Indices

Trade Indices CFD's

Indices Explained:
Indices are a large portfolio of stocks, bonds or other kinds of investments which are used to represent either segments of an exchange or the whole exchange. One of the best ways to understand a stock index and trade indices is to have a look at the composition of the stocks it represents. Generally, the set of rules require the stocks to satisfy certain criteria such as the following:

  • All the investments in the index are subject to selection.
  • Includes calculations and rules for weighting of the index components.
  • Provides specific instructions for adjustments to maintain consistency.

How Stock Market Indexes are classified:

  • The benchmark indices of various exchanges not only represent the stocks, but the scenario of the market as a whole. They are used to represent the overall health of am economy. Understanding how the index works is a good way to begin analysis on various stocks and their importance to the economy. When analyzing an index it is a good idea to understand the composition and breakdown of the stocks it represents.
  • broad indexes or a composite index are the ones that cover nearly all stocks on the stock exchange, or a high majority percentage of the market capitalization on the stock exchange. The main purpose of the broad based index is to act as a proxy for the performance of the economic conditions of the  market as a whole, or reveal trader sentiment towards the market.
  • Based on the definition of a stock index, a global index could include indices which span across exchanges and possibly countries. The Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Total Stock Market Index spans all publicly traded index in America, excluding foreign stocks and ADRs. The Euronext 100 includes stocks from all over the European Union.

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Financials at bet365 covers indices on the FTSE and Wall Street with betting on three currency pairs – EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY – also available. For the FTSE there is the option to bet on three time periods – 5 Minutes, Hourly or Daily, while Wall Street offers Hourly or Daily.

If you wish to have a go at betting on indices other than trade indices, You can bet on Indices and other market shares at bet365

You can start betting on all the world markets  by placing a bet on if a price is going to reach a certain level before a certain time.

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