Trade Indices as (CFDs)
What are Indices and how do you trade them?
Indices is a collective term for individual Indexes. An index is essentially a whole portfolio of securities represented as a single numeric value – like a weighted average. Well known indices like the Dow Jones, Standard & Poor’s, Nikkei and FTSE are featured in the news every day.
To trade indices with Vantage FX, they are traded as Contracts for Difference (CFDs); just like your Forex currency pairs. As CFDs, you simply trade on the movement of the prices rather than purchasing the actual asset. At Vantage FX, we offer seven major indices as CFDs: the DAX30, SP500, FTSE100, DJ30, SPI200. USDX and Nikkei225.
- Access six major indices and mix it up with 40+ other products including Forex pairs and commodities
- Single platform convenience – all your products on one platform
- Access your trading account in 9 different ways
- Maximum leverage of 500:1
- Low margins from 1%
- Competitive spreads (from 1 pip on SPI200)
- Flexible contract sizes
- No brokerage fees or commissions
- No dealing desk
Vantage FX Index Contract Specifications
|Contract||PlatformSymbol||Type||Market||Volume||Value/per tick||E.g for tickvalue per tick||1% Margin||Max.Leverage||Min.volume||Max.volume|
|ASX S&P 200 (Future)||SPI200||CFD||SFE/ASX||1||AUD$1||6231->6232||1% x (1 x market price)||AUD||1||500|
|FTSE 100 (Future)||FTSE100||CFD||LIFFE/ Euronext||1||GBP1||4652->4653||1% x (1 x market price)||GBP||1||500|
|DAX30(Future)||DAX30||CFD||Eurex||1||EUR1||5217->5218||1% x (1 x market price)||EUR||1||500|
|Dow Jones 30 (Future)||DJ30||CFD||CBOT/ CME||1||USD$1||12370->12371||1% x (1 x market price)||USD||1||500|
|S&P(Future)||SP500||CFD||CME||1||USD$1||1262.5->1263.5||1% x (1 x market price)||USD||1||500|
|Nikkei 225 (Future)||Nikkei225||CFD Asia||Simex||50||JPY50||3472->3473||1% x (50 x market price)||JPY||50||20000|
|USD Index (Future)||USDX||CFD||ICE||1||USD$1.00||85.750->85.760||1% x (1 x market price)||USD||1||500|