CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. The vast majority of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Index CFDs

Trade on the movement of 14 major stock markets around the world, including US, Europe, Australia, and Asian indices, without commission or trading desk.

Why Trade Index CFDs with Pepperstone?

Developed for retail and professional traders, our index CFDs provide you with access to a wide range of global markets, enabling you to diversify your trading strategies across uncorrelated instruments.

Access to after-market hours

We are one of the few brokers offering extended trading hours, including international markets available in many different time zones. With 14 major stock markets around the world, you can take advantage of market movements in real-time as they happen.

Enjoy fixed spreads

Trade with confidence in the knowledge that even in times of high volatility, you can trade with a fixed spread on our CFD Indices during market opening hours.

Benefit from global opportunities

The world’s leading stock markets constantly change as the underlying publicly-traded companies of an index move up or down in value. This presents an exciting opportunity to trade on the direction of the major indices, by placing either a buy (go long) or sell (go short) order.

Hedge your portfolio

Index CFDs are a great way to hedge other positions and with leverage are less capital-intensive.

Industry-leading platforms

We have three powerful trading platforms to suit your trading style: MetaTrader 5MetaTrader 4, and cTrader. Each platform is free and available on mobile, tablet, desktop and our web app.

Support on your trading strategies

Major stock markets around the world can be affected by market movements in real-time. Our expert commentary and market analysis means you can make informed trading decisions when you need to.

Available indices

SymbolIndicesSession Times (GMT+3)
AUS200Australian 200 Index02:50 - 09:30, 10:10 - 23:59
EUSTX50EU Stocks 50 Index00:01 - 23:59*
FRA40France 40 Index09:00 - 23:00
GER30Germany 30 Index00:01 - 23:59*
IT40Italy 40 Index10:00 - 18:40
JPN225Japan 225 Index00:01 - 23:59*
SPA35Spain 35 Index00:01 - 23:59*
UK100UK 100 Index00:01 - 23:59*
US500US 500 Index00:01 - 23:59*
NAS100US Tech 100 Index01:00 - 23:15, 23:30 - 23:59
US30US Wall Street 30 Index00:01 - 23:59*
HK50Hong Kong 50 Index00:01 - 23:59*
US2000US 2000 Index00:01 - 23:59*
CN50China 50 Index00:01 - 23:59*

- Indices markets available for trading Monday to Friday
* Market opens at 01:00 on Mondays, closes at 23:55 on Fridays

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Trade index CFDs with Pepperstone

Trading Index CFDs means you trade on the real market price. Our competitive spreads provide ambitious traders with global opportunities and all without commission. Find out more about our spreads or click below to begin trading with us today.

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