Indices trading

Index CFDs trading

Key to Markets offers a wide range of CFDs on Indices with NO dealing desk executions. We aim to provide the same level of reliability and low latency conditions offered on the Forex Market.

You can buy or short sell world’s major equity indices without commission.


CFD Definition

A CFD, or a Contract for Difference, is an agreement between two parties to exchange the difference between the opening and closing price of a CFD contract whose value is tied to an underlying asset.CFDs are financial instruments that provide the opportunity to trade leveraged indices, metals and commodities.

Why chose CFDs over Futures?

1 – CFDs have a smaller notional value than futures: a CFD is normally a fraction of a future contract. With Key to Markets, mini CFDs are available.This means that every time you buy 1 CFD contract you will execute only 1/10 the value of the underlying Index. Please refer to the below table for the details of each CFD.

– CFDs require less margin than futures: CFDs are very flexible as they allow investors to trade with less capital compared to futures thanks to the use of leverage.

Until a few years ago the Index Market was considered a privilege only for financial institutions and professional investors. Nowadays thanks to the use of CFDs even private investors have this opportunity.

 

Cash Index CFD Definition

These CFDs never expire. Every night financing charges will be applied to your account proportionally to your open positions. When dividend payments occur, Key to Markets will process an adjustment within your MT4 balance: a credit in case you hold a long position, a debit in case you hold a short position. Be aware that the spread applied on the Italian Index CFD includes the charge for the FTT tax (also known as “Tobin Tax”).


Contract Details for mini CFDs 

KTM Symbol Instrument Min Trade Margin Target spread Index Point Value Trading hours (GMT+2)
AUS200 Australian ASX 200 Index    1 1% 2 A$ 0.10 Mon-Fri 00:50 – 23:00
DE30 German DAX 30 Index  1 1%  1  €0.10 Mon-Fri 09:00 – 23:00
EU50 EURO STOXX 50 Index 1 1% 2 €0.10 Mon-Fri 09:00 – 23:00
FRA40  French CAC 40 1 1% 1 €0.10 Mon-Fri 09:00 – 23:00
GER30 German DAX 30 Index 1 1% 1 €0.10 Mon-Fri 09:00 – 23:00
ITA40 Italian FTSE MIB 40 Index 1 1% 12* €0.10 Mon-Fri 10:00 – 18:40
JP225 Japanese Nikkei 225 1 1% 10 ¥10.00 Mon-Thur  01:00 – 23:59

Fri 01:00 – 23:55

SPA35 Spanish IBEX 35 Index 1 1% 7 €0.10 Mon-Fri 09:00 – 21:00
UK100 UK FTSE 100 Index 1 1% 1 £0.10 Mon 03:00 – 24:00

Tue – Thur 01:00 – 24:00

Fri 01:00 – 23:00

US30 US DOW Jones 30 Index 1 1% 2 $0.10 Mon – Thur 01:00 – 24:00

Fri 01:00 – 23:15

US500 US S&P 500 Index 1 1% 0.5 $0.10 Mon – Thur 01:00 – 24:00

Fri 01:00 – 23:15

USTEC US Nasdaq 100 Index 1 1% 2 $0.10 Mon – Thur 01:00 – 24:00

Fri 01:00 – 23:15

Contract Details for CFDs 

KTM Symbol Instrument Min Trade Margin Target spread Index Point Value Trading hours (GMT+2)
CN50 China 50 Index 1 1%  1.5  $1.00 Mon – Fri 03:00 – 22:45
HKG50 HK Hang Seng 50 Index 1 1% 15 HK$ 1.00 Mon – Fri 03:15 – 19:00
IND_50 India 50 Index  1 1%  1.35  $1.00 Mon – Fri 04:00 – 21:00
RUSS2000 US Russell 2000 Index  1 1%  0.7 $1.00 Mon 03:00 – 23:59

Tue – Thur 00:05 – 23:59

Fri 00:05 – 23:55

USDX US Dollar Index 1 1% 0.05 $1.00 Mon – Thur 03:00 – 23:59

Fri 03:00 – 23:55

XAUS200 Australian ASX 200 Index 1 1%  3  A$ 1.00 Mon – Fri 01:00 – 22:00
XEU50 Euro Stoxx 50 Index 1 1% 2  €1.00 Mon – Fri 09:00 – 23:00
XFRA40 French CAC 40 1 1%  1  €1.00 Mon – Fri 09:00 – 23:00
XGER30 German DAX 30 Index 1 1% 1  €1.00 Mon – Fri 09:00 – 23:00
XITA40 Italian FTSE MIB 40 Index 1 1%  12   €1.00 Mon – Fri 10:00 – 18:40
XJP225 Japan Nikkei 225 1 1%  10  ¥100.00 Mon – Thur 01:00 – 23:59

Fri 01:00 – 23:55

XSPA35 Spanish IBEX 35 Index  1 1%  7  €1.00 Mon – Fri 10:00 – 21:00
XUK100 UK FTSE 100 Index 1 1%  1  £1.00 Mon – Fri 01:00 – 23:59
XUS30  US Dow Jones 30 Index  1 1% 2  $1.00  Mon – Thru 01:00 – 23:59

Fri 01:00 – 23:55

XUS500  US S&P 500 Index 1 1% 0.5 $1.00  Mon 01:00 -23:59

Tue – Fri 00:00 24:00

XUSTEC  US Nasdaq 100 Index 1 1%  1 $1.00  Mon- Thur 01:00 – 23:59

Fri 01:00 – 23:55

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