Indices Trading with Encore Capitals

With Encore Capitals you can trade your opinion of the world’s largest stock indices with low spreads and enhanced execution.

Trade with Encore Capitals
on the global indices market.

Advanced Analysis Tools

Real-Time Market Data

Fast Order Execution

No Swaps No Commissions

Strong Risk Management

Diversify your portfolio

and trade derivatives on stock indexes to obtain exposure to the international market.

Access the most highly-traded major indices

from leading global markets with extremely quick execution and steady, cheap spreads, such as the US, UK, China, Germany, and Japan.

Enjoy immediate access to your earnings

from indices trading with one of the only brokers in the industry to process withdrawals instantly.

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Indices market conditions

A vast network of stock indexes comprising hundreds or thousands of stocks from major to small-cap corporations makes up the worldwide index market. Without needing to purchase the underlying asset, you can speculate on the price swings of different stock indexes using Encore Capitals’s award-winning trading platform.

Trading hours

ECR Capitals Limited Financial Services LLP index trading hours are based on when their underlying reference markets are open or the times, liquidity providing partners are streaming prices. ECR Capitals Limited Financial Services LLP indices will not be open for trading during holidays in which the reference markets are closed. You may also note that some indices have an intraday break in addition to a daily closing. You will not be able to adjust or close existing positions or open new positions. All trading functionalities will cease upon the end of week closing.

Contract/Trade Size

ECR Capitals Limited Financial Services LLP utilizes a lot based trading system. Therefore, you are only able to trade in the ‘Minimum Ticket Size’ or multiples thereof. Whenever a trade is opened, a tick or pip value is associated with each lot to provide precise profit and loss calculations in real time. The tick Value associated with each instrument is automatically converted to your accounts currency.

Tick Value

As profit and loss is converted into the account currency, a Tick Value is associated with each product. For example, if the trading account is dominated in USD, then all of the profit and loss will be calculated in USD. If a client traded in the GBE_100, which is priced in GBP, ECR Capitals Limited Financial Services LLP will automatically convert profit and loss into USD. The Tick Value details the conversion rate, which, in this example, would be theGBP/USD exchange rate.

Minimum Margin Requirements (MMR)

ECR Capitals Limited Financial Services LLP Margin Rates are displayed in the table above and all indices are set to a margin of 1% of the contract value. The margins detailed are ECR Capitals Limited Financial Services LLP default margin requirements.

Financing Costs/ Dividend Adjustments (for both Spread betting and CFD accounts)

Cost of carry and dividends make up the overnight credits/debits. The value of these two variables is independent of one another. The overall credit/debit that is applied to your account will depend on the size of the open trade. Our equity and index markets may be subject to a dividend adjustment for positions held at the close of business on the day before an ex-dividend date. This is to reflect the fact that the underlying market will (everything else being equal) open at a lower level on this date as the market goes ex-dividend. A dividend adjustment is credited to long CFD positions and debited from short CFD positions. NB: Given the implicit leverage of margin products, these adjustments can be substantial for short CFD positions on equity and index markets. This is the case whether or not you trade a Spread betting Account or CFD Account with ECR Capitals Limited.

Finance Charges

Interest rates are a factor in any market. ECR Capitals Limited Financial Services LLP daily interest debit or credit amounts (hereafter “rollover”) are based on the total face value of the position. Index positions that are open at the close of business on Friday will incur 3 day rollover.


Cash Index Contract Expiration

All cash index positions will remain open until they are closed by the client or the position is liquidated due to insufficient margin. There is no expiration for these contracts.



AUS200, Australia 200 Cash Index, Belgium 20 Cash Index, Canada 60 Cash Index, ESP35, Spain 35 Cash Index, EUSTX50, Euro 50 Cash Index, FRA40 , France 40 Cash Index, UK 100 Cash Index, GER30, Germany 30 Cash Index, Germany Mid 50 Cash Index, Germany Tech 30 Cash Index, HKG33, Hong Kong 50 Cash Index, Hong Kong China H Shares Cash Index, India 50 Cash Index, ITA40, Italy 40 Cash Index, JPN225, NAS100, Netherlands 25 Cash Index, Norway 25 Cash Index, SPX500, SUI20, Switzerland 20 Cash index, UK100, US30, US Small Cap 2000 Cash Index, South Africa 40 Cash Index.

Why trade indices with Encore Capitals

Gain exposure to actively traded international indices, ranging from the S&P to the US Tech 100, by working with a broker that understands your priorities.

Fast execution

Never overlook a drop. Get your orders filled on the MT platforms and the exclusive Encore Capitals App in milliseconds.

Low and stable spreads

Reduce your trading expenses with tight spreads that, even in erratic markets, remain steady and dependable. Optimize your efficiency and reduce expenses, even in situations where the volatility index is elevated.

Stop Out Protection

Delay or sometimes avoid stop outs with our proprietary market protection feature. Strengthen your positions with a condition designed to help your strategy endure volatility.

Frequently asked questions

One excellent method to get exposure to the stock index market without having to own the underlying asset is to trade index derivatives.

You can profit from price fluctuations, both up and down, as you’re betting on an index’s performance rather than making an investment in it.

Moreover, leverage allows you to participate in the global index market with a far smaller amount of money than you would require if you made direct index investments.

This not only gives a lot more traders access to the world of big indices, but it also offers unusual trading opportunities over a variety of time periods, particularly when paired with sound index chart technical analysis.

Based on your sophisticated trading technique, you should determine when to enter and quit the global indices market.

You should keep a careful eye on a number of basic variables when trading indices, such as macroeconomic trends, geopolitical developments, and economic news releases.

Index charts can also be analyzed using a range of technical analysis techniques. This could involve applying Fibonacci retracement, identifying patterns on a candlestick chart, examining moving averages, and keeping an eye on the volatility index, among other techniques.

Checking the opening and closing times of the markets you are trading in is a necessary step after testing your trading technique.

The complete schedule is available in this page’s Trading Hours section.

A common technical analysis technique for determining possible levels of support or resistance is the Fibonacci retracement.

When employing this strategy to trade indices, traders usually search for reversals at Fibonacci retracement levels that align with other technical indicators, including volume or candlestick patterns.

The Fibonacci retracement levels can then be used by traders to determine trade entry and exit points or stop loss levels in order to control risk.

Before trading stock indices with real money, it’s crucial to evaluate your trading strategy on a sample account using technical analysis tools like Fibonacci retracements.

Numerous factors influence stock indices. These include news on the market, supply and demand, company profitability, consumer confidence, and political and economic developments.

A major global index is also influenced by the attitude of investors toward certain stocks or sectors.

When trading stock indices, it’s critical to stay current with the markets you are investing in.

The most common indicators can be used on your index chart whether you are trading on MetaTrader 4 or 5, or on the Encore Capitals App.

This covers moving averages, RSI, Bollinger bands, Fibonacci retracements, and more.

Increased trading capabilities is also available to you if you trade on the Exness Terminal straight from your index chart.

This implies that simply dragging and dropping your order to the desired price on the chart, you can close or amend orders as well as change take profits or stop losses.

We implemented intervals of elevated margin and diminished leverage to safeguard you against possible unfavorable price fluctuations stemming from heightened market volatility in trading indices. In order to provide you more opportunities to trade with the regular margin requirements, we have extended our trading sessions for indices.

When it comes to determining levels for outstanding orders, the following guidelines are applicable:

The distance between pending orders, SL, and TP (if applicable), and the current market price must be configured to be at least equal to or greater than the current spread.

In pending orders, SL and TP have to be placed at least as far away from the order price as the spread is currently.

When dealing with open positions, it is necessary to set stop loss and take profit distances that are at least equal to the current spread from the market price.

Encore guarantees 0% slippage for almost all pending orders that are executed at least three hours after trading opens for an instrument since we understand how frustrating it may be when your order falls into a price gap. On the other hand, your order will be executed at the first market quote that follows the gap if any of the following conditions are met:

  • if the market is operating under unusual circumstances when your pending order is executed, like limited liquidity or extreme volatility.
  • If your pending order is placed in a gap, but the difference in points between the order’s requested price and the first market quote (which comes after the gap) is greater than or equal to a predetermined amount of points (known as the gap level value) for that specific instrument.

Regulation at the gap level pertains to particular trading instruments.

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