Trading Indices Online

Stock Indices
INSTRUMENT Country Currency Exchange Expiration Typical Spread (Pips) Margin Standard Contract Size Trading Hours GMT
S&P 500 US USD CME Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 23 2.00% 50 23:01-21:15 & 21:30-21:59
NASDAQ 100 US USD CME Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 25 2.00% 20 23:01-21:15 & 21:30-21:59
Dow US USD CBOT Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 35 2.00% 5 23:01-21:15 & 21:30-21:59
CAC 40 France EUR EURONEXT Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 35 2.00% 10 07:01-20:59
DAX 30 Germany EUR EUREX Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 35 2.00% 25 07:02-20:59
FTSE 100 UK GBP ICE EUR Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 35 2.00% 10 01:01-20:59
RUSSELL2000 US USD ICE US Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 52 2.00% 100 MON 01:01-22:00 TUE-FRI 22:00-22:59 & 01:01-22:00
DJXX EU EUR EUREX Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 60 2.00% 10 07:01-20:59
ASX Australia AUD Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 60 2.00% 100 22:51-05:29-06:11-20:59
JSE SA ZAR JSE Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 35 2.00% 50 06:31-15:29
SMI Switzerland CHF EUREX Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 70 2.00% 10 07:01-20:59
HANG Hong Kong HKD HKFE Monthly 60 2.00% 50 01:16-04:00 & 05:00-08:30 & 09:15-16:59
TOPIX Japan JPY TSE Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 50 2.00% 1000 00:46-07:10 & 08:30-21:24
IBEX Spain EUR EUREX Monthly 90 2.00% 10 08:01-18:59
AEX Amsterdam EUR EUREX Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 51 2.00% 200 07:01-20:59
NK Tokyo USD SGX Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 80 2.00% 5 23:01-21:15 & 21:30-21:59
SPMIB Italy EUR EUREX Mar,Jun,Sep,Dec 100 2.00% 2 20:01-16:39

* Overnight Interest both buy and sell are -0.0028%

Explanation of Terms from Table headings


Instrument- The FX currency pair or underlying asset of the CFD product to be traded.

Country- The country that the equity or bond is based in.

Standard Contract size- The lot size traded on each platform (Note: CM Trading in MT4 represents the standard lot size).

Standard Spread- The difference between the BID & the ASK price quote for each instrument under normal market conditions.

Margin Per Lot- The required margin to open a single lot of each instrument (Note: It is shown in notional terms).

Overnight Interest Sell/Buy- The overnight interest debited/credited in daily % terms for each instrument.

Trading Hours- The time that trading is available for the specified instrument.

Exchange- The exchange of the underlying asset.

Risk Warning:
Trading CFD’s on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors.

Stock Indices Spread Calculation


The Stock Indices Trading Conditions display the ‘Spread Over Market’ for Stock Index Instruments unless otherwise stated. The ‘Spread Over Market’ is the Mark-up CM TRADING adds to the Current Market Spread.

Spread Cost Formula: Spread x Trade Size = Spread Charge in Currency Instrument is denominated in.

Example 1

For a 1 index S&P500 Trade, with a Spread of 75 Pips ($0.75), the calculation is as follows:

0.75 X 1 = $0.75*

CM TRADING is compensated through the Bid-Ask spread, except when otherwise stated.

CM TRADING does not charge commissions on any trade.

Stock Indices Margin Calculation


All Instruments are traded on Margin allowing you to Leverage your positions. The Stock Indices Trading Conditions display Margin Amounts as a Percentage (%).

Percentage Margin Formula: Position Size x Current Price x Margin (%) = Margin Required*

* Margin Required is calculated in the Currency the Instrument is Denominated in.


For a 1 Index S&P500 Trade, with a Market Price of $1400 and a Margin Requirement of 0.50%, the calculation is as follows:

Percentage Margin Requirement: 1 x 1, 400 x 0.005 = $7.00*

During Indices Roll Over week if a new position on the new contract is opened whilst holding an old contract, margin will be equal to holding 2 positions

Stock Indices Buy Sell Overnight Interest Calculation


The Stock Indices Trading Conditions display the Over-Night (O/N) Interest Rates Charged/Paid on a daily basis for holding a position open past the End of Day time. These are displayed in the “Overnight Interest – Buy” and “Overnight Interest – Sell” columns. End of Day is 22:00 GMT except during Daylight Savings when it changes to 21:00 GMT.

You can use the following formula to calculate your Overnight Interest amount:

Trade Size x End of Day Market Price x Daily Overnight Interest = Daily Overnight Interest Charged/Paid*

*Overnight Interest Charged/Paid is calculated in the Currency the Instrument is Denominated in.


For a 1 Index S&P500 Trade, with an End of Day Market Price of $2000 and a Daily Overnight Interest Buy (or Sell) rate of -0.0028%, and subject to a charge for 1 day, the calculation is as follows:

1 x 2,000 x -0.000028 = -0.056 = -$0.06* rounded.

Note: CM TRADING platforms display overnight interest (swaps) in annualised terms.

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Trading Foreign Exchange (Forex) and Contracts for Differences (CFD’s) is highly speculative, carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. You may sustain a loss of some or all of your invested capital, therefore, you should not speculate with capital that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with trading on margin.

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