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 

KTM Symbol Instrument Min Trade Margin Target spread Index Point Value Trading hours (GMT) Break time(GMT)
AUS200 Australian ASX 200 Index    1 2% 2 A$ 0.12 Sun 22:50 – Fri 21:00 Daily 05:30 – 06:10 and 21:00 – 22:50
EU50 EURO STOXX 50 Index 1 1% 1 €0.10 Daily 07:00 – 21:00 Daily 21:00 – 07:00
FRA40  French CAC 40 1 2% 1 €0.10 Daily 07:00 – 21:00 Daily 21:00 – 07:00
GER30 German DAX 30 Index 1 1% 1 €0.10 Daily 07:00 – 21:00 Daily 21:00 – 07:00
HKG50 HK Hang Seng 50 Index 1 0.5% 15 HK$ 1.00 Daily 01:15 – 17:00 Daily 04:00 – 05:00 and 8:30 – 9:15 and 17:00 – 01:15
ITA40 Italian FTSE MIB 40 Index 1 2% 20* €0.10 Daily 08:00 – 16:40 From 16:40 till 08:00
JP225 Japanese Nikkei 225 1 0.2% 10 ¥10.00 Sun-Thur  23:00 – 21:59

Fri 23:00 – 21:55

Mon-Thur  21:59 – 23-00

 

RUSS2000 US Russel 2000 Index 1 0.2% 1 $0.10 Sun 22:00 – Fri 22:00 Daily from 23:00 until 01:00
SPA35 Spanish IBEX 35 Index 1 0.2% 9 €0.10 Daily 07:00 – 19:00 Daily from 19:00 until 07:00
SWI Swiss Market Index 1 1% 4 CHF 0.10 Daily 07:00 – 21:00 Daily from 21:00 until 07:00
UK100 UK FTSE 100 Index 1 0.2% 1 £0.10 Mon 01:00 Fri – 21:00 Daily from 21:15-21:30 and 22:00-23:00
US30 US DOW Jones 30 Index 1 1% 2 $0.10 Sun 23:00 – Fri 21:15 Daily from 21:15 until 21:30 and 22:00 – 23:00
US500 US S&P 500 Index 1 1% 0.5 $0.10 Sun 23:00 – Fri 21:15 Daily from 21:15 until 21:30 and 22:00 – 23:00
USTEC US Nasdaq 100 Index 1 2% 2 $0.10 Sun 23:00 – Fri 21:15 Daily from 21:15 until 21:30 and 22:00 – 23:00

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