Clients can buy or short sell on North American, European and Asian Indices.

Trading Indices

Index CFD trading provides a great way to speculate on the performance of each overall stock market, as opposed to selecting individual stocks and shares. In fact index CFD are often viewed as being less of a risk than trading individual stocks, as you are spreading your risk across the whole market rather than on a single company. This allows for diversified exposure as most of the factors that affect individual companies are taken out of the equation. If you believe the ASX 200 in the Australia is going to do well, there's a CFD that allows you to profit when it does; if the Dow Jones Industrial Average looks set for another fall, you can trade that for a profit too.

By taking a CFD position, a trader is essentially agreeing to exchange the difference in price of an index from one time period to another. Index CFDs are available to cover all the key indices around the world, which allows the trader in one country to take part in the world markets. In addition to the UK and US markets, CFDs cover the ASX 200, the far Eastern markets, and the American market.

So, why should one trade world indices CFDs? To start with stock indices are a benchmark of the market performance in each country and it is quite easy for an investor to familiarise oneself with an index since they are constantly in the news headlines. Thus index CFDs are useful in that they allow easy access to an otherwise unfamiliar market without having to worry about clearing fees in the respective exchanges or the need to stock pick. Moreover, most main indices are based on baskets of blue chip securities on the exchange and are thus considered good measures of the current market sentiment. Thus, when you take a position on an index, you are effectively investing in the performance of these blue chip shares.

Symbol Description Details
#ES S&P 500 Mini See Detail
#NQ NASDAQ 100 Mini See Detail
#YM Dow Jones Mini See Detail
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Please note BCR reserves the right to widen or tighten spreads at its own discretion, in response to market conditions and market risk.

Total Equity must be greater than or equal to required Maintenance Margin at all times, which is 100% of initial Margin requirements for all open positions.

Margin Requirements are subject to change without notice.

BCR is able to maintain these low margin requirements by enabling automatic liquidation of positions once a "Margin Call" has been reached. This policy provides for the protections of client account balances in the event of rapid price movements. Please review BCR's Product Disclosure Statement for more information.