Benefits of Trading Index CFDs

  • Gain exposure to group of stocks in one trade

  • Trade long or short with fast execution

  • Gain access to leverage, trading at up to 30:1

  • No brokerage costs when trading indices

  • Access one of the most liquid markets in the world

Leverage Levels

At GO Markets, we offer different leverage based on our clients’ preference and trading ability.
Please refer to the available leverages based on the account types.

Available Leverage Product
30:1 Major currency pairs
20:1 Non-major currency pairs, gold and major equity indices
10:1 Commodities other than gold and non-major equity indices
5:1 Individual equities and any underlying assets not otherwise mentioned

Margin Requirement

Margin Requirement is an initial deposit required to maintain open trading positions. A portion of your trading account funds will be set aside as a margin deposit and this will be dependent on your leverage setting.
To help you understand how margin requirement in index trading works, we have prepared two examples below:

Example 1

ASX 500 value * 5%  = margin payable per contract
5000 index points * 5% = A$250.00 per contract

You pay A$250.00 as a margin to open one contract

Example 2

US 2000 value * 10% = margin payable per contract
1101 index points *10% = US$110.10 per contract

You pay US$110.10 as a margin to open one contract

Margin Call

It is important for traders to understand the meaning of Margin Call before they trade. Margin Call is a measure set by brokers to alert traders prior to their account funds falling below the Margin Requirement. This prevents liquidation of open positions due to insufficient Margin Requirement.

At GO Markets, Margin Call is set at 80%, therefore, if your Equity (Balance – Open Positions Profit/Loss) falls below 80% of the margin required to maintain your positions, a notification within MT4 will alert you to make an additional deposit to maintain your open positions.

Stop Out Level

After Margin Call, you should understand the meaning of Stop Out Levels. If you are unable to maintain sufficient funds in your account after hitting the Margin Call level, and your account funds depreciates to the Stop Out level, your positions will be closed automatically to prevent further losses which might put you into negative.

At GO Markets, Stop Out level is set at 50%.