A stock market index is a method of measuring a section of the stock market. One full point movement in a Stock Index is equal to one currency unit of the country the index belongs to.

For example, one point movement in DJIA30, S&P500 or NASDAQ100 would be equal to US$1. Similarly, one point movement in any of the UK indices would be equal to £1, one point movement in German, French, Dutch, Belgian indices would equal 1 Euro, and one point movement in NIKKEI225 would equal 1 Yen etc.

Number of points movement in a Stock Index multiplied by the number of CFD contracts you trade (minimum is 1 CFD contract), determines your profit or loss.

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This information provided by Orient Financial Brokers (OFB), licensed and regulated by Central Bank of the UAE, to conduct brokerage in Foreign Exchange, Commodities and Money Markets. OFB offers a number of commodity futures contracts including all main oil, grain and metal contracts.