Some of the futures & forex markets we actively trade (Trading performance are auto-updated twice daily)
Indices: United States
The WS30’s underlying instrument is the E-Mini Dow Future. The Dow Jones Index Consists of 30 major American companies: i.e. AMEX, Boeing, Chevron.
The NDX’s underlying instrument is the E-Mini Nasdaq 100 Future. The Nasdaq 100 index includes 100 companies from a broad range of industries.
The SP500’s underlying instrument is the E-Mini S&P 500 Future. The S &P 500 stock market index, comprises 500 large-cap American companies.
The GDAXI’s underlying instrument is the DAX index future. The DAX is a blue chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies.
The UK100’s underlying instrument is the FTSE 100 index future. This FTSE 100 is an index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.
The FCHI’s underlying instrument is the CAC40 index future. The CAC40 is the benchmark stock market index of the Euronext Paris: i.e. Airbus.
Indices: Asia / Australia
The NI225's underlying instrument is the Nikkei 225 Dollar future. This Nikkei 225 is the benchmark stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
The ASX SPI 200 Future, The S&P/ASX 200 measures the performance of the 200 largest index-eligible stocks listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Commodities: Bullion / Metals
Gold is traded in the spot market, and the Gold Spot price is quoted as US Dollar per Troy Ounce.
Silver is driven by speculation and supply and demand; mainly by large traders or investors, short selling, industrial, consumer and commercial demand, and to hedge against financial stress.
The underlying instrument for XTIUSD is the light sweet Crude Oil Futures contract which is traded on the CME . West Texas Intermediate (WTI) is a grade of crude oil used as a benchmark in oil pricing.
XNGUSD is the pricing point for Natural Gas Futures contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). Spot and future prices set at Henry Hub are denominated in $/mmbtu.
The seven major forex pairs consist of the four biggest and most traded pairs: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CHF and USD/JPY as well as what is known as the ‘commodity currencies’ against the US dollar that include the USD/CAD, AUD/USD and NZD/USD.
Forex: Minors (Cross pairs)
- EURGBP | EURCAD | EURAUD | EURNZD | EURJPY | EURCHF
- GBPCAD | GBPAUD | GBPNZD | GBPJPY | GBPCHF
- AUDCAD | AUDNZD | AUDJPY | AUDCHF
- NZDCAD | NZDJPY
- CADJPY | CADCHF
The minors or cross pairs are currency pairs that include any of the currencies constituting the 7 majors, apart from the USD. The most heavily traded ones: EUR/GBP, EUR/JPY, EUR/CHF. Cross pairs don’t command as much trading volume and are regarded as minor currency pairs.
The Exotic pairs are made up of smaller economies and have high spreads and low trading volumes. Exotic currency pairs have the highest trading costs and commissions and are less predictable due to the thinner market liquidity compared to the major or minor pairs.
ETFs: Exchange Traded Funds
EEM tracks the performance of large and mid-cap companies in emerging markets. It provides exposure to a diverse range of countries and industries in developing economies.
GLD is an ETF that holds physical gold bullion and provides a way for investors to gain exposure to the price of gold without owning the physical metal.
IJS tracks the S&P Small-Cap 600 Value Index and focuses on small-cap U.S. companies with a value-oriented investment approach.
IYR tracks the performance of the U.S. real estate sector. It provides exposure to real estate investment trusts – REITs) and companies involved in the real estate industry.
QQQ is an ETF that tracks the NASDAQ-100 Index, which includes 100 of the largest non-financial companies. It is focused on technology and growth-oriented companies.
SPY is one of the most widely recognized ETFs and tracks the performance of the S&P 500, representing the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States.
TLT focuses on long-term U.S. Treasury bonds, making it sensitive to interest rate changes. It is often used as a hedge against economic downturns.
VNQ is a real estate ETF that provides exposure to the U.S. real estate market through a diversified portfolio of REITs and real estate-related companies.