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Equity Indices

Global Economies
At Your Fingertips

Equity indices are a collection of stocks from a stock exchange. For example, the US100 (also known as the NASDAQ 100) represents the performance of stocks issued from the top 100 companies listed on the American Nasdaq Exchange. 

A stock index is an excellent indication of the general economic performance of a country, as opposed to a single stock that tracks only the performance of one company.  


IndexSymbolAv SpreadMin Trade SizeMax Trade SizeStop/Limit LevelsTrading Session (Daily)Trading Break (Daily)
Dow JonesUS302.81100112001:05 - 23:15, 23:30 - 24:00 (Monday to Friday)23:15 – 23:30, 00:00 – 01:05
NASDAQUS10031150120001:05 - 23:15, 23:30 - 24:00 (Monday to Friday)23:15 – 23:30, 00:00 – 01:05
S&P 500US5000.9115028001:05 - 23:15, 23:30 - 24:00 (Monday to Friday)23:15 – 23:30, 00:00 – 01:05
NikkeiJP22512120048Monday 01:30 - Friday 23:5523:55 - 01:30
DAXGER30311501200Monday 09:30 - Friday 23:0023:00 - 09:30
FTSE 100UK100311501200Monday 01:00 - Friday 23:0023:00 - 01:00
CAC 40FRA40311501200Monday 09:00 - Friday 23:0023:00 - 09:00
Australia 200AUD200412001600Monday 01:00 - Friday 23:0023:00 - 01:00


Margin Requirements

AltumFx has in place a dynamic leverage policy, which means the client's account leverage will automatically adapt depending on the volumes being traded. Using this approach allows us to offer maximum leverage to our clients, while still having appropriate risk management in place.

As the trading volume increases, the maximum leverage decreases, as per the tables below:
TiersVolume USDMax LeverageMargin Requirement %
Tier 10 – 200,0001:1001%
Tier 2200,000 – 500,0001:502%
Tier 3500,000 – 5,000,0001:303.33%
Tier 45,000,000 – 7,000,0001:205%
Tier 5>7,000,0001:1010%


Financing Fees (Swap)

All positions left open overnight are subject to financing fees (swap).
The swap may be positive or negative, depending on the direction (buy/sell) of the position.

The rate can be found under Specifications on the MT5 platform.
 Swap on indices is charged triple (x3) on Fridays. 
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