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Singapore Blue Chip
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Japan 225
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Wall Street
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China A50
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Hong Kong HS50
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Why trade indices with IG?

  • 24-hour trading

    On 16 indices, including Wall St and FTSE 100

  • More than 30 indices

    Opportunities across major and niche indices

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  • Spreads from 0.2 points

    Plus reduced margins on larger trades

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    Plus expert analysis to help with your strategy

  • Access deep liquidity

    Execute larger trades using IG's superior trading technology

Summary of standard spreads

Stock index

In-hours spread

Singapore Blue Chip

0.2

Australia 200

1.0

Wall Street

1.8

FTSE 100

1.0

US Tech 100

1.0

US 500

0.4

Japan 225

8.0

 

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New to indices trading?

A stock index is a hugely important part of our financial world, but it is nothing more than a number representing the top shares from a particular exchange.

For example, the FTSE 100 represents the largest 100 companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. If, on average, the share price of these companies goes up - then the FTSE 100 will rise with them. And if they fall, it will drop.

Other examples of stock indices include:

  • Dow Jones, Nasdaq and S&P (US)
  • DAX and CAC (Europe)
  • Hang Seng, Nikkei and ASX  (Asia-Pacific)

Most of these are calculated using a capitalisation-weighted average, which means the size of each company is taken into account. The more a particular company is worth, the more its share price will affect the index as a whole.

However, the Dow Jones and Nikkei are price-weighted indices, where shares with higher prices have more influence. This means a stock trading at $100 is given 10 times more weight than one at $10.

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Selling the Hong Kong HS50 Light

Selling the Hong Kong HS50

  Cash CFD
Underlying market/value Hang Seng Index MAR15 Future 24570
Our price

Hong Kong HS50 Cash

24567/24573

Trade

Sell at 24567

Trade size

1 contract

HKD 50 per point
Margin required

HKD50 x 1 x 24567 x 5% = HKD 61,417.50

Contract Size x Number of contracts x Index level x Margin rate

What happens next? The market drops falls to 24350
Close

Buy at 24350

Gross profit

Gross profit subject to tax = HKD 10,850

24567 - 24350 = 217

One contract is worth HKD 50 per point

What if...

If the market rose 220 points instead:

220 x HKD 50

HKD 11,000 gross loss

 

Selling the Hong Kong HS50 Detailed

Selling the Hong Kong HS50: detailed

  Cash CFD
Underlying market/value Hang Seng Index MAR15 Future 24570
Our price

Hong Kong HS50 Cash

24567/24573
Trade

Sell at 24567

Trade size

1 contract

HKD 50 per point
Margin required

HKD50 x 1 x 24567 x 5% = HKD 61,417.50

Contract Size x Number of contracts x Index level x Margin rate

What happens next?

The market drops to 24345 at 10pm (UK time), when funding is calculated.

It rises a little overnight, to 24350

Funding

Funding = HKD 75.37

(One-month Hong Kong inter-bank rate eg 0.24% minus 2.5% x HKD50 x 24345)/365

Close

Buy at 24350

Overall market movement & profit/loss

Gross profit = HKD 10,850

24567 - 24350 = 217

Each contract is worth HKD 50 per point

Costs

1-point IG spread (included)

Funding cost: HKD 75.37

Net profit

HKD 10,774.63 net profit

What if...

If the market rose 220 points instead:

220 x HKD 50 + HKD 75.37

HKD 11,075.37 gross loss

 

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