Trading Contract For Difference
What Is A CFD?
A Contract for Difference (CFD) is a contract entered into by a buyer and a seller asserting that the seller must pay the buyer the difference in value of an asset at contract time and its value at present time. There is a multitude of advantages when trading CFDs and these advantages have made them extremely popular.
Advantages of CFDs
- You can take both short and long positions with the same ease when trading CFDs. The margin requirements for taking a short position are the same as the ones for taking a long position and there are no additional selling rules if you want to go short.
- Trading CFDs is far less costly than trading the underlying stock, index or futures contract and can still deliver the same gains.
- Execution is instant so your trades are executed with no delay and there are no interferences in your transactions.
- When trading CFDs you can profit even at times when the market is falling because you hold the great advantage of being able to take a short position.
Please check our contract Term for a complete list of CFDs on Indices.
Take a more detailed look at our Contract Term.
Stock index CFDs are financial instruments that represent the value of the underlying publicly-traded companies.
There are indices that represent companies trading on the NYSE, S&P500 as well as indices for various stock exchanges around the world, from Japan’s NIKKEI to Germany’s DAX.
|Symbol||Description||Security||Execution||Currency||Digits||Spread||Stops||Leverage||Trading Hours||Contract size|
|CAC – Date||CAC 40 Index Future (Euronext)||Indices 1||Market||EUR||2||Floating||2||25% of Account’s Leverage||09:00-23:00||10|
|DAX – Date||DAX 30 Index Future (Eurex)||Indices 1||Market||EUR||2||Floating||2||25% of Account’s Leverage||09:00-23:00||10|
|DOW – Date||MINI-SIZE DOW Index Future (CME)||Indices 1||Market||USD||2||Floating||2||25% of Account’s Leverage||01:00-23:15 & 23:30-24:00||10|
|FTSE – Date||FTSE 100 Index Future (ICE-EU)||Indices 1||Market||GBP||2||Floating||2||25% of Account’s Leverage||09:00-23:00||10|
|NK – Date||Nikkei 225 Index Future (CME)||Indices 1||Market||USD||2||Floating||5||25% of Account’s Leverage||01:00-23:15||10|
|NSDQ – Date||Nasdaq100 Index Future (CME)||Indices 1||Market||USD||2||Floating||1||25% of Account’s Leverage||01:00-23:15 & 23:30-24:00||100|
|SP – Date||E-MINI S&P500 Index Future (CME)||Indices 1||Market||USD||2||Floating||1||25% of Account’s Leverage||01:00-23:15 & 23:30-24:00||100|
|ASX – Date||ASX SPI 200 Index Future (ASX)||Indices 2||Market||AUD||2||Floating||2||25% of Account’s Leverage||02:50-09:30 & 10:10-24:00||100|
|DJEXX – Date||DJ Euro Stoxx Index Future (Eurex)||Indices 2||Market||EUR||2||Floating||2||25% of Account’s Leverage||09:00-23:00||10|
|HHI – Date||China H-Shares Index Futures (HKE)||Indices 2||Market||HKD||2||Floating||4||25% of Account’s Leverage||03:15-06:00 & 07:00-10:15 & 11:15-17:45||100|
|HSI – Date||Hang Seng Index Future (HKE)||Indices 2||Market||HKD||2||Floating||4||25% of Account’s Leverage||03:15-06:00 & 07:00-10:15 & 11:15-17:45||100|
|IBEX – Date||IBEX Index 35 (BME)||Indices 2||Market||EUR||2||Floating||5||25% of Account’s Leverage||10:00-21:00||100|
|JSE – Date||FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index Future (JSE)||Indices 2||Market||ZAR||2||Floating||3||25% of Account’s Leverage||09:35-18:30||100|
|MIB – Date||FTSE / MIB Index Future (MIB)||Indices 2||Market||EUR||1||Floating||5||25% of Account’s Leverage||10:00-18:40||100|
|NIFTY – Date||CNX NIFTY Index Future (NSE)||Indices 2||Market||INR||2||Floating||1||25% of Account’s Leverage||06:45-13:00||1,000|
|VIX – Date||Volatility SP500 Index Future (CBOE)||Indices 2||Market||USD||3||Floating||0.15||25% of Account’s Leverage||15:30-22:15||1,000|
|$IND – Date||US$ Future Index (ICE – US)||Indices 2||Market||USD||3||Floating||0.05||25% of Account’s Leverage||03:00-24:00||100|
|TA25||Tel Aviv 25 Index (TASE)||Indices 2||Market||ILS||2||1||4||25% of Account’s Leverage||09:45-17:15||200|