Indices

UK 100
Instant access to the world's most liquid Stock Exchange indices
FTSE 100 (footsie) for the 100 most highly capitalised companies listed on the LSE (London Stock Exchange)
Vodafone, Barclays, Rolls Royce and more
Indices
trading explained
Peter Karsten
Commercial director
  

INDICES

Our MT4 platform is the perfect environment for trading on some of the world’s most liquid stock exchange indices. Indices are a massive part of the global financial markets. They represent an index’s most valuable shares, with all companies contributing to the overall value. The value of the index rises goes up and down depending on the fortunes of its respective companies. We offer you opportunities to trade European, Asian & US indices. You can trade long or short, meaning you can diversify your trading strategies across uncorrelated instruments, as well as take advantage of the different opportunities that global equities markets present. With real time pricing linked to actual stock market performance, indices with low spreads offer the chance to profit from small price movements on global markets.

TRADE. GLOBAL EXCHANGES

  • Access to global indices directly on our MT4 platform
  • Trade on a macro economic level and diversify your trading portfolio.
  • Reduce your exposure to individual stocks and benefit from positive trade winds.
 

Contract Specifications

This table gives an indication of the margin requirements and lot sizes for our indices

  Instrument Symbol Contract Size Margin Currency  
  FTSE 100 UK 100 £1

Depends on the market price 

Margin = lots*contract size * market price * percentage / 100

GBP  
  Xetra DAX GER 30 €1

Depends on the market price 

Margin = lots*contract size * market price * percentage / 100

EUR  
  CAC 40 FRA 40 €1

Depends on the market price 

Margin = lots*contract size * market price * percentage / 100

EUR  
  Euro Stoxx 50 EUSTX 50 €1

Depends on the market price 

Margin = lots*contract size * market price * percentage / 100

EUR  
  Dow Jones Industrial Average US 30 $1 $450 USD  
  S&P 500 SPX 500 $10 $6000 USD  
  S&P/ASX 200 AUS 200 $1 $300 AUD  
  Hang Seng Index HKG30 HKD 10 HK$ 107500 HKD  
  Italy 40 ITA40 $ 1 $ 450 USD  
  China A50 CHINA50 $ 1 $ 0.02 * MARKET PRICE USD  
  Japan 225 JPN225 JPY 100 JPY 95000 JPY  

*For a buy order, stop loss should be set below: bid price-min stop distance*point size
**For a sell order, stop loss should be set above: ask price+min stop distance*point size
*** Intuitively, if the tick price is rounded to two decimal places, then the point size is 0.01. In other words, 1 point= 0.01 currency. If the tick price is an integer, then the point size is 1. In other words, 1 point=1 currency. For example, 1 point equals to 1 penny for UK100, whereas 1 point equals to 1 cent for China50.

Example 1

A client opens a 1 contract size on FRA40 at 5356.72 market price.
Assuming their account is denominated in EUR the margin required would be €267.84.
Margin calculation is as follows:

lots*contract size * market price * percentage / 100

In our case: (1 *1* 5356.72 * 5 / 100) = €267.84

Note: percentage = 5 5% = 1:20 leverage equivalent. If client had an account in USD, the margin required would need to be converted to USD.
If we were to use a EUR/USD exchange rate of 1.1755, the margin required would be 267.84 * 1.1755 = 314.85 USD

Example 2

A Client opens a 1 contract sizes on CHINA50 at 11,228 market price.
Assuming their account is denominated in USD the margin required would be $1,122.8.
Margin calculation is as follows:

lots*contract size * market price * percentage / 100

In our case: (1 * 1 * 11,228 * 10 / 100) = $1,122.8
Note: percentage = 10 10% = 1:10 leverage equivalent.

Example 3

A client BUYS 100 contract sizes of JPN225 at 22563.30 and closes the position at 22591.02.
The Profit or Loss will be:

The profit/loss is calculated as
Lot = 1
Contract size = 100
Open price = 22563.30
Close price = 22591.02

Profit/Loss = [ (Close Price – Open Price) * Contract Size * Lots) ]

= [( 22591.02- 22563.30) * 100 * 1)]
= $2,772
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76.40 % of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with INFINOX. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.