Indices rates found in this section are real-time and low latency data, which is collected from the main big Interbank liquidity providers.
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WHAT DO I GET HERE?
This page shows the rates of the most traded indices (also referred to as equities) around the world. You can see if a particular index is strong or weak in a given day. From this page, you can also analyze and figure out how these indices’ corresponding currencies might evolve (e.g the FTSE and the GBP) or other currencies (e.g. the S&P 500 has historically shown a negative correlation to the Yen).
Generally speaking, if the U.S. equity markets rise, they cause an increase in investors' risk appetite in which case foreign investment dollars will flock the U.S. equity market pumping the U.S. dollar higher.
ABOUT THESE RATES
Our rates present high-frequency updated data directly coming from more than 170 big interbank liquidity providers such as ABN Amro, Abbey National Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Zurcher Kantonal Bank, UBS Investment Bank, Westpac and many more. The real time streaming feed displays Open, High, and Low rates as well as the performance in pips and percentage compared to the price close at 00:00 GMT. Click on a pair to get detailed information.
A stock index or stock market index is a measurement of the value of a section of the stock market. It is computed from the prices of selected stocks (typically a weighted average).
The world's best known indices are the Dow Jones and the S&P500 in the United States, the DAX in Germany, the FTSE100 in the UK and the Nikkei in Japan.
Traders watch indices and keep track of their movements over time in order to get a good handle on the investing public's general attitude toward companies of different sizes and from diverse industries.