Stock indices are weighted averages reflecting the collective value of publicly-traded companies from a market or industry sector. The change in value of an index represents the fluctuation of the company stocks that make the index. An index goes up in price if the overall value of the stock shares rises, and will go down in the event the overall value of those companies’ shares decline.
Traders can go long or short on a particular index. Traders go long when the stocks in that index market are likely to increase in the future, or go short if they think that the stock index is likely to drop in value.
OANDA stock index trading allows you to trade on the world’s top financial markets. OANDA indices include Australia 200, Europe 50, France 40, Germany 30, Hong Kong 33, Japan 225, Netherlands 25, Singapore 30, Swiss 20, UK 100, US Nas 100, US Russ 2000, US SPX 500 and US Wall St 30.
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The OANDA fxTrade platform supports margin trading, which means you can enter into positions larger than your account balance. OANDA fxTrade margin rules vary based on the regulatory requirements applicable to the OANDA division with which you hold your account. Please select the applicable OANDA division to learn more details about OANDA Margin Rules
There is no minimum deposit or minimum balance required to open an OANDA account for index trading. You only need make sure to have enough balance to open positions of sizes you are comfortable with including margin requirements.