What markets can I trade with Nadex?

You can trade a variety of markets on Nadex: there’s an expansive range of contracts available based on forex, stock indices, commodities, and economic events. We offer you opportunities to speculate on these markets without owning the underlying asset, using binary option, call spread, and knock-out contracts.

You can simplify your trading experience with Nadex – your risk is limited, and you’ll know all possible outcomes upfront. At the same time, there is no clear-cut, one-size-fits-all model - your choice of markets and accepted risk levels depend entirely on your own trading plan and strategy.

As you learn more about trading and begin to understand what each market can offer, you will inevitably develop your own personal preferences. 

Stock indices

With Nadex, you can speculate on a number of stock index futures from the US and beyond. We offer:

  • Wall Street 30

    • Dow: based on CBOT E-mini Dow® Index Futures, tracking the performance of 30 major U.S. companies.

  • US 500

    • S&P 500: based on CME E-mini S&P 500® Index Futures, tracking 500 large-cap common stocks on the NYSE & Nasdaq.

  • US Tech 100

    • Nasdaq: based on CME E-mini Nasdaq 100® Index Futures, tracking 100 leading non-financial U.S. companies.

  • US SmallCap 2000

    • Russell 2000: based on CME E-mini Russell 2000® Index Futures, tracking 2000 small-cap U.S. equities.

  • China 50

    • China A50: based on SGX FTSE Xinhua China A50® Index Futures, tracking 50 firms on the SSE & Shenzhen exchanges.

  • FTSE 100

    • FTSE 100: based on ICE Futures Europe® FTSE 100® Index Futures, tracking the largest 100 UK companies by market cap.

  • Japan 225

    • Nikkei: based on SGX Nikkei 225® Index Futures, tracking the activities and sentiment of the Japanese stock market.

Stock indices contract specifications

See details of all available contracts based on stock index futures.


Trade Nadex forex contracts based on the current exchange rate ('spot FX rate'). Forex is one of the largest and most liquid markets in the world. Nadex offers a way to trade limited-risk products based on the following forex pairs: 

  • EUR/USD - Euro-US Dollar

  • AUD/USD - Australian Dollar-US Dollar

  • EUR/GBP - Euro-British Pound

  • GBP/USD - British Pound-US Dollar

  • USD/CAD - US Dollar-Canadian Dollar

  • AUD/JPY - Australian Dollar-Japanese Yen

  • USD/JPY - US Dollar-Japanese Yen

  • GBP/JPY - British Pound-Japanese Yen

  • EUR/JPY - Euro-Japanese Yen

  • USD/MXN - US Dollar-Mexican Peso

  • USD/CHF – US Dollar-Swiss Franc

Forex contract specifications

See details of all available contracts based on forex.


Commodities have a huge impact on our day-to-day lives and speculating on commodity futures gives you access to major opportunities on the markets. These are the underlying commodities markets you can trade with Nadex:

  • Metal

    • Nadex contracts in gold and silver are based on COMEX/NYMEX® futures prices.

  • Energy

    • Nadex contracts in crude oil and natural gas are based on NYMEX® futures prices.

Commodities contract specifications

See details of all available contracts based on commodities.

Key considerations when trading the markets with Nadex 

Trading with Nadex is different to long-term investing. These are some of the key considerations when trading contracts with Nadex: 

  • Short-term trading can mean more opportunity. You can access markets with far less capital than is needed for traditional investing, and there are new contracts to trade every five minutes.

  • Get familiar with the platform. Trading on Nadex is simple once you know your way around. Learn about our platform and how to get the most out of it.

  • Make a trading plan. This will outline your goals for trading and will be fundamental when you’re selecting markets and contracts. 

  • Manage risk. You might want to close a trade out early, or you may want to focus on a specific risk-to-reward ratio. Managing risk should become second nature when trading markets with Nadex.

Want to know more about selecting a market and finding the right opportunities for you? Learn more with Nadex!

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