What are the advantages of trading indices?

indices

The volatility experienced when trading single financial instruments can be very difficult for some investors.  Trading indices offers traders the opportunity to both reduce volatility in their trading and limit overall risk by spreading their investment over multiple assets through a single instrument.

Indices

Ticker in MT4 Description Contract size Margin Exchange
EURO50Cash DJ EURO STOXX 50 EUR 10 * DJ EURO STOXX 50 Index quote 900 Eurex
FRANCECash Cac 40 Index EUR 10 * Cac 40 Index quote 1 500 NYSE Liffe
DE30Cash Dax Index EUR 25 * Dax Index quote 3 400 Eurex
USTECHCash E-mini NASDAQ 101 USD 20 * NASDAQ 100 Index quote 1 700 CME Group Globex
US500Cash E-mini S&P 500 USD 50 * S&P 500 Index quote 2 800 CME Group Globex
UK100Cash FTSE 100 Index GBP 10 * FTSE 100 Index quote 1 700 NYSE Liffe
BrentCrude CrudeOil 1000 Barrels 2 500 NYMEX
WTICrude CrudeOil 1000 Barrels 2 500 NYMEX
US30Cash Mini-sized Dow USD 5 * DJ Industrial Index quote 3 100 CME Group Globex
JAPANCash Nikkei 225 Index USD 5 * Nikkei 225 Index quote 3 100 CME Group Globex