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DOW30

40307 40311

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DXY

104.23 104.25

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ESP35

11060 11066

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EU50

5046 5049

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FRA40

8231 8239.5

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GER40

18771.5 18773.5

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ITA40

34190 34215

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JPN225

39960 39975

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NAS100

18596.5 18598

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SPX500

5329 5329.75

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UK100

7990.5 7994

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DOW30_Cash

40008.85 40011.05

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EU50_Cash

5108 5110

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NAS100_Cash

18405.3 18406.4

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SPX500_Cash

5280.24 5280.75

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UK100_Cash

7984.7 7987.3

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GER40_Cash

18561.6 18563.3

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UK100#

7990.5 7994

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What is Equity Index CFD Trading?

Stock indices are a basket of stocks of the largest companies listed in a particular exchange. Trade indices through ALB’s trading platforms. We offer low spreads with greater flexibility and low margin rates on the major global indices including US30, GER40 and SPX500 from spreads as low as 2.5 on SPX.

Indices are very popular among traders. They first appeared in his 1884 and have been in use ever since. A market index is a collection of stocks and commodities used to track the growth or development of an industry or sector. These cross-industry tools allow us to examine how parts of the market are performing to better understand investment opportunities along with market fluctuations. For example, the Nasdaq Composite primarily tracks the performance of technology companies, so traders often refer to it when evaluating the performance of the technology sector. Other examples of well-known stock market indices include the S&P 500 (US), DAX 40 (Germany), and FTSE 100 (UK). All of these represent the aggregate of large companies in each country based on their market capitalization. Also, because the index tracks a basket of listed stocks, traders can understand general market movements and events and plan their investment strategies accordingly by following the index.

An index is a group or basket of securities, derivatives, or other financial instruments that represents and measures the performance of a particular market, asset class, market sector, or investment strategy. In other words, an index is a statistically representative sample of all observable securities in a particular segment of the market. For example, the well-known S&P 500 represents the large-cap segment of the US stock market. As the total value of securities in the index moves up or down, the number or index level changes to reflect that movement.

The biggest 500 companies traded in the US exchanges represent the SPX500 index. Indices are the best way to gauge the performance of the economy of a whole country.

Indices FAQs

Here are our answers to your frequently asked questions about:

The swap is calculated by taking the annual percentage, dividing it by 100 to get a 1%, then diving it by 360 – the average number of banking days in a year. Then you multiply it by the closing price, the volume and the contract size.

 

Formula: Annual percentage / 100 / 360 × Closing Price × Volume × Contract size

Example: You have a contract for 0.5 lot of US30, with the contract size being 10 and the price being 25,911.3. The annual percentage is -3. Your swap is (-3) / 100 / 360 × 25,911.3 × 0.5 × 10 = -10.80 USD.

An index is a way of tracking the performance of a group of assets in a standardized way. An index typically measures the performance of a basket of securities intended to represent a particular area of ​​the Forex Market.

Wall Street ( reflects the Dow Jones ):  30 Blue chip companies on the New York Stock Exchange, including Apple, Intel, Exxon Mobil and Goldman Sachs 

 

S&P 500 ( US SP 500 ): The most widely used index in the US stock market,  Standard & Poor's (S&P) tracks the prices of the top 500 companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and  

 

NASDAQ. Includes all  companies listed on the Dow, plus 470 others. 

 

FTSE 100 ( UK 100 ):  FTSE tracks the prices of large companies by market capitalization listed on the London Stock Exchange. The largest companies in the index are typically found in the mining, energy (particularly oil and gas), and financial services sectors. 

 

DAX ( Germany 40 ): DAX tracks the stocks of the top 30 companies listed on Germany's Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The DAX index is dominated by the financial, automotive, healthcare and chemical sectors, with key components such as Allianz, BMW, Bayer and Siemens. 
 

Nikkei 225 ( Japan 225 ): Japan's leading stock market index, reflecting the stocks of 225 companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
 

Broadly speaking, an index is a measure or measure of something. In investing, an index tracks the performance of a group of assets or a basket of stocks, such as a list of publicly traded companies and their stock prices. Investors use indices as benchmarks to measure the performance of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds relative to overall market performance.  


The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are two of the most popular stock market indices. While these indices track broad market and large company stock movements, other indices may only track specific industries or market sectors.

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RISK PROBABILITY: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 64.99% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with ALB Limited. These products may not be suitable for all investors. Please make sure that you fully understand the risks involved and seek independent advice if necessary. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. The value of your investment may go down as well as up.

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