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IBEX35 Index

The IBEX35 is an Index that tracks the top 35 stocks in the Bolsa de Madrid - Spanish Stock Market Exchange. This stock index tracks the capitalization of the 35 most traded stocks in the Madrid Stock Exchange Market. The component stocks used to calculate this index are reviewed twice per year.

IBEX35 Index - Strategy for Trading IBEX35 Index

The IBEX35 Index Chart

The IBEX35 Index chart is shown above. On the example above this Index is named as SPAIN 35CASH. As a trader you want to find a broker that provides this The IBEX35 Index chart so that you can start to trade it. The stock indices example above is of IBEX35 Stock Indices on the MT4 Forex and Indices Trading Platform.

Other Information about IBEX35 Index

Official Symbol - IBEX:IND

The 35 component stocks that make up the IBEX35 Index are picked from the top companies in Spain. The 35 stocks make up most of the trading turnover volume in the Madrid Stock Exchange Market.

Strategy for Trading IBEX35 Index

The IBEX35 Index tracks the capitalization of the top 35 companies in Spain. This stock index generally moves up over the long term but it is more volatile in its trend movements. When compared to other indices such as EURO STOXX and DAX30 which have lower volatility in their trend movements, this index has wider swings in its trend movements.

Over a long period of time this index will generally move upwards, as a trader you want to be biased and keep buying as the index moves up.

A good stock indices trading strategy would be to keep buying the dips – although as a trader wanting to trade this index, be prepared for generally much wider swings when it comes to trading this index.

During Economic Slow Down and Recession

During economic slowdown and recession times, companies start to report lower profits and lower business growth prospects. It is due to this reason that investors start to sell stocks of companies reporting lower profits and therefore the stock indices tracking these particular stocks will also start to move downwards.

Therefore, during these times stock indices trends are likely to be heading downwards and as a trader you should also adjust your trading strategy accordingly to fit the prevailing downward trends of the stock market index that you are trading.

Contracts and Specifications

Margin Required Per 1 Lot - € 140

Value per 1 Pip - € 1

Note: Even though the general trend is generally upwards, as a trader you have to factor in the daily market volatility, on some days the stock indices may oscillate or even retrace, the stock indices market retracement may also be significant at times and therefore as a trader you need to time your entry precisely using this strategy: Stock indices trading strategy and at the same time use proper money management rules just in case of more unexpected volatility in the market trend. About money management rules in stock indices trading topics: What is stock indices money management and stock indices money management methods.