Stock Indices were introduced to the general public in 1981. An index is a group of publicly traded companies. For example, NASDAQ is an American index that includes more than 3,000 stocks such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Amazon, and Intel.
Whenever one of these 3,000 companies take a sudden rise or plunge in their stock, this impact can directly affect the entire Index. Indices trading offers a diverse set of strategies and techniques, which are not available in any other forms of trading.