Trading Indices with Afx Markets Online offers you access to a whole new range of markets, meaning you can diversify your trading strategies across uncorrelated instruments as well as take advantage of the different opportunities that global equities markets present.
Indices are the most popular form of CFDs. Afx Markets Online has a large range of Indices from around the world to choose from, including popular Stock Index CFDs we offer include the AUS200, US30, HK50, Japan 225 and the GER30 amongst many others.
A stock index is a good indicative measure of market performance. Indices such as the FTSE 100 and DJIA Index are baskets of blue chip stocks listed on the exchange and are generally a good measure of the current market sentiment. A change in the performance of any constituent stock in an index is reflected in a change in the overall value of that index.
Indices have the advantage of allowing traders to take a wider view of a basket of stocks rather than taking a view on one individual stock alone.
CFDs can be used as a cost effective hedging tool for your portfolio and are available over a wide variety of underlying product.