Trading with market indices is not as sought after as for instance forex or investing into stocks or commodities.
This notwithstanding, it is this market which reveals the investor’s real skills and how successful he is.

Indices are an indicator of the market development. They show us how the market has been developing, whether it has been declining or growing. Hence it is easy to identify the current trend and development tendencies, and thanks to that we don’t have to study tables with stock value fluctuations. Every stock exchange and over-the-counter market has its own index.


Why invest

With FGMarkets, you’ll get the most favourable conditions on the market:

A team of highly skilled FGMarkets trading assistants offer you support 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. You can also contact an FGMarkets assistant in your mother tongue.

With FGMarkets, you have access to cheap and easy participation in the development of various financial assets.

An advantage of investing into indices is that it can be not only
a long-term investment, but also a short-term speculation.

FGMarkets offers you the opportunity to trade with indices and pay no charges.

By investing into multiple companies through a single asset,
you achieve a simple risk diversification.

How it works

Market indices are divided into selection and summary indices. Selection indices include only the stocks of blue chip companies in the given market. Summary indices include all stocks traded in the given market.
There are two main techniques by which the values of stock exchange indices are determined – price-weighted indices and indices weighted by market capitalisation. Price-weighted indices – the value of the index is influenced by the prices of the included shares only. The higher the company’s share price, the more impact it has on the index value.
The volume of the shares traded is not taken into account at all.

Indices weight by market capitalisation – the value of the index is influenced by both the price as well as the volume of the shares put into circulation. Because of this, the greatest impact on the index value have large companies whose stocks are traded in large volumes.
Indices determined this way are by far more dominant.

How to invest

Simply create a trading account, deposit your funds in it, sign in to the application, and you’re ready to start. Trading in market indices is easier than buying stocks. By tracing the most successful indices you eliminate the need to monitor the huge stock market, and thus can concentrate merely on correctly estimating purchases and sales. Indices are also suitable for making use of the so called diversification, which will help you to insure your investment against potential downswings.


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Symbol Leverage (max) Swap Long Swap Short Max Order Size Size of 1 Lot Spread Trading Hours
UK100 1:50 -60,342 -51,058 20 100 floating 00:05 – 22:15 , 22:30 – 23:00
DE30 1:50 -82,165 -82,165 20 100 225 00:05 – 22:15 , 22:30 – 23:00
DollarIndex 1:100 -1,1434 -0,4708 20 1 000 floating 03:05 – 23:55
EU50 1:50 -25,675 -25,675 20 100 225 09:00 – 23:00
FRA40 1:50 -43,937 -42,496 20 100 225 00:05 – 22:15 , 22:30 – 23:00
HK33 1:50 -246,225 -175,875 20 100 floating 03:15 – 06:00 , 07:00 – 10:30 , 11:15 – 17:55
JPN225 1:50 -149,252 -139,623 20 1 000 floating 01:05 – 23:55
SWI20 1:50 -96,969 -96,969 20 100 floating 09:05 – 22:55
US100 1:100 -60,321 5,16 20 100 225 01:05 – 23:15 , 23:30 – 23:55
US30 1:100 -325,3 -85,6 20 100 floating 01:05 – 23:15 , 23:30 – 23:55
US500 1:100 -26,488 -13,244 20 100 floating 01:05 – 23:15 , 23:30 – 23:55

The spreads provided are a reflection of the time-weighted average. Though FG Markets attempts to provide competitive spreads during all trading hours, clients should note that these may vary and are susceptible to underlying market conditions. The above is provided for indicative purposes only. Clients are advised to check important news announcements on our Economic Calendar, which may result in the widening of spreads, amongst other instances.