Indices

When people refer to ‘markets’ in a financial context, they are generally referring to indices.

As mentioned in the ‘What are Indices’ article, indices are comprised of a specific number of stocks which are grouped together to form one entity, allowing the index to be traded as a whole.

Indices can give a broad indication of how a ‘market’ is faring, because they include a number of different stocks. It is possible to use the figure worked out from a weighted average to give an estimation of market direction.

  • Trading Indices: Locations & Times

    Financial indices are located all over the world, including major international cities such as Hong Kong, London, New York, Frankfurt and Tokyo. The range of indices means that no matter where you are located, there will be one open and trading. So if you live in the UK, for example, your local major index, the FTSE 100 is open from 08:00 to 16:30, by which point indices in New York would still be trading, followed by those in China and Japan at night until the early hours of the morning. Different indices can operate with different trading hours. As mentioned, the FTSE100 trades from 08:00 to 16:30, but major indices in the USA open from 09:30 to 16:00. The Hang Seng and Nikkei trading hours are divided into two sessions, with an hour’s break for lunch in-between.

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  • Daily Rolling Index Trading

    Even when indices are not open, brokerages like ETX Capital have 24 hour trading available throughout the financial week. Spread betting firms offer prices based on future prices rather than the current price, so any price movement that occurs during official non-trading hours is based upon the estimated price that the brokerage thinks the index will open at. One thing that should be noted when trading outside of market hours is that since this trading isn’t based upon the actual movement of the index, the spreads offered are typically much wider than they would be during normal opening hours.

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INDICES TRADING WITH ETX

INDICES TRADING WITH ETX

INDICES TRADING WITH ETX

  • Available on All ETX Platforms - There’s no need to choose between the different platforms that ETX Capital offers based on the ability to trade Indices; all ETX platforms – TraderPro, MT4 and Binary – have that ability.
  • Access to Worldwide Indices - From the most well-known global powerhouses to smaller, more niche indices. ETX Capital offers a wide index selection for its clients to select from.
  • Mobile Trading -Indices are only open certain hours of the day. Mobile trading apps enable ETX clients to access the markets wherever they are, allowing them to consider trading opportunities which they might otherwise have missed.

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Current SPREADS & PRICES

All market data displayed has been derived by Monecor and is not in its original raw form.


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