Indices

Investors needed to have an overall performance of the market. All in all, you can never have a general view of an economy by analyzing just one company, or companies separately. This need begat the stock index, generally a collection of top-performing stocks grouped and averaged to give a glance at the market as a whole. 

An index is an excellent way to go after a particular market, but for investors, it offers a way to track and manage the performance of their portfolios, so their belief of executing a specific position can be adjusted to be following the general trend of the market.

Forex Pairs Groups

Despite costs, traders must have information over other details which are very specific to indices:

CONTRACT SIZES:

Each Index have different minimum and maximum position.

TRADING HOURS:

Each Index has different minimum and maximum position.

FINANCING:

Costs which have to do with holding a position into the close (rollover) vary according to index.

MARGIN REQUIREMENTS:

Margins change continuously and depend on the volatility of the chosen market.

ENHANCED EXECUTION:

Blackstone500 offers trading with no stop and limit
restrictions on select indices.

Why Trade Indices with Blackstone500?

NO MINIMUM STOP DISTANCE

Blackstone500’s Enhanced CFD Execution means you trade without minimum stop distances on most products, including US30, NAS100 and the GER30. All strategies welcome.

LOWER TRANSACTION COSTS

Trade commission free with no exchange fees—your transaction cost is the spread.

TRADE ON MARGIN

Set aside a fraction of the total trade size for global indices.

TRADE SIZES – MICRO CFDs

Micro-contract sizes give you the flexibility to risk less per trade.

Underlying markets

Indices can be traded through CFDs as well, and they can be a valuable asset to your trading strategy as you can make profits out of the price fluctuations of underlying assets.

US30

The US30’s highlighted instrument is the DJIA (the Dow Jones) MINI e-CBOT. The Dow Jones includes 30 major American companies: AMEX, Boeing, Chevron, Coca-Cola, DuPont, GE, Goldman Sachs, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Nike and more.

SPX500

The SPX500’s highlighted instrument is the S&P 500 stock market index, which comprises 500 large-cap American companies covering about 75% of the American equity market by capitalization, such as Delta, eBay, Halliburton, and Yum! Brands.

NAS100

The NAS100’s underlying instrument is the NASDAQ100 stock market index. This index includes 100 companies from a wide range of industries, excluding companies that operate in the financial sector, such as banks and investment companies. Companies include Apple, Adobe Systems, Amazon, Cisco Systems, Google, Intel, Facebook, and others.

UK100

The UK100’s underlying instrument is the FTSE 100 index future. This is an index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalization. Companies include GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC, and Royal Dutch Shell.

GER30

The GER30’s underlying instrument is the DAX index future. The DAX is a blue-chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange: BASF, SAP, Bayer, Allianz, and others.

ESP35

The ESP35’s underlying instrument is the IBEX35 index future. This is the benchmark stock market index of the Bolsa de Madrid, Spain’s principal stock exchange. This index includes 35 companies from a broad range of industries: Banco Popular, Acciona, Bankia, Bankinter, Santander, Repsol, Gas Natural, Telefonica and more.