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CFDs & Indices

An “Indices” is an index of value of a specific market. For example, when a market starts it is at 0, and then the growth is indexed from that point onwards. Indices are traded in the form of Contracts for Difference or CFDs. CFD trading greatly diversifies the instruments you have acess to, allowing for a more risk resistant trading strategy.

Indexes provide a market wide value of specific markets by basing its relative value on companies from within the market. Typically, these companies are selected based on related criteria and as well as groupings of similar industries. Indices are generally less volatile than Forex markets and are used more as a store of wealth than as a generator of wealth.


Indices vastly increase the market size that traders have access to, and as such increase the opportunities presented to a trader. CFDs give traders the ability to trade across global equity markets. BlackBull Markets does not have commission on CFDs, no secret mark-ups or re-quotes.


Index/CFD

Descriptions

Index:
AUS200
Exchange:
Australia, ASX
The AUS200 is the primary index used for the Australian economy. The AUS200 is an index of the top 200 stocks that are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The AUS200 uses a capitalization-weighted method to determine which stocks to incorporate, ensuring the included companies’ index contribution is relative the market value.
Index:
GER30
Exchange:
German, FXS
The GER30, known as the DAX30 as well, is an index of the 30 largest companies listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSX). The companies used to determine the Index are the largest and most liquid German companies that trade on the FSX. GER30 index prices are calculated through Xetra, an electronic trading system.
Index:
US30
Exchange:
USA, NASDAQ & NYSE
The US30 is also commonly known as The Dow Jones Industrial Average. It is one the benchmark stock index for U.S. Market, and at over 131 years old, is the second oldest. Comprising of the largest 30 blue-chip company stocks from multiple U.S. Exchanges, the US30 is calculated using a price-weighted average.
Index:
SPX500
Exchange:
USA, NASDAQ, NYSE
The SPX500 is also known as the S&P 500, is an Index of 500 American stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry grouping, among other factors. The S&P 500 is the leading indicator of U.S. equities and is widely considered to be the best representation of the value of the US stock market. Being a composite Index it is made up of multiple components and weightings is calculated using a free-float capitalisation-weighted method.
Index:
UK100
Exchange:
UK, LSE
The UK100 is also known as the FTSE100 (Footsie) index and is the primary index of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). It represents roughly 80% of the market capitalization of the LSE. The Footsie consists of 100 blue chip stocks from the LSE, but is not considered a good representation of the UK economy, but rather the large cap businesses. The value is calculated by a capitalisation method.
Index:
JPN225
Exchange:
Japan, TSE
The JPN255 is also known as the Nikkei is the most widely used average for Japanese equities. Commonly known as the Japanese version of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The JPN225 is comprised of Japan's top 225 blue-chip companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). The JPN255 uses a price-weighted indexing method to calculate its value.