Qtrade offers traders the most popular Indices on its powerful trading platforms.

Qtrade provides exposure to the major global stock indices through index Contracts for Difference (“CFDs”), at competitive leverage on world-class trading platforms. Online CFD indices trading is a great way to participate in the top global stock markets. With Qtrade, you can trade CFD indices futures from across the world at margins starting at just 1%. Trade AUS200 cash indices at AU$1 per point. Stay on top of overseas stock index movements with access to NASDAQ 100, S&P 500, EUREX, indices and more.

We’ve partnered with leading banking and non-banking financial institutions to ensure a deep liquidity pool, so that you get the best available market prices and ultra-low latency order execution.

  • Trading CFD indices allows you to speculate on the direction of movement of the underlying index, without actually having physical ownership of any shares.

  • When you trade indices you get to trade both bullish and bearish price moves, giving you greater trading opportunities.

  • Costs are much lower, since you don’t actually own the asset.

  • Competitive leverage means you can choose to increase your exposure with only a small investment from you.

  • Remember, CFD indices are a leveraged product which mean that you can also magnify your losses.

  • With powerful platforms like MT4 , Qtrade offers access to live streaming prices, cutting-edge technical analysis and charting tools as well as offering you consistently tight spreads, starting from as low as 0.0 pips.

  • With powerful platforms like MT4 , Qtrade offers access to live streaming prices, cutting-edge technical analysis and charting tools as well as offering you consistently tight spreads, starting from as low as 0.0 pips.

What is the Best Platform to Trade Indices?

Metatrader 4. The world’s most popular trading platform.

Discover the benefits of trading Metals on one of the most powerful trading platforms available, MetaTrader 4 (MT4). Available across desktop and mobile platforms the MetaTrader 4 platform is ready when you are.

  • Spreads from 0.0 pips & leverage up to 500:1

  • Customisable interface, including colours of technical indicators

  • One-click trading

  • MarketWatch

  • Live price streaming on Live accounts and Demo accounts 128-bits encryption for secure trading

  • Expert Advisors (EAs)

  • Compatible with iOS, Android and Mac devices

Why Trade Index CFDs with Qtrade

Accessible

& Affordable

Benefit from our low-cost, competitive margins, starting at just 1%.

Convenient

Contract Size

With an exposure of $1 per point movement, cash index contracts allow you to precisely tailor your position size according to your risk management profile.

Zero

Commissions

The cost of cash index contracts is built into the bid-offer spread.

Hedge

Risk

Diversify your portfolio by trading CFD indices and hedge your risks.

Stock market indices give the measure of a specific stock market. They represent the value of a group of stocks from a country, and represents the overall, current and historic performance of a specific set of stocks. The calculated value of the stock index is used by investors as an indicator of the current value of their component stocks. Investors can find out the expected returns over time by comparing the current and historic index levels.

Every stock exchange in the world has a benchmark stock index, while some have several. These baskets of individual stocks are often ranked by independent institutions, like major banks or specialist companies like the FTSE Group or the Deutsche Börse. They also come in different sizes. For instance, the FTSE 100 tracks the share price of the top 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, in terms of market capitalisation. The ASX 200 tracks the share price of the 200 top companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), while the SPI 200 futures contract is a benchmark equity index futures contract, based on the ASX 200 index.

It is impossible to track all the companies listed on a stock exchange, which is why traders resort to index trading. Through trading indices, they are able to measure the overall performance of the stock market of the country and the economy in general. Traders speculate on the price movements of these financial instruments indices to earn returns when the indices rise in value.

An Example of Indices CFD Trading

Suppose you want to trade CFDs, where the underlying asset is the US30, known as ‘’Dow Jones Industrial Average Index ” Let us suppose that the US30 is trading at:

You decide to buy 5 contracts of US30 because you think that the US30 price will rise in the future. Your margin rate is 1%. This means that you need to deposit 1% of the total position value into your margin account.

In the next hour, if the price moves to 22100.00/22112.00, you have a winning trade. You could close your position by selling at the current (bid) price of US30 which is 22100.00.

In this case, the price moved in your favor. But, had the price declined instead, moving against your prediction, you could have made a loss. This continuous evaluation of price movements and resultant profit/loss happens daily. Accordingly, it leads to a net return (positive/negative) on your initial margin. In the loss scenario where your Free equity, (account balance + Profit/Loss) falls below the margin requirements (1105), the broker will issue a margin call. If you fail to deposit the money, and the market moves further against you, when your free equity reach the 50% of your initial margin the contract will be closed at the current market price, known as “stop out”.

Notice how a small difference in price can offer opportunities to trade? This small difference is known as “pip” or “percentage in point”. For Indices trading, 1 pip is equal to a price increment of 1.0 which is also called an Index point.

If the price of US30ToYou could Gain or Lose for a Long PositionResulting in a Return of the Initial Margin
Rises by + 1%22300.80/22312.80USD 1044299.33%
Declines by -1%21859.20/21871.20USD -1164199.22%

Benefits of Index Trading

With thousands of stocks trading across different exchanges, stock indices provide an accurate and reliable way to gauge the overall market sentiment with margin between 1 to 4 % . They can also act as benchmarks against individual stock portfolios.

They can offer exposure to an entire sector in a country. You do not have to perform thorough research on individual companies and other fundamentals. You can simply take a bullish or bearish position, depending on the overall market direction. They reduce the risk of a single company’s performance impacting your entire portfolio.

Price movements of indices are smoother, since individual stock performances cannot lead to intense spikes in volatility. But this volatility is sufficient for you to pick out numerous trading opportunities. There is a lot of activity that happens on individual stocks to produce ample index volatility. Indices trading can be suitable to traders of all styles and a variety of trading strategies, since indices reflect the broader effects of economic and political shifts.

6 Reasons to Choose Qtrade

A Global Forex broker.

Globally

Segregated client funds & global

Tighter Spreads

Market leading spreads from 0.0 pips, 24/7

Faster Execution

Low latency, ultra-fast execution under 40ms

Advanced Platforms

MT4 & Webtrader with superior client portal

24/5 Multilingual Support

Award winning support & personal account managers

Established in 2005

15 years trading experience

CFD Indices Spreads

ProductStandard A/cRaw ECN A/c
MinAvgMinAvg
AUS200Australia 200 index Cash0.281.820.281.82
US30US 30 Index Cash0.413.560.413.56
EURO50Euro 50 Index Cash0.7120.712
FRA40CAC40 Index Cash0.81.960.81.96
GER30German 30 Index Cash0.311.730.311.73
HK50Hang Seng Index Cash1.5504.091.5504.09
JP225Japan 225 Index Cash1.918.741.918.74
US500US 500 Index Cash0.20.540.20.54
UK100UK100 Index Cash0.311.650.311.65
US100US Tech 100 Index Cash0.91.560.91.56
CHINA50China A50 Index Cash9.4113.179.4113.17
SING30Singapore 30 Index Cash1.051.221.051.22

Direct Market Access (DMA) Indices CFD Spreads

Available Indices
NASDAQ 100 E-MiniDJIA E-Mini (CBOT)Mini SPI 200
Nikkei 225 (CME)DAX IndexSPI 200
S&P 500 E-MiniEURO Stoxx 50

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High Risk Warning: Trading Contracts for Difference (CFDs) on margin carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade Contracts for Difference (CFDs), you should carefully consider your trading objectives, level of experience and risk appetite. It is possible for you to sustain losses that exceed your invested capital and therefore you should not deposit money that you cannot afford to lose. Please ensure you fully understand the risks and take appropriate care to manage your risk.