Trade UK100 Index CFDs

Trade the UK100 Index CFDs on Our Lowest Spreads

The UK100 Index is the stock market index that represents the top 100 companies listed in the London Stock Exchange. The Index’s performance is used as a gauge of the health of some of the largest businesses operating in the UK.

Similar to the Dax Index CFD, it has excellent volatility on an intraday basis. This is one key reason many day traders love the UK100 index CFD contract.

The UK100, often referred to as the FTSE (Footsie) is a surprisingly good fit for active Australasian day traders with a 9-5 job. The reason for this is the opening trading hours are between 5-7pm Sydney time when most have finished their day job.

Important Contract Specifications for the UK100 Index

Contract size:
1 contract. This means you can trade as little as 1 UK100 index CFD.
Margin required: 1%. If you were to open two contracts and the UK100 index was trading at 7,500 pts, your total position size would be $GBP15,000, and your margin would be 1% or $150. $150 of your money as margin is required to hold this position.
Comm.: There are no commissions on the UK100 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 UK100 index CFD.
Price per point: $GBP1. For every contract you have, each full point movement will be $GBP1.
Available on social trading: Yes
Liquidity: We source our liquidity for the UK 100 index via a number of global liquidity providers.

Why trade the UK100 Index CFD?

There are a number of benefits of trading the UK100 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 UK100 index CFD

Sessions Quotes Trade
Monday 00:00-24:00 09:00-23:00
Tuesday 00:00-24:00 09:00-23:00
Wednesday 00:00-24:00 09:00-23:00
Thursday 00:00-24:00 09:00-23:00
Friday 00:00-24:00 09:00-22:45

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Why Synergy FX ?

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  • Though the UK 100 Index is popular among traders, it does not mirror the performance of the general UK economy as most of the companies listed on the exchange derive their revenue from across the globe.

  • Some of the big companies listed in the UK 100 Index include: HSBC, AstraZeneca, Vodafone Group, Royal Dutch Shell, British American Tobacco, BP, BG Group and Barclays.

  • On 20th October 1987, known as the Black Friday, the UK 100 Index had its biggest one day fall when it dropped by 12.22%

  • The UK 100 Index is dominated by companies in the Financial and Retail sectors, which make up 43% of the top UK companies.

  • Technology and Healthcare are the smallest sectors in the UK100 Index.