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CapitalFX specialises in low latency connectivity to the world's premier ECN’s and tier-1 liquidity providers for an unrivalled trading experience.

CapitalFXs stock Indices allow traders to take a view on the world’s largest and most important global stock markets without trading or owning the underlying shares. Indices such as the DJIA index (US30) represent a basket of the 30 largest companies listed on US stock exchanges.

Traders across the world will always know the value of the S&P500 and DJIA in order to understand the current market sentiment, e.g. risk on or risk off, bullish or bearish, am I a buyer or seller.

Avg. DAX
Avg. UK100
Avg. US30

Disclaimer: Spreads from ‘Trade Proofer’ monthly spread data September 2019 report.

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Why traders choose CapitalFX for their Indices trading?

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  • We use leading non-bank market makers who specialise in Indices and commodities trading
  • CapitalFX has some of the most competitive spreads in the world across all of the markets that we offer. See our spreads page for details.
Better fills less slippage
  • We hold our liquidity providers to a high standard
  • Fill ratios of 90% or greater with all LPs
  • Trades executed as limits with no ‘last look’ when supported
Get the price you see and want
  • Ultra fast order execution
  • Equinix NY4 (New York) tech and platform hosting + cross connects to our trading counterparties for the lowest latency
  • Average fill times of just 30ms make us one of the fastest brokers in the world

How does INDICES trading work?

CapitalFXs Index CFDs are contracts for difference over a range of global stock market indexes. For example, the US500 and NAS100 Indices represent a basket of blue chip stocks listed on US stock exchanges. This means that when you trade an Index CFD, you are taking a position against the broader market rather than a single stock. Index CFDs also have the benefit of trading outside of the normal market hours of the stock exchange, similar to how the FX market trades. This means traders can manage their risks more effectively.

Index CFDs are valued in the currency of the respective stock exchange which they derive their value from. For example, the US Indices (US500, US30 and NAS100) are valued in US dollars, the GER30 is valued in Euros and the AUS200 in Australian dollars.

CapitalFX How it Works

INDICES Trading Example

The gross profit on your rate is calculated as follows:

Opening Price

5 contracts NAS100 x 7,798.20 = 38,991 USD

Required Margin

38,991 USD x 1% = 389.91 USD

Closing Price

5 contracts NAS100 x 7,990.30 = 39,951.50 USD

Gross Profit on Trade USD

$960.50 USD

Opening the position

The price of the NASDAQ100 is 7,798.20 bid /7,799.80 ask. You would like to buy 5 contracts at 7,798.20 ask. (1 lot = 1 contract)

You have 5,000 AUD balance and the margin is 1%.

Closing the position

Two days later, the NASDAQ100 has increased to 7,990.30. Since you are in profit, you would like to close your position by selling 5 contracts.


ECN Account Features

Pricing & Execution
From 0.0 Pips
1:100 or 1:200
Minimum Deposit
A$ 200 or equivalent
Zero Fee
Funding & Withdrawal
Margin Call/Stop
120% & 100%
Min. Trade Size
0.01 Lots
Max. Trade Size
Up to 1000 Lots
Free VPS
Trade over 20 lots / month
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  • Available Markets

    46 FX, 6 Commodities, 10 Indices, 5 Crypto

  • ECN Account Types

    Individual, Joint, Corporate and Trust accounts

  • Currencies & Commissions

    7 AUD, 7 USD, 6.2 EUR, 5.4 GBP, 9.5 SGD, 9 CAD

What Traders are Saying

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