Index trading is hugely popular, offering a quick way of getting exposure to the big macroeconomic factors that drive markets. We look at how indices are calculated, what can move them and exactly what purpose they serve.
The S&P/ASX 200 is a float-adjusted market cap weighted stock market index on companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Learn more.
The DAX 40 is a stock market index made up of 40 of the largest German companies listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Learn more here.
The NASDAQ 100 is a stock market index made up of 100 of the most traded and largest US tech companies, including Google and Apple. Learn more.
The US Dollar index is an index of value of the US dollar measured against a basket of six world currencies. See how the US dollar index is calculated.