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Deal on the world’s major stock indices – with low margins and more 24-hour markets than any other provider. Trade Germany 30 out-of-hours on a 5-point spread, and France 40 on a 4-point spread.

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Markets Sell Buy Updated Change
Switzerland Blue Chip
Germany 30
Wall Street
FTSE 100
France 40

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Summary of standard spreads




Switzerland Blue Chip 2.0 2
Wall Street 1.6 1.6
FTSE 100 1.0 1
Germany 30 1.0 1
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Selling the Swiss Blue Chip: detailed

  Cash CFD
Underlying market/value SMI Futures
Our price

Swiss Blue Chip


Sell at 9229

Trade size

1 contract
10 CHF

Margin required

0.75% x Index value x Value per point x Number of contracts

0.75% x 9229 x 10 x 1 = 692.18 CHF margin

What happens next? The market collapses, reaching 9183 at 11pm when funding is calculated.

Funding = CHF 4.43
(One-month LIBOR e.g. -0.825% - 2.5% x 10 CHF x 9229) / 360


Our price is now 9179/9183. You decide to buy at 9183

Overall market movement & profit/loss

Gross profit subject to tax = 460 CHF
9229 – 9183 = 46
One contract is worth 10 CHF per point


2-point IG spread (included)
Funding cost: CHF 4.43

Net profit

451.48 CHF

What if...

If the market rose 46 points instead:
46 x 10 CHF
460 CHF gross loss


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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 Switzerland Blue Chip represents 20 companies traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange. If, on average, the share price of these companies goes up - then the Switzerland Blue Chip 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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