Why Trade Indices with FXCM?
Trade with no commissions, enhanced index execution and micro-contract sizes that allow you to risk less per trade.
Learn the Market Behind the Index
Examine the underlying markets of FXCM's index CFD offering, including US30, UK100 and GER30.
FXCM offers an extensive collection of indices CFDs. Clients are able to trade their opinions on the world’s top equities markets alongside of currencies and commodities.
In addition to being a global leader in the provision of forex market access, FXCM also furnishes clients with a diverse selection of CFD (contract for difference) products. Currencies, commodities and equities indices are all available for trade through FXCM’s vast services suite.
An equities “index,” or in plural form “indices,” is a distinct cross section of each stock exchange’s most prominent companies. FXCM offers an extensive collection of indices CFDs, giving clients the opportunity to trade their opinions facing the world’s top equities markets.
In contrast, the trading of an enhanced index CFD has several unique advantages:
Many individuals are interested in seeking opportunity in the world’s leading equities markets without owning an index fund or basket of stocks. Indices trading or spread betting on indices are practical alternatives.
FXCM offers clients a variety of indices products based on leading international equities marketplaces:
FXCM presents in-depth descriptions of all index CFDs via the Index Product Guide. The Index Product Guide lists each product’s vital statistics. Average spreads, trading hours and contract specifications are available for quick reference.
When trading indices products with FXCM, the only cost is the spread. The enhanced execution model ensures some of the lowest spreads in the industry, with no stop and limit trading restrictions.
Decimalised pricing is a tool that enables FXCM to offer tighter spreads and transparency to indices traders. Under decimalised pricing, FXCM quotes out to more decimal places than most competitors. As a rule, smaller increments equal tighter spreads.
For instance, FXCM quotes the GER30 in terms of hundredths rather than tenths:
FXCM supports a diverse collection of software platforms, featuring the award-winning Trading Station. Each platform automatically calculates the cost of each trade using the following formula:
Incorporating indices trading into your portfolio is easy. Opening an account with FXCM is all that is needed to begin capitalising on opportunity in the world’s most influential equities marketplaces.
Compensation: When executing customers' trades, FXCM can be compensated in several ways, which include, but are not limited to: charging fixed lot-based commissions at the open and close of a trade, adding a markup to the spreads it receives from its liquidity providers for certain account types, and adding a markup to rollover. Under the Dealing Desk execution model, FXCM may act as a dealer and may receive additional compensation from trading.