Why trade Indices with us?
Reduce single-stock volatility by trading a basket of stocks to lower your risk2
Make short or long-term assumptions with a wide range of expirations
Play your index trade all the way up to expiration on select index products3
Get exposure to multiple asset classes and sectors with index ETFs, index futures, and index options
Keep up to date on index markets with over 15 index watchlists and their respective components
Index futures can offer new insights regarding local and global financial markets, and the outlook for the upcoming trading session
WHAT INDEX PRODUCTS CAN I TRADE?
With tastytrade, you can trade an index (i.e. the S&P 500, NASDAQ100, VIX, and many more) on our award-winning platform.1 Utilize different products for your portfolio – from cash-settled indices, ETFs, ETNs, index options, and futures – to suit your account size and risk tolerance.
You can trade options on an index instead of speculating on individual components of the index using e.g. the SPX, VIX, SPC, RUT, DJX, RUT, VRO
Gain access to greater leverage4 when you trade index futures. Hedge your portfolio with equity index futures
Diversify your portfolio with index ETFs (exchange-traded funds ETFs), a more capital efficient way of gaining exposure to a specific index
DISCOVER THE INDEX MARKETS
With tastytrade, you can explore and trade some of the most traded indices from around the world. Some of the most popular indices you can choose from on our platform include:
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI)
Trade indices and understand the fee structure
When trading indices with tastytrade, the fee structure is different from other option products.
Familiarize yourself with the fees and costs of trading indices:
|Symbol||Description||Fee per contract|
CBOE Market Volatility Index
S&P 100 (American-style exercise)
S&P 100 (European- style exercise)
Dow Jones Industrial Average 1/100
WHAT'S AN INDEX AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
An index is a basket of publicly listed companies’ stock, that captures an entire market or are specific to an industry sector, segment, a particular market or region.
Indices work by giving you the opportunity to trade a basket of stocks in a specific index with each stock possibly having a different weight.
HOW TO TRADE INDICES
- Understand what an index is and how indices work
- Create a tastytrade account or log in
- Create a trading plan and a risk management strategy
- Open your index position, then monitor and close it
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DISCOVER A PLATFORM WITH EXECUTION FEATURES FOR VETERAN TRADERS AND NEWBIES
Become familiar with our award-winnig tastytrade platform1 and enjoy its flexibility and speed
BOOST YOUR TRADING KNOWLEDGE WITH INSIGHTS AND TRADE INSPIRATION
Get access to curated watchlists for a broad overview of indices and get trade inspiration with the Follow Feed and video feed
GET PEACE OF MIND TRADING ON A RELIABLE PLATFORM
Feel secure knowing you are trading on one of the fastest and most reliable trading platforms in the world
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Trade indices on the best Trading platform1
Trade indices on a secure, fast and reliable platform. Get instant access to global markets and customize your trading needs with our innovative features.
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All investments involve risk of loss. Please carefully consider the risks associated with your investments and if such trading is suitable for you before deciding to trade certain products or strategies. You are solely responsible for making your investment and trading decisions and for evaluating the risks associated with your investments.