Indices trading with low and stable spread
Conquer the global indices market with trading conditions designed to empower your strategy.
Why trade indices with Exness
From the US Tech 100 to the S&P, gain exposure to highly traded global indices with a broker that knows what matters to you.
Never miss a pip. Get your orders executed in milliseconds on both the MT platforms and proprietary Exness Terminals.
Low and stable spreads
Lower your trading costs with tight spreads that stay stable and reliable, even in volatile conditions. Maximize your performance and minimize your costs, even when the volatility index is high.
Stop Out Protection
Delay or sometimes avoid stop outs with our proprietary market protection feature. Strengthen your positions with a condition designed to help your strategy endure volatility.
Indices market spreads and swaps
Indices market conditions
The global index market is a broad network of stock indices that typically include hundreds or thousands of stocks from large to small-cap companies. Exness' award-winning trading platform allows you to speculate on the price movements of various stock indices without having to buy the underlying asset.
Spreads are always floating, so the spreads in the table above are yesterday’s averages. For live spreads, please refer to the trading platform.
Swap values may be updated on a daily basis. If you are a resident of a Muslim country, all accounts are automatically swap-free.
Dividend amounts may be updated on a daily basis. Check upcoming dividends and read more important information about dividends in our Help Center.
Fixed margin requirements
When trading indices, leverage is fixed at 1:400 for US30, US500 and USTEC, and 1:200 for other indices. All indices’ daily higher margin requirements depend on the specific index. You can find a list of all higher margin requirements for indices here.
Please note that the stop level values in the table above are subject to change and may not be available for traders using certain high-frequency trading strategies or Expert Advisors.
Indices trading hours
AUS200: Sunday 22:55:00 to Friday 20:59:59 (daily break 05:29:59-06:10:00, 21:58:59-22:55:00)
US30, FR40, DE30, USTEC, US500, STOXX50, UK100: Sunday 23:05:00 to Friday 20:59:00 (daily break 21:59:00-23:05:00)
JP225: Sunday 23:05:00 to Friday 20:59:59 (daily break 21:58:59-23:05:00)
HK50: Sunday 22:05:00 to Friday 19:59:59 (daily break 00:44:59-01:15:00, 04:29:59-05:00:00, 08:29:59-09:15:00, 20:59:59-22:05:00)
Al timings are in server time (GMT+0).
Trade on the world index market with Exness
Diversify your portfolio
and gain exposure to the global market by trading stock index derivatives.
Access the most highly-traded major indices
from top markets around the world, including the US, UK, China, Germany, and Japan, with ultra-fast execution and low and stable spreads.
Enjoy immediate access to your earnings
from indices trading with one of the only brokers in the industry to process withdrawals instantly.¹
Frequently asked questions
What are the advantages of trading stock index derivatives vs. investing in indices?
Trading indices derivatives is a great way to gain exposure to the stock indices market without needing to own the underlying asset.
Because you're speculating on the performance of an index rather than investing in it, you can capitalize on the movements of prices, whether they're going up or down.
You can also use leverage to access the global indices market with a fraction of the capital you would need if you were to invest in indices directly.
Not only does this open up the world of major indices to so many more traders, but it also provides unique trading opportunities over multiple time frames, especially when combined with solid index chart technical analysis.
When is the best time to trade indices?
Deciding when to enter or exit a trade in the global indices market should be based on your advanced trading strategy.
When trading indices, you should closely monitor a range of fundamental factors, including economic news releases, geopolitical events and macroeconomic developments.
You can also make use of a variety of technical analysis tools to analyze index charts. This could be anything from detecting patterns on a candlestick chart to using Fibonacci retracement, or looking at moving averages and paying attention to the volatility index.
Once you have tested your trading strategy, you then need to check the opening and closing times of the markets you are trading.
You can see the full timetable in the Trading Hours section on this page.
How do I trade indices using Fibonacci retracements?
Fibonacci retracements are a popular technical analysis tool used to identify potential levels of support or resistance. To trade indices using this method, traders will typically look for reversals at Fibonacci retracement levels that coincide with other technical indicators, such as candlestick patterns or volume. Traders can then use the Fibonacci retracement levels to establish entry and exit points for trades or stop losses to manage risk. It's important to test your trading strategy with technical analysis tools such as Fibonacci retracements on a demo account before trading stock indices with real capital.
What causes stock index price movements?
Stock indices are affected by a variety of factors. These include economic and political events, consumer confidence, supply and demand, corporate earnings, and market news.
Major global indices are also impacted by investor sentiment towards certain sectors or stocks.
It's important to keep up to date with the markets you are trading when trading stock indices.
What indicators can I use on an index chart?
Whether you are trading on MetaTrader 4 or 5 or on the Exness Terminal, the most popular indicators are available to use on your index chart.
This includes Fibonacci retracements, Bollinger bands, RSI, moving averages, and more.
If you are trading on the Exness Terminal, you can also enjoy increased trading functionality directly from your index chart.
This means you can close or modify orders and move take profits or stop losses by dragging and dropping your order on the chart to the price you want.
Why is there increased margin on indices at certain times of the day?
We introduced periods of increased margin and reduced leverage to protect you from potential adverse price action due to increased market volatility in indices trading. We also extended our trading sessions for indices, to give you greater opportunity to trade with the standard margin requirements.
What are your rules for pending orders, stop loss (SL), and take profit (TP)?
The following rules apply when it comes to setting levels for pending orders:
Pending orders along with SL and TP (for pending orders) must be set at a distance (at least the same as current spread or more) from the current market price.
SL and TP in pending orders must be set at least the same distance from the order price as the current spread.
For open positions, SL and TP must be set at a distance from the current market price which is at least the same as that of the current spread.
How do you deal with price gaps?
At Exness, we know how it feels when your pending order falls in a price gap, so it’s only fair that we guarantee no slippage for virtually all pending orders that are executed at least 3 hours after trading opens for an instrument. However, if your order meets any of the following criteria, it will be executed at the first market quote that follows the gap:
If your pending order is executed in market conditions that are not normal, such as during a period of low liquidity or high volatility.
If your pending order falls in a gap but the difference in pips between the first market quote (after the gap) and the requested price of the order is equal to or exceeds a certain number of pips (gap level value) for a particular instrument.
Gap level regulation applies to specific trading instruments.