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Indices trading

With Sterlinghive Exchange you can buy, sell, and trade a variety of different stock indices including the NASDAQ, SP500, Nikkei and more.

Trade indices

Trade indices like the S&P 500, the NASDAQ 100, NIKKEI 225, ASX 200 and many more. Open long and short positions in order to profit from the both rising and falling markets. Build a successful stock indices trading strategy, and take advantage of Sterlinghive Exchanges award-winning platform to improve your trading results.

Sterlinghive Exchange provides a solid trading infrastructure, reliable software and a user-friendly interface to trade global stock indices. Enjoy low fees and tight spreads while building a diversified portfolio of all available trading products.

Indices available for trading


Germany 30

The GER30 Index, also called the DAX30, is a stock index in Germany charting the top 30 performing companies.



The S&P 500 is one of the biggest stock indices in the world and charts the top 500 companies performing in the USA.


US Tech100

The NASDAQ 100 is a digital stock index that tracks 100 of the worlds biggest tech companies


Hong Kong 50

The Hang Seng 50 is used to tracker daily changes of the largest companies of the Hong Kong stock market


Australia 200

ASX 200 is an Australian index that charts the top 200 companies in the Australian Stock Exchange



The Nikkei 225 is an index which charts 225 of the leading companies in Japan.



The FTSE 100 Index originates out of the top 100 British companies operating out of the London Stock Exchange


Wall Street 30

The Dow Jones index measures the performance of 30 large companies listed on U.S stock exchanges.


Europe 50

The Euro Stoxx 50 index is made up of fifty of the largest and most liquid stocks in the Eurozone.


France 40

index represents the 40 most significant stocks traded on Paris stock exchange.


Spain 35

The IBEX 35 is the Spanish stock market index of the most largest companies traded on Madrid stock exchange.

Why You should consider trading indices

Stock indices provide a simple but effective way to trade overall economic performance of a specific country. Stock indices can fluctuate significantly in price due to various technical and fundamental factors, and Sterlinghive Exchange enables traders to profit from both falling and rising markets with an array of different trading tools and charting software.

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Why trade indices with Sterlinghive Exchange?

  • Exciting opportunitiesBe a part of some of the largest and most-popular markets with Sterlinghive Exchange. Start trading in S&P 500, NASDAQ, NIKKEI, HANG SENG, ASX 200, and many more, in minutes!
  • Best-in-class trading toolsBecome a better trader with advanced tools, multiple order types, and customisable platform interface. Sterlinghive Exchange provides an award-winning trading software that is used by traders from around the world.
  • Low trading feesSave on fees while trading with Sterlinghive Exchange, which offers some of the lowest commission rates in the industry.
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How does indices margin trading work?

Margin trading is a way to trade indices that allows the trader to essentially borrow funds from the platform to increase their trade by a certain amount. Such leveraged trade will only require to deposit a small percentage of the total value of a position - margin.

This means that clients of Sterlinghive Exchange can trade an amount higher than they deposit, which can then potentially lead to returns that are much higher than would have been with just the initial capital. Note, that leveraged products, such as CFDs, magnify your potential profit – but also your potential loss.

The benefits of indices trading with leverage

  • Magnified profitsLeveraged margin trade allows you to receive higher profits if the position goes the right way. However, the risk is that if the trade is unsuccessful the losses can be magnified too.
  • Portfolio diversificationThanks to leverage, traders are not forced to lock too much capital in one trade. This allows them to have more capital free to use in other trades.
  • Gaining from the market fallWith leverage traders can profit from a falling market by opening a short position, meaning they have the intent to sell high and buy back low.

Indices leverage trading example

For example, if a trader opens a short position on the S&P 500 and it falls 10%, using 5x leverage the same drop becomes a 50% profit. A similar spot trade without leverage would result in only 10% profit.

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
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Leveraged trade with Sterlinghive Exchange
Leveraged trade with Sterlinghive Exchange

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    Deposit funds into your personal wallet. Once your account is funded, you’re ready to trade!
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