The FTSE is an index of the UKs leading 100 private companies.
Most home-based traders trade a futures version of the true index, it mirrors the index largely and it offers 24 hour opportunities for trading.
Anthony, our lead trader, trades the FTSE using the futures market and uses financial products called CFDs and Spread-betting to the trades. These are products offered by a trading broker.
Trading involves buying and selling (shorting) and both are available on the FTSE future market.
Our articles help you understand opportunities that exist for trading the FTSE, our trading academy teaches traders how to trade.