Equity indices have gained in popularity as index prices have significantly appreciated over the past several years. As more private companies underwent initial public offerings to raise equity from the capital markets and became publicly-traded, the capitalization of the global equity markets dramatically expanded and now exceeds US$ 50 trillion.
Most major financial centers have at least one equity index and offer traders with exposure to companies domiciled in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and elsewhere.
Trading Indices offers access to a whole new range of markets, meaning you can diversify your trading strategies across uncorrelated instruments as well as take advantage of opportunities that global equities markets present.
Stock Indices also offer a way to hedge your existing equities market exposure and dampen the impact of stock market volatility.