Trade US 500 Index CFDs

Trade the US 500 Index CFDs on Our Lowest Spreads

The US 500 Index is one of the most actively traded instruments among traders the world over. And for a very good reason.

If you have ever read the Market Wizards series of books, you will recall some of the biggest futures traders in the world, focus on the S&P500 index.

The US 500 index is considered as a benchmark for the overall US economy as it is comprised of the top 500 stocks in America. Whereas, the Dow Jones is the 30 largest stocks and doesn’t represent as broad a benchmark. The US 500 index is often referred to as the S&P500 index or SPX for short.

Important Contract Specifications for the US 500 Index

Contract size:
1 contract. This means you can trade as little as 1 US 500 index CFD.
Margin required: 1%. If you were to open one contract and buy $US10,000 worth of US500 Index CFDs, then your margin would be 1% or $US100.
Comm.: There are no commissions on the US 500 index CFD.
Spreads: Floating. This means the spread will be low during active market hours and higher during market hours.
Smallest contract size: 1 CFD. You can trade as little as 1 US 500 index CFD.
Price per point: : $US1. For every contract you have, each $0.10 point movement will be $US0.10 (ie buy1 lot of US500 @ 2720.00 and sell @2721.00 = $1)
Available on social trading: Yes
Liquidity: We source our liquidity for the S&P500 index via a number of global liquidity providers.

Why trade the US 500 Index CFD?

There are a number of benefits of trading the US 500 index CFD with Synergy FX. These include:

  • Low margins starting at just 1% allowing you to access more opportunity
  • Small contract sizes allow you to scale in and out with ease
  • Excellent liquidity allowing for excellent trade execution during fast-moving markets
  • Access to both profit taking, stop loss and trailing stop orders
  • Price alerts can be set to notify you on screen or via email
  • Robots, scalpers and hedging welcome
  • Free unlimited access to our exclusive Education Portal

Trading hours for the US 500 index CFD

Sessions Quotes Trade
Sunday
Monday 00:00-24:00 01:00-23:15, 23:30-24:00
Tuesday 00:00-24:00 01:00-23:15, 23:30-24:00
Wednesday 00:00-24:00 01:00-23:15, 23:30-24:00
Thursday 00:00-24:00 01:00-23:15, 23:30-24:00
Friday 00:00-24:00 01:00-23:15
Saturday

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TOP 7 FACTS ABOUT TRADING THE US 500 INDEX CFD

  • It wasn’t until March 4, 1957, that the index was first created. Before that, it was known as the ‘Composite Index’ and had as few as 90 stocks in it.

  • During the dot-com bubble burst, the S&P500 index fell by approximately 50%.

  • There have been some extremely volatile periods on the S&P500 index but none more so than the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Following the GFC, the S&P500 index managed a 45.5% fall in value for the year.

  • Apple Inc is the largest stock on the S&P500 index by market capitalisation and has a weighting of around 3.6 %. The second biggest stock by market cap is Microsoft, followed by Amazon, Facebook and Berkshire Hathaway, which Warren Buffett is the CEO of.

  • The S&P500 futures market is arguably the largest and most frequently traded index in the world. You will note many of the Market Wizards Jack Schwager interviews in his series of books were huge S&P500 traders. It is considered by many to be the fairest index for traders.

  • Many stocks are included in their respective indices by virtue of their market capitalisation, but S&P500 stocks are selected by a committee. The committee focus on eight criteria for inclusion, which are: market capitalisation, liquidity, domicile, public float, sector classification, financial stability, length of time traded and which stock exchange it belongs to.

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