What is the difference between trading indices and index futures?

I want to start trading in nifty futures. But I am not sure where to begin. Can you please tell me the difference between index and index futures. Is trading indices possible? Or do I trade index futures?

Trading directly on an Index is not possible. You will only be able to trade futures and/or options that are based on the Index. Nifty Futures underlying is the nifty index itself.

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Hello Traders.

For trading the value of NIFTY indices you will have to use a contract , and this contract entered into between 2 parties is called Indices Futures contract.

Before starting with futures go through this video that simplifies the whole concept:

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