Trading Index CFDs with GO Markets

Global markets at your fingertips

Trade popular markets like the FTSE 100, CAC 40, US 500 and ASX 200, all from one account

Leverage up to 500:1

Use leverage to control a larger position size with a smaller initial investment

Trade long and short

With traditional share trading you can’t trade short, but with GO Markets Index CFDs, even bearish trends can be capitalised on

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24/5 dedicated client support

Each client is assigned a personal account manager. Indonesian and Chinese speakers can access account managers fluent in their language

Diversify your portfolio

GO Markets also provides a wide range of Forex Pairs, Shares and Commodities to trade as CFDs

Trading Index CFDs

Index Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are a popular financial instrument used for trading the performance of an underlying stock market index. Some of the  widely traded indices are the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ 100 in the United States, while in Europe t FTSE 100, DAX 40, and CAC 40 are commonly traded.

A CFD is a contract between two parties, the buyer and the seller, that allows them to speculate on the price movements of an underlying asset, without actually owning the asset itself. When trading index CFDs, the buyer is essentially speculating on the price movement of a specific index, while the seller is betting against this price movement.

One of the main advantages of trading index CFDs is the ability to take both long and short positions. This means traders can profit from both rising and falling markets, and can use strategies such as hedging to reduce their risk exposure. CFDs also allow for leverage, which means traders can open larger positions with smaller amounts of capital, potentially magnifying their gains (and losses).

When trading index CFDs, traders must be aware of the costs involved. This includes the spread (the difference between the buy and sell price), overnight financing charges (if the position is held overnight), and any other fees charged by the broker. Traders should also consider the potential risks involved, such as the impact of unexpected news events on the underlying index, which can cause sudden price movements.

Before trading index CFDs, traders should conduct thorough research on the underlying index and market conditions, and develop a trading plan with clear entry and exit points. It is also important to practice risk management techniques, such as setting stop loss orders to limit potential losses.

Range of Indices to Trade

Cash Index CFDs Futures Index CFDs

Cash Index CFDs

Below is the full list of the global Indices you get access to via our MetaTrader 4 Indices trading platform. Please note that all Indices offered are provided as a CFD.

InstrumentMT4 SymbolContract SizeMarginCurrencyMin. Trade SizeMax. Trade Size
FTSE 100FTSE100£1 x symbol value0.2%GBP0.1250
DAX 40DAX40€1 x symbol value0.2% EUR0.1250
ESP 35ESP35€1 x symbol value2.00%EUR0.1250
CAC 40CAC40€1 x symbol value0.2% EUR0.1250
STOXX 50STOXX50€1 x symbol value0.2% EUR0.1250
WS 30WS30$1 x symbol value0.2% USD0.1250
US 500US500$10 x symbol value0.2% USD0.150
US 2000US2000$10 x symbol value0.2% USD0.150
NDX 100NDX100$1 x symbol value0.2% USD0.1250
ASX 200ASX200$1 x symbol value0.2% AUD0.1250
HK 50HK50HK$10 x symbol value4.00%HKD0.1100
JP 225JP255¥100 x symbol value0.2% JPY0.1100

Futures Index CFDs

GO Markets will automatically roll any open positions in Futures CFD contracts which will result in paying the spread (value of ASK – BID price) upon the roll. The rollover arises when the underlying instrument associated with a CFD is due for expiry and GO Markets begins to price the CFD from the next available futures contract. As the next dated futures contract trades at either a discount or a premium to the expiring futures contract, your trading account will be credited or debited the difference between the closing price of the expiring contract and the opening price of the new contract, depending on your net exposure of the rolled instrument. GO Markets will generally roll futures contracts within 72 business hours of the current contract expiry date in order to avoid low liquidity and larger spreads as the current futures contract approaches expiry.

InstrumentMT4 SymbolContract SizeMarginCurrencyMin. Trade SizeMax. Trade SizeExample of Tick Value
China 50CHINA 50$1 x symbol value5%USD0.15010055>10056
US DollarUSDOLLAR$1000 x symbol value1%USD0.150101.305>101.315

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More than just Indices

Diversify your portfolio with the wide range of CFDs from GO Markets. Trade Forex, Shares, Commodities like gold, silver, oil, and much more. Follow the links below to learn more about our other products.

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