Trading Indices (Index trading) remains one of the most popular asset classes for smart traders.
For many new traders trading indices is the perfect entry in to the world of trading
When you trade Indices with Acri, enabling you to speculate on the performance of market benchmarks rather than individual equities. Indices are often chosen by traders as a tool to diversify their portfolios and hedge against risk.
At Acri, you get access to the most popular index CFDs, covering the US, Australia, Europe, Asia and Australia, all with competitive leverage and commission free.
What are indices(Index CFD)?
A stock index, such as the DAX30 FTSE 100 or S&P 500, is a measurement of the price movement of all the shares that make up that index ( not just one companies share price) and is a performance indicator of a country’s economy or of an industry sector. If, on average, the share price of these companies goes up, then the index will likewise go up. Of course if they fall, the index will also fall.
When you take a position on an index, you are effectively investing in the performance of these stocks but as a whole and not by individual companies. For example, Nasdaq 100 represents the largest 100 companies traded on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.
Trading indices means you are trading on the performance of the whole index.
At Acri, you get access to the Dow Jones, FTSE, Dax, S&P500, , Nasdaq, and many more.
The main Benefits of Trading indices with Acri
Lower Risks – indices reduce the risk that comes from trading the stocks or shares of individual companies.
Diversify your portfolio – creating the potential to profit from market movements around the World.
Technology and Accessibility – today the technology is designed to be able to access all indices around the world fast, easy and secure.
Long Trading Hours – you can have trading opportunities almost around the clock. Trade the European, US indices followed by the Asian indices in one session.
Leveraged Trading – Acri offers indices Trading with leverage, which means you only put a fraction of the trade size upfront to open an Index trade.
Trade indices short or long – take advantage of price movements whether the markets are going up or down.
How do I start trading indices?
- Create an Acri trading account
- Research an index you want to trade
- Decide how you want to trade
- Take steps to manage your risk
- Open and monitor your position
Open Your Acri Trading Account
With Acri you can trade cryptocurrencies, indices, shares, currency pairs and more with ease.
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