Online Trading

Index CFDs

Index CFDs allow you to trade on the price movements of an entire Stock index, without owning any of the stocks within that index. HMS Trader 2 allows for trading on 17 stock indices including:




  • Australia 200 (ASXSP200.I)

  • Belgium 20 (BELG20.I)

  • Denmark 20 (DEN20.I)

  • EU Stocks 50 (STOXX50E.I)

  • France 40 (CAC40.I)

  • Germany 30 (DAX.I)

  • Germany Mid-Cap 50 (MDAX.I)

  • Germany Tech 30 (TECDAX.I)

  • Netherlands 25 (AEX.I)

  • Norway 25 (NOR25.I)

  • Portugal 20 (PSI20.I)

  • Spain 35 (IBEX35.I)

  • Sweden 30 (SWE30.I)

  • Switzerland 20 (SMI.I)

  • Hong Kong (HSI.I)

  • Japan 225 (NI225.I)

WHAT IS THE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF TRADING INDEX CFD'S?


One of the advantages of trading Index CFDs with HMS Trader 2 is that you can choose any size of risk exposure. You can decide yourself the number of currency units per Index point you wish to speculate, with a minimum of just one currency unit.

IS TRADING CFD'S HIGH RISK?

CFDs are not for everyone:

The power of leverage/margin can work against you just as quickly as it can make you profits. If you get the markets wrong, always remember to apply adequate risk management strategies. Both losses and profits may accumulate rapidly when using the full leveraging of CFD's.

Warning:

While HMS Markets will always seek to provide tradable quotes, if the market becomes untradeable, HMS Markets may not always be able to quote you a price, or the spread between bid and ask prices may widen substantially.

Financing costs on long positions may be substantial, just as they would be if you undertake traditional margin trading. Clients should always keep an eye on the costs associated with maintaining a long position for a lengthy period of time.