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Why Trade Indices?

A stock market index is both a benchmarking tool and a financial instrument that derives its value from a collection of underlying stocks.

The companies which form an index are selected based on various criteria, such as market capitalisation, average daily trading volume and are categorised based on region, industry, and the exchange where shares are traded. How the value of an index is calculated varies depending on the rules set by the index creator. For example, the S&P500 Indexwas created by Standard and Poor’s measures the performance of 505 companies. The constituents are selected by a committee and are listed on exchanges in the U.S. The price of an index reflects the performance of an industry or an entire stock market. Indices are also tradable instruments offered by derivative brokers like Dualix.

The Benefits Of Trading Indices CFDs

Trading indices using Contracts for Difference (CFDs) offers many benefits compared to other methods of speculating on the stock market.

Less volatile than investing in a single stock
Indices consist of dozens and even hundreds of stocks which means if one stock or even an entire sector falls in value, the rest of the stocks within the index will help limit the effect.
A lower-cost way to speculate on the stock market
When you purchase stocks, fees need to be paid to the exchange, clearinghouse, custodial, and broker. Trading CFDs doesn’t involve physical ownership and therefore reduces transaction costs.
Instant cash settlement when you close positions
With CFDs, your margin plus and profit or loss is available in your trading account the moment you close a position, allowing you to trade other products immediately.
Easier to analyse
Compared to other markets, such as forex, Indices are relatively easier to analyse and build a trading strategy around due them being localised to specific sectors and locations.
Go long or short and hedge your positions
When using CFDs, you’re able to open short positions and potentially benefit when prices fall. With hedging, you’re able to go long and short concurrently to increase the chance of protecting your positions.
Indices can be traded at any time of the day
Unlike stocks, which can only be traded during fixed hours each day, Indices are available to trade almost twenty-four hours per day, five days a week.
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* Risk Warning: Trading in forex and CFDs could lead to a loss of your invested capital.

What We Offer

What We Offer

  • The most convenient trading platforms

    Trade CFDs of global indices from a convenient mobile application, web trading application, or the advanced MT4 trading platform.

  • A variety of stock indices

    Access to international markets. You can trade more than twenty different stock indices from major economies around the world.

  • Low spreads & commission

    Take advantage of low-cost access to global stock markets thanks to tight spreads and low commissions when you trade precious metals with Dualix.

  • The best support and guidance

    Every Dualix customer receives the same premium support from our specialists. Some accounts qualify for relationship managers and mentorship.

Trading Accounts

Choose the right trading account to match your investment goals. Whether you’re a day-trader looking to profit from short term price movements or a position trader, looking to benefit from the long-term appreciation or depreciation of global indices, Dualix has a suitable account for you.

Here are the four most popular trading accounts for index CFD traders

Dualix BRONZE

  • Minimum deposit
    From €1,000
  • Minimum floating spread
    From 0.1 pips
  • Trading commissions
    From $/€/£12 per lot
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Dualix PREMIUM

  • Minimum deposit
    From €50,000
  • Minimum floating spread
    From 0.1 pips
  • Trading commissions
    From $/€/£7 per lot
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Dualix GOLD

  • Minimum deposit
    From €5,000
  • Minimum floating spread
    From 0.1 pips
  • Trading commissions
    From $/€/£10 per lot
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Dualix SILVER

  • Minimum deposit
    From €2,500
  • Minimum floating spread
    From 0.1 pips
  • Trading commissions
    From $/€/£11 per lot
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* Risk Warning: Trading in forex and CFDs could lead to a loss of your invested capital.


If you can’t find the right trading account, don’t worry. We’ve got more options waiting for you.

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Want To Practice First?

Practice makes perfect. That’s why we give all clients a free lifetime demo trading account to polish their skills for trading indices.

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* Risk Warning: Trading in forex and CFDs could lead to a loss of your invested capital.

Trade Indices Online

Dualix offers two premium online trading platforms to analyse and trade the world’s most active indices. Detailed charts show years of historic price information for all available, including S&P500, FTSE100, NIKKEI, DAX30, and NASDAQ100.

We offer MetaTrader 4, the world’s most popular and advanced trading platform with endless capabilities. Our very own Dualix trading platform, which is ideal for beginners looking for a modern trading interface.

MetaTrader 4

  • Available on desktop, web, iOS and Android devices
  • Automated trading with Expert Advisors
  • Advanced charting and technical analysis capabilities

Dualix Trader

  • Available on web, iOS and Android
  • Easy to navigate 1000s of trading instruments
  • Modern design and sleek interface
  • Loaded with the most popular market analysis tools

* Risk Warning: Trading in forex and CFDs could lead to a loss of your invested capital.

DAX30: Europe’s Most Active Stock Market Index

DAX30: Europe’s Most Active Stock Market Index

The DAX30, also known as the Germany 30 index, follows the top thirty companies traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany. The DAX launched on 1 July 1988, and since then, the index has become one of Europe's most actively traded indices.

We offer more than indices

If you want to trade the NASDAQ100 or the FTSE100, then you’ve come to the right place. However, suppose you’re interested in diving deeper into the world of equities and investing. In that case, you might be pleased to know that Dualix also offers the ability to trade the shares of hundreds of publicly listed companies from around the world. With Dualix you can trade stocks listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ, LSE and more.

The home of investing

Our vision is to provide a one-stop destination for traders and investors to access a wide range of products in the financial markets. With one trading account, you can discover hundreds of financial instruments. If you don’t see any good trading opportunities in the indices market, you could easily view the charts of numerous forex pairs, stocks, precious metals and more. If you do find an opportunity, you can go right ahead and open a position. There is no need to open a new account or change any settings.

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