LCG offers the ability to trade the world’s most widely followed indices in one account. Index trading is ideal for those looking to trade broad market segments as opposed to individual company stocks. An index is a collection of stocks that represent a particular industry or market sector. The FTSE100, for example, is a share index of the top 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange that have the highest market cap. Investors will often gauge whether the market has had a good or bad day based on whether the index has increased or decreased.
Trading indices means trading many of the best-known companies on the stock market at once, rather than picking few individual shares.
LCG’s competitive pricing, with spreads as low as 0.7 on the US 500 and 1.8pt on Wall Street, allows you to take advantage of more index trading opportunities.
Trading with leverage means that not as much capital is needed to trade. This gives indices traders the opportunity to increase position size, amplifying potential gains and losses.
Trade indices wherever you are and on any device using our professional online trading platform.
With a guaranteed stop-loss order you can protect index trades against significant market fluctuations.
With advanced orders you can set multiple profit targets or move your stop loss to breakeven automatically.
Close a percentage of your index position to guarantee an outcome while leaving the remaining portion open to experience market fluctuations.
Take a position on whether the index will go up or down without having to own any company shares.
Trade indices directly from your browser on any device with our powerful web-based trading platform. LCG Trader offers a fast, reliable trading experience and a world class charting package.
Trade with LCG's price improvement technologies for indices on the world's most popular trading platform, available for desktop, mobile and tablet.
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