|AUS200||ASX SPI 200 Index||5,886||5,888||1.4||Trading open|
|UK100||FTSE 100 Index||7,538||7,540||2.6||Trading open|
|FRA40||CAC 40 Index||5,381||5,383||1.9||Trading open|
|GER30||DAX 30 Index||13,048||13,051||2.7||Trading open|
|ESP35||IBEX 35 Index||-||-||-||Trading closed|
|EUSTX50||Eurostoxx 50 Index||3,620||3,622||2.6||Trading open|
|US30||Dow Jones 30 Index||23,152||23,156||4.0||Trading open|
|NAS100||Nasdaq 100 Index||6,126||6,127||1.3||Trading open|
|SPX500||S&P 500 Index||2,562||2,564||1.5||Trading open|
|JPN225||Nikkei 225 Index||21,431||21,441||1.0||Trading open|
Hundreds of thousands of companies issue shares traded on the stock market.
These companies can be subdivided into several categories, based on industry, region or exchange they are traded on. A number of financial agencies calculate indices based on the stock prices in order to evaluate the performance of the market.
Even though index is just a statistical value, it is possible to profit from index value fluctuations through CFDs. CFD stands for contracts for difference: an agreement to exchange difference between open and close price