S&P 500 trading

Access one of the world’s most well known stock indices, the S&P 500, with PrimeXBT and its professional trading tools that will allow you to profit from both rising and falling prices

Trade S&P 500 Index

The S&P 500, or simply the S&P, is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, and many consider it to be one of the best representations of the entire US stock market.

Trading S&P 500 on PrimeXBT platform allows traders to maximize their trading results with a wide range of trading tools and ability to go long and short with flexible leverage. Benefit from award-winning products and industry-leading security.

Why trade S&P 500 with PrimeXBT

  • Easy to startStart trading in minutes with quick and easy registration procedure, and low minimum deposit
  • Low trading feesSave on fees! Benefit from PrimeXBT’s low commission rates and tight spreads while trading all available assets
  • Secure tradingEnjoy PrimeXBT’s security features that will ensure your personal data and funds are always safe.
  • Best-in-class trading platformPrimeXBT’s award-winning software offers traders a variety of professional trading tools. Access cryptocurrencies, stock indices, commodities, and forex from a single account!
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How does S&P 500 margin trading work?

When a trader decides to margin trade on the S&P 500 they are deciding to take a position that will be larger in value than the capital they want to put on it. So, they rather put up a margin, which is an amount used as insurance, and then PrimeXBT provides the rest to build up the position.

This margin amount is closely linked to the leveraging of the position and these margin accounts are then used to leverage the trading to make it more profitable in a successful trade, but they can also amplify losses by the leverage amount in unsuccessful trades.

The benefits of S&P 500 trading with leverage

  • Magnified profitsMargin trading is known for its ability to make larger trades compared to deposited amounts. Margin trading is one of the most effective ways to increase potential returns
  • DiversificationMargin trading means there is more available traders' capital left on the account which can be used to open new positions. Diversification allows to reduce market risk.
  • Gaining from the market fall.Margin trading also allows traders to open long and short positions in order to profit from both growing and falling market.

S&P 500 leverage trading example

For example, If a trader takes a long position of $2,000 on the S&P 500 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.

Normal trade
Normal trade
Leveraged trade with PrimeXBT
Leveraged trade with PrimeXBT

How to start trading S&P 500

  • 1
    Create Your account
    Create a new account on PrimeXBT in less than a minute. Only a registered E-mail is needed to begin.
  • 2
    Fund Your account
    Easily deposit funds to your personal trading account. We don’t charge any fees on deposits.
  • 3
    Begin trading
    After you have made your first deposit to the trading platform, and funded your trading account, you may start trading indices immediately.
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