Stock indices give you a chance to trade an opinion of an economy without having to pick individual stocks. CFD trading is one of the most popular products to trade. With all FXCM account types, you pay only the spread to trade indices. With our enhanced execution, you can receive low spreads on indices and no stop and limit trading restrictions.

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