The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index, also called the FTSE 100 Index, is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalisation. These companies are blue chip companies, and the index is seen as a good indication of the performance of the UK economy.
The FTSE is heavily tied to the UK economy, which is one of the top performing economies globally, and as such has seen much growth and potential for further growth as the UK has expanded.
Trading the FTSE 100 on PrimeXBT is both easy to do for novice traders and those new to stock indices, but equally powerful for experienced traders who can take advantage of the built-in trading software and advanced trading tools.
PrimeXBT allows you to trade the FTSE 100 on margin which is a useful way to try to enact more potential profit without having to use too much personal capital. When margin trading, the trader will not have to invest the full amount of the position value but rather will borrow from PrimeXBT and use the margin as insurance.
This can lead to potentially bigger profits on FTSE 100 trades as the position is bigger than the deposit of the trader, but it is also risky as the losses for a trade that goes the other way can also mean higher losses than expected.
For example, If a trader takes a long position of $2,000 on the FTSE 100 and it rises by 10%, using 5x leverage the same rise becomes a 50% profit, or $1,000. A similar spot trade without leverage would result in only 10% profit, or $200.
Disclaimer: Margin trading also comes with inherent risks if the position moves against the trade. You should never utilize 100% leverage and never invest more than you can afford to lose.