Measuring the economy
When trading stocks, you need to understand what indices are, because they measure the performance of a group of stocks. It is also advisable to choose a certain index, before starting to trade. Below we explain what indices are, how to trade them, what markets are available to traders, and how they differ from each other. After reading our explanation, you will have a deeper understanding of indices and begin trading them with professional confidence.
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What are indexes?
Indices are a measure of the price performance of a group of stocks on an exchange. The NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is an electronic stock exchange that tracks more than 3,300 companies, making it the largest trading volume stock exchange in the US. The FTSE 100 tracks trades. 100 largest companies on the London Stock Exchange. The Dax, a top-tier stock index, consists of the top 30 German companies listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. If the average price of shares of companies listed on these indices rises, these indices will rise. If companies sink, these indices will sink with them. Trading indices is more convenient than trading individual stocks, as by trading indices you expose yourself to an entire sector or even an economy. And to do this, you only need to open a position.
What are the indices available in FXinvestGlobal?
- AEX: The index includes the 25 largest companies listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
- ASX: the leading Australian stock index.
- CAC: the main French index.
- DAX: the leading German index.
- Dow Jones: measures the 30 largest companies in the United States.
- IBEX: The leading index in Spain.
- NASDAQ: The Nasdaq-100 includes 100 of the largest nonfinancial companies in the US.
- NIKKEI: the stock index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
- OMX 30: The Swedish index includes the 30 largest companies listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
- SMI: Swiss market index.
- S & P500: Measures the performance of the stocks of 500 large companies in the United States.
- STOXX50: Measures the top 50 European companies operating within the eurozone nations.
- FTSE: Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index, the leading British index.
- TSX: the Canadian benchmark index.
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