Indices

Trading in Indices provides a diversified point of access to various countries individual stock exchanges. An index groups multiple companies' share prices together.

You can now trade spot indices with Scope Markets, allowing a trader to trade the current value instead of the future value. This means you no longer need to worry about contracts expiring and deciding whether to roll your position to the next contract.

Investors generally trade indices to either speculate on a particular economy or to protect against the shares in their portfolio losing their value. For example, a trader thinking the UK stock market will rise would buy the FTSE 100 instead of buying all the underlying shares in the FTSE and vice versa should he or she think the market would depreciate.

Indices trading with Scope Markets
Diversification of portfolio Ability to short sell Access to global economies Zero Commission 1:500 Leverage
Indices Trading Conditions
SYMBOL AVG SPREAD MARGIN MIN LOTS CONTRACT SIZE CURRENCY
SMI20 6 pips 1% 1 1 Lot = 1 CHF CHF
ESP35 7 pips 1% 1 1 Lot = 1 EUR EUR
JPN225 10 pips 2.5% 1 1 Lot = 100 JPY JPY
ESX50 3.6 pips 1% 1 1 Lot = 1 EUR EUR
DAX30 2.9 pips 1% 1 1 Lot = 1 EUR EUR
SP500 0.9 pips 2.5% 1 1 Lot = 1 USD USD
UK100 2.9 pips 1% 1 1 Lot = 1 GBP GBP
CAC40 3.1 pips 1% 1 1 Lot = 1 EUR EUR
WS30 3.9 pips 1% 1 1 Lot = 1 USD USD
NAS100 2.4 pips 2.5% 1 1 Lot = 1 USD USD
Market hours and break sessions
SYMBOL MARKET HOURS (EST)* SESSION BREAKS (EST)*
SMI20 02:00 (Monday) till 11:25 (Friday) None
ESP35 03:00 (Monday) till 11:30 (Friday) None
JPN225 19:00 (Sunday) till 16:15 (Friday) 16:15 till 19:00 (Mon to Thur)
ESX50 02:00 (Monday) till 16:00 (Friday) None
DAX30 02:00 (Monday) till 16:00 (Friday) None
SP500 18:00 (Sunday) till 17:00 (Friday) 16:15 till 16:30 (Mon to Fri), 17:00 till 18:00 (Mon to Thurs)
UK100 02:00 (Monday) till 16:30 (Friday) None
CAC40 02:00 (Monday) till 16:00 (Friday) None
WS30 18:00 (Sunday) till 24:00 (Friday) 16:15 till 16:30 (Mon to Fri), 17:00 till 18:00 (Mon to Thurs)
NAS100 00:00 (Monday) till 17:00 (Friday) 16:15 till 16:30 (Mon to Fri), 17:00 till 18:00 (Mon to Thurs)

* MT4 Server Time (GMT -5)