Futures Indices

Stock market volatility can create exciting investment opportunities for the trader willing to take on a degree of uncertainty in search of potentially higher profits. By trading index related products such as Futures Index CFDs you may be able to benefit from a product that combines leverage, low costs and ease of trading and also allows you to trade in both rising and falling markets from exchanges all over the world.

Why trade Futures Indices?

Index-tracking CFDs give traders the capability of trading an entire index on real-time prices whilst enabling them to maximise their exposure with minimal investment from margins as low as 1% and without the exposure to any one particular underlying component of the index (e.g. listed company).

Benefits Include

These indicies are linked to the performance of the stock market index

They can be short sold, opening the possibility to make a profit in a falling market

Maximum exposure with minimal capital outlay, margins from as low as 1%

Tight spreads, allowing you to profit from as little as a 3 pip movement

No brokerage fees and no commission on Standard Account

Trading Hours

Instrument Code Trading Hours Break Time Zone
Open
Monday
Close
Friday
CAC 40 CAC40.FS 08:00 22:00 22:00 – 08:00 Paris
DAX DAX30.FS 08:00 22:00 22:00 – 08:00 Frankfurt
FTSE 100 FT100.FS 01:00 21:00 21:00 – 01:00 London
US S&P500 S&P.FS 18:00
Sunday
17:00
Friday
16:15 – 16:30
17:00 – 18:00
New York
DOW 30 DJ30.FS 18:00
Sunday
17:00
Friday
16:15 – 16:30
17:00 – 18:00
New York
ASX S&P200 SPI200.FS 09:50
Monday
07:00
Saturday
07:00 - 09:50
16:30 - 17:10
Sydney
NIKKEI 225 NK225.FS 09:00
Monday
03:00
Saturday
15:15 – 16:30
03:00 – 09:00
Tokyo
Hang Seng HSI.FS 09:15 23:45 12:00 - 13:00
16:15 - 17:00
23:45 - 09:15
Hong Kong
Euro Stoxx 50 EUSTX50.fs 07:50 22:00 22:00 - 07:50 Frankfurt
Nasdaq 100 E-mini NAS100.fs 17:00
Sunday
16:00
Friday
15:15 - 15:30
16:00 - 17:00
Chicago
FTSE China A50 China50.FS 09:00
Monday
02:00
Saturday
15:55 – 16:40
02:00 – 09:00
Shanghai

*The above times quoted in terms of the Local Time Zone of the underlying exchange. For Non-US exchanges the Daylight Savings changes in the underlying exchanges time zone will change the sessions times relative to MT4 server time. 3 The ASX S&P200 extends its trading session to 08:00 AEST time during US Day light Savings

Index Futures Rollovers Explained

Accounts will be cash adjusted on positions held at the following times:

FRA40 Future - Close of business on the day before the 3rd Friday of expiry month.

DAX30 Future - Close of business on the day before the 3rd Friday of expiry month.

SPX500 Future - Close of business on the Wednesday the week before the 3rd Friday of expiry month.

UK100 Future - Close of business on the day before the 3rd Friday of expiry month.

US30 Future - Close of business on the Wednesday the week before the 3rd Friday of expiry month.

AUS200 Future - Close of business one day before the 3rd Thursday of expiry month.