Competitive spreads on major global indices
Take a position on major global indices, including US Wall St 30 and France 40. Our spreads start from 1.1 points for Germany 30 and 1 point for the UK 100.
MetaTrader platform and mobile app
Take a position on MetaTrader 5 from your desktop, mobile or tablet device. We also offer MT4.
Access a range of tools, including technical analysis (powered by AutoChartist), premium MT4 tools and Chasing Returns - a behavioural analysis tool designed to help traders improve behaviours.
Tiered margin rates may apply*
What are indices?
Indices (also known as stock indexes) represent the value of a group of assets or stocks listed on a particular exchange. Major financial indices include the Dow Jones Industrial Average, ASX 200, Hang Seng, China A 50 and Straits Times Index. Different indices (or indexes) have their own criteria for determining constituent stocks.
The Dow Jones Index represents 30 large public-listed companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange weighted by price, whereas the FTSE 100 represents 100 of the largest blue-chip companies in the UK weighted by market capitalisation.
At OANDA, we offer CFDs on most major global indices, including the AUS 200, HK 50, CHINA 50 and SINGIX. When the price of stocks listed on an index rise, the price of the index goes up. When the prices of stocks listed on an index go down, the value of the index falls along with it.
Trading indices with OANDA
It’s not possible to directly buy or sell an index. At OANDA, you can trade indices as a CFD. Our indices are derived from the price of the underlying instrument. Take a position on the UK 100 from 1 point and 1.1 points on Germany 30.
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Pricing and liquidity providers
Our pricing engine aggregates live prices, in real time, from our liquidity providers and calculates a mid-point. A custom-built pricing algorithm automatically calculates the spread symmetrically around the mid-point for each tradable instrument. This mid-point fluctuates throughout the day as market prices change.
The MetaTrader 5 platform is engineered for reliability and speed. This is especially important during periods of high volatility, when prices can move rapidly. Download onto your desktop, login straight from your browser or access the app from your mobile or tablet device. We also offer MT4.
Costs of trading
Fairness and transparency are at the heart of everything we do. At OANDA, we are upfront about our charges and fees, so you always know exactly how much you are paying when you trade with us. See our charges and fees page to learn about our costs for depositing and withdrawing funds, bank wire transfer, spreads, inactivity fees and more.
*Different margin rates may apply depending on the size of your position, as your position size increases so does the incremental margin rate on a tiered basis.
Access hundreds of CFD instruments
We offer CFD prices on shares, indices, forex pairs, commodities and metals. Our spreads start from just 0.8 pips on EUR/USD, with margins from 5% on major shares.
3 ways to trade
Access MetaTrader from your desktop device. You can also trade using the fxTrade mobile app for mobile and tablet devices.
Share CFDs trading
Take a position on the big names in the US including Amazon, Nike, Netflix and Coca-Cola, as well as UK and EU listed shares.