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US, UK, EU & ASIA

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$0 COMMISSION

UP TO

1:100 LEVERAGE

4

FUTURES

INDICES FROM

US, UK, EU & ASIA

TRADE FROM

$0 COMMISSION

UP TO

1:100 LEVERAGE

4

FUTURES

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*The prices on this page are indicative. Prices for instruments with lower liquidity such as but not limited to exotic currency pairs, stocks and indices are not refreshed as often as commonly traded instruments. Please check inside your MT4/MT5 platform for latest live prices

What are Futures

Futures are derivative contracts that obligate the parties involved to buy or sell an asset at a predetermined future date and a set price. The price is derived from the underlying asset and the nature of these contracts makes them useful for trading and hedging. Futures contracts come with an expiry date and there are no overnight swap fees involved, so they are very cost effective for long term trading.

no overnight swaps

No overnight swaps

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Great for hedging

trade with leverage

Trade with Leverage

How futures trading works

Futures trading works similarly to CFD trading, but each futures contract has an expiry date. You can close your position at any time or you can let the contract close at expiry. If you would like to maintain your position after the expiry date, you can open a new position in a futures contract with a later expiry date. Futures contracts are updated frequently with new expiry dates and the expiry date for each futures contract is indicated by the symbols suffix. For example, DJ.H24 is a Dow Jones futures contract that expires in March 2024. SP.N24 is an S&P 500 futures contract that expires in July 2024.

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Bid and ask prices

Each futures contract is quoted with two prices, the 'Bid' price and the 'Ask' price. The bid price is the price at which you can sell the indice. While the ask price is the price at which you can buy it. The ask price is always higher than the bid price and the difference between these prices is called the 'Spread'.
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Go long or short

The basic idea is to buy (go long) when you think the futures will appreciate in value and sell (go short) when you think it will depreciate in value. Just like buying something at a lower price and trying to sell it at a higher price to profit. You can trade futures long or short, meaning that you can trade rising as well as falling prices.
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Futures are traded in lots

When trading futures, trades are placed in terms of lots. Check our contracts specifications page to learn more about futures lot sizes.
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Futures trading involves leverage and margin

Futures trading involves using leverage, which allows you to place trades of a much larger value than the amount you have in your trading account. For example, trading with 100:1 leverage would allow you to buy 1 futures contract at only 1% of its current market value. Leverage can magnify potential profits but it also increases risk and speeds up losses.

Futures trading example

You decide to buy 0.1 lots of S&P500 futures at 4500 using 100:1 leverage.

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Trade size:

5 futures contracts x 4500 = USD 22,250

Position value:

USD 22,250

Margin requirement:

USD 22,250 / 100 = USD 225

Now you have opened a long position in the S&P500 worth USD 22,250. Since futures are traded using leverage, only $225 was used as margin from your trading account.  After some time, the price of the S&P500 moves and you decide to sell.

Scenario 1

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The S&P500 moves up from 4500 to 4600 and you decide to sell.

This is how the profit or loss on the trade would be calculated.

P/L = (Current price - Initial price) x Position value / Current price

P/L = ((4600 - 4500) × 22,250) / 4,600

P/L = (100 × 22,250) / 4,600

P/L = 483.70

Scenario 2

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The S&P500 moves down from 4500 to 4400 and you decide to sell.

This is how the profit or loss on the trade would be calculated.

P/L = ((Current price - Initial price) x Position value) / Current price

P/L = ((4400 - 4500) × 22,250) / 4,400

P/L = (-100 × 22,250) / 4,600

P/L = -483.70

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