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Frequently asked questions
What are the major indices?
Some of the major and most popular indices are:
What is the index CFD nightly finance charge and how is it calculated?
With most CFDs, financing is debited for long positions or credited for short positions daily if you are in a position at 5pm ET.
These charges are typically calculated as follows:
F=(S x P x R)/D
- F - Daily Financing Charge
- S - Number of CFDs (2500)
- P - Closing Price
- R - Relevant 1-month LIBOR rate, +250 basis points for long positions or -250 basis points for short positions, e.g. (4.50% + 2.50%) = 7.00%
- D - Number of days, i.e. 365 for UK shares and 360 for all others
What moves an index?
A stock index's price is determined by the movements of the shares it tracks. Here are a few factors to watch out for when deciding what might move stock markets:
- The political climate
- Company announcements
- Economic data
- Industry news