What are Indices and Indices Trading?

An index is most regularly defined as a portfolio of stocks that represents a particular market or market sector. Thus indices (also known as stock indexes) measure the price performance of a group of stocks of a specific section of stock market. The USA500, for example, is based on the 500 largest companies weighted mainly by market capitalization that are listed on the New York Exchange or NASDAQ.

Trading indices enables you to get exposure to an entire sector by opening a single position.
Indices price movements and volatility are impacted by a range of factors like political events, major events that affect companies in a particular sector, economic data like employment figures and big changes in the currencies markets.

At Wealth & Asset Management Limited we trade derivatives on major indices across global equity markets. Open an account with us today to benefit from competitive spreads and fast order execution on our trading platform.