Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

The vast majority of retail client accounts lose money when trading CFDs.

You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

The vast majority of retail client accounts lose money when trading CFDs.
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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. The vast majority of retail client accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Important Notice - Fraud awareness
Important Notice - Scam alert
The vast majority of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs / Spread betting with this provider.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. The vast majority of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs / Spread betting with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs / Spread betting work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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    Employ risk management tools, such as stop loss and limit orders to safeguard your potential when trading S&P 500.

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    Tight competitive spreads - meaning you pay less to open a position.

FAQ

When is the best time to invest in S&P 500?
The best time to invest in the S&P 500 is when it has undergone a correction from its recent highs. This gives you a better entry price since you will buy it much cheaper than at its highs.
S&P 500 vs individual stocks, which is better for you?
The S&P 500 index asset, traded as an index fund or ETF, delivers profitable returns over time with less risk than trading individual stocks. Furthermore, the index fund exposes you to a basket of assets, which reduces the risk of trading an individual stock and gives a single point of failure if the stock price plunges.
What happens to S&P 500 when the stock market crashes?
The value of the S&P 500 index will also drop significantly if the top 10 stocks are affected.
Dow Jones Average vs S&P 500 index
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted index, while the S&P 500 is a market-capitalisation-weighted one. The Dow Jones tracks 30 stocks, while the S&P 500 tracks 500 stocks.
When did the S&P 500 start?
The S&P 500 index was created in 1957.
What is the S&P 500 symbol?
The S&P 500 has several symbols, including US500, SPX500 or SP500.
Is it good to buy a mutual fund when the S&P 500 is already high?
If you are a long-term investor, one can dollar cost average, that is, buy a fixed amount of stock monthly. When the index falls, one can increase the amount bought. As long as the US economy continues to grow in the long run, the S&P 500 is expected to do well.
How can one tell when the S&P 500 is overbought?
You can use any of the many momentum indicators, such as the Relative Strength Index (RSI), to determine when the S&P 500 index is overbought (i.e. between 70-100 for the RSI).