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What Affects the Price of Indices？
A stock index is representative of a certain group of stocks, usually stocks with large market capitalization and liquidity, and is an important indicator of stock market health.
Factors that affect stock indexes include:
Proportion and market price of stocks in that group of securities index. The indices are calculated based on the market price and weight of the stocks, so the value will fluctuate according to the changes of these stocks.
The economic conditions of the country that the stock index represents, this affects the business activities of businesses and investor psychology, so it will affect the stock price and the stock index.
- Geopolitical conditions and trade between countries, affecting economic conditions and investor sentiment.
- Exchange rates and trends in other financial markets such as commodities, forex, virtual currencies.
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There are many ways to invest in the indices. For investors who want to invest for a long time and have low-risk tolerance, ETF may be a better investment.
If you’re not sure whether long-term holding is profitable, but you still want to find profit opportunities from market fluctuations. You can trade CFD( Contracts for Difference). You can open a Mitrade demo account for free to start trading now.
Trading CFD, investors can trade at least 0.01 lot. CFD allows you to go long or go short whether the market rise or fall, so it is possible to make a profit in the large price fluctuation. CFDs can be traded with leverage, allowing investors to hold more positions with less money.
There are thousands of indices on the market. However, for beginenrs, we would recommend to start with the below indices first.
- Dow Jones Industrials Average (US 30)
- Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P 500)
- Nasdaq (Composite and Nasdaq 100)
- Dow Jones Industrials (DJIA)
- UK FTSE 100 (FTSE 100)
- DAX (Germany 30)
- Euro Stoxx 50 (Euro 50)
To better manage your trading risk, below are some of the suggestions that may help.
1. Plan your trade.
2. Use the one percent rule.
3. Consider using the take profit/stop-loss trading options provided by brokers like MiTrade.
4. Diversify and hedge.
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