INDICES



WHAT ARE INDICES

Stock market indices represent the performance of the stock market of countries worldwide. By default the performance of a nation's stock market index reflects the investor sentiment on the state of its economy. Some examples of the world's largest indices are the American S&P 500, the Japanese Nikkei 225 and the British FTSE 100. A stock market index is a method of measuring a section of the stock market. In the U.S for example some of the major Indices are the Dow Jones, Nasdaq and the NYSE. Also many Indices are used as benchmarks in measuring the performance of portfolios such as mutual funds.

HOW IT WORKS

At MT4Invest you can trade all the major European and U.S Indices in the form of CFD's. All the Indices have an expiry date and are subject to rollover every three months. However MT4Invest enables you to trade continuously by automatically rolling a contract that has matured (expired) with the new contract, so you don't really have to do anything. However all existing entry orders, such as limits, stop loss or take profit, will not be updated to the new contract. Traders that prefer not to be exposed to rate adjustments at the time of maturity of the contract should close their position before the expiry date. If you would like to know the exact expiry date of each Index please go to our futures expiry date page.

TRADING CONDITIONS FOR INDICES

MT4Invest offers 100% transparency for all the instruments that you trade. We have established a pillar of trust with thousands of investors worldwide due to the level of clarity and safety that we provide. To view detailed trading conditions for the Indices please click below



View Conditions
 


CALCULATING YOUR P&L

Calculating your P/L when trading Indices is actually very simple, what you need to know is how many contracts are there in 1 Lot traded of the Index.

For example, you can see above from the View Conditions for Indices that the number of contracts for 1 Lot of the S&P 500 is 50.

So if the price of the S&P 500 moves 1 pip from $1300.30 to $1300.31 and you are in a position of 1 Lot only, then your P/L would be $0.01 X 50 = $0.5. If you would like a more detailed explanation please feel free to contact our support representatives.