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Key benefits of trading indices


Diversify your portfolio

Increase your exposure to the world's top financial markets


Improve your trading potential

Indices enable you to speculate on both rising and falling markets


Take advantage of market movement

Trade on volatility generated from corporate news and world events


Broaden your trading opportunities

Tap into the opportunity of a market or sector, without stock-specific risks

What are indices?

Indices are a measurement of the performance of a group of shares that are listed on an exchange. Because there is no underlying physical asset to exchange when trading indices, most indices trading is done with financial derivatives like CFDs.

How do I trade indices?

  1. Create an CWG Markets trading account
  2. Research an index you want to trade
  3. Decide how you want to trade
  4. Take steps to manage your risk
  5. Open and monitor your position

Benefits of index trading

Trading indices is cheaper than trading each individual share
Get exposure to an entire sector or economy at once
Hedge against increasing volatility in your share portfolio or on your existing leveraged stock positions

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  • Fast execution on a huge range of markets
    Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution
  • Deal seamlessly, wherever you are
    Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Why Trade Indices with CWG Markets?


EU, UK, US, AU and Asian Indices

Each market has its own variables, opening hours and level of mobility. Choose the best market for you or trade on multiple markets. CWG Markets gives you access to trade globally.


Exceptional Trading Conditions

Negative balance protection, free guarantee stop loss and take profit means you will experience exceptional, industry leading trading and conditions.


Trade Anywhere

CWG Markets Trading App allows you to trade on any device anywhere you have an internet connection. Set up price notification so you know exactly what the market is doing.

CFDs (contract for difference) are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you fully understand the risks and take appropriate care to manage your risk. Please read our Risk Disclosure carefully.