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Trade 30+ leading indices as CFDs with zero commission and ultra competitive spreads through a trusted and regulated global broker.

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Why trade index CFDs online with Axi?

Discover the unique features of trading index CFDs and gain exposure to some of the largest global market indices with Axi.

Over 30+ index CFDs

Over 30+ index CFDs

Access to major global indices, inc. US, UK, Europe, Asia and Australia

30:1 leverage

30:1 leverage

Trade index CFDs online with 30:1 leverage

Zero commission

Zero commission

Deposit and withdraw freely with absolutely $0 commission

Competitive spreads from 0.2 pips

Competitive spreads from 0.2 pips

Super competitive spreads with ultra fast execution speed

All trading strategies and styles allowed

All trading strategies and styles allowed

Follow your personal trading strategy or trade using EAs

Trusted, regulated and award-winning broker

Trusted, regulated and award-winning broker

60,000+ traders in over 100 countries trust us with their trades

Most popular global indices to trade

See our bid and ask prices, including spreads, across all our top traded index cash CFDs and index futures CFDs.

 

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For a complete overview of the indices available and what time zone they are active in, check out the product schedule.

What is the difference between index cash CFDs and index futures CFDs?

  Cash CFD Future CFD
Underlying Market Spot (FMV) Futures
Financing (Swap) x
Dividend Adjustment x
Rollover x
Contract Size $ per point Standard
Indicative Spreads Tighter Standard
Trading Hours Longer Standard

Start trading indices online today

  1. Open a free live trading account
  2. Add funds by depositing into your account
  3. Monitor the market and choose the index you want to trade

Find out more about how to trade indices with Axi or discover the right trading account type for you: standard, pro or swap-free trading account.

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What's an index?

An index is a way to track the performance of a specific group of assets – such as tech companies and other publicly traded companies – and their stock prices. Trading indices is generally considered safer than trading individual stocks since no single company can sharply influence the overall price of the index.

Trading index CFDs is a balanced way to trade the world’s top financial markets as it reduces the need to analyse the performance of an individual company’s stock. With Axi, you can invest in the most globally traded stock market indices including DOW, S&P 500, DAX 30, FTSE 100, EURO STOXX 50 and NASDAQ 100. Learn more about exactly how does index trading work.

What are the key factors that influence indices movement?

Economic Data

Company Industry News

Interest Rates

Share Performance

Index trading platforms and tools

Experience index trading online the way it was meant to be – intuitive, fast and portable. When finding the right trading platform to trade indices, these are the ultimate tools to consider.

MetaTrader 4

MetaTrader 4 is the smart choice for online traders everywhere who are looking for a trading edge. Simple for beginners and full of advanced functions for professionals, the MT4 platform helps you unlock unlimited trading possibilities.

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PsyQuation

Built to utilise artificial tntelligence and machine learning, PsyQuation is a highly advanced trading analytics platform designed to reduce your trading mistakes and provide powerful performance analytics.

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AutoChartist

Autochartist continuously scans the market for customised trade opportunities, based on realtime pricing and your specific trade setups, then alerts you to potential trades.

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Discover more markets to trade with Axi

Choose from a variety of global markets to trade with Axi, using ultra competitive spreads & flexible leverage to trade your edge.

Index trading FAQs

The major difference between index CFDs and share trading is that with a contract for difference you never actually own the physical asset or financial instrument you have chosen to trade. Instead, you speculate on the market price of the asset and benefit if the market moves in your favour, or make a loss if the opposite happens. With share trading, you are legally contracted to exchange the legal ownership of the shares (of a company) for money, meaning you own the asset.

And because CFDs are a leveraged trading product, you’re only required to deposit a small percentage of the full value of the trade in order to open a position. Depending on which way you speculate the market price will move, you can either buy (go long) or sell (go short) the asset; with share trading, you must purchase the shares for the full amount and will only profit if the share price increases. 

However, share trading only allows you to trade with shares and ETFs. Index CFDs have no shareholder privileges, where this is contrary to share trading.

While different products are suitable for different types of traders, depending on their knowledge and goals, it is always important that you understand how each product works, for example rollovers, daily financing/swap charges and different holding costs for each product, which may be attractive for various index trading strategies.

For detailed information, please refer to our product schedule.

We work with a number of liquidity providers, all of which are major financial institutions.

No. Generally speaking, cash CFDs have longer trading hours and smaller contract sizes compared to future CFDs. For further details, refer to our product schedule.

No, your positions will not be closed when the contract expires. It will remain open, the position will be rolled over and a cash adjustment will be applied to your account.

All Axi index contracts are based on a relevant futures exchange price, and each futures contract has an expiry date. If your trade remains open on the date the contract expires, the trade will be rolled over and an adjustment will be made to reflect the difference in contract pricing.

For reference, the spot price is the current market price at which an asset is bought or sold for immediate payment and delivery. With futures, the price reflects the expected value at which an asset can be bought or sold for delivery in the future.

The initial margin rate required varies for each index. The tick sizes will vary too, as outlined in the product schedule.

For reference, tick value on indices is the minimum price fluctuation established by an exchange. Tick sizes are mentioned in the "contract specifications" set by futures exchanges and are calibrated to ensure liquid, efficient markets through a tick bid-ask spread.

Buying on margin is when investors borrow money from a broker to buy stocks or indexes. Margin trading would require a trader to open a dedicated margin account.

Leverage is a loan provided to traders that makes it possible for them to buy and sell trading instruments. Depending on your region, Axi offers 30:1 leverage for standard trading accounts.

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