CFD Trading Examples

Inidces
  • S&P 500
  • Quote 1550.5 / 1551
    Contract Size $100 per One Index Point
    Trading Unit 1 Index Point
    You believe the S&P 500 Index will go lower , you sell 1 contract at 1550.5 You believe the S&P 500 Index will go higher , you buy 1 contract at 1551
  • Opening SELL Opening BUY
    The quote means you can sell at:
    1550.5
    The quote means you can buy at:
    1551.0
    You need to have the required margin of $4,000 per contract available on your account You need to have the required margin of $4,000 per contract available on your account
    The Contract Size of 1 contract is $100 per One Index Point meaning your profit or loss per contract will be $100 per one Index Point price increment The Contract Size of 1 contract is $100 per One Index Point meaning your profit or loss per contract will be $100 per one Index Point price increment
    The value of 1 contract is Price x Contract Size
    (1550.5 x $100) = $155,050
    The value of 1 contract is Price x Contract Size
    (1551.0 x $100) = $155,100
  • Two days later the market rises on better than expected Non-Farm Payroll Figures and the S&P price quote moves to 1554.5 / 1555. 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 1555.0 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 1554.5
    Your profit is calculated as follows: Closing Price - Opening Price / Trading Unit x Contract Size x Number of Contracts Your profit is calculated as follows: Closing Price - Opening Price / Trading Unit x Contract Size x Number of Contracts
    1555.0 - 1550.5 / 1 x $100 x -1 = -$450 (Loss) 1554.5 - 1551.0 / 1 x $100 x 1 = $350 (Profit)
  • As this is a (expiring) CFD there is no commission or overnight financing charges, all costs are in the competitive dealing spread