What indices to trade?
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Popular stock indices include:
The 100 biggest companies on the London Stock Exchange by market cap
Example of companies: Royal Dutch Shell, HSBC, BP, AstraZeneca, GSK, Diageo, BAT, Unilever, Rio Tinto, Reckitt Benckiser.
30 major German companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Example of companies: SAP, Siemens, Bayer, BASF, Allianz, Daimler, Deutsche Telecom, Adidas, Linde, Volkwagen.
Industrial Average, the top 30 companies on the NYSE and NASDAQ
Example of companies: Boeing, UnitedHealth, Goldman Sachs, Home Depot, McDonalds, Apple, Visa, 3M, IBM, Travelers
Is a capitalisation-weighted index made up of 500 companies in the US from NYSE and NASDAQ
Example of companies: Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan, J&J, Alphabet, ExxonMobil, Visa
US Tech 100
Is a capitalisation-weighted index made up of over 100 tech companies in the US
Example of companies: Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Alphabet, Ciso, Intel, Comcast, PepsiCo, Adobe.
Comprises 40 of France’s biggest companies by capitalisation
Example of companies: LVMH, L Oreal, Total, Airbus, Sanofi, Hermes, Kering, Safran, AXA, Vinci