Gain exposure to the basket of instruments making up the index in just one trade. The world’s most popular Indices are available on all IB Markets trading platforms.
Indices are the most popular form of CFDs. IB Markets has a large range of Indices from around the world to choose from, including the Australian S&P 200 Index, UK FTSE 100 Index, US E-mini S&P 500 and US DJIA Index.
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. Online CFD and futures based indices are offered on both IB Markets MetaTrader 4, 5, and cTrader Platforms.
16 Indices to trade from
Leverage up to 1:200
Spreads as low as 0.5 pips
MetaTrader 4, 5 and cTrader
(Spot) Equity Indices Spreads
IB Markets offers competitive spreads across all of our cash Indices, including the E-mini S&P 500 Index from 0.5 points, the FTSE 100 Index from 1 point, Xetra DAX Index from 1 point and S&P 200 Index from 1 point.
In addition to Equity Indices, IB Markets also offers Futures Indices: ICE Dollar Index and VIX Index.
Indices Trading Example
Buying: Australia 200 Index
The gross profit on your trade is calculated as follows:
Gross Profit on Trade
19.00 points x 2 contracts ($2 per point) = AUD $38.00
Opening the Position
The price of the Australia 200 Index is 4950.00/4951.00. You are of the view that blue-chip stocks are undervalued so you decide to buy 2 contracts at 4951.00. (One contract is equal to $1 per index point). No commission is charged on Indices.
For every point that the bid quote on the Australia 200 Index rises above 4951.00 you will make a profit of $2 AUD, for every point the bid quote falls below 4951.00 you will lose $2 AUD.
Closing the Position
Four days later, the Australia 200 Index has risen to 4970.00/4971.00 and you decide to take your profit.
You close your position by selling 2 contracts at 4970.00.
|AUS200||Australia S&P ASX 200 Index||5||5|
|CHINA50||FTSE China A50 Index||13||14.5|
|DE30||Germany 30 Index||1||1|
|ES35||Spain 35 Index||8||8|
|F40||France 40 Index||1||1|
|HK50||Hong Kong 50 Index||10||10|
|IT40||Italy 40 Index||10||10|
|JP225||Japan 225 Index||6||6|
|STOXX50||EU Stocks 50 Index||2||2|
|UK100||UK 100 Index||1||1|
|US2000||US Small Cap 2000 Index||0.3||0.3|
|US30||US Wall Street 30 Index||2.8||2.8|
|US500||US SPX 500 Index||0.6||0.6|
|USTEC||US Tech 100 Index||3||3|
|WIG20||Poland 20 Index||3||3.5|
|DXY||ICE Dollar Index™ Futures||0.08||0.08|
|VIX||CBOE VIX Index™ Futures||0.15||0.15|