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YKOFX allows you to trade all major equity indexes around the world.
Equity Index Tools
What Are Indices
Stock indices give you a chance to trade an opinion of an economy without having to pick individual stocks. With unique benefits to spot, futures, CFD trading and spread betting, indices are some of the most popular products to trade.
Market Index: A Collection of Stocks
Historically, investors needed a way to analyze the overall performance of the market. After all, you could never make a statement on the US economy by only looking at, say, Apple Inc.'s stock. Due to this need the stock indices emerged representing the weighted average value of selected top-performing stocks and aiming to provide a quick glance at the market as a whole.
An index is a good way to look at particular markets, but for investors, it offers a way to gauge the performance of their individual portfolios, so underperforming specific investments can be adjusted to be more in line with the general trend of the market.
Indices can have a variety of variables. For starters, the number of stocks in any particular index can vary wildly, from a few dozen companies to thousands. The price of an index is found through weighing. Price-weighted indices are averaged based on the price of each component stock. Capitalization-weighted indices adjust the calculation based on the size of the companies included. Many other factors are represented depending on the stock index in question.
These days, there are hundreds of stock indices globally, representing companies nationally, regionally, globally, and even by industry.
Equity Index futures and options
Hedge equity index exposure or refine trading positions using a highly liquid and diverse suite of Equity Index futures and options, based on global benchmark indices.
More versatility to manage equity index exposure
Improve capital efficiency using the versatility of our Equity Index products. Fine-tune equity exposure on benchmark indices—S&P, Nasdaq, Russell and Dow Jones—with the precision of scalable contract sizes, from standard Equity Index contracts to Micro E-mini.
Trade indices anytime for less
Our global indices are now available around the clock and with even tighter spreads. Join thousands of traders around the world trading our global indices.