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First time trading indices?

What is trading indices or stock index trading?

When you trade indices, You trade a “basket of stocks”. Because these are Contract for Difference* (CFDs) trades you do not need to own the stocks to trade them.

Some indices follow a certain category of stock – for example the Nasdaq which is composed of non-financial mostly tech companies – such as Apple, Amazon, Alphabet Class A (Google), Intel and more.

Today, some of the world’s most popular indices are:

  • The Dow Jones – the second oldest US index calculated first in 1896
  • The S&P – A US index started in 1923
  • The DAX – the German index also considered a benchmark for the EU’s economic health
  • Nikkei – Japan’s index published in Nihon Keizai Shinbun Newspaper since 1950
  • EURO STOXX – The Eurozone’s very own index composed of 50 highly liquid stock (a.k.a. blue-chip stock)
  • FTSE - also known as the “Footsie” is the UK’s most active index.
  • CFDs are leveraged products of high risk and may not suit some people.

Indices Contract Specifications

View OliveFX's Index CFD trading conditions below

Capital you invest is subject to risk as products are leveraged and may not suit some people. You could lose more than you invest and may risk making further payments.

Symbol Trading Hours (GMT) Daily Break (GMT) Contract Size Minimum Trade Size P/L Currency
100GBP Daily 07:00 - 21:00 None 1 0.1 GBP
200AUD Daily 22:50 - 21:00 Daily 05:30 - 06:10 1 0.1 AUD
225JPY Monday 00:00 - Friday 21:15 Daily 21:15 - 00:00 100 10 JPY
CHN50USD Daily 01:00 - 20:45 Daily 08:30 - 09:30 1 0.1 USD
D30EUR Daily 07:00 - 21:00 None 1 0.1 EUR
E35EUR Daily 07:00 - 19:00 None 1 0.1 EUR
E50EUR Daily 07:00 - 21:00 None 1 0.1 EUR
F40EUR Daily 07:00 - 21:00 None 1 0.1 EUR
H33HKD Daily 01:15 - 17:00

Daily 04:00 - 05:00

Daily 08:30 - 09.15

10 1 HKD
NASUSD Sunday 23:00 - Friday 21:15

Daily 21:15 - 21:30

Daily 22:00 - 23:00

1 0.1 USD
SPXUSD Sunday 22:00 - Friday 20:15

Daily 21:15 - 21:30

Daily 22:00 - 23:00

10 1 USD
U30USD Sunday 23:00 - Friday 21:15

Daily 21:15 - 21:30

Daily 22:00 - 23:00

1 0.1 USD