25June2017

Winter Forex

Indices


Market indices are measures of performance of certain aspects or sectors of a stock market. The most important of these indices are the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P 500) and the NASDAQ Composite

Index. They are generally based on the performance of selected U.S. stocks within their exchanges. The purpose of these indices is to assess the performance of certain sectors of the U.S. stock market or the economy as a whole.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is the oldest U.S. market index. It covers all major areas of the US stock market, such as Industrial, retail, technology, healthcare and others. It is composed of 30 blue chip stocks that are among the largest in the U.S. economy.

The S&P 500 is a well-known provider of indices for the U.S. stock market. It comprises the largest 500 companies and is used by investors as benchmark for this market. It covers about 70% of the value of the U.S. stock market and comprises 380 industrial, 37utility, 73 financial and 10 transportation stocks. Although less popular than the DJIA, it is often used as a more accurate measure of performance of the U.S. economy.

The NASDAQ Composite Index (The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation) includes a wide range of companies and is arguably the most followed index in the world. The recent surge in popularity for technological stocks has launched the NASDAQ into the spotlight. The Nasdaq-100 Index includes 100 of the largest non-financial domestic and international companies listed on the Nasdaq National Market tier of the Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. The Nasdaq-100 index includes major players in high technology, airlines, department stores, and internet related companies.

Trading Hours:

Summer Daylight Saving Time (GMT)

PRODUCTSYMBOLTRADING HOURS (MON)TRADING HOURS (TUE-THU)TRADING HOURS (FRI)
INDICES
S&P @ES 0000-2015 (2200)-2015, (2200)-2000
NASDAQ NQ 0015-2000 0015-2000 -
DOWJONES YM 0015-2000 0015-2000, 0015-2000

Our trading platform contains the following Indices Traded Instruments:

InstrumentExecutionSpreadType of SpreadPending OrdersOrdersContract SizeMaximum LotsMarginMargin on Hedge
YM__(Dow Jones ($10) Futures) Market 0 Floating 15 pips GTC 10 Index Price 25 1000 USD 0
NQ__(E-mini NASDAQ 100 Futures) Market 0 Floating 300 pips GTC 20 Index Price 25 1000 USD 0
SP__(E-mini S&P 500 Futures) Market 0 Floating 300 pips GTC 50 Index Price 25 1000 USD 0

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