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Trading financial products on margin carries a high degree of risk and is not suitable for all investors. Please ensure you fully understand the risks and take appropriate care to manage your risk.

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Differences between Investing vs Trading



Differences between Investing vs Trading

Founded in 1957, the S&P 500 is a stock market index that tracks the financial performance of the 500 largest companies in the United States. It is a capitalisation-weighted index, and the S&P Dow Jones Indices hold it.

Despite some companies continuously being listed on the stock market index, such as Apple and Microsoft, the S&P 500 reviews its constituents every quarter and makes changes accordingly. Some requirements to be added to the SPX500 index include having a market capitalisation of more than or equal to US$14.6 billion and having a minimum monthly trading volume of over 200,000 shares.

Companies with dual share classes used to be included in the stock market index, but that changed in 2017. The S&P 500 competes with the Dow Jones Industrial Average as the most popular stock market index in the United States.

When you look at the price history of the S&P 500 chart, you will see many milestones. The most recent came in April 2021, when the SPX500 index closed above 4,000 for the first time. However, like many other financial instruments, the index’s price is affected by different factors, including economic and financial news.

In the past, global crises’ like the 2002 stock market downturn and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic caused the index to drop. For interested SPX500 index investors, these are factors to keep in mind when investing in the benchmark stock market index.

As with any stock market index, you need to open a brokerage account to invest in the SPX500 index. Once this step is complete, investors have several options for investing. For investors who want to save time, they can purchase S&P 500 index funds as ETFs or mutual funds.

Both methods allow them to invest in all the stocks in the index rather than buy individual stocks separately. Investing in the SPX500 index through a broker is also economical since most stock brokers today provide commission-free trading for United States-listed stocks and ETFs.

You can also trade indices like SPX500 on CFD trading platforms. These platforms let you take advantage of the volatility experienced by stock market indexes since CFD trading lets you speculate on rising and falling prices. You can use copy trading platforms like Skilling Copy to hear what industry experts have to say about SPX500.

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* The spreads provided are a reflection of the time-weighted average. Though Skilling attempts to provide competitive spreads during all trading hours, clients should note that these may vary and are susceptible to underlying market conditions. The above is provided for indicative purposes only. Clients are advised to check important news announcements on our Economic Calendar, which may result in the widening of spreads, amongst other instances.

The above spreads are applicable under normal trading conditions. Skilling has the right to amend the above spreads according to market conditions as per the 'Terms and Conditions'.


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Why Trade [[data.name]]

Make the most of price fluctuations - no matter what direction the price swings and without capital restrictions that come with buying the underlying asset.


Capitalise on rising prices (go long)


Capitalise on falling prices (go short)


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Hold larger positions than the cash you have at your disposal


Trade on volatility
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