|Spreads from*||24 hours a day||Leverage**|
|3.0 pts||Mon - Fri||33.33:1|
The US 30 is influenced by major economic data, such as the rate of unemployment or inflation, geopolitical events and the decisions of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), or more commonly referred to as the Fed. Since the United States is the largest global economy and the USD is the reserve currency of the world, the decisions of the Fed to alter their monetary policy wields a tremendous influence on the markets in general, but tends to have a more pronounced impact on the US equity market in general. Lastly, uncertainty tends to have a major impact on investor sentiment and their willingness to invest in the equity market. Some of the biggest factors which influence sentiment are rapidly changing energy prices, war/terrorism and political unrest or gridlock.
**Leverage may vary per account.