CFDs and spread bets are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Indices trading

Trade CFDs on some of the world’s most popular spot and futures indices with LCG. Benefit from tight spreads and low margin requirements on major indices including the UK 100 (FTSE), Wall Street (DJI) and Germany 30 (DAX).

Live index price ticker

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What are indices?

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.

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Represent an industry or sector
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Gauges of market performance
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Ideal for trading broader segments
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Accessible to all traders

Why trade indices with LCG

Trade the largest shares together

Trading indices means trading many of the best-known companies on the stock market at once, rather than picking few individual shares.

Benefit from low spreads

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.

Use leverage to trade

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.

Advanced LCG Trader platform

Trade indices wherever you are and on any device using our professional online trading platform.

Additional benefits to trading indices CFDs with LCG

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Guaranteed stop‑loss

With a guaranteed stop-loss order you can protect index trades against significant market fluctuations.

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Advanced orders

With advanced orders you can set multiple profit targets or move your stop loss to breakeven automatically.

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Partial-position closing

Close a percentage of your index position to guarantee an outcome while leaving the remaining portion open to experience market fluctuations.

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No need to own any shares

Take a position on whether the index will go up or down without having to own any company shares.

A superior trading experience on all of your devices

Analysis and education

Our team of experts have developed in-depth analysis and education material for all levels of traders. From beginners wanting to learn the basics, such as what are indices, to the experienced trader wishing to discuss the performance of major indices, like FTSE indices, our analysts have you covered. Our team host weekly economic outlooks where the latest stock market indices trends are discussed.

Whether it’s breaking news that could impact the markets you trade, technical analysis, upcoming economic indicators or general market discussion, our team of analysts have you covered with insightful commentary and opinions on everything going on in the world of indices trading. Visit our research and analysis portal for your daily dose of market commentary or alternatively sign up for our newsletter and have it delivered to your inbox.

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