CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

73.5% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.

You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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 0.9 points and 0.8 points respectively.

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Take a position on OANDA Trade from your browser or desktop, or from your mobile or tablet device. You can also trade via MT4.

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Spread bet

Spread betting is a tax-free** alternative to conventional trading. Go long or short on our range of indices instruments with a spread betting sub-account.

Popular indices

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, FTSE 100, CAC 40, and Dax 30. 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 UK 100, US Wall St 30, France 40 and Germany 30. When the price of stocks listed on an index rise, the price of the index goes up. When the price 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 or spread bet. 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 Germany 30 and UK 100 from 0.8 points and 0.9 points respectively.

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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.

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Execution

Our award-winning and customisable OANDA Trade platform is engineered for reliability and speed. This is especially important during periods of high volatility, when prices can move rapidly. Our trades are executed in 0.012 seconds^. Our platform can be accessed from your web-browser or downloaded onto your desktop.

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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.

*Awarded highest overall client satisfaction two years in a row (Investment Trends US FX Report 2017 and 2018).

**All profits made in spread betting are exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax and UK stamp duty. UK and Irish tax laws are subject to change and individual circumstances may vary.

^Execution speed and numbers are based on the median round trip latency from receipt to response for all Market Order and Trade Close requests executed between January 1 and May 1, 2019 on the OANDA execution platform.

CFD trading

We offer CFD prices on a range of financial instruments, including indices, forex pairs, commodities, metals and bonds.

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Identify potential trading opportunities using the range of powerful analysis tools that are available on our trading platform.