SHARES AND INDICES
Trade on shares of the world’s largest companies and their indices that track them.
Why Trade Shares and Indices with Colossus Securities?
The share price of the world’s largest companies are widely followed with 24-hour news coverage. The use of shares in modern pension plans adds to the level of interest from the public.
Partake in price movements of major companies
Essential to the economy, included in pension plans
Trade with up to date, 24/7 news coverage
Accessible to traders globally
About Equity Indices Trading
Equity indices, or stock indices as they are also commonly known, are actual stock market indexes, which measure the value of a specific section of a stock market. They are calculated based on a weighted average of the prices of selected stocks, which belong to the actual category that they represent. Stock indices can represent a specific stock market such as NASDAQ, or they can represent a specific set of the largest companies of a nation such as the American S&P 500, the British FTSE 100, or the Japanese Nikkei 225.
The purpose of the indices is to show the general direction of a specific stock market or of the general economy of a nation. However, since stock indices are composed of a basket of companies they can be very much affected by a big move of a specific company or by a big move of a specific sector of trade.
The actual weight given to a stock index from the underlying basket of stocks varies amongst the various indices, which means that not all use the same criteria to derive the end result. The two main ways to calculate the actual weight a specific underlying stock produces to the index itself is price weighting and capitalization weighting.
But the retail part of this market is not about owning shares in an industrial giant; it’s about earning money on these stocks’ market fluctuations with the lowest risks possible. Stock market indices express the average price movement of a bundle of stocks; they never bear the risks of a single company. These indices are easier to predict, and their volatility level is higher.
Colossus Securities offers access to shares and equity index trading which offer the opportunity to gain from price fluctuations on the most popular indices and shares
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