S.A.M. Trade offers investors a platform to trade on various derivatives of indices as an effective way to diversify risk as compared to single stock trading.

ASX 200 (200AUD) USD 25 1 25 0.01 6
FTSE CHINA A50 USD INDEX (A50USD) USD 10 1 10 0.01 30
Germany DAX 30 (D30EUR) USD 2.5 0.1 25 0.01 50
Euro Stoxx 50 Index (E50EUR) USD 1 0.1 10 0.01 25
Hang Seng (H33HKD) USD 5 1 5 0.01 18
Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (HSCUSD) USD 10 1 10 0.01 30
KOSPI 200 Index Korea Stock Exchange (K200USD) USD 50 0.1 500 0.01 30
Nikkei 255 (225JPY) USD 10 1 10 0.01 15
FTSE 100 (100GBP) USD 1 0.1 10 0.01 19
Russel 2000 Index (R2000USD) USD 20 0.1 200 0.01 60
India (N50USD) USD 2 0.1 20 0.01 200
NASDAQ (NASUSD) USD 0.2 0.01 20 0.01 250
Dow Jones (U30USD) USD 5 1 5 0.01 10
US 10 Year T-Note Futures (TNOTEUSD) USD 10 0.01 1000 0.01 15
US Dollar Index (USDIDX) USD 1 0.001 1000 0.01 30
S&P 500 (SPXUSD) USD 5 0.1 50 0.01 11
VIX Index (VIXUSDy) USD 40 0.01 4000 0.01 19

*Leverage on CFDs are capped at 1:100

* Profit/Loss = (Difference in Opening and Closing Prices)*Contract Size*Lot Size

S.A.M. Trade reserves the right to amend and make changes to the leverage policy according to market conditions and/or whenever a periodic review is conducted.

Last Updated: 3/1/2019

What is Index Trading?

Indices are a measurement of the price performance of a group of shares listed on an exchange. Indices trading may be an effective way to diversify trader risk, as it provides wider exposure to a sector or economy at once, without having to trade on many different shares.

Most major economies have a financial index. In the US there is the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ, and also the Standard & Poor’s 500 index (S&P 500). Britain has the FTSE 100 index, while Germany has the DAX 30 index. In Asia, there is the Hang Seng in Hong Kong, and Nikkei 225 in Japan. The ASX 200 index is traded in Australia.

There are many indices available for trading. Trading indices enables you to either focus on a single index, or trade various indices as part of a wider strategy.

Why you should consider Indices CFDs?

Through Indices CFDs, you can participate in the price movements of the underlying index. Indices CFDs also allow you to go either long or short the underlying asset to capitalise in both bullish and bearish market conditions.

CFDs are leveraged products that are traded on margin, which means that you are only required to put up a fraction of the contract value as margin to open a position, instead of paying the full value of the underlying asset. While leverage can help magnify your returns if the market moves in your favour, it can also magnify your losses if the market moves against you. Hence, your losses may exceed what you deposit.


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Once you have opened your live account with us, you can trade CFDs on the following instruments:

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