Nikkei, HangSeng, EuroStoxx: trade new indices!

Nikkei, HangSeng, EuroStoxx: trade new indices!

Discovering new trading opportunities

You know the S&P 500 index, don’t you? It’s the first thing that comes to mind when we think of the stock market. However, there are a lot of other indices available for trading. Below, we will have a look at some of them to make sure you’re aware of the full range of trading instruments in MetaTrader 5 and FBS Trader.

First of all, here is how you get them. In the desktop MetaTrader, you right-click in the Market Watch menu, choose Symbols, and go to the CFD section – you’ll have them all here. Tick the one you like to make its icon yellow, open the chart, and operate.

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In the FBS Trader, you go to the same CFD section, and the same indices will be available for trading. Mark those you like as Favorites to have them in the corresponding section right as you open up the app, or choose any index from those presented here and operate it.

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Now, let’s throw a quick look at the main ones.

Nikkei 225

A composite Tokyo Stock Exchange index based on the largest 225 public companies. Hence, it’s pretty much the same for Japan as what the S&P 500 is for the US. The dynamics of this index are similar to its overseas counterpart which makes it easy to foresee where one goes looking at another one.

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Hang Seng

That’s the Hong Kong stock market index. More than 50% of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange capitalization is represented by 50 large companies – that’s what this index is based on.

EuroStoxx

The same number of companies but on the other side of the continent: EuroStoxx 50 is the stock market index that takes the fifty largest Eurozone companies to show how things are going in Europe. You see both in the image below: while the large trend aims at the upside in both, the mid-term dynamics are different for each. That offers you an opportunity to use the ups and downs of the corporate landscape in all parts of the world trading their respective indices. There are many more out there! Check them out and include in your portfolio.

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