TOP8 - Most Traded Indices

Indices Market Widget - shows top 8 gaining, losing and active indices for the day. Hotlists are updated real-time based on current market activity, so they always show the most relevant indices.

Trade Index CFDs with Plus500

Trade the most popular Indices around the world like USA 500, US-TECH 100 and France 40 with leverage. Magnify the size of your trades without committing large amounts of capital. Leverage of up to 1:300 allows you to start trading CFDs with as little as 100$ to gain the effect of 30000$ capital!

What is a stock market index?

A stock index is a performance indicator or measure of a country's economy or of an industry sector. For example, Nasdaq 100 represents the largest 100 companies traded on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. If, on average, the share price of these companies goes up, then the index will rise. Conversely, if they fall, the index will drop.

Most main indices are based on a basket of shares and are thus considered good measures of the current market sentiment. When you take a position on an index, you are effectively investing in the performance of these shares and thus avoid factors that influence the performance of individual companies (such as a lack of market volume). For a full list of index futures CFD offered on the Plus500 platform, click here.

How does leverage work in Index CFDs?

By trading index futures contracts with leverage, you can multiply the value of a trade through the use of borrowed capital, and as such, you can increase the potential profit or loss to be realised from the trade. The available leverage for index CFDs on the Plus500 platform is up to 1:300.

How do you start day trading on the stock market index?

Follow these steps to start trading stock CFDs with Plus500:

  1. If you don’t already have a Plus500 account, open a Trading Account Here.
  2. Complete your account registration and documents verification, then deposit funds.
  3. To search for a specific index, click into the search bar and type the name or symbol.
  4. Consider placing stop orders in advance: you can define the level of profit you would be happy with and/or the level at which you would like to close out the position should the trend turn against you.
  5. Open a trade.