Futures are one of the most popular form of CFDs. IB Markets offer a range of Futures from around the world, including ICE Dollar Index and CBOE VIX Index. Online Futures based CFDs are offered exclusively on IB Markets’ MetaTrader 4 Platform.
CFD futures are priced directly from the underlying futures markets, with commissions, financing charges and dividend adjustments all built into the spread itself. IB Markets offers competitive spreads across all of our Future CFDs.
The following table shows our selection of global Futures CFDs
|ICE Dollar Index Futures||DXY|
|CBOE VIX Index Futures||VIX|
|Brent Crude Oil Futures||BRENT|
|WTI Crude Oil Futures||WTI|
4 Global Futures available to trade
Up to 1:200 leverage
MetaTrader 4 and 5
Futures CFD Example
Buying the Volatility Index (VIX)
The gross profit on your trade is calculated as follows:
4.00 (400 Index points)
Gross Profit on Trade
400 x 1 contracts ($0.01 per point) = USD $4.00
Opening the Position
The price of the VIX is 14.05/14.20. You are of the view that market volatility will increase so you decide to buy 1 contract at 14.20. (One contract is equal to $0.01 per point, there are 100 pointsper 1.00 change in the index). No commission is charged on Futures CFDs.
For every point that the bid quote on the VIX rises above 14.20 you will make a profit of $0.01 USD, for every point the bid quote falls below 14.20 you will lose $0.01 USD.
Closing the Position
Four days later, the VIX has risen to 18.20/18.35 and you decide to take your profit. You close your position by selling 1 contract at 18.20.
** You should be aware that if the market had moved in the opposite direction, you would have made a loss that could have exceeded your initial deposit.