Global Indices

Stock market indices measures he value of a specific section of a stock market. Prices are based on a weighted average of selected stocks, which can represent a specific stock market such as NASDAQ, or they can represent a specific set of the largest companies of a nation such as the British FTSE 100 or the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index (HSI).

Indices Product Specifications

The product specifications allows you to understand the spreads, margin and trading hours of the commonly traded pairs.

Instrument
(Futures)
Min. Spread
Margin Rate From
Trading Hours (GMT +8)
DAX 1.50 4.00% 14:01 – 03:59
FTSE 2.00 4.00% 14:01 – 03:59
CAC 2.50 4.00% 14:01 – 03:59
HANG 7.00 1.00% 09:16 – 12:00
13:00 – 16.15
17:00 – 23:44
DOW 3.00 4.00% 06:01 – 04.15
04:30 -04:59
SP 1.50 4.00% 06:01 – 04.15
04:30 -04:59
NSDQ 0.75 4.00% 06:01 – 04.15
04:30 -04:59
A50 30.00 4.00% 09:01 – 15:50
16:41 – 01:54

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To calculate margin utilisation for each instrument, you may use the Forex Calculator here.

Instrument
(Cash)
Min. Spread
Margin Rate From
Trading Hours (GMT +8)
CFDNDX 1.00 4.00% 15:01 – 04:59
CFDDAX 1.00 4.00% 15:01 – 04:59
CFDDJI 1.50 4.00% 15:01 – 04:59
US500 0.50 4.00% 15:01 – 04:59
UK100 1.00 4.00% 15:01 – 04:59
JP225 7.00 4.00% 15:01 – 04:59
FRA40 1.00 4.00% 15:01 – 04:59
HK50 7.00 1.00% 11:31 – 13:00
14:00 – 17:30
18:15 – 01:44

To calculate margin utilisation for each instrument, you may use the Forex Calculator here.

About Indices Trading

An index is defined as a portfolio of stocks that represents a particular market or market sector. Most major economies as well as developing economies have at least one financial index. There are two kinds of CFDs, CFD Futures and CFD Cash.

The table below explains the pros and cons of trading each market.

CFD FUTURES
CFD CASH
Expiry
Monthly – Quarterly None
Spreads
Higher Lower
Trading Hours
Longer (Extend Beyond Exchange hours) Shorter (Within Exchange Hours)
Underlying
Futures Market Cash Market

The delay in the market opening hours is to weed out ill market liquidity that are not favourable to trade on during the first few minutes.

There are advantages and disadvantages to each of it. Please refer to our table above to find out the differences.

The trading hours of the contracts typically follow the exchange hours of each stock market.

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