Trade Indices

You want to trade Indices like the DAX, Nasdaq 100 Cash Index and many more? With MasterECN You can trade indices on CFD basis just like you can trade currencies or metals.
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What is the index and how can you trade indices?

A Stock Index is statistical measure of change in securities market. Let’s take DAX for example which index is containing the 30 major German companies listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The DAX indexes constitute a small selection of the global stock market while it does not represent the German economy like a whole.

Let’s go a stage deeper. All big companies included in the DAX index. In effect, investing in the DAX index is a totally different decision than investing in any big company shares alone. If the performance of big company rises with 2% at the close of Frankfurt Stock Exchange this will have an effect on DAX index price but the index will not necessarily increase in value. Why? Because for the same trading time period, other companies included in this index may not have performed so well.

Let’s talk about hypothetical example of trading an index*:

We will use DAX as an example again. Suppose the price of the index is 5,000 points. Suppose you decide to buy 1 CFD of the DAX at 5,000 points. The value of the DAX and thus the value of the CFD rises to 5,100 points. Now suppose you decide to close your long position at 5,100 points. The difference is +50 points. Since one point equals one euro, you have made a profit of 50 EUR. And vice versa. If the DAX drops to 4,900, you can lose 50 EUR if you close your long position at that lower cost.

* Please note that implement value weight may change. The examples provide on our website are hypothetical and should not be used as guidance or advice. You can always contact our team if you have a question.

In the below table includes all the indices MasterECN offer

Instruments Name Margin % Trading Session
AUS200.c Australia 200
Cash Index
5 Mon. – Fri. 00:50 – 23:00
CHINA50.f China A50 Futures 10 Mon.-Fri. 04:00-11:30 / 12:15-21:00
CHINAH.f China H-Shares Futures 10 Mon.03:15-06:00 / 07:00-10:30 / 11:15-17:45
Tues.-Thurs. 00:00-22:15 / 22:30-23:00
Friday 00:00-22:15
DE30.c Germany 30 Cash Index 5 Mon. – Fri. 09:00 – 23:00
DETEC30.f Germany Tech 30 Futures 10 Mon.-Fri. 03:00-24:00
DJ30.c Dow Jones 30 Cash Index 5 Mon. – Fri. 01:00 – 23:15 / Tue. – Thu 01:00 – 23:15 & 23:30- 24:00
DX.f Dollar Index Futures 10 Mon.-Fri. 03:00-24:00
ES35.c Spain 35 Cash Index 5 Mon. – Fri. 09.00 – 21:00
F40.c France 40 Cash Index 5 Mon. – Fri. 09:00 – 23:00
HK50.f Hong Kong Futures 5 Mon.-Fri. 04:15-07:00 / 08:00-11:00 / 12:15-20:00
IND50.f India 50 Futures 10 Mon.-Fri. 04:00-13:10 / 14:15-21:00
JP225.c Nikkei 225 Cash Index 5 Mon. – Fri. 01:00 – 24:00
N25.c Netherlands 25 Cash Index 5 Mon. – Fri. 09:00 – 23:00
MDE50.f Germany Mid-Cap Futures 10 Mon.-Fri. 03:00-24:00
SING.f Singapore Blue Chip Futures 10 Mon.-Fri. 03:30-12:10 / 13:15-21:00
STOXX50.c Euro 50 Cash Index 5 Mon. – Fri. 09:00 – 23:00
SWI20.c Switzerland 20 Cash index 5 Mon. – Fri. 09:00 – 23:00
UK100.c UK 100 Cash Index 5 Mon. 03:00 – Fri. 23:00 / Tue.-Thu 01:05 – 23:15 & 23:30- 24:00
USTEC.c Nasdaq 100 Cash Index 5 Mon. – Fri. 01:00 – 23:15 / Tue. – Thu 01:00 – 23:15 & 23:30- 24:00
US500.c Standard & Poor’s 500 Cash Index 5 Mon. – Fri. 01:00 – 23:15 / Tue. – Thu 01:00 – 23:15 & 23:30- 24:00
US500.f SPX500 Future 5 Mon. – Fri. 01:00-23:15, 23:30-24:00
DE30.f Germany 30 Future 5 Mon. – Fri. 09:00-23:00
DJ30.f Dow Jones Future 5 Mon. – Fri. 01:00-23:15, 23:30-24:00
USTEC.f NAS 100 Future 5 Mon. – Fri. 01:00-23:15, 23:30-24:00
HK50.c Hong Kong 50 Cash Index 5 Mon. – Fri. 04:15-07:00, 08:00-11:30, 12:15-20:00