Overview of Stock Market Indices

Overview of the different types of stock market indices, how their individual shares are weighted and what are the key factors that move their prices.

How to Calculate Price Moves when Trading Stock Market Indices

How to calculate the measurement used to express the price change in stock indices.

Stock Indices – Trade Sizes and Margin Requirements

How to calculate your margin requirement across in stock indices, impact on position size and what each move would mean to your bottom line.

Overview of the S&P 500 Index

How its value is calculated, the shares that make up the index, how its weighted, the historical performance and things to remember when trading it.

Overview of the FTSE 100 Stock Market Index

A look at the largest companies that make up the FTSE, the importance of these companies weighting when trading the index, how the FTSE is calculated and a brief look at its history.

Overview of the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 (DJ30) Stock Market Index

The companies that make up the DOW, how it is calculated, its major criticisms, a look back at its biggest ups and downs over the years and things to remember and trading it.

Overview of the CAC 40 Stock Market Index

The 40 companies that make up the CAC, its historical performance, how a company is admitted to the index and things to remember when trading it.

Overview of the DAX 30 Stock Market Index

The importance of knowing and tracking the top 5 companies that make up this German index, a brief history since its inception in 1987, how it has performed and tips when trading it.

Overview of the Nikkei 225 Stock Market Index

A brief look at the 15 largest companies that make up the Nikkei 225 index and a review of the largest historical events which resulted in major moves

How the Stock Market Works

The stock market is one of the most traded in the world, offering thousands of opportunities to invest and profit from ongoing price movements

How to Trade on the Stock Market

Trading on the stock market is one of the most popular investment options for both new and experienced traders