Indices CFDs

Competitive spreads on major global indices

With OANDA, you can take a position on a range of major global indices, including the UK 100, Germany 30, US Wall St 30 and France 40. Our spreads for Germany 30 and UK 100 start at just 1.1 points and 1 point respectively

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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.

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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. We offer competitive spreads on our indices. You can take a position on the UK 100 and Germany 30 from 1 point and 1.1 points respectively.

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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.

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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.

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