Why we like indices
They’re a smart way to gain exposure to global or regional stock markets without the challenges of choosing individual stocks
They’re highly liquid, offering tight spreads and long trading hours so they’re accessible whatever your timezone and trading schedule
Pricing is centralised and calculated on market capitalisation of the constituents so prices are generally less volatile than individual shares
They’re popular with many retail traders, used extensively for both hedging and speculating
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Indices and leverage
Indices can be traded with leverage through CFDs to exaggerate the outcome, whether positive or negative, from a trade. Typically retail traders choose leverage between 10:1 and 200:1 on indices to suit different trading styles and risk appetites.
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