Stock market movements and volatility are monitored and reported on 24 hours a day around the world. Smart Markets Index CFD trading allows traders simple, cost effective access to the opportunities for profit that are created as a result of that volatility.
The Index CFDs track the movement of the major share market indexes of the world, such as the Dow Jones index, the S&P 500, the ASX200 and others, enabling the trader to take a position based on their overall view of the market rather than investigating individual stocks and building a portfolio. Market information and analysis of the indices is widely available in helping the trader to assess the market conditions and develop Index trading strategies. Index CFDs allow traders to short sell the index to enable profitable trades in a falling market or to use the Index CFD as a hedge against an existing share portfolio in a falling market.