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We offer Singapore dollar-denominated CFDs on popular indices. See more data on SGD-denominated CFDs.

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Selling the FTSE 100 Cash CFD and FSB Light

Selling the FTSE 100

  Cash CFD
Underlying market/value FTSE 100 JUN13 Future 6400
Our price

FTSE 100 Cash

6441.05/6442.5

Trade

Sell at 6441.05

Trade size

1 contract

£10 per contract
Margin required

GBP10 x 1 x 6441.05 x 5% = GBP3220.52

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

What happens next? The market drops falls to 6310
Close

Buy at 6310.5

Gross profit

Gross profit subject to tax = £1305.50

6441.05 – 6310.5 = 130.55

One contract is worth £10 per point

What if...

If the market rose 130.5 points instead:

130.5 x £10

£1305 gross loss

 

Selling the FTSE 100 Cash CFD and FSB Detailed

Selling the FTSE 100: detailed

  Cash CFD
Underlying market/value FTSE 100 JUN13 Future 6400
Our price

FTSE 100 Cash

6441.05/6442.5
Trade

Sell at 6441.05

Trade size

1 contract

£10 per contract
Margin required

GBP10 x 1 x 6441.05 x 5% = GBP3220.52
Contract Size x Number of contracts x Index level x Margin rate

What happens next? The market drops dramatically, reaching 6300 at 10pm, when funding is calculated. It rises a little overnight, to 6310
Funding

Funding = £3.47

(One-month LIBOR eg 0.49% minus 2.5% x £10 x 6300)/365

Close

Buy at 6310.5

Overall market movement & profit/loss

Gross profit = £1305.50

6441.05 – 6310.5 = 130.55

Each contract is worth £10 per point

Costs

1-point IG spread (included)

Funding cost: £3.47

Net profit

£1302.03 net profit subject to tax

What if...

If the market rose 130.5 points instead:

130.5 x £10 + £3.40

£1308.40 net loss