Equity Indices

Advantages of Equity Indices Trading with Aman Investment Group

Cost-effective and direct access to the global equity markets

Instant access to global economies

Speculation on market uptrends/ downtrends

Going short/long according to market moves

Suits both short and long-term trading strategies

NO extra fees apply

About Equity Indices Trading

Equity indices, or stock indices as they are also commonly known, are actual stock market indexes, which measure the value of a specific section of a stock market. They are calculated based on a weighted average of the prices of selected stocks, which belong to the actual category that they represent. Stock indices can represent a specific stock market such as NASDAQ, or they can represent a specific set of the largest companies of a nation such as the American S&P 500, the British FTSE 100, or the Japanese Nikkei 225.

The purpose of the indices is to show the general direction of a specific stock market or of the general economy of a nation. However, since stock indices are composed of a basket of companies they can be very much affected by a big move of a specific company or by a big move of a specific sector of trade.

The actual weight given to a stock index from the underlying basket of stocks varies amongst the various indices, which means that not all use the same criteria to derive the result. The two main ways to calculate the actual weight a specific underlying stock produces to the index itself is price weighting and capitalization weighting.

Below you can see the category which some of the very popular indices belong to:

1. Dow Jones (US30) and Nikkei 225 (Japan225) are price weighted indices.

2. FTSE 100 (UK 100), ASX200 (Australia 200), Hang Seng Index (Hong Kong 50, DAX (Germany 30), CAC 40 (France 40) and IBEX35 (Spain 35) are some of the main stock indices which are capitalization weighted.

Aman Investment Group offers a wide selection of investment funds and large set of global indicators including the Dow Jones, S&P 500, NASDAQ, DAX, the index of RTC, the British FTSE 100 index.

You can learn about the full list of indicators by clicking here.

Trading indices with Aman Investment Group gives you the opportunity to franchise and learn all the different types of trade including the most popular.

Get professional support from our expert and trading indicator team with no additional commissions, thus, increasing your personal Profits, which in return increases our own for we possess a shared interest (God willing).

Dividend Adjustments on Cash Indices (excluding GER30)

CFDs on Cash Indices will be subject to dividend adjustments. When a constituent member of an index pays Dividends to its Shareholders, dividend adjustments will be made to accounts of clients holding a position on the index at 00:00 (GMT+2-time zone, please note DST may apply) on the ex-Dividend Date. CFDs on Germany30 (GER30Cash) is not subject to dividend adjustments. CFDs on Future indices are also not subject to dividend adjustments.

Buy trades will receive an amount calculated as follows:

Dividend adjustment = Index Dividend declared x position size in Lots

Sell trades will be charged an amount calculated as follows:

Dividend adjustment = Index Dividend declared x position size in Lots

Index Dividends

The symbols shown are only the symbols (instruments) expected to pay dividends this week. Dividend figures represent the expectations of our liquidity providers and are subject to change.

What are Equity Indices (Stock Indices)?

Equity indices, or stock indices, are in simple language indexes that represent the overall price of a basket of underlying stocks.

The major equity indices (stock indices of the world) include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. S&P 500

2. Dow Jones

3. Nasdaq

4. FTSE100

5. Nikkei225

6. DAX

7. CAC40

8. Euro Stoxx 50

9. ASX200

Stock indices are in most cases a representation of the overall picture of the stock market, which their basket belongs to. In most cases, the underlying stocks that belong to a stock index consist of the most influential (largest capitalization) companies.