Indices Trading

Global Indices CFDs

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 as those offered on the Forex market.

You can buy or sell the world’s major equity indices with no commission applied.

CFDs Trading Specifications.

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 the value of an underlying asset. CFDs are financial instruments that provide the opportunity to trade leveraged indices, metals and commodities.

CFD vs Future:

  1. CFDs have a smaller notional value than futures: a CFD is usually 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.
  2. 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 CFDs

These CFDs never expire. Every night financing charges (swap fee) 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.

Why choose CFDs on indices

  • Indices are a more readable asset than single stocks.
  • Investing on a index rather than a single stock is a way to reduce risk.
  • They can be traded with very low initial capital.
  • They have a nominal value much lower than that of future analogues.

Contract Details for mini CFDs

Symbol Instrument Min Trade Margin Spread Pip value Trading hours (GMT+2)
AUS200 ASX 1 1% 4 A$ 0.10 01:00 – 24:00
EU50 EUROSTOXX 1 1% 2.5 €0.10 01:00 – 24:00
FRA40 CAC 1 1% 3 €0.10 01:00 – 24:00
GER30 DAX 1 1% 1 €0.10 01:00 – 24:00
ITA40 FTSE MIB 1 1% 30 €0.10 10:00 – 18:40
JP225 Nikkei 1 1% 24 ¥10.00 01:00 – 24:00
SPA35 Ibex 1 1% 9 €0.10 10:00 – 22:00
UK100 FTSE 1  1% 2 £0.10 01:00 – 24:00
US30 DOW Jones 1  1% 2 $0.10 01:00 – 24:00
US500 S&P 1 1% 0.5 $0.10 01:00 – 24:00
USTEC Nasdaq 1 1% 0.5 $0.10 01:00 – 24:00
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Contract Details for CFDs

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Symbol Instrument Min Trade Margin Spread Pip value Trading hours (GMT+2)
CN50 China 50 Index 1 1% 18.5 $1.00 04:00 – 11:30, 12:00 – 23:45
HKG50 HK Hang Seng 50 Index 1 1% 15 HK$ 1.00 01:00 – 24:00
USDX US Dollar Index 1 1% 0.05 $1.00 03:00 – 23:59
XAUS200 Australian ASX 200 Index 1 1% 4 A$ 1.00 01:00 – 24:00
XEU50 Euro Stoxx 50 Index 1 1% 2.5 €1.00 01:00 – 24:00
XFRA40 French CAC 40 1 1% 1.5 €1.00 01:00 – 24:00
XGER30 German DAX 30 Index 1 1% 1 €1.00 01:00 – 24:00
XITA40 Italian FTSE MIB 40 Index 1 1% 30 €1.00 10:00 – 18:40
XJP225 Japan Nikkei 225 1 1% 10 ¥100.00 01:00 – 24:00
XSPA35 Spanish IBEX 35 Index 1 1% 7 €1.00 10:00 – 23:59
XUK100 UK FTSE 100 Index 1 1% 2 £1.00 01:00 – 24:00
XUS30 US Dow Jones 30 Index 1 1% 2 $1.00 01:00 – 24:00
XUS500 US S&P 500 Index 1 1% 0.5 $1.00 01:00 – 24:00
XUSTEC US Nasdaq 100 Index 1 1% 1 $1.00 01:00 – 24:00
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