Why Trade Global Indices through Friedberg Direct?
- No Re-Quotes** on all index products, giving you fast, efficient trade execution without expensive re-quotes.
- Competitive Pricing: Competitive spreads enable you to gain exposure to global markets.
- No Commission: Trade commission free on all index products at Friedberg Direct unlike other markets. *
- Benefit from Dividends: Hold a long position overnight and receive dividend payments
- Hedging Capability: You can go long or short in a single index trade.
Trading Indices on Lot Based System
Friedberg Direct utilises a "lot-based" trading system. This simply means that all Friedberg Direct products are aggregated into standardized trade sizes. These sizes generally replicate the underlying reference instrument (the futures or cash instrument) or are a fraction of that figure. This simplifies trading by allowing clients to trade in lot increments, and also provides a price for each lot size rather than averaging open and close prices when multiple positions are taken in the same instrument. The lot size for all indices is in fact one contract (i.e., 1 US 30, 1 UK 100, etc). However, in order to effectively reflect the movement and profit/loss implications of their underlying futures, Friedberg Direct has established a minimum/incremental trade size as detailed on page 3 in the Product Guide.
All open positions at 5 p.m. (New York time) are rolled forward to the next trading day. If you hold a long (buy) position then you will be charged financing (LIBOR +3%) to roll the position, and if you are short you may receive financing (LIBOR -3%). For further details, please review our product guide here.
Please note that the Roll S and Roll B displayed in the dealing rates are the costs per contract. Since such is the case, the client will pay or earn whatever the charge is, multiplied by the size of the position the client is holding.
Client is long 10 US 30. Current Roll B is -$0.88 (as displayed in the dealing rates window). Assuming the client is a holder of this position through 5 p.m. (New York time), they will be assessed a charge of $8.80 for that particular trading day.
*Spreads & Commissions: Dynamic live streaming spread figures shown are from the Best Bid/Best Offer pricing engine. Static historical spread figures are time-weighted averages derived from tradable prices from 1 October 2015 to December 31 2015. Spreads are variable and during normal market hours are subject to delay. We strive to provide traders with tight, competitive spreads; however, there may be instances when market conditions cause spreads to widen well beyond the spreads displayed here.
Advertised spreads & commissions may not apply to all accounts. Some accounts, such as those referred by certain referring agents or those using third party technology, may be subject to a spread markup and/or additional commission. Accounts set to a commission structure will be charged in the currency denomination of the account.
The figures above are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for trading purposes or advice. We are not liable for any information errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein.
*Compensation: When executing customers' trades, Friedberg Direct powered by FXCM Technology can be compensated in several ways, which include, but are not limited to: charging fixed lot-based commissions at the open and close of a trade, adding a markup to the spreads it receives from its liquidity providers for certain account types, and adding a markup to rollover.
† Leverage is a double-edged sword, and can dramatically amplify your profits. It can also just as dramatically amplify your losses. Trading foreign exchange with any level of leverage may not be suitable for all investors.
** Friedberg Direct maintains a no re-quote policy for forex orders, indices, metals, and oil. Circumstances may exist based on order size, trading pattern, and/or market conditions when individuals may not receive execution at the requested rate. In such cases, orders are executed at the next available rate within the trader's parameters. All prices are subject to the activity and conditions in the underlying market.