Futures
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Futures

What are Futures?

Futures are derivatives contracts which are traded on central exchanges. They are an agreement between two parties to buy or sell an asset at a future date, for an agreed price.

In a Futures contract the buyer is long and the seller short and, as with other derivatives products, there is no need to own the underlying asset. Both parties pay an initial margin (which represents a small fraction of the total exposure) to the exchange. At the end of the contract the settlement price is compared with the initial (base) price, to calculate the profit or loss on the trade.

Why trade Futures

Futures can be used to invest in stocks, commodities or currencies and provide a different option to spot contracts. Futures contracts are transparent and allow leverage so are often used to hedge other investments. As with all margin products trading losses, as well as profits, are magnified.

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Indices

Symbol
Product
Fluctuation
Required Margin
Value of 1 lot
Trading Hours
Platform
VIX_XXVIX Futures 0.0012%1000 USDSun-Fr 23:00-21:57 (Daily Breaks 21:15-21:30, 21:59-23:00)MT4/MT5 (only for SC Clients)
DXY_XXDollar Index Futures 0.0012%1000 USDSun-Fr 01:00-22:00 (Daily Breaks 22:00-01:00)MT5
GER30_XXGermany 30 Index Futures0.012%25 USDSun 23:00-24:00, Mon-Thu 00:00-21:15, 21:30-21:59, 23:00-24:00, Fri 00:00-21:12MT5
US500_XXUS SPX 500 Index Futures0.012%50 USDSun 23:00-24:00 Mon-Thu 00:00-21:15, 21:30-21:59, 23:00-24:00 Fri 00:00-21:15, 21:30-21:57MT5
US100_XXUS Tech 100 Index Futures0.012%20 USDSun 23:00-24:00 Mon-Thu 00:00-21:15, 21:30-21:59, 23:00-24:00 Fri 00:00-21:15, 21:30-21:57MT5
US30_XXUS Wall Street 30 Index Futures0.012%5 USDSun 23:00-24:00 Mon-Thu 00:00-21:15, 21:30-21:59, 23:00-24:00 Fri 00:00-21:15, 21:30-21:57MT5
AUS200xxAustralia 200 Index0.012%1 AUDMon - Fri 00:00 - 05:30, 06:10 - 24:00 ( Friday close at 21:00 )MT5
EU50xxEU Stocks 50 Index0.012%1 EURMon - Fri 01:15 - 22:00 MT5
F40xxFrance 40 Index0.012%10 EURMon - Fri 00:00 - 21:15, 21:30 - 21:59 , 23:00-24:00 (Friday close 21:12 )MT5
ES35xxSpain 35 Index0.012%10 EURMon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00 (Friday close 18:57 )MT5
UK100xxUK 100 Index0.012%1 GBPSun - Fri 00:00 - 21:15, 21:30 - 22:00 (Friday close 21:15)MT5

Please refer to our Futures Expiry Dates page for more details on the expiring contracts

Energies

Symbol
Product
Fluctuation
Required Margin
Value of 1 lot
Trading Hours
Platform
BRENT_XXUK Crude Futures0.0012%100 barrelsSun-Fr 23:00 -22:00 ( Break 23:00-01:00)MT4/MT5
WTI_XXUS Crude Futures0.0012%100 barrelsSun-Fr 23:00 -22:00 ( Break 22:00-23:00)MT4/MT5
NGAS_XXNatural Gas Futures0.0012%1000 MMBtuSun-Fr 23:00 -22:00 ( Break 22:00-23:00)MT4/MT5

Soft Commodities

Symbol
Product
Fluctuation
Required Margin
Value of 1 lot
Trading Hours
Platform
WHEAT_XXWheat Futures0.0110%5000 bushelsSun-Fr 23:00 -22:00 ( Break 21:00-22:00)MT4/MT5
SOY_XXSoy Futures0.0110%5000 bushelsSun-Fr 23:00 -22:00 ( Break 21:00-22:00)MT4/MT5
CORN_XXCorn Futures0.0110%5000 bushelsSun-Fr 23:00 -22:00 ( Break 21:00-22:00)MT4/MT5
GOLD_XXGOLD Futures0.012%100 ozSun-Fr 23:00 -22:00 ( Break 22:00-23:00)MT5
SILVER_XXSILVER Futures0.0012%5000 ozSun-Fr 23:00 -22:00 ( Break 22:00-23:00)MT5

Why trade futures with SquaredFinancial

Direct Access to Commodity Markets
Direct Access to Commodity Markets
Trade 2 of the most liquid Energies as CFDs
Trade 2 of the most liquid Energies as CFDs
Total Transparency throughout entire market order process
Total Transparency throughout entire market order process
Competitively low Margin Requirements
Competitively low Margin Requirements
Bidirectional bidding
Bidirectional bidding
Super-Tight Spreads & Swaps
Super-Tight Spreads & Swaps
Portfolio Hedging
Portfolio Hedging
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