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Market Info Sheet (PDF)

Spread Betting on Indices

Stock indices comprise of a number of companies from a particular nation, region or sector. For example, the UK100 is made up of the top 100 public companies within the UK. With DF Markets you can place bets on a comprehensive list of major world indices including the US500, EUGERMANY30, UK100, and US30.

Target spread
Margin requirement2
Professional Client Retail Client
Commissions None 0.05% of the trade value, min. 10.00 EUR
Minimum bet size £1 per point
Maximum bet size None
Rolling Charges3
Long position BOE Prime Rate plus 3% annually none
Short positionBOE Prime Rate minus 3% annually none
Dividend Adjustment4
Long position
Short position
Trading hours5
Regular hours5
24 hours a daySunday 22:00Friday 21:00
Extended Hours Trading6
Fixed Spread7
Key Information Documents (KID)

1 The target spread is the minimum spread DF Markets aspires to quote. Nevertheless, during times of low liquidity and/or high volatility, the company might not be able to maintain the same spread levels it usually quotes. Such market conditions cannot be predicted and can occur at any time of day, and may lead to widening of the spreads for a certain period of time. Please be advised that wider spreads can have a negative effect on your account equity that might lead to insufficiency of funds and closing of your positions.

2 In accordance with Art. 14.16 from the Terms & Conditions, DF Markets is entitled to change the required margin for any certain financial instrument, trade, or client's account. In case of such a change, DF Markets will notify you by sending you an email.

The Margin requirements for our Spread Betting Products are based on a tiered structure depending on the aggregate size of a position in a given instrument. The majority of positions will be based on our standard margin rates, however larger positions may require greater margin. Our tiered margin structure per Spread Betting product is shown in the table above.

3 BOE (Bank of England): http://www.bankofengland.co.uk

4 More on interest rates can be found here and more on dividends - here.

5 All times are UK time.

6 Extended hours trading takes place outside of the regular trading hours of an index, allowing clients to react quickly to news and events that occur when the regular market is closed. Outside of the regular trading hours of the main markets on which the underlying asset is traded, our quotes will be formed based mainly on the US500 index and/or other financial instruments similar to the US500, which are traded by market-makers, liquidity providers and other market participants.

7 The spreads on Index CFDs during extended hours trading are fixed.

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