almost anybody can trade Indices if they are willing to apply the basic principles of risk management. The Invest100 online Education Center contains all the learning tools and educational resources that you need to begin online Indices trading.
Many of Invest100 top investors signed up as absolute beginners with no experience of the financial markets. They used the Education Center and free Demo Account to master the basics of Indices trading. Indices traders range from novice investors who trade part-time, to expert investors who manage complex personal portfolios on a full-time basis. The Invest100 platform gives you the freedom to set your own financial goals and manage your own investments.
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