Trade indices like the S&P 500, the NASDAQ 100, NIKKEI 225, ASX 200 and many more. Open long and short positions in order to profit from the both rising and falling markets. Build a successful stock indices trading strategy, and take advantage of Zurich Markets award-winning platform to improve your trading results.
Zurich Markets urprovides a solid trading infrastructure, reliable software and a user-friendly interface to trade global stock indices. Enjoy low fees and tight spreads while building a diversified portfolio of all available trading products.
Indices available for trading
The GER30 Index, also called the DAX30, is a stock index in Germany charting the top 30 performing companies.
The S&P 500 is one of the biggest stock indices in the world and charts the top 500 companies performing in the USA.
The NASDAQ 100 is a digital stock index that tracks 100 of the worlds biggest tech companies
The Hang Seng 50 is used to tracker daily changes of the largest companies of the Hong Kong stock market
Why You should consider trading indices
Stock indices provide a simple but effective way to trade overall economic performance of a specific country. Stock indices can fluctuate significantly in price due to various technical and fundamental factors, and Zurich Markets enables traders to profit from both falling and rising markets with an array of different trading tools and charting software.
Fast access to global markets
Stock indices CFD contracts allow traders a more quick and efficient access to the global markets, at a lower cost.
Fundamental and technical analysis
By paying close attention to global economic events and chart patterns, traders can analyse market trends and execute profitable trading strategies.
Easy for both professionals and beginners
Trading stock indices is something that a major hedge fund manager can do, as well as a beginner in the trading space.
Why trade indices with Zurich Markets?
Be a part of some of the largest and most-popular markets with Zurich Markets . Start trading in S&P 500, NASDAQ, NIKKEI, HANG SENG, ASX 200, and many more, in minutes!
Best-in-class trading tools
Become a better trader with advanced tools, multiple order types, and customisable platform interface. Zurich Markets provides an award-winning trading software that is used by traders from around the world.
Low trading fees
Save on fees while trading with Zurich Markets , which offers some of the lowest commission rates in the industry.
How does indices margin trading work?
Margin trading is a way to trade indices that allows the trader to essentially borrow funds from the platform to increase their trade by a certain amount. Such leveraged trade will only require to deposit a small percentage of the total value of a position – margin.
This means that clients of Zurich Markets can trade an amount higher than they deposit, which can then potentially lead to returns that are much higher than would have been with just the initial capital. Note, that leveraged products, such as CFDs, magnify your potential profit – but also your potential loss.
The benefits of indices trading with leverage
Profitability can be increased substantially with margin trading and there is also less need to put in large sums of capital which can be kept safe, or traded elsewhere.
Thanks to leverage, traders are not forced to lock too much capital in one trade. This allows them to have more capital free to use in other trades.
Gaining from the market fall
By margin trading, there is the opportunity not only to go long and benefit from a rising market, but also go short and generate profits from a falling market.
Indices leverage trading example
For example, if a trader opens a short position on the S&P 500 and it falls 10%, using 5x leverage the same drop becomes a 50% profit. A similar spot trade without leverage would result in only 10% profit.
Disclaimer: Margin trading also comes with inherent risks if the position moves against the trade. You should never utilize 100% leverage and never invest more than you can afford to lose.
Leveraged trade with Zurich Markets
How to start trading indices?
What are indices?
An index in stocks is an aggregate of publicly traded companies in a specific region, or on a specific exchange. These stock indices that are tied to specific nations can have a defining impact on each nation’s economy, and is typically an indicator of the nation’s overall economic health.
These indices also provide an opportunity for traders to profit from the natural price fluctuations across the market. Different factors can affect the value of stock indices, including the strength of each nation’s economy, the strength of its currency, its political leadership, and the performance of the companies listed in each index.
Stock indices allow investors to gain exposure to large markets all at once, rather than making investments only in individual stocks. Zurich Markets offers exposure to the world’s most popular indices via contracts for differences.