Indices Contract Specifications
|Product||Description||Swap Long||Swap Short||Minimum Size||Minimum Step||Contract Value|
|AUS200||Australia 200 Spot Index CFD||-0.44||-0.016||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 AUD|
|Euro50||Eruo Stoxx 50 Spot Index CFD||-0.091||-0.167||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 EUR|
|France40||France CAC40 Spot Index CFD||-0.135||-0.246||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 EUR|
|Germany30||Germany 30 (DAX) Spot Index CFD||-0.319||-0.583||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 EUR|
|Japan225||Japan 225 Spot Index CFD||-0.706||-0.896||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 USD|
|Portugal20||Portugal 20 Spot Index CFD||-0.13||-0.237||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 EUR|
|Spain35||Spain 35 Spot Index CFD||-0.261||-0.477||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 EUR|
|Swiss20||Swiss 20 Spot Index CFD||-0.163||-0.488||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 CHF|
|UK100||FTSE 100 Spot Index CFD||-0.317||-0.25||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 GBP|
|US30||US Dow Jones 30 Spot Index CFD||-1.302||-0.332||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 USD|
|Belgium20||Belgium 20 Spot Index CFD||-10.311||-0.185||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 EUR|
|USSPX500||US S&P500 Spot Index CFD||-0.148||-0.038||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 USD|
|USNDAQ100||US Nasdaq 100 Spot Index CFD||-0.322||-0.082||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 USD|
|ChinaA50||FTSE China A50 Spot Index CFD||-26.6||23.592||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 USD|
|ChinaHShar||China H Shares Spot Index CFD||-0.418||-0.33||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 HKD|
|Denmark20||Denmark 20 Spot Index CFD||-0.029||-0.049||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 DKK|
|Finland25||Finland 25 Spot Index CFD||-0.102||-0.187||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 EUR|
|France120||France 120 Spot Index CFD||-0.106||-0.194||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 EUR|
|Germany50||Germany 50 (MDAX) Spot Index CFD||-0.613||-1.121||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 EUR|
|GerTech30||Germany Technology 30 Spot Index CFD||-0.051||-0.092||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 EUR|
|Greece25||Greece 25 Spot Index CFD||-0.048||-0.088||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 EUR|
|HongKong50||Hong Kong 50 Spot Index CFD||-0.98||-0.774||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 HKD|
|Holland25||Netherlands 25 Spot Index CFD||-0.013||-0.025||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 EUR|
|Nordic40||Nordic 40 Spot Index CFD||-0.091||-0.041||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 SEK|
|Norway25||Norway25 Spot Index CFD||-0.038||-0.017||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 NOK|
|Sweden30||Sweden 30 Spot Index CFD||-0.032||-0.095||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 SEK|
|Poland20||Poland 20 Spot Index CFD||-0.158||-0.008||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 PLN|
|Hungary12||Hungary 12 Spot Index CFD||-1.406||-1.27||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 HUF|
|UK_Mid250||FTSE Mid 250 Spot Index CFD||-0.805||-0.635||1.0 Index||1.0 Index||1 GBP|
Indices Trading Strategies
What are Indices
Indices, or indexes as they are also known, are assets which are grouped together, either representing a specific sector of a market or a market in its entirety.
A stock market index,s overall level is calculated by taking into account the current prices of all the different assets within the index, this means that shifts in individual stock prices when taken as a whole add can lead to the index rising or falling in value.
Major Financial Indices
Most major economies have at least one financial index which groups together a series of assets. Major indices include:
The SP 500 and Dow Jones indices based in New York
The UK100 based in London
The DAX30 based in Frankfurt
The Hang Seng based in Hong Kong
The Nikkei 225 based in Tokyo
When it comes to trading, indices work in a similar way to many other spread bet and CFD products. Like the individual stocks, which they are comprised of, traders can take positions dependent on whether they think that the value of the index will go up or down.
Again, as with individual stocks the aim is to either ,sell, at a higher price than one ,bought, at or alternatively to ,buy back, at a lower price if one originally ,sold,.
All the stocks listed on the index will be included in the ongoing calculations to determine the current level of the index, with the index rising or falling in value depending on the current strength or weakness of its component stocks.
Because indices are made up of a number of different stocks, the volatility of an index can be quite high, due to constantly moving share prices.
However, for the same reason it is rare for indices to move by more than a couple of percentage points on a daily basis, since it,s unusual that all stocks on an index would experience sharp movements in the same direction at the same time.