• US SPX 500 Index
  • Quote 1550.50 / 1551.00
    Contract Size $10 per One Index Point
    Trading Unit 1 Index Point
    You believe the SPX 500 Index will go lower , you sell 1 contract at 1550.50 You believe the SPX 500 Index will go higher , you buy 1 contract at 1551.00
  • Opening SELL Opening BUY
    The quote means you can sell at:
    1550.50
    The quote means you can buy at:
    1551.00
    You need to have the required margin of $78 per contract available on your account You need to have the required margin of $78 per contract available on your account
    The Contract Size of 1 contract is $10 per One Index Point meaning your profit or loss per contract will be $10 per one Index Point price increment The Contract Size of 1 contract is $10 per One Index Point meaning your profit or loss per contract will be $10 per one Index Point price increment
    The value of 1 contract is Price x Contract Size
    (1550.50 x $10) = $15,505.00
    The value of 1 contract is Price x Contract Size
    (1551.00 x $10) = $15,510.00
  • Two days later the market rises on better than expected Non-Farm Payroll Figures and the S&P price quote moves to 1554.50 / 1555.00. You decide to close your open trading position.
  • Closing BUY Closing SELL
    You decide to close the position by placing an equal and opposite trade to the opening trade, in this case buying 1 contract at 1555.00 You decide to close the position by placing an equal and opposite trade to the opening trade, in this case by selling 1 contract at 1554.50
    Your profit is calculated as follows: Closing Price - Opening Price / Trading Unit x Contract Size Your profit is calculated as follows: Closing Price - Opening Price / Trading Unit x Contract Size
    (1550.50 - 1555.00) / 1 x $10 = -$45.00(Loss) (1554.50 - 1551.00) / 1 x $10 = $35.00 (Profit)
  • As this is a (expiring) CFD there is no commission or overnight financing charges, all costs are in the competitive dealing spread
  • Commodity Future CFD XTIUSD
  • Quote 81.990 / 82.110
    Contract Size 1000 barrels
    Trading Unit 0.001
  • Opening SELL Opening BUY
    The quote means you can sell at:
    81.990
    The quote means you can buy at:
    82.110
    You believe the price of XTIUSD will go lower , you sell 1 contract at 81.990 You believe the price of Wheat will go higher , you buy 1 contract at 82.110
    You need to have the required margin of about $820 per contract available on your account You need to have the required margin of about $820 per contract available on your account
    The Contract Size of 1 contract is 1000 barrels meaning your profit or loss per contract will be $1 per 0.001 price increment The Contract Size of 1 contract is 1000 barrels meaning your profit or loss per contract will be $1 per 0.001 price increment
    The value of 1 contract is Price x Contract Size
    (81.990 x 1000) = $81,990.00
    The value of 1 contract is Price x Contract Size
    (82.110 x 1000) = $82,110.00
  • Due to international energy tensions, the oil prices have risen to 82.220 / 82.330
  • Closing BUY Closing SELL
    You decide to take your loss and close the position by buying 1 contract at 82.330 You decide to take your profit and close the position by selling 1 contract at 82.220
    Your loss is calculated as follows: Value of sale in USD - Value of purchase in USD Your profit is calculated as follows: Value of sale in USD - Value of purchase in USD
    $81990.00 - $82330.00 = -$340.00(Loss) $82220.00 - $82110.00 = $110.00 (Profit)
  • As this is a (expiring) CFD there is no commission or overnight financing charges, all costs are in the competitive dealing spread.

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