Indices Spot Contract Specifications


# Symbol
Full name
Contract size Tick size Margin, % Swap Long
(Points)
Swap Short
(Points)
Sunday
open time
GMT+0
Trading time*
(GMT+0)
Friday
close time
GMT+0
Leverage
1 DAXEUR / FDAX Germany 30 10 0.01 2 -179 -234 11:05 PM 00:00 - 21:15 21:30 - 22:00 23:02 - 00:00 0.875 1:50
2 F40EUR / CAC France CAC40 10 0.01 2 -80 -104 - 07:02 - 21:00 0.8715278 1:50
3 FTSGBP / FTSE UK FTSE100 10 0.01 2 -106 -106 11:05 PM 00:00 - 21:15 21:30 - 22:00 23:02 - 00:00 0.875 1:50
4 SMICHF Switzerland Blue Chip 10 0.01 2 -56 -107 - 07:02 - 20:55 0.8715278 1:50
5 ESXEUR EURO Stocks 50 10 0.01 2 -51 -66 - 07:02 - 21:00 0.8715278 1:50
6 IBXEUR IBEX 35 Index - Spain 35 Cash 10 0.01 2 -137 -179 - 08:02 - 18:55 0.7881944 1:50
7 DJIUSD Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 Index 10 0.01 2 -483 -452 11:00 PM 00:00 - 21:15, 21:30 - 22:00 23:00 - 23:59 0.9166667 1:50
8 SPXUSD S&P 500 Index 10 0.01 2 -64 -60 11:00 PM 00:00 - 21:15, 21:30 - 22:00 23:00 - 23:59 0.9166667 1:50
9 NDXUSD Nasdaq 100 index 10 0.01 2 -221 -207 11:00 PM 00:00 - 21:15, 21:30 - 22:00 23:00 - 23:59 0.9166667 1:50
10 NIKJPY Nikkei 225 Index 100 1 2 -5 -5 11:00 PM 00:00 - 22:00   23:00 - 23:59 0.9166667 1:50
11 HSIHKD Hong Kong 50 Index 10 0.1 2 -45 -41 - 01:15 - 04:00 05:00 - 08:30 09:15 - 17:00 - 1:50
12 ASXAUD Australia 200 Index 10 0.1 2 -11 -12 10:50 PM 00:00 - 05:30 06:10-20:00 22:50 - 23:59 0.8333333 1:50

* - All systems have a restart time without execution and prices up to 5 minutes everyday at 22:00 GMT+0, but on Sundays the restart time is at 20:00 GMT+0
** - MT5 servers have a scheduled maintenance without execution and prices during 0-1 minutes everyday at 00:00 GMT+0
*** - If you use fix-connection or bridge-connection to own MT-server so, the session time will depend on your Trading server time settings.

Calculating Indices Margin Requirements – Example

Account base currency: USD
Position: Open 5 lots BUY EU50.F at 3,451.95
1 Lot size: 1 contract
Margin requirement: 2% of Notional value


Notional value
5 * 1 * 3,451.95 = 17,260 EUR
17,260 * 1.20887 (EURUSD rate) = 20,865 USD

Margin required is: 20,865 USD * 0.02 = 417.30 USD

What are Indices and Indices Trading?

An index is most regularly defined as a portfolio of stocks that represents a particular market or market sector. Thus indices (also known as stock indexes) measure the price performance of a group of stocks of a specific section of stock market. The USA500, for example, is based on the 500 largest companies weighted mainly by market capitalization that are listed on the New York Exchange or NASDAQ.

Trading indices enables you to get exposure to an entire sector by opening a single position.

Indices price movements and volatility are impacted by a range of factors like political events, major events that affect companies in a particular sector, economic data like employment figures and big changes in the currencies markets.

At Met Tech Global Ltd, we offer you the opportunity to trade derivatives on major indices across global equity markets. Open a live account today to benefit from competitive spreads and fast order execution and choose to have greater automated trading with our award-winning trading platforms MT5.

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