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FTSE 100 Trading

Trade the UK’s leading FTSE 100 index. Go long or short and benefit from advanced trading tools

Trade FTSE 100

The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index, also called the FTSE 100 Index, is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalisation. These companies are blue chip companies, and the index is seen as a good indication of the performance of the UK economy.

The FTSE is heavily tied to the UK economy, which is one of the top performing economies globally, and as such has seen much growth and potential for further growth as the UK has expanded.

Trading the FTSE 100 on Sterlinghive Exchange is both easy to do for novice traders and those new to stock indices, but equally powerful for experienced traders who can take advantage of the built-in trading software and advanced trading tools.

Why trade FTSE 100 with Sterlinghive Exchange

  • Easy to startStart trading in minutes with quick and easy registration procedure, and low minimum deposit
  • Low trading feesSave on fees! Benefit from Sterlinghive Exchange’s low commission rates and tight spreads while trading all available assets
  • Secure tradingEnjoy Sterlinghive Exchange’s security features that will ensure your personal data and funds are always safe.
  • Best-in-class trading platformSterlinghive Exchange’s award-winning software offers traders a variety of professional trading tools. Access cryptocurrencies, stock indices, commodities, and forex from a single account!
Start trading in minutes!

How does FTSE 100 margin trading work?

Sterlinghive Exchange allows you to trade the FTSE 100 on margin which is a useful way to try to enact more potential profit without having to use too much personal capital. When margin trading, the trader will not have to invest the full amount of the position value but rather will borrow from Sterlinghive Exchange and use the margin as insurance.

This can lead to potentially bigger profits on FTSE 100 trades as the position is bigger than the deposit of the trader, but it is also risky as the losses for a trade that goes the other way can also mean higher losses than expected.

The benefits of FTSE 100 trading with leverage

  • Magnified profitsMargin trading is known for its ability to make larger trades compared to deposited amounts. Margin trading is one of the most effective ways to increase potential returns
  • DiversificationMargin trading means there is more available traders' capital left on the account which can be used to open new positions. Diversification allows to reduce market risk.
  • Gaining from the market fall.Margin trading also allows traders to open long and short positions in order to profit from both growing and falling market.

FTSE 100 leverage trading example

For example, If a trader takes a long position of $2,000 on the FTSE 100 and it rises by 10%, using 5x leverage the same rise becomes a 50% profit, or $1,000. A similar spot trade without leverage would result in only 10% profit, or $200.

Disclaimer: Margin trading also comes with inherent risks if the position moves against the trade. You should never utilize 100% leverage and never invest more than you can afford to lose.

Normal trade
Normal trade
Leveraged trade with Sterlinghive Exchange
Leveraged trade with Sterlinghive Exchange

How to start trading FTSE 100

  • 1
    Create Your account
    Create a new account on Sterlinghive Exchange in less than a minute. Only a registered E-mail is needed to begin.
  • 2
    Fund Your account
    Easily deposit funds to your personal trading account. We don’t charge any fees on deposits.
  • 3
    Begin trading
    After you have made your first deposit to the trading platform, and funded your trading account, you may start trading indices immediately.
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It’s free to open an account, and there is no obligation to fund or trade.