S&P 500 (US500)

Why Trade S&P 500 ‏(US500) with XM?

At XM we offer S&P 500 ‏(US500) as cash and futures CFDs. Our cash index CFDs are undated transactions that aim to replicate the cash price of the underlying index, and so they are adjusted for interest and dividends. Index futures CFDs expire on specific future dates and are cash-settled on the expiry date.

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About S&P 500 ‏(US500)

The S&P 500 (US500) stock market index was introduced in 1957 by the American financial services company Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC. It is a leading indicator of US equities, and as one of the most frequently used benchmarks for the US stock market on the whole it covers about 75% of the American equity market by capitalization.

Based on the market capitalization of 500 large companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, the S&P 500 (US500) comprises 502 common stocks of these 500 companies and it is calculated and disseminated in real time, with its components and weightings determined by S&P Dow Jones Indices. The 500 companies included by the S&P 500 (US500) index are selected by the S&P Index Committee. The industries covered by the stock index are very versatile, including health care, consumer finance, information technology, investment banking and brokerage, industrials, chemical industry, and biotechnology, to only name a few.

Trading Conditions

US500 Cash

Margin requirement 1 %
Spreads as low as 0.7
Symbols US500Cash
Description US 500
Min. Price Fluctuation 0.01000
Value of Minimum Price Fluctuation USD 0.01
Value of 1 lot 1 US 500 index
Min/Max Trade Size MT4 1/12500
Min/Max Trade Size MT5 0.1/350
Swap Value in Margin Currency Long -0.42
Swap Value in Margin Currency Short -0.07
Limit and Stop Levels 1

US500 Future

Margin requirement 1 %
Spreads as low as 1.1
Symbols US500
Description US 500
Min. Price Fluctuation 0.01000
Value of Minimum Price Fluctuation USD 0.01
Value of 1 lot 1 US 500 index
Min/Max Trade Size MT4 1/12500
Min/Max Trade Size MT5 0.1/350
Limit and Stop Levels 1
Trading time (server time) 01:05-23:15,23:30-23:55 (GMT +3)
** Only if Margin Level is over 100%

How to Start Trading S&P 500 ‏(US500)?

Step 1

Open an XM Real Account


Step 2

Download and login to the MT5 platform


Step 3

Double-click on S&P 500 ‏(US500) from the “Market Watch” to open an order for this instrument.

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