An index is a way of standardizing and tracking the performance of a collection of assets or securities.
Indices are also used as a benchmark to assess the general performance of other economic data, like inflation or interest rates.
Popular indices in the financial market include the S&P 500, which tracks 500 of the largest companies listed on the stock exchange in the US. Other top-traded indices from the US include the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ.
Indices for many other large markets are also highly traded, including the DAX (Germany) and the FTSE (UK).
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Cash indices are CFD indices that do not expire.
They are subject to swaps and dividends, but spreads are lower compared to futures.
Required margin will be reserved for both BUY and SELL positions within the same account.
Stop/Limit Order levels may vary during news or unusual market conditions without prior notice.
Swap rates can change any time without prior notice.
All accounts trading Cash Indices are subject to swap and dividends regardless of the account type
Futures indices are CFD indices that are subject to expiration after a period of 3 months from the starting date of the futures index contract.
Futures are not subject to swaps and dividends, but their spreads are higher compared to cash indices.
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