79% of retail accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% 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.
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Trade CFDs on indices like the DAX30, S&P500, Dow Jones, CAC40, FTSE100, and much more with Admiral Markets!

  • Trade CFDs online with the world’s leading stock indices
    Trade CFDs online with the world’s leading stock indices
  • Invest in share indices CFDs from your phone, PC or browser
    Invest in share indices CFDs from your phone, PC or browser
  • Trade with a globally regulated and multi-award winning broker
    Trade with a globally regulated and multi-award winning broker
  • Open a free demo account in minutes!
    Open a free demo account in minutes!

What is index CFD trading?

Index CFDs allow you to trade on the changing value of stock indices without having to invest in index funds.

Admiral Markets offers for investing up to 19 cash indices and 24 indexes futures. The most commonly traded indices are the DAX30 (Germany’s 30 largest companies), the S&P 500 (US’ 500 largest companies), the DJI30 (US’ 30 largest companies), the CAC40 (France’s largest 40 companies), FTSE 100 (UK 100 largest companies) share indices.

How does index trading work? Let’s say you think the value of the DAX30 is going to increase. In this case, you would open a Buy trade on the index CFD. If the price increases, you close your trade at a higher price and make a profit! If the price goes down, then you would close your trade at a loss.

The main differences between index CFDs and investing in index funds are:

  • You don’t invest in an index fund, which can be time-intensive, and can start trading index CFDs from as little as €100
  • Index CFDs can be traded long or short, meaning you have the potential to benefit in both rising and falling of stock markets
  • You can access leverage, which can amplify your profits (and losses) by up to 20 times

Top Traded Indices

  • 1
    DAX30
  • 2
    S&P500
  • 3
    Dow Jones

How to start trading Index CFDs

  • 1. Sign up with us
    Sign up with your name and email address to start trading indices like the DJI30, the ASX 200, or Nasdaq 100.
  • 2. Choose your index trading platform
    Download MetaTrader 5, or trade in your browser via WebTrader.
  • 3. Start trading index CFDs!
    Log in and start trading the most popular indices CFDs on your demo account!
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Index CFD trading advantages

Leverages up to 1:20
Leverages up to 1:20

Get competitive leverage rates on index CFDs.

Trade in any direction
Trade in any direction

Take advantage of both rising and falling stock indices by anticipating how index prices will change.

Invest in indices around the globe
Invest in indices around the globe

Access a wide range of stock indices with ease, start trading with just €100!

Index CFD trading advantages

Leverages up to 1:20
Leverages up to 1:20

Get competitive leverage rates on index CFDs.

Trade in any direction
Trade in any direction

Take advantage of both rising and falling stock indices by anticipating how index prices will change.

Invest in indices around the globe
Invest in indices around the globe

Access a wide range of stock indices with ease, start trading with just €100!

Why Trade Index CFDs with Admiral Markets?

Regulated broker
Regulated broker

We`re a well-established firm, regulated by leading global authorities.

Local presence
Local presence

We have offices across the globe so wherever you are, we’re here for you!

Financial security
Financial security

We offer Negative Balance Protection and Volatility Protection, to protect you in volatile markets.

Low minimum deposits
Low minimum deposits

Start trading index CFDs today with deposits from just €100.

Best order execution
Best order execution

90% of trades are executed within 150 milliseconds.

Free trading education
Free trading education

Learn how to trade index CFDs with hundreds of free articles, live webinars and more!

Why Trade Index CFDs with Admiral Markets?

Regulated broker
Regulated broker

We`re a well-established firm, regulated by leading global authorities.

Local presence
Local presence

We have offices across the globe so wherever you are, we’re here for you!

Financial security
Financial security

We offer Negative Balance Protection and Volatility Protection, to protect you in volatile markets.

Low minimum deposits
Low minimum deposits

Start trading index CFDs today with deposits from just €100.

Best order execution
Best order execution

90% of trades are executed within 150 milliseconds.

Free trading education
Free trading education

Learn how to trade index CFDs with hundreds of free articles, live webinars and more!

Start trading stock market indices now!

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Index CFD trading glossary

CFD: CFD stands for `Contract for Difference`, and it is an instrument that allows you to trade on how the price of an asset (like Bitcoin) might change without having to buy the asset itself.

DAX30 - (The German DAX 30 or GER30) is a blue chip stock market index, which represents Germany’s 30 largest and most liquid companies on the Frankfurt Exchange.

The S&P 500 (simply the S&P) is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is an index that tracks 30 large, publicly-owned blue chip companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ.

The CAC 40 (CAC quarante) is a French stock market index. It is an index that measures the performance of the 40 largest, publicly traded companies on the Euronext Paris France`s securities market.

The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index, also called the FTSE 100 Index, FTSE 100, FTSE, or, informally, the "Footsie", is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalisation.

The S&P/ASX 200 Index is the benchmark institutional investable stock market index in Australia, comprising the 200 largest stocks by float-adjusted market capitalization.

Leverage: Leverage allows you to trade relatively large asset values with a small deposit. 1:20 leverage for indices means that for every Euro you invest, you can trade 20 Euros of the underlying asset (so you need account equity, or margin, of 5% of your trade value). Leverage potentially helps traders achieve higher profits in the market, however, the same applies to losses. Traders risk losing their deposit faster when using leverage, so use it wisely!

Margin: The amount you are required to have in your trading account in relation to your trade size. E.g. A financial instrument that allows leverage of 1:20 requires a margin of 5%. An instrument that allows leverage of 1:10 requires a margin of 10%.

MetaTrader: MetaTrader is software that you can use to trade the financial markets. It is available as a desktop program, an app for iOS and Android, and via the browser-based WebTrader.

WebTrader: The browser-based version of the MetaTrader trading platform.

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