Trade CFDs on the world's most popular indices with tight spreads and low margin requirements.

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. As a result, traders and investor alike use indices to track the performance of particular markets. When the index increases, the overall market is generally performing better.

Investors will often gauge whether the market has had a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ day based on whether the index has increased or decreased.

Index trading is ideal for those looking to trade broad market segments as opposed to individual company stocks.

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Why trade indices with LCG

Trade multiple companies at once

Trading indices allows you to trade all the best-known companies on the stock market at once, rather than trading shares in one.

Use leverage to trade

Trading with leverage means you do not need to invest as much capital to trade. This gives those trading indices the opportunity to increase the returns that could be provided.

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 exclusive LCG Trader platform

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

Live index price ticker

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Additional benefits to trading indices CFDs with LCG

  • Guaranteed stop-loss With a guaranteed stop-loss order you can protect index trades against significant market fluctuations.
  • Partial-position closing Close a percentage of your index position to guarantee an outcome while leaving the remaining portion open to experience market fluctuations.
  • Advanced orders With advanced orders, you can choose to close your indices trade once the index reaches your set amount.
  • 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.

What is indices trading

CFD trading is high risk and may not be suitable for everyone. Losses can exceed your deposits.

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Analysis and Education

Our team of experts have developed in-depth analysis and education material for all levers 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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