24 Hours of Spread Betting IndicesBy Finspreads, PRNE
Thursday, February 17, 2011
LONDON, February 18, 2011 - See what difference a day makes in spread betting, as provider Finspreads
(www.finspreads.com/) demonstrates when some key indices become
available to trade during a 24 hour spell. All times GMT.
In France, CAC 40 market hours commence. The CAC is an index of 40
companies listed on the Paris Bourse. Along with the FTSE, DAX, and Dow Jones
Index it is one of the most popular indices in financial spread betting.
During market hours you can enjoy 1 point spreads on all four of these
indices with Finspreads.
As the Hong Kong index closes, the FTSE 100 and DAX both open for
trading. As London is the financial centre of Europe, the FTSE is seen as
Europe's most important index. The DAX is an index of 30 selected German blue
chip stocks which are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
DAX market hours close in Germany. On the other side of the Pacific, the
Dow Jones Index opens for trading. "The Dow" is an American index based on 30
large publicly owned companies.
The FTSE closes for business after 8.5 hours of trading.
In France the CAC closes, 10.25 hours after opening at 7:00.
After 7 hours of trading, the US Dow Jones closes for the day.
On the other side of the world, the Australia 200 opens in Sydney. As the
name suggests, this index is an average of the top 200 stocks in Australia.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 opens. This is the most widely quoted average of
Japanese equities, and it is updated every 15 seconds during market hours.
As the Hang Seng index of Hong Kong stocks opens, the Nikkei 225 closes.
After closing for 90 minutes at 2:00, the Nikkei 225 re-opens in Tokyo.
The Australia 200 closes, 6 hours after opening.
The Japaense Nikkei 225 closes following a total of 4.5 hours of trading.
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pioneered fully interactive online spread betting in 1999 and we continue to
invest in technology to ensure that our service remains amongst the market
Our goal is to make spread betting as straightforward as possible for
every trader, whatever their level of experience. We focus on delivering
quick and easy access to the tools and information our customers need to make
their trading decisions, act on them, then monitor their performance. We also
offer a comprehensive education and support package to help our customers
understand and take advantage of the opportunities offered by spread betting.
As a result of our commitment to price transparency, trading education,
and great customer support, we have attracted tens of thousands of traders
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information go to www.finspreads.com/.
Finspreads is a trading name of City Index Limited, one of the world's
largest providers of derivative trading services for retail investors. Visit
www.cityindex.co.uk/ for more information.
Contact: Joshua Raymond, City Index Group, Tel: +44(0)20-7107-7002, Email: joshua.raymond[at]cityindex.co.uk; Jonathan Smith / Alex Nekrassov, New Century Media, Tel: +44(0)20-7930-8033, Email: jsmith[at]newcenturymedia.co.uk / alexnekrassov[at ]newcenturymedia.co.uk
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