4 things you must know about indices trading

  • • A stock index is a measurement of the price performance of a certain basket of shares in a particular stock exchange.
  • • In order to get exposure to indices, traders need to trade a product that mirrors the performance of the index that they are look to trade.
  • • You can trade indices using derivatives such as CFDs, futures or options.
  • • Due to the use of leverage, indices trading can be volatile. Traders need to learn how to manage the risk even as they seek higher returns.

Why IG?

  • Guaranteed Stops – Enjoy a high level of risk protection, no charge unless stop is hit

  • Global Markets in SGD – Keep your forex transactions cost minimal

  • Indices with No Expiry – Keep your position open for as long as you wish


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